By johnarthur

Kiteboard Lessons in San Diego

Learn to Kiteboard / Kitesurf

Manta Wind & Water Sports

San Diego is a great place to take kiteboard lessons.

We have a huge sand area for learning the land skills that get you started. We have a shallow flat water bay next to the field, for water skills. (body dragging and board riding)

We have light winds that make learning to kiteboard more forgiving and safe. We have several, ocean and bay, riding areas to choose from when you become more skilled.

Manta Wind &Water Sports teaches kiteboarding all year, and most days of the week.

We provide all the equipment for your lesson, even wetsuits, booties and safety equipment.

Manta Wind & Water Sports is the only IKO and PASA certified kiteboarding operation in San Diego.

We are the first kite school in Southern California, and we have maintained a 100% safety record the entire time.

Reserve you Kiteboard Lessons with Manta Water Sports, and learn quicker, safer, and with a lot more enjoyment.

We offer Private,  Semi Private, and Group lessons.

We offer Equipment Deals to our students, that can save you more money, than the cost of your lesson.

Learn from the Best, and enjoy this sport, with family and friends, for life.

Manta Water Sports, is your equipment dealer for:  

Cabrinha / Liquid Force / Naish / Flysurfer / Nobile / Mystic / HQ / Woo Sports

Located in San Diego, California.

Reserve a lesson Kiteboard lesson today

Email us:    or    Call :  858-610-6000

By johnarthur

Holiday Time for Kiteboard Lessons

Give the Gift of Kiteboarding Lessons and Gear!

Manta Wind & Water Sports is open for Lessons and Equipment sales during the holidays.

We specialize in teaching you how to be independent and self sufficient, so you can practice on your own right away.

Sign up for the Discover kiteboarding Lesson today and Receive the student discounts on Equipment you purchase from us.

Kiteboard Lesson Gift certificates are the perfect gift for those loved ones who love adventure sports.

Call us today to reserve you kiteboard lesson or get info on gift certificates and kiteboard equipment

Call us today and get you holiday Deals



By johnarthur

Kiteboard / Kitesurf Lessons Now !

The Best time to learn to kiteboard is now !


Take your kiteboarding lessons now, and learn while the water is still warm, but the summer crowds are gone.

Manta Wind & Water Sports offers kiteboard lessons all year, and the best time to learn is when the summer crowds have gone.  The waters are still warm, and the beaches are uncrowded.  Take your kiteboard / kitesurf  lessons in November, December, January, or February and be riding  long before the spring and summer season hits.

This time of year is also a great time to get a head start on training before you head off on those holiday vacations.  Manta Water Sports , offers beginner through advanced levels of instruction every day of the week and all year.

This time is year is great time to purchase kiteboarding equipment , as we offer the best deals on kiteboard gear now.  We sell the top brands of gear at the lowest prices allowed.

We sell:  Liquid Force / Cabrinha / Naish / Flysurfer / Nobile / Mystic / HQ / Woo Sports / gear and accessories

We provide all the gear during your lesson, including wet suites, booties, lifejackets and radio helmets if you need them.   Get the safest and the most comprehensive training available.

Call us at : 858-610-6000

Email us at :

By johnarthur

The quickest way to get good at kiteboarding




Lessons Learned:

There are 2 things you learn, when you teach kiteboarding in light wind, for 17 years …

What Does, and what, Doesn’t work”.


What Works Best :

  •    Teach students how important it is to be great at flying the kite.
  •    Teach students how important it is to keep the kite flying, unless they want it down.
  •    Teach students how to calm the kite down vs, how to kill the kite.
  •    Teach students how to fly be feel and not rely on sight.
  •    Teach students how to fly the kite with one hand.
  •    Teach students how to save a kite from falling or crashing.
  •    Teach students the tricks to flying and kiting in light wind.
  •    Teach students how to be independent and self sufficient.
  •    Teach students what to practice with the kite that benefits them the most.
  •    Teach students how to balance and maintain proper body position when flying.
  •    Tech students how to Self Launch, Self Land, Self Rescue, with the kite.
  •    Teach students how to pick a safe kite launch, riding area, and exit point.


What Doesn’t Work:

  •    Putting students in the water before they learn to fly a kite well.
  •    Putting students in the water before they learn to fly one handed.
  •    Teaching students that letting the kite fall or crash is fine.
  •    Putting students in the water when the wind is to light to perform water skills.
  •    Selling students to big of a kite, for their own comfort level and or size.
  •    Telling students they are qualified for board skills, when they can’t even body drag.
  •    Telling students they don’t need to practice flying their kite.
  •    Teaching students that relaunching is the only option needed when kite is down.
  •    Failing to teach students how to self launch, self landing, and self rescue.
  •    Failing to provide students with a  helmet and lifejacket when teaching.
  •    Failing to teach students how to emergency de-power (kill) the kite.


Take your kiteboard / Kitesurf lessons with,, and Learn the fastest and safest way to kiteboard.  

IKO & PASA certified instruction. Teaching this sport since 1999.

After you take your lesson, ask us about the best equipment for you to continue in this exciting sport.

We Sell: Liquid Force / Cabrinha / Naish / Flysurfer / HQ  /  Nobile / Kiteboarding Equipment.


By johnarthur

How to purchase Kiteboarding Gear


Before you Buy Kite Gear:

If you want to BUY right, on the first try …. Contact: John at Manta Water Sports, in San Diego, California.

  •     Be safer learning.
  •     Spend less money.
  •     Get the right gear for you.
  •     Learn much faster.
  •     Be happy with your gear purchase
  •     Enlighten others.

Let his experience guide you through the surest way to purchase gear and get the proper training to ensure your success and safety in this incredible sport.


Tips to buying the right gear, on the first try:

  1.    Don’t Rush in … its better to buy smart.
  2.    Take lessons before you buy gear.
  3.     Make sure you get the right size.
  4.     Make sure you get the right models of gear, to match your skills, goals and budget.
  5.     Avoid USED gear … 75% of buyers regret their purchase.
  6.     Buy NEW gear , if you can … the new stuff works way better and is more durable than ever before.
  7.     Do not buy gear that is missing parts or needs repairs,
  8.     You have to fly the kite, to get good with it.  Take a lesson, then practice with it a lot.
  9.     Know how to, and practice, activating the kites emergency de-power system.
  10.     Don’t let friends sell you their old gear … unless its been inspected by your instructor first.


Top Brands of 2016 Kiteboarding Equipment:

Liquid Force:  Solo , Envy, Wow

Cabrinha: Switchblade, FX, Contra

Naish: Pivot, Park, Ride, Alana, Fly

HQ: Rush V Pro

By johnarthur

When & Why to buy Kiteboard Equipment ?

Buy it Today?


You might be ready to buy your kiteboarding equipment today.   Can you say, “YES” to the following questions?

  •     Do you really want to become a kiteboarder?
  •     Did you take a lesson from an experienced and certified kiteboarding instructor?
  •     Do you have a safe location to practice?
  •     Did your instructor teach you the following skills ?
    •     Assisted & Self Launching
    •     Assisted & Self Landing
    •     Emergency De-powerand
    •     Kite control

Key issues that effect your choice of kiteboarding equipment.

  •     What wind speeds will you practice and ride in?
  •     Will you be traveling to kiteboard or ride locally?
  •     Do you plan to own more than one kite?
  •     Do you plan to own more than one board?
  •     What style of riding appeals to you:  Free Ride / Wake Style / Waves / Foil Boards / Snow Kiting / Other?
  •     What is your buying style:  Big Spender / Budget Minded / Some where in between ?
  •     What is your mental and physical condition?

“You won’t get good with your kite if you don’t use it.  Get out and fly the kite as much as you can, in safe wind conditions, and learn to be the master of your kite”.  

You should master these skills, before you try to ride a board.

  •     You know how to select a safe launch and landing areas.
  •     You know how to maintain a safe distance away from other land and water users.
  •     You get so good at flying, that the kite never falls or crashes.
  •     You can fly the kite one handed and you don’t need to look at it.
  •     You are very comfortable flying your kite … no intimidation.
  •     You exhibit safe practices and you can easily perform and emergency de-power.
  •     You are independent and self sufficient, but know when to ask for assistance.

Consider taking an “Equipment Orientation” class to get you dialed into your new gear.


By johnarthur

Kiteboarding Season Has Started in San Diego

LF Envy grab 5

Yes, It’s that time of year … Kiteboarding Season !

From March through October is the busiest season to kiteboard in San Diego.

Sign up for your kiteboarding / Kitesurfing lessons today and be riding the wave of spring and summer winds.

Several Equipment packages are on sale this month!

Buy a full set of gear and ride , ride , ride.

Contact us right now , to book your kiteboard lesson with Manta Water Sports :

Call:   858-610-6000

Yes, we have student discounts available on selected gear items.


LF girl rally


By johnarthur

What’s Hot, What’s Not ?

LF Hyfy launch 1

What’s hot in kiteboarding ?

  •      Being open and friendly to everyone around you.
  •      Being safe as you set up, launch, ride and transition through other water users.
  •      Putting on a smile and treat others the way you want to be treated.
  •      Check your gear to make sure its safe and fully functional.
  •      Get your friends to take professional lessons , rather than teach them yourself.
  •      Spread the Bliss of the sport to those you meet.
  •      Being Humble.
  •      Demonstrating how fun and safe kiteboarding can be.

What’s not hot in Kiteboarding ?

  •      Being rude or grumpy to everyone around you.
  •      Being unsafe or selfish on and off the water.
  •      Talking trash about other riders or water users.
  •      Not maintaining your gear in a safe and fully functional state.
  •      Trying to teaching your friends and perspective date how to kiteboard.
  •      Launching and dragging, upwind of skilled riders, when you are learning.
  •      Putting your EGO ahead of the public good.
  •      Endangering others with your actions and equipment.
  •      Talking trash about other brands of kite gear.

What is the best way to Protect and Promote Kiteboarding in todays world ?

 BE the best version of  YOU, when you get out there and kite.


By johnarthur

Split Travel Kite Boards

Split travel boards are the ideal board for the on the move kiteboarder.




Manta Wind & Water Sports has determined that the best boards for your money, are the Nobile NHP Split, and the Flysurfer M.  These boards have the stongest and most durable connection of all the designs out there. No other board assembles to easily, nor does any other board deliver the high performance riding ability as the Nobile NHP Split or the Flysurfer M split board.

These boards are such nice riding boards that you can select one of them as your primary board for everyday riding as well as the small travel size they offer when you split them in half.


Order your Splitboard today at :


Separa-NHP-SplitNobile NHP Split comes in 134cm or 138cm long boards

The colors have just changed for 2016.  contact us for best pricing and to place your order.





FlySplitM-250x235Flysurfer Split M kiteboard

Contact us for best pricing and to place your order.

By johnarthur

2016 Kites and Gear for Sale !

Buy your New Kite Equipment here !

In stock:

2016 Kiteboarding kites, boards, control bars, harnesses, and accessories are in stock and ready to get  you on the water, land or snow.

This new 2016 equipment is really the hottest stuff available. These new kites and boards are the best of the best. Treat yourself to the best gear available with the most advanced materials and highest quality workmanship ever.

Manta Wind & Water Sports is you West Coast connection to the best gear and pricing available.

Check out our selection of 2016 kiteboarding / kitesurfing equipment to fit your style and budget.

2016 Liquid Force Equipment:

kites, boards, harnesses, trainer kites, and travel bags.

2016 Cabrinha Gear:

Including: kites, boards, control bars, footstraps and accessories.

2016 Naish Equipment:

Selling: kites, boards, control bars, footstraps and accessories.

2016 Nobile Gear:

Including: kites, boards, split boards, and accessories.

2016 Flysurfer Equipment:

Selling: kites, boards, control bars, split boards, and accessories.

2016 HQ Gear:

Including: kites, control bars, trainer kites, and accessories.


Manta Wind & Water Sports can help you purchase the best gear to fit you needs and goals.  Contact us with your questions, so you can make the right purchase for the lowest prices available.

Call us now:  858-610-6000

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