Discover Kiteboarding: 2Hr Class

The 2 hour Discover Kiteboarding Beginner Lesson is the perfect lesson for an individual, family or friends, with no previous experience, who wish to learn the fundamental skills that lead to safe and self sufficient kiteboarding. It’s the ideal lesson choice, if you have limited time or attention span.

This class is a great choice if you want to get a hand on the basics!

No experience necessary.   Minimum age is 12 years.

Fiesta Island, San Diego
2 hours entry level lesson
Private , Semi Private, Group 3
No previous experience required
Choose & Pay - 2hr Lesson


And Learn the Sport of Kiteboarding. No experience necessary!


This class is perfect for an individual , family or friends who are looking to get started in Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing / Kitefoiling / Snow kiting.

Learn the fundamental and essential kiteboarding skills and safety techniques needed to get moving forward in the amazing sport of kiteboarding. Its out most popular kiteboarding lesson.  Discover the world of Kiteboarding in San Diego and beyond.

The Discover Kiteboarding: 2 hr Class utilizes our Performance Based Instruction System, and we provide all the required kite gear.  You have up to 2 hrs of time, to safely accomplish as many of the listed skills as you can. If you learn extremely quick, it's possible to quality for water skills within a 2-hour lesson.

You will be shown what it takes to learn kiteboarding quicker and safer, from the most experienced kiteboarding instructor in California, John Arthur. He is the only IKO and PASA certified instructor in San Diego, and he knows how to teach you what you need to know to become a real kiteboarder faster and safer than anyone.

If you want to learn the “Best Way" to kiteboard, quickly, safely, and with confidence -- take your lesson from John, at Manta Wind & Water Sports.

No experience necessary. Minimum age is 12 years. Maximum of 4 students.

Discover Kiteboarding Lesson Includes:

Use of the kiteboarding and safety gear. Wetsuits available for rent.

Experienced, Friendly and Fun, Certified Instruction.

Up to 2 hours of time to safely learn as many skills as you can.

Student Discounted pricing on most equipment items we sell.

Use of wet suits, booties, and radio helmet, on request (Some restrictions during covid 19)

Kiteboard Instructor

John Arthur

John Arthur is San Diego’s only IKO & PASA certified kiteboading instructor. He founded Manta Water Sports, and started teaching kiteboarding in1999. He has maintained a 100% safety record the entire time. John has an undeniable passion for teaching than shows in all his lesson programs. His 17+ years of teaching experience are exemplified in all his lesson programs. John teaches beginner to advanced level kiteboard lessons all year and he knows how to get you to ride. Best of all, he continues to offer free training tips and advise to all his students, beyond their initial lesson.

Kiteboarding Basics
Kiteboarding Advanced
Kiteboard Equipment
private lessons
semi-private lessons
skills program


In this skill set, you will be shown how to safely set up, launch, fly, de-power, and land, the real kite. You will learn basic kiteboarding safety rules and flying concepts.
In this skill set, We focus on kite control, personal and public safety, and emergency systems. We discuss site selection, environmental conditions and risk factors. Students develop better flying skills, various methods of kite launching and landing, one handed kite control, flying by feel and planing ahead. 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.
In this skill set, We introduce site selection, safety practices and equipment set up at the shoreline. We introduce body dragging skills and self rescue techniques. Students will learn and perform are 5 essential forms of body dragging that the student must master while maintain control of the kite and themselves, in and out of the water. When those skills are proven , board riding skills can be introduced.

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


$ 199


2-hour introductory DISCOVER KITEBOARDING class with 1 student


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Private Beginner Lesson
2 hrs
no experience necessary
$ 149


2-hour introductory DISCOVER KITEBOARDING class with 2 students


Semi-Private Beginner Lesson
2 hrs


MANTA provides use of the following Kiteboarding equipment items during selected lesson programs:

Kite Set for land and water skills - (included)

Helmet or Radio helmet - (included)

Kite Harness for land and water skills - (included)

Booties for water skills - (included)

Wet suits - (for Rent: $15 each)

Impact Vests for water skills - (included)

Kiteboard for water skills - (included)

Directions to the Kiteboard Site

All lessons are held on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, San Diego. We meet at the Northwest side of Enchanted Cove, approximately ½ mile down Fiesta Island Road.