SG Kiteboarding is the first kite school in California to partner with WAVES FOR WATER to bring humanitarian aid to Baja, Mexico in 2015. Visit our Campaign at WavesForWater.com to DONATE – 100 water filters – 10,000 people impacted – And we surf and kitesurf while we are there.
We want to lead the way for other kiteboarding companies that travel to Baja every year. If you want to be apart of this cause give us a call or email.
For all kiteboarding lessons, we do not limit ourselves to one location, seeking the best wind conditions the Bay or Ocean has to offer! Wind check is 1-2 hours before your lesson, if transportation is limited please let us know in advance. We only teach from similar coastlines and shallow waters that you will be practicing at once you’re independent.
Beginner & Progression lessons available in San Francisco or East Bay. Location requests are always welcome, and must be approved.
Advanced Kitesurfing lessons (wave riding) available at Ocean Beach, Stinson Beach, and Beyond with special request.
FREE YOUTH LESSONS
1 Free Youth lesson (under 18) – With the purchase of 1 Adult lesson
We are proud to now offer our
INDEPENDENT KITEBOARDER PACKAGE
A 6 hour course for only $400!
After this course you will have the confidence to practice independently. Not ready to make the move on buying equipment? We offer discounted kite rentals to our clients who have taken this course.
Book your first 3 hours.
You can call us to schedule your second 3 hour session, or wait until you finish your first one.
“Scott is an outstanding instructor. He guided me through my “beginner/first water lessons through my going solo/self launching at a public beach. Scott’s emphasis is on safety and proficiency. He makes sure you are comfortable with a given skill before moving on. He works at your pace. If you get it you move on, if you don’t he works with you until you do. I have been to other schools in the past that promise proficiency in some given amount of minimal hours. This is just not realistic if you want to be safe. Scott teaches “Real World” kiteboarding in real world conditions and locations giving you the confidence to safely enjoy this great sport. His success as an instructor is a direct result of his professional yet laid back approach, He is more focused on seeing his students progress than in making a buck. Though I’m new to this sport I can attest to the high quality instruction and satisfaction you will receive.” -R.F. on Yelp
LEARN TO FLY
Intro to Power Kiting
Interested in learning about kiteboarding for the first time? Or maybe you have some experience but never had a professional lesson, then this is the right course for you!
We will focus on utilizing power foil kites on land to begin developing your kite control as well as to begin understanding the basics of Wind Theory, Environmental Risk Factors, Entrance and Exit Plans from the water, Equipment, and much much more.
3 hour Group land lesson
BEGINNER GROUP SPECIALS – WITH A GROUP OF 2-3 RECIEVE 50%OFF!!!
After this lesson you will have a full understanding and ability of Flying the large LEI Kites, and for our clients who progress quickly we will start handling the board and simulating Self-rescues and Board Recovery on land.
Our first priority is for you to know what are the best conditions to practice in and begin gaining muscle memory to fly the kite safely and in control.
No advanced Kiteboarders got to where they are by skipping over the basics, and true progression comes from building skills one at a time from the ground up.
Upon completion of our first lesson we will determine individual lesson plans for each client based on their level of progression.
LEARN TO RIDE
3 hour Group water lesson
Now that you have complete control of the kite and own all of the skills we built during the beginner lesson its time to get in the water and start handling the board.
We take you to similar coastlines and waters where you will practice all the skills you will need to start kiteboarding independently. Even in group lessons you practice one on one with your instructor. We will take out groups larger than two only with a special request, so everyone passes off the kite quickly as they move through each skill.
First we focus on board recovery and self-rescue with the board, then its right into board starts and trying to get your body positioning perfect for when you start practicing on your own.
We teach using the safest possible techniques for practicing with the kite under full power. shorter lines with one-on-one instruction are the safest way to begin practicing power strokes and anything that requires more skill.
After completing the Beginner & Progression Lessons our goal is for you to achieve all of the skills of a PASA level 1 kiteboarder.
PASA LEVEL 1 Kiteboarder exhibits the following skills:
1. Determine wind direction, speed and quality to assess safety.
2. Understand the requirements for a good launch area.
3. Understand the rules of the road with other kiters.
4. Set-up equipment independently and safely and perform a pre-flight check.
5. Use and reset all safety features on the equipment.
6. Use of kite harness.
7. Perform self-rescue techniques to disarm the kite and get to shore with gear.
8. Perform a safe launching and landing of the kite.
9. Execute kite water relaunches.
10. Body Dragging in control of direction.
*For our clients that complete all lvl 1 skills we will start working on board starts.
2 Hours Private instruction
*Please Call or Email for scheduling
It’s time to put all your training to the test.
You are successfully completing water starts on the board and are closing in on staying upwind consistently on every ride. Our ultimate goal is for you to be able to work the board and kite in harmony for extended rides, while staying up wind.
We like to conduct advanced lessons at new locations all over Northern California in order to test your skills in more challenging conditions and coastlines, so when your ready to travel you never miss a session!!
If you are looking for a Jet-ski lesson we will gladly refer you to the most reputable kiteboarding school in the area. We only work with the most ethical companies, focused on safety.
NEW COASTLINES TO DISCOVER
Waddel Creek Beach
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We always encourage you to email or call us with any questions about scheduling or our lesson plans.