Kiteboarding School in San Francisco,CA
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Centrally located in scenic Emeryville Marina, our clients enjoy some of the most consistently windy conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area. This guarantees that your kiteboarding lesson experience will be windy, exciting, safe & packed with essential knowledge.
Kiting is similar to wakeboarding but instead of the boat pulling you, imagine that you have the power in your very own hands in the form of a wind powered large kite. Generally kiteboarding or kitesurfing is flat water riding or wave riding, snowkiting is kiting while skiing or snowboarding and powerkiting is kiting while on a landboard or in a buggy. The beauty of this sport is that once you buy your kiteboarding gear, the wind and water and are free!
Kite surfing has only been around since the late 1990′s however, recent advances in safety systems and equipment have made kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, one of the fastest growing extreme watersports in the world. Globally there are over 400,000 kiteboarders in over 180 countries and regionally our friendly kiting community is over 3,000 kiters strong and growing each year. People who have never tried a boardsport at all, are getting into kiteboarding.
Basically the kite is tethered to the rider via a waist harness and controlled or steered using a control bar in the hands of the rider. The kite can be flown in specific patterns to generate greater power or can be used to allow the harnessed rider to jump or fly through the air. These huge kiteboarding kites are very dangerous in the hands of a person lacking instruction. Taking lessons with a certified instructor and learning the proper safety techniques is a must.
WHY TAKE A KITEBOARDING LESSON AT KGB?
At KGB Kiteboarding we are proud to offer a variety of International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certified instruction for all levels. Lessons at our kiteboarding school range from group Trainer kite lessons (beginner) to Advanced private instruction, for ages 12-80. Lessons are either on land, at the beach or open water PWC Assisted depending on the lesson plan selected and the local conditions. We use the latest and safest in kiteboarding equipment and radio helmets.
Our teaching methods and lesson plans are safety oriented and very progressive. All lessons are led by certified instructors who strive to develop safe and independent kiters using the latest techniques. These experienced and certified instructors have knowledge, patience, and an ability to communicate effectively. Each of these are essential to our safe and fun learning environment. We can safely get you kiting quickly, saving you time and money for your new gear.
During the windy season from April-September, both our Emeryville Marina and Toll Plaza Beach locations enjoy some of the most consistant thermal winds in the Bay Area. At our Emeryville Marina location we offer land lessons and Personal Water Craft (PWC) assisted lessons and assisted downwinders, for all levels. At our Toll Plaza beach location we offer beach lessons in shallow warm water, for all levels. During winter we encourage you to join us on a kiteboarding trip to Mexico! (See our Kitesurfing vacations in Mexico page for more information).
All of our students will receive an IKO Kiteboarder Card. This card allows students that have acheived IKO level III Independent Kiteboarder become an IKO member, to purchase kiteboarding insurance, rent gear at more than 130 IKO centers globally and gain access to kiteboarding locations that require proof of kiter ability in order to ride.
By employing the very latest IKO teaching methods, ideal learning locations and the newest equipment, we make learning to kite stress free, fun, safe and exciting!
Lessons or a kite clinic can be booked below or please contact us with any questions.
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