June 9, 2016
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, MantaWaterSports.com, 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.
June 5, 2016
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
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:
Don’t Rush in … its better to buy smart.
Take lessons before you buy gear.
Make sure you get the right size.
Make sure you get the right models of gear, to match your skills, goals and budget.
Avoid USED gear … 75% of buyers regret their purchase.
Buy NEW gear , if you can … the new stuff works way better and is more durable than ever before.
Do not buy gear that is missing parts or needs repairs,
You have to fly the kite, to get good with it. Take a lesson, then practice with it a lot.
Know how to, and practice, activating the kites emergency de-power system.
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
May 16, 2016 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
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 “ ” class to get you dialed into your new gear. Equipment Orientation
February 18, 2016
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 :
Yes, we have student discounts available on selected gear items.
January 27, 2016
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.
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.