Discover Kiteboarding: 2Hr Class

The 2 hour Discover Kiteboarding Beginner Lesson is the perfect lesson for an individual or couple, 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 or semi-private
No previous experience required
Choose and Pay for a 2hr Beginner Lesson


And Learn the Sport of Kiteboarding. No experience necessary!


This class is perfect for persons looking for a shorter duration class. Get started with the essential kiteboarding skills and safety techniques needed to get them moving foreward in kiteboarding. This 2hr beginner lesson is ideal for those that want to break up their training or those who are curious, if this sport is for them. Discover the world of Kiteboarding. aka: Kitesurfing, Landboarding, and Snowkiting.

The Discover Kiteboarding: 2Hr Class utilizes our Performance Based Instruction System, and we provide all the required gear.  You have up to 2hrs of time, to safetly accomplish as many of the listed skills as you can. If you learn really quick, it is possible to get to 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 2 students.

Discover Kiteboarding Lesson Includes:

Use of the kiteboarding and safety gear.

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, if needed.

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 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.
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.
If there is time, you will be introduced to the first of 5 body dragging techniques and how to perform a self rescue.

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


$ 179

PRIVATE Discover Kiteboard LESSON

2-hour introductory DISCOVER KITEBOARDING class with 1 student


Best Seller
Private Beginner Lesson
2 hrs
no experience necessary
$ 139

SEMI-PRIVATE Discover Kiteboard LESSON

4-hour introductory DISCOVER KITEBOARDING class with 2 students


Semi-Private Beginner Lesson
4 hrs


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

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.