KITEBOARD / KITESURF AREAS

San Diego has several kite locations that are designated as riding areas for:

  • Beginner  level 1
  • Novice level 2
  • Intermediate level
  • High Intermediate level
  • Advanced level.

Below is your guide to determine your San Diego "skill level" should you should attempt to ride these specific areas. Simply click on each level to see if you have the skills and meet the requirements.

Please do not attempt to ride any area above your skill level shown below.  San Diego is a very populated area and we do not have the right to endanger the general public.  During summer months, and holidays, the "ocean areas" are considered "Advance Level Only"  riding areas.

Please make wise choices and always check in with the lifeguards or park rangers, before setting up your gear, or attempting to ride.

Beginners, please take Kiteboard lessons from Manta Water Sports , before attempting any in water, or land activities, with these kites.

KITE BEACH IN SAN DIEGO

What skill level of rider are you?

Never let their kite fall or crash

Ride big waves in either direction

Jump big waves in either direction

Can ride unhooked or hooked

Know the etiquette for wave riding

Can Self launch & Self land their kites

Make safe choices when riding, especially around others

Know how to Self Rescue and Pack down the kite

Know how to control their speed

Can ride Upwind in either direction

Can land tricks either direction: Rolls, Inverts, Grabs, Spins, Big Jumps

Can safely navigate around hazards and people

Never let their kite fall or crash

Ride medium waves in either direction

Jump medium waves in either direction

Know the etiquette for wave riding

Can Self launch & Self land their kites

Make safe choices when riding, especially around others

Know how to Self Rescue and Pack down the kite

Always in control of their kite and board and speed

Can easily ride Upwind in either direction

Can land hooked tricks in either direction: Rolls, Grabs, Spins, Medium Jumps

Can ride toe side and stay upwind easily

Can safely navigate around hazards and people

Kite falls less than 1 time in 3 days of kiting

Easily ride choppy water or small waves in either direction

Perform small jumps either direction

Can Self land their own kite

Know right of way rules

Can ride toeside well

Easily performs Self Rescue

Make safe choices when riding

Always in Control of their speed and direction

Can land BackRolls and Ollies in either direction

Rarely let their kite fall or crash. No more than 2 times in a day

They can ride in either direction pretty well

Can ride upwind some of the time

Can fly the kite well one handed

Can perform turns in either direction

Water Relaunching the kite is easy

Self Rescue skills are pretty good

Generally rides in control

Knows how to perform an emergency de-power

Generally has good control of their speed

Kite falls or crashes more the 2 times a day

Still learning to relaunch the kite

Learning to upwind body drag

Learning to get up and ride

Learning to fly one handed

Looks at their kite to fly it

Loses control of the kite sometimes

Learning to Self Rescue

Map of Popular San Diego Kite Areas

You are NOT allowed to ride in any other areas of the ocean or bay !!!

 

Manta Wind & Water Sports is the only PASA & IKO certified kiteboarding instruction available in all of San Diego. 

Thanks and have a safe and enjoyable time kiteboarding in San Diego!