Welcome to California Kiteboarding the only Kiteboarding Shop in the Central Coast and the 1st Central Coast SUP shop.
Recognize any of California's greatest Premier Kiteboarding Locations?
Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Oceano, San Simeon, and Cayucos, Waddell, Scott Creek, Crissy Field, Cresent City, Rio Vista, C-Street, Mission Bay, Seal Beach, Jalama, and some other spots we have yet to kite!
What is Kiteboarding?
There is a sport that is like surfing, wakeboarding, and flying all at once. If you’ve ever been to Pismo Beach on a windy day, you will see over two dozen kiteboarders in the water or doing tricks high above it. Most of these riders are ordinary people that are simply addicted to this amazing extreme sport called kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding uses the wind to combine the aspects of surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and windsurfing into one extreme ocean sport. The kite, anywhere from 6-20 square meters, powers the rider through the water. The kite will have either 4 or 5 lines up to 27 meters long that connect to a control bar, which the rider pushes and pulls to control the kite in any direction. The bar hooks into the rider’s harness, which is most often worn around the waist. A board similar to a wakeboard or surfboard enables the rider to fly over the water. Check out our kites, boards, and harnesses here
We carry Naish, DaKine, Slingshot, Neil Pryde, Caution, NPX, Starboard, Creatures of Leasure, Ocean and Earth, Werner, Garmin, AzHiAzIaM, MBS, and much more.
New course records, new champions, record number of participants and pro surfers testing their wave riding skills on the Channel of Bones. Any paddler at the16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager would agree that there were nearly 300 personal victories for those who completed the grueling 32-mile crossing of the Ka'iwi Channel who presented perfect and conditions and up to 8ft swells.Read More
The 7th annual Naish Paddle Championships were held on Sunday, July 22nd on Maui, with plenty of the world's best SUP racers tackling the prestigious Maliko Downwind Run.Read More
The summer race season is well underway, and Naish off-the-shelf race boards are proving to be the weapon of choice for the winners.Read More
ou're invited to see how Jamie's achievements transpired at the Decade of Dominance movie premiere. The film features Jamie Mitchell, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Gerry Lopez, Dave Kalama and was directed by Brent Deal. Premiere begins at 6:15 pm Saturday, April 28th at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA. Jamie Mitchell will be at the Premiere so don't miss this chance to meet the man himself and share in his historical 10th straight Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship victory!Read More
It was one year ago this month that Naish team rider, Karen Wrenn, took on the challenge of crossing the seven channels of California's Channel Islands - all on her Glide 17'0". The epic paddle, over five consecutive days and 150 nautical miles, made Karen the first stand up paddler to cross all seven channels (let alone the first female to brave crossing the sharky waters of SoCal's Santa Barbara Channel on an SUP).Read More
Team Naish (including defending World Champion Kai Lenny, big wave legend Chuck Patterson, young Frenchman Benoit Carpentier, Oahu local Noa Ginella and Maui's Kody Kerbox) put on an incredible performance this past week at the 3rd Annual Sunset Beach Pro on Oahu's North Shore. The first stop on the 2012 Stand Up World Tour was treated to some epic waves where the world's best riders stepped up to do battle.Read More
The big northwest swell that hit the Hawaiian Islands on January 4th, 2012 had big wave surfers, windsurfers and kiters from around the world all fired up - and Naish rider, Chuck Patterson was one of them.Read More
When you think of Austria in November, outdoor watersports don't usually spring to mind; so it was obvious to Austrians Wolfgang Leeb, Andrea Freibeger, Armin Walcher and Sebastian Kuklar that they would have to get a little creative this winter if they wanted to find a local spot to pursue their passion for SUP.Read More
This has been a full summer of paddling for sure, whatever your style: downwinders, flat-water, waves or the Moto X of SUP: SUPCross. I’ve been getting lots of emails from you as you improve your SUP skills and increase your strength. That’s awesome! I’m glad the SUP-specific fitness tips I’ve designed for you are working and will continue to help you each and every session.By now, your core, legs and upper body are getting stronger and you are learning the fine dynamics of building your strength specifically for stand up paddling. So it’s time to go to the level of power here. In these exercises, we’re not only going to engage our core to the highest degree, but I’m going to give you the power to learn how to get the most of each stroke so you can really turn on the juice!Read More
Naish Kiteboarding has announced that Ewan Jaspan has joined their International team. Ewan has been a National Team Rider in Australia and has just graduated from high school. He can now devote all of his energies and hard work to kiteboarding, his real passion. It will be great to see Ewan's enthusiasm hit the world. Stay tuned for the adventure! Below is Ewan's biography and a question and answer segment.Read More
For a second consecutive year, the 10km stand up paddle crossing through Paris on the river Seine was held on Sunday, December 4th. While over two hundred paddlers signed up for the race this year, the competition was unfortunately limited to only one hundred people.Read More
Long Beach, Kommetjie played host to the 5th edition of the Surfers Challenge which, for the second year running, incorporated the PRIMI Naish SUP Racing Series final. The series, which began last May in Durban, is endorsed by SUPSA and constists of five races which combine to decide the Juniors, Ladies and Mens SUP South African racing champions.Read More
After three contests this year, Tahiti's 2011 Surf and SUP champion was crowned in December of 2011 at the Pink Coconut restaurant in the Marina of Punaauia. Naish Tahiti Junior team rider, Raioha Poenaiki took top honors in the Junior division after winning all three contests ahead of O'Neil Massin and Wong Teihotu in third.Read More
On December 10th, Naish rider Arnaud Frennet crossed the entire Strait of Magellan on the Mana Air inflatable SUP - as part of his “MallSport Magellan Expedition”, an SUP adventure through one of the most southern regions of the world. This marks the first time the Strait has ever been crossed by SUP and for Arnaud, concludes a project he began three years before.Read More
19 year old Kai Lenny secured his 2nd World Title at the Hawaii Island Finals of the Stand Up World Tour with an impressive and dominant performance that saw his four counting results as 2 firsts and 2 seconds. His discards were a 3rd and a 4th, meaning that he was in every single final this year and has only missed out on one final since the Stand Up World Tour's inception.Read More
Kody Kerbox, one of Naish's original "young guns", has come up through the ranks to prove himself a fierce competitor in the SUP world. Kody is the son of big wave legend, Buzzy Kerbox, and lives in Maui, HI where he surfs shortboards, longboards, SUP, tow-in, foil, windsurfs and races stand up paddleboards. We sat down with him after his return from the Hawaii Island Finals - the last event of this year's Stand Up World Tour - where he wrapped up the tour with an overall 8th place finish.Read More
In December of 2011, the Danish SUP Surf Championship took place on the frigid coast of Klitmøller, Denmark and Naish rider, Casper Steinfath, became the first ever Danish SUP Surf Champion. In this article he tells us all about it.
At 6:00 am on Saturday morning, I was driving towards Kihei, admiring a spectacular plum-colored sunrise over Haleakala, and trying to imagine what to expect from a "Beach Fitness and Paddle Challenge". Having ultimate faith in Suzie Cooney, I knew that whatever it was, it was going to be FUN.Read More
Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) announces the national SUP team members selected to represent South Africa at the 1st ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship to be held in Miraflores, Peru from 20th to 25th February 2012. The world championships is to include both SUP surfing and racing disciplines.Read More
Tucker Ingalls won the open race, Chuck Patterson won the Kahuna division in the elite race and placed 2nd overall, Jenny Kalmbach finished 2nd for the women and Karen Wrenn placed 5th and to finish it off, the Naish relay team got 2nd overall.Read More