By johna

What is Safe Kite Control?

When you’re learning to kiteboard, most instructors tell you that kiteboarding is all about Kite Control.

Well they are right!

But what is KITE CONTROL all about.

  1. Your safety and success in this sport is directly tied to how well you fly the kite and keep control of the kite.
  2. You must seek out proper instruction from an experienced and safety conscious kiteboarding instructor.
  3. Your control of the kite must develop to the level of an advanced kite flyer.
  4. Your understanding of the kites safety systems and its limitations must become obvious to you.
  5. You will ultimately need to fly the kite by feel as well as, by sight, if you want to become advanced.
  6. You must be proficient at operating all the kites safety features.
  7. You must be experienced in flying your kite in a variety of wind conditions and not lose control of the kite.
  8. You must be able to chose the right kite size for the conditions you plan to ride and adapt your flying style to those conditions.
  9. You must know how to inspect the kite, control bar and safety components, for wear and tear and safe operation, before flying.
  10. You must fly the kite a lot in very Light Winds at first, to learn more safely what it can and can’t do, before flying it in stronger winds.
  11. You must become independent and self sufficient with the kite, but chose to use trained help when it is available.
  12. You must learn your personal limitations, to minimize your risk and the risk to others around you,  by making wise choices based on safety.
  13. You must remember, this is an Extreme sport, and mother nature can spank you sometimes.

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 johna

Light winds got you bummed ?

Light wind equipment is the ticket to you happiness!

Kites like the liquid force solo and the cabrinha contra have made it possible to kite in as little as 8 knots with a twin tip.

Boards like the Liquid Force Happy Pill along with the Happy foil system have made it possible to kite in as little as 7 knots with the solo kite.

Foil Kiteboarding

Contact John at, and get your teeth into the light wind riding game  858-610-6000

By johna

Foil Boarding Lessons

Learn to ride a Hydro Foil Board

Are you ready to try Foil boarding?

Yes ... We can provide the Foil board during the lesson !

If you are an intermediate, or higher level kiteboarder, you are ready to learn to Foil Board. The newest Foil boards can ride in as little as 6mph and easily stay up wind.  Add foil boarding lessons to your skill set.

Manta Wind & Water Sports, now offers beginner foil board lessons and rentals, to intermediate level kiteboarders and higher.  Take our 2hr private foil boarding lesson first, then rent or purchase your foil board from us and you'll be riding in a few sessions.

Note:  You must be proficient at kite control,  board transitions, basic jumps, and self rescue before taking this lesson. Your body dragging skills must also be top notch, to handle this lesson.

Be prepared to spend several minutes just getting used to how the board is handled on land and in the water before you attempt your first ride. Foil kiteboarding is not as intuitive as it looks ... but its also not hard to learn.  We use the newest and easiest to ride hydrofoil system on the market to get you up and riding faster and with less frustration that possible with other systems.

Manta's Foil board lesson does offer you the basics in handling , safety and successful riding.  Then you can make an informed decision if this is for you before you drop the funds purchase your own foil board set.

We can provide all the gear during the lesson, however, it is suggested that you use as much of your own equipment, since those items are a factor in your overall comfort and performance.

Warning: The hydrofoil system does contain sharp and ridged edges. This poses a higheer risk of injury to you and others. By taking this lesson , you agree to accept these added risks and liabilities.


Option to use, all your own kiteboarding & Safety equipment, or ours

2 hours of Private Performance water skills based instruction

Special tips to succeed in light winds with the kite and on the board

Friendly, Fun & Knowledgeable Instructors

Student discounts on most equipment items we sell.

$ 199




private lesson
semi-private lesson
2 hrs
kiteboarding experience necessary

Note: If you provide your own foil or foil and kite gear, you'll get a reduction on the price of the Foil Boarding Lesson


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