Discover Kiteboarding Lesson

Perfect anyone interested in learning the essentials of kiteboarding


Discover Kiteboarding “Group” Lesson:

4hr group lesson … $179 each

(a Group lesson is 3-4 students in the lesson )

Discover Kiteboarding “Private” Lesson:

2hr Lesson … $179  

4hrs Lesson … $299

( a Private Lesson is 1 student in the lesson )

Discover Kiteboarding “Semi-Private” Lesson:

2hr Semi Private Lesson w/ 2 people  …. $129 each

4hr Semi Private Lesson w/ 2 people … $219 each

(a Semi-Private lesson is 2 students in the lesson )


The 4 hour, Discover Kiteboarding, beginner lesson, is perfect lesson for an individual or group of friends who wish to learn the skills that make you a safe and self sufficient kiteboarder.  This class is our most popular lesson.  It is perfect for persons looking for the essential kiteboarding skills and safety techniques needed to get them started in kiteboarding.  This is the ideal path to discover the world of  Kiteboarding. aka: Kitesurfing, Landboarding, and Snowkiting.

The Discover kiteboarding Lesson utilizes our “performance based” instruction system, and we provide all the required gear, including optional items, like a wet suit or radio helmet, for use in water skills.  If the students/groups learn all the skills quickly and safely, it is possible to get to the board riding skills, within a 4hr lesson.

Learn what it takes to kiteboard quickly and safely from the safest and most experienced kiteboard school in all of Southern California … Manta Wind & Water Sports.

You will be trained by the most experienced kiteboarding instructor in all of  California,  John Arthur.  He is the only IKO and PASA certified instructor in all of San Diego and he knows how to teach you what you need to know and how to become a real kiteboarder faster and safer than anyone.  If you want to learn the “Right Way to kiteboarding quickly, safely and with confidence …. take this lesson from John at Manta Water Sports.

No experience necessary.   Min. age is 12 years.

Discover Kiteboarding Lesson Includes:

  •    Use of the kiteboarding and safety gear, including radio helmets.
  •    Friendly, Fun & Knowledgeable and Certified Instructors.
  •    Up to 4 hours of Performance Based Instruction.
  •    Student Discounts on the equipment items we sell.
  •    Use of wet suits and booties if you need them.

You could learn these skills in a 4hr lesson:

1Introduction to Kiteboarding
In this skill set, you be shown how to set up, launch, fly, loop, hover, de-power, and land, the training kite. You will learn basic kiteboarding safety rules and flying theory.  Note: if you already have training kite skills, you can test out on this skill set, and go right to the inflatable kite.

2Kiteboarding Land Skills
In this skill set, you will learn the fundamentals on how to operate and  fly the larger inflatable kite. We focus on kite control,  personal and public safety, and emergency systems. We cover site selection, rigging, basic flying skills, self launched, self landings, assisted launches, landings, flying patterns, and one handed kite control.  We cover independence and self sufficiency skills through out the lesson. We discuss equipment care and additional safety tips. You will also be introduced to, advanced flying techniques and light wind flying techniques.

3Kiteboarding Water Skills
In this skill set,  you will learn how to choose a safe site, set up, launch the kite and body dragging in the water. You will be shown how to return to shore using the inflatable kite as your tool.  You will practice the 5 body dragging skills, plus self rescue techniques, water relaunching, one handed kite control and safe egress. You will be introduced to, safety release vs self rescue options as well as  light wind vs high wind techniques, kiteboarding etiquette. These skills make you self sufficient and ready to practice on your own in and out of the water.

4Water Start & Board Riding
In this skill set, you will be shown the technique to safely perform a water start used to get up and ride the board. You will be taught how to stop, restart and return to shore using the inflatable kite as your tool. You will be shown how to recover your board to ride or return to shore. You also be shown the light wind flying skills that get you up and going as well as how to keep yourself going in light winds. You will be introduced to board safety, self launching, self landing, additional self rescue techniques, and right of way rules. These skills are going to show you what it takes to practice on your own and with confidence and interact safely with other kiters and water users.

These skills will put you Way Ahead of other students with the same amount of training from other schools.

We also invite you to explore some of our other kiteboard lesson options:






Manta Provides the following Kiteboarding equipment items during selected lesson programs:

  •     Kite complete with bar and safety system for land and water skills
  •     Helmets or Radio helmet for water skills
  •     Waist harness for land and water skills
  •     Booties for water skills
  •     Wet suits of average size for water skills (if needed)
  •     Life jackets for water skills
  •     Kiteboard  with footstraps for water skills


Winter  Lesson Schedule*

October – April  Lesson hours:

4hr Discover Kiteboarding Lessons:  11am-3pm

2hr Discover Kiteboarding Lessons:  3-5pm 

2hr Water Skills lessons: 3-5pm 


Summer Lesson Schedule*

May – September Lesson hours:

4hr Discover Kiteboarding AM Lessons:  10am-2pm / 2pm-6pm

2hr Discover Kiteboarding Lessons: 2pm-4pm / 4pm-6pm

2hr Water Skills Lessons: 12pm-2pm  /  2pm-4pm



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Call: 858-610-6000


Terms and conditions:

Manta Water Sports, reserves the right to make schedule changes as needed; based on safety, weather conditions, health conditons, family emergencies and any other unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right; to refuse service, to anyone we feel is acting in an unsafe, abusive, or negligent manor. By reserving a kiteboarding lesson with Manta Water Sports, you agree to, come on time, attend the lesson, and pay for that lesson. If you need to make changes or cancel your lesson, you agree to give us a written ( email ) cancelation no less than 24 hrs prior to start of the scheduled lesson.