The 2hr Beyond Basics Kiteboarding Class is perfect for anyone with previous kiteboarding experience, who would like to practice more, or master certain skills, smoother board riding, riding upwind, jumping, light wind style, self rescue techniques, and more.
The Beyond Basics Kiteboarding Lesson, is Water Skills Lesson. It’s for students who are qualified for Water Skills by completing all required land skills and are ready take it to the water.
Its also great for kiters who want to master certain skills like: Water Starts, Self Launches, Self Landings, Transitions, Upwind riding, Jumps, light wind style, Back Rolls, Front Rolls, Raleys, S-Bends, Etc.
Previous kiteboarding experience is required. Students must qualify for this lesson by safely demonstrating all prerequisite land skills at the beginning of the lesson, and prior to any water training.
This 2hr class is perfect for persons who want to take their current Water Skills to the next level. Simply put … Show us what you know, and we’ll teach you what you still need to learn.
The Beyond Basics Kiteboarding Class utilizes our Performance Based Instruction System, and we provide all the required gear, including optional items, like a wet suit or radio helmet.
It’s designed for an individual, or couple of the same skill level, wishing improve or master their current water skills level. The lesson is taught at the students pace and skill level. It’s also a good choice for the intermediate kiters looking to refresh old skills or improve in specific areas of safety, riding or jumping.
This lesson lets you work more specifically on skills you need rather than follow a structured lesson plan. You will have to demonstrate the prerequisite skill level and safety at start of the lesson.
Master more skills quickly and safely with 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.
Semi-private lessons require both riders to be the same skill level and sign up together.
Minimum age is 12 years. Minors must have a parent in attendance for this lesson.
Beyond Basics Kiteboarding Lesson Includes:
- Use of the kiteboarding and safety gear, including radio helmets, if requested. Wetsuits are available for rent.
- Professional Instruction custom tailored to your needs.
- Friendly, Fun & Knowledgeable Instructor.
- Tips & Tricks: Secrets that help you learn faster.
- Student Discounts on the equipment items we sell.
You can learn
This lesson lets you work more specifically on skills you need, rather than follow a structured lesson program. There are many skills you can master with this lesson, for example: Smooth Water Starts, Fluid Transitions, Toe side riding, Upwind Riding, Jumping, Back Rolls, Front Rolls, Tantrums, Rally’s, S-Bends, Kite loops, Hydro Foiling, and more.
This session teaches you the 4 most common mistakes beginners make when try to water start. You will also learn bonus tips to let you ride in light winds. You will practice the water starts, Board riding and speed control while maintaining proper balance and board position for efficient riding.
This session teaches you how to stop yourself and control your speed using the kite and board. You will also learn how to plan for, and perform smooth turns, that keep you safe, in control and styling.
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 7mph 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 higher risk of injury to you and others. By taking this lesson , you agree to accept these added risks and liabilities. And Yes … We can provide the Foil board during the lesson !
In this session you will learn the 4 secrets to riding upwind and jumping. You will practice riding upwind and jumping, with the instructor coaching you as you ride. You will learn proper body position and kite maneuvering to enhance you upwind and jumping ability for various wind conditions. You will also learn how to perform smooth switch stance or toe side turns without stopping. You will master riding the board upwind like the pros, even in lighter winds. If you are riding upwind and are ready to turn Kiteboarding into an addiction, you are ready to learn the secrets of jumping. Perfect for continuing students or the novice kiteboarder looking to enhance there riding ability and/or improve their current board riding or kite maneuvering skills.
A MUST for any beginning or intermediate level kiteboarder who wants to learn the special techniques used to succeed in light wind environments. Kiteboarders that come from stronger wind environments will find the techniques they were taught, won’t work in light wind conditions. Novice kiteboarders who are frustrated with learning to ride will benefit from this class as well. We wrote the book on light wind kiteboarding …. we call it “Light Wind Style”. We have been teaching in light winds for over 14 years, we know what it takes to Ride, Jump and Stay upwind when others can’t. This is a one hour “land based” lesson that will teach you “Light Wind Style” and theory. All of these techniques are presented and practiced on land, so you can later succeed in the water. We highly recommend you bring your own kiteboarding equipment and harness to this lesson. We want you to learn these skills with your equipment to gain the most benefit. Skills offered in this Light Wind Style Lesson: – Self Launching – Reverse Launching – Keeping the kite Flying – One handed flying – Saving the Kite – Water Re-launch – Self Landing – Flying by feel – Get Up and Keep going
These skills will put you Way Ahead of other students with the same amount of training from other schools!
Lesson Info & Terms
A Private Lesson is a class with 1 student. A Semi-Private Lesson is a class with 2 students who sign up together. A group-3 lesson is a class with 3 family or friends that sign up together. A group-4 lesson is a class with 4 family or friends that sign up together.
Note: we do not put strangers together during covid 19 condition.
Students must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Minors must have all waivers and releases filled in by parent, prior to start of lesson or student will not be allowed to operate equipment during the training.
The lesson cost is based on the number of students reserved for the lesson.
All students agree to attend the lesson on time and as scheduled, unless the Manta Water Sports instructor contacts you ahead of time, to say otherwise.
If the student arrives more than 10 minutes late, or fails to attend the scheduled lesson, the instructor reserves the right to cancel the lesson and depart, and the lesson payment will be due, fully earned, and non-refundable.
The student must give a minimum 48 hour prior written notice to Manta Water Sports (via email sent to email@example.com), in order to request any changes to their scheduled lesson. Requests submitted less than 48hr prior to lesson start time will not be accepted.
Gift certificates do not expire. Gift certificates are NOT refundable. Gift certificates are not replaceable.
Lessons must be reserved in advanced. Only the "original gift certificate" will be accepted. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or destroyed gift certificates. If you fail to notify us that you did not receive you original lesson gift certificate within 5 days of purchase, it will be deemed as received by you.
If you need to cancel, reschedule, or make a change to a gift certificate lesson, you need to contact us no less than 48 hours prior to the reserved lesson start time. Failure to do so, will cause the lesson gift certificate to be fully earned and redeemed, thus void.
2HR PRIVATE LESSON
A Private Lesson is a class with 1 student
$199 per lesson
2HR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON
A Semi Private Lesson is a class with 2 family or friends
$149 per lesson
Lesson start times are subject to change, due to prevailing Wind conditions or other factors.
HIGH SEASON (JUNE - SEPTEMBER)
11am or 1:30pm or 4pm
MID SEASON (SEPTEMBER - JUNE)
11:30am or 2pm
WINTER SEASON (OCTOBER - APRIL)
3pm - 5pm
EquipmentMANTA 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)
- Wetsuit - (for Rent: $15 each)
- Impact vest for water skills - (included)
- Kiteboard for water skills - (included)
Directions to the Training SiteAll lessons are held on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, San Diego 92109.
- Discover Kiteboarding lessons are located at the North West Corner of Enchanted Cove, on Fiesta Island.
- Discover Wing Surfing lessons are located at the South West Corner of Enchanted Cove, on Fiesta Island.
- Beyond Basics Kiteboard lessons are located at the South West Corner of Enchanted Cove, on Fiesta Island.