Category Archives: Kitesurfing

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017 Naish Featured Kite Breakdown

Three of our favorite Naish kites to be released in 2017 are the 2017 Naish Pivot, Slash, and Torch. Compare the three kites below and keep an eye out for them coming to our site soon! 2017 Naish Pivot - Freeride Wave Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are [...]

Naish 2017 Kite Video Released

Naish has released their promo for their 2017 line of kite gear. The video doesn’t tell us much about their new products, but shows a montage of the equipment in action in both twin tip and surf styles. The impressive video shows off the Naish 2017 equipment well and we’re excited to see it in action […]

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 [...]

Kitefest 2016: Jesse Richman & Nick Jacobsen

Naish covered the 2016 Kitefest in a unique way, focusing their video of the event on two friends, Naish rider Jesse Richman and Cabrinha rider Nick Jacobsen. The festival takes place annually in Argentina. The video features Richman making a jump over 170 ft of rocks on the Naish Torch that has to be seen […]

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, [...]

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: marina@thekiteboarder.com. RSVPs must be in by April 3rd. [...]

Red Bull King of the Air

"This week the 24 of the world's best kiteboarders had to wait for the right conditions and 2nd February '14 was finally the day. Big Bay turned into a playground for the pro's as they showed the crowd the highest jumps and sickest tricks they had up their [wetsuit]sleeve!" This short film gives you an [...]

Ashley's First Kiteboarding Lesson

When Jason asked me to meet him at Oceano Beach last week, I thought we would be getting some aerial footage or doing another shoot with the gimbal. However, when I arrived and saw the big California Kiteboarding van, I knew we'd be doing something different today. It was time to learn how to kiteboard. [...]