KITEBOARDING (AKA) KITESURFING, is the most exciting action/extreme sport accessible, to the majority of people around the planet. Don’t Delay ! Discover this amazing action sport, that challenges you, yet it makes you feel young and alive, on water, land or snow. It can performed worldwide in as little as 8 mph of wind.
This 2 hour Discover Kiteboarding (Beginner) Lesson, is perfect for an individual or group family or friends, who wish to learn the fundamental skills that put them the quickest path to become a safe and self sufficient kiteboarder.
This class IS the best choice, if you want to get started in the amazing sport of Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing.
This class is perfect for an individual , family or friends, who are looking to get started in Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing , with can cross over to: Kitefoiling / Snow kiting / Land kiting / Power kiting
Take the first 2hr Discover kiteboard lesson and learn as many of the fundamental and essential kiteboarding skills, along with safety techniques, that are used to get you moving forward on your own. It’s our 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 during the lesson. You have use of the lesson time, to safely accomplish as many kite skills as you can. If you learn extremely quick, it’s possible to quality for water skills after a 2hr lesson.
You will be shown which kite skills are needed 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. John 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, with confidence and self sufficiency — 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 Kite, Control Bar, Harness, Helmet
- 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.
Skills to learn:
The Discover kiteboard lesson, Is a land based kiteboad lesson that lets you work specifically on skills you will need to be safer and independent right away. There are many skills you could master with this lesson, for example: Safe kite control, Self Launching the kite, Self Landing the kite, Flying by feel, One handed kite control, Using kite to travel, Emergency De-power, Kite Relaunching, Self Sufficiency, Simulated Water Starts, Advanced kite control. Upon completion of all the Discover Kiteboard land skills, you may be qualified for the next level Beyond Basics lesson with Water Skills training.
Discover Kiteboarding: (Beginner) 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.
Discover Kiteboading: (Refresher) In this land 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.
Beyond Basics: In this water skills 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 have been shown to put you “Way Ahead” of other students with the same amount of training from other schools!
Lesson Info & TermsA Private Lesson is a class with 1 student. A Semi-Private Lesson is a class with 2 students who are family or friends that 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. You must gather your own group for a group lesson. Waivers and Statement of health - All students must fill in the Waivers and Medical statement forms or they will be required to attend, only as observers. They will not be allowed to operate any of the equipment during the session. Students must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Minors must have all waivers and releases filled in by their parent, prior to start of lesson or student will only attend as observers and not be allowed to operate any equipment during the session. The total lesson cost is based on the number of students reserved and/or attending the lesson, which ever is greater, unless a 48 hour prior email request to make changes or cancel, is given in advance by organizing student. 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 session, the full lesson payment will be fully earned, due and non-refundable. If this occurs, the instructor reserves the right to teach a shortened lesson at full price or cancel the lesson with full payment fully earned and due. Gift certificates do not expire. Gift certificates are Not refundable. Gift certificates are Not replaceable. Lost or stolen lesson gift certificates are not replaceable. Lesson Gift certificates can only be redeemed for Discover kiteboard or Discover Wingfoil lessons with Manta Water Sports in San Diego. Buyers must provide a valid mailing address and recipients name for the lesson gift certificate purchased so it can be to be addressed and mailed to said address. All kiteboard and wing foil lessons must be reserved in advance and full payment is due at the start of the reserved lesson. Lesson paid for with a Gift Certificate must also be reserved in advanced and the Gift Certificate number be provided when reserving such a lesson. Only "original lesson gift certificate" will be accepted as payment for said lesson. Failure to present the original lesson gift certificate to the instructor at the start of the lesson as payment, will forfeit its value, and full payment with cash, credit card or zelle, will be required. We are not responsible for, nor required to replace, 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 delivered to the address you provided for mailing and recieved. If you need to cancel, reschedule, or make a change to a reserved lesson that is to be paid with a gift certificate, you need to contact us with your email request to change or cancel, no less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson start time. Failure to do so, will cause the lesson gift certificate to be fully earned and redeemed, thus void for any future use. Manta Wind & Water Sports is not responsible for any loss, damage, failures, injury or death, associated with the use of a students own equipment, before, during or after a lesson. Students must follow instructor direction during the session. They must take care of Manta gear and not neglect, abuse or cause any intentional damage to it. Instructor reserves the right to stop lesson for such actions by the student and full payment for lesson is due and fully earned.
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 w/ Control Bar* - (provided with Discover kiteboard and Version-B of the Beyond Basics lesson)
- Helmet - (provided during all lessons)
- Harness* - (provided in the Discover Kiteboard lesson and the Version-B of the Beyond Basics lesson)
- Booties - (included in all water skills lessons)
- Wetsuit* - (provided in Version-B of Beyond Basics Kiteboard Lesson. For rent during the Version-A of the Beyond Basics lesson)
- Impact vest - (provided in all water skills lessons)
- Kiteboard* - (provided in the Version-B* of the Beyond Basics Kiteboard Lesson )
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.