Author Archives: Jason Lee

Large Drone Pulls Paddle Boarder On Hydrofoil!

An industrial sized drone pulls Jason Lee on hydrofoil paddle board through Morro Bay! Using many motors and two 16,000mAh batteries, the custom built Hexacopter pulled the paddle boarder for up to 20 minutes on the water! After reaching a high enough speed the hydrofoil paddle board lifted out of the water, allowing the drone [...]

Pismo Beach Kite Expo 2018 April 13th-15th

Kinsley Thomas Wong started the Pismo Beach Kite Expo 16 years ago! Come celebrate the joy of kiteboarding and share the stoke he and so many others have created a lifestyle around. We encourage our board sport riders to #livelikekinsley and share the beach, the waves, the wind and the stoke with a smile. There's [...]

Epic Hydrofoil Stand Up Surfing on California's Central Coast

Hydrofoil Surfing has opened up a lot of uncrowded surf locations with huge potential for the ultimate foil ride. Pismo & Oceano Beach has a long history of close out waves & mushy surf. At high tide the hydrofoil is fast enough to beat closeout sections and power through any mushy surf. Check out this [...]

Shell & Pismo Beach Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Starboard Hyper Nut and 7'7" Pro

The California Kiteboarding SUP crew is loving this amazing Winter weather and Winter swell. Some days are just epic. When you can trunk it (or speedo it) in Central California with overhead waves, stand up paddle surfing is a dream! Watching this video really pumps our team up for more adventures. It's great having a group [...]

2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee visited Maui recently for the 2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting. Dealers got to hear about Naish's new 2017 products and try them out for themselves. It wouldn't be a true SUP and kiteboarding event without actually partaking in the sports, so Jason got to both kiteboard and SUP in his time [...]

Shark Breaches Near Surfers in San Francisco

It’s every surfer’s, paddleboarder’s, kiteboarder’s and pretty much anyone who spends a large amount of time in the ocean’s biggest fear: the great white shark. It’s usually a pretty unwarranted fear driven by movies, pop culture, and sensationalized news media. Shark attacks are extremely rare. Though  George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File […]

2016 Starboard SUP Demo Recap

In June, California Kiteboarding teamed up with Starboard and Dana McGregor for a Starboard SUP Demo and Dana’s kid’s camp. The event took place at Shell Beach, just north of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County and hosted about 20 curious SUP boarders. California Kiteboarding’s Oliver Issa said the demo was great for those […]

Derek's First SUP Day!

California Kiteboarding employee, Derek, had his first SUP session Wednesday at Avila Beach with California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee. The summer weather made it a perfect day to get out on the water! It was Derek's first experience stand up paddle boarding and it was a bit more work than he bargained for despite previous experience [...]

Kiting Route: Oceano to Shell Beach

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee and friends Victor, Brian, Scott, Dave, John, and Caveman had quite the kiting adventure yesterday when they kited 18 miles from Oceano to Shell Beach and back. Jason used a foilboard and hydrofoil while the rest of the gang used kiteboards (giving him an edge on speed). Their route can be [...]

Kite Lessons and Foiling in Pismo

We've been really busy here at California Kiteboarding now that kite season has picked up! Kite lessons are in full swing now that the wind has arrived. We've had a great time teaching everything from the basics with our Slingshot B2 and B3 trainer kites to more advanced techniques out in the water with our [...]

2016 Pismo Beach Kite Expo & Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out

The 14th Annual Pismo Beach Kite Expo took place from April 15th - 17th and while we weren't able to attend all of the days, we were able to capture video of the  kiteboarders in action and of Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out on the weekend's final day. In addition to the video, [...]

Tandem Surfing the 2016 Naish Mana Inflatable 9'10"

Stand up paddle boarding brothers Julien and Camille Bouyer shared the above video on their YouTube page, tandem SUP surfing in their home of Île de Ré, an island off of France. The brothers both jumped onto a 2016 Naish Mana 9’10” inflatable board to take on the waves. Though the video features many wipe outs, the […]

2016 Pismo Beach KiteXpo

[stark_headline title="The 14th Annual Pismo Beach KiteXpo"] Where: Pismo Beach, California When: April 15th-17th, 2016 Hosted by: The Kiteboarder Magazine and XtremeBigAir.com Schedule of Events: April 15th: Winemaker's Dinner & Kinsley's Birthday The time and place will be announced closer to the event, but to RSVP please contact: [email protected] RSVPs must be in by April 3rd. [...]

Santa Cruz Paddlefest at Steamer Lane

We are thrilled to be a sponsor of Santa Cruz Paddlefest this year! The event is held yearly in beautiful Santa Cruz and features three competitions. Steamer Lane (March 18th-20th) Steamer Lane is the main event at Paddlefest; you won't want to miss it if you can make it! There are three surf competitions (broken [...]

2014 Tahoe Fall Classic Video

On September 14th, 2014 Jason Lee, Peter Johnson and Steve Nyswonger competed in the 2014 Tahoe Fall Classic 22-mile stand-up paddleboard race. This is a compilation of videos taken of the race, along with videos of their friends and family during their time in South Lake Tahoe.

2014 Tahoe Fall Classic

Jason, Natalie, Arianna, Steve and myself Bianca began our 7-hour long drive from San Luis Obispo to South Lake Tahoe for the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic paddleboard race in Jason’s Sprinter van. Peter and his girlfriend Chase were driving separately in Jason’s pickup truck with the 7 paddleboards strapped onto the back.