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.
Imagine Surf, the San Clemente, Calif.-based performance driven stand up paddle board manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has named internationally-known big wave rider and stand up paddle board pioneer Dave Kalama as Vice President of Design and Innovation, effective immediately. In this position, he will be responsible for all creative aspects of product development and innovation including research, design and development. Additionally, he will represent Imagine Surf as brand ambassador.Read More
This just in from Steve Gates, one of the Gorge's Big Winds owners and renowned waterman:
Sydney, Australia - Strive Surfboards newest team rider, Jamie Mitchell, earns "Biggest Paddle In" award at the 2011/2012 Surfing Life's Oakley Big Wave Awards.
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
New trend is stand-up paddleboarding, in which participants stand on a large board and use a long, oar-like paddle to navigate seas, lakes and rivers.Read More
Vote for Adam Bennetts on InnersectionRead More
Andrew Doheny clinched the Oakley Pro Junior, his first ASP Pro Junior victory, over a stacked final field including reigning ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 18, Dylan Goodale (Kauai, HI), 19, and Tyler Newton (Kauai, HI), 19.Read More
The shop opened in 1993 as a hardware specialist and is now the biggest board/hardware store in the UK, stocking over 500 boards.Read More
Creatures on Twitter and FacebookRead More
Nat Young Innersection VideoRead More
Every trip has it's grom — Nat Young is ours. So of course we had to haze him a bit by not telling him 'til the very last minute that he'd qualifiedRead More
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, reigning three-time ASP Women's World Champion, has claimed the 2010 Rip Curl Women's Pro presented by Ford Fiesta over opponent Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 26, in a hard-fought Final.Read More
History was made in 1962 when Bill Richards and his three sons, Mark, Kurt, and Eric opened a shop in the San Fernando Valley that was to be the very first inland surf and skateboard shop of the time.Read More