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, and packed with information!
Kiteboarding is a wind generated boardsport that allows you to glide over the water and soaring to new heights.
Kiting is similar to wakeboarding but instead of a boat pulling you... you are using the power of a large kite to power yourself. 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 1.3 million kiteboarders around the world and regionally our friendly kiting community is over 3,000 kiters and growing each year. People who have never tried boardsports at all are getting into kiteboarding because of its low impact on your body.
Basically, the kite is tethered to the rider via a waist harness and controlled using a control bar. The kite can be flown in specific patterns to generate power and this power can be used to allow a rider to fly through the air. These huge kiteboarding kites are very dangerous in the hands of a person lacking proper instruction. Taking lessons with a certified instructor and learning the proper safety techniques is a must.
WHY TAKE A KITEBOARDING LESSON AT KGB?
Lessons at our kiteboarding school range from group Trainer kite lessons (beginner) to Advanced private instruction, for ages 10-80. Lessons are either on land or waverunner depending on the lesson plan selected and the local conditions. We use the latest and safest in kiteboarding equipment and coaching radios.
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 coaches have the knowledge, patience, and an ability to communicate effectively. Each of these is 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 consistent 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. 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!
By employing the very latest teaching methods, ideal learning locations, amazing coaches and the newest equipment, we make learning to kite stress-free, fun, safe and exciting!