The 2 hour Discover Kiteboarding (Beginner lesson) is perfect for an individual or group family or friends, who wish to learn basic skills that help them become safe and self sufficient kiteboarder.
This class is the best choice if you want to get started in kiteboarding!
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)
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
Class ScheduleLesson start times are subject to change, due to prevailing Wind conditions or other factors.
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.