SGK is a dedicated PASA Kiteboarding school, taking clients traveling across Northern California, Central America, and Hawaii.
Beginner Lessons conducted in San Francisco & East Bay.  


We are the first kiteboarding school in California to bring clean water in the form of portable advanced filtration systems to Central America in 2015.  

1 filter = clean water for 100 people, for 5 years+

Visit our Campaign at for more info & to DONATE



K4W FINAL 2 large header

We want to lead the way for other kiteboarding companies that travel to Central America every year. If you want to be apart of this cause give us a call or email. 

CR kite and surf trips




wind line



The Independent Kiteboarder Package

7 hours

ONLY $600 (save $170)

 *Call or email us with any questions and to schedule.
You can break the 7 hours into 1, 2, or 3 days of training. 
Private instruction for the water portion of training. 4-5 hours.
 After this course you will be ready to practice solo or with a friend who has also taken lessons.
“Scott got us through it all with ease and grace.  By the time we had taken three lessons we had learned the self rescue and other safety aspects of the sport thus we feel comfortable and confident to practice without him and more importantly we got up and kitesurfed!… It was not only kitesurfing but also an adventure as Scott advertises.  I am originally from the Bay and he took us to some amazing places…”   -Anton on Yelp




lesson png

Beginner Lesson

more info, prices, & scheduling                                        

3 hour land lesson



“My land lesson was with 2 other people. It was comprehensive with lots of guidelines on setup, safety, rescue, and technique. We also had plenty of flying and rescue practice with the kites and rigs.”  -James

3 Hr Beginner kiteboarding lesson



Progression LessonPRIV LESSON PNG

more info, prices, & scheduling

3 hour group class -or-

2 hour private lesson

3 Hr Kiteboarding Progression Lesson


“My wife and I took entry level classes (land and water) with Scott last fall. He provided a truly personalized experience even within a group setting.  He spends the necessary time on equipment care and safety procedure allowing each student adequate time to practice flying a variety of kites.  Scott is a natural teacher as he provided valuable direction each step of the way through our learning process. It takes some time for flying a kite to become second nature, but we could clearly see each member of the class advance during the first session…”  -Jay



Our schedule is updated daily, if you see a date that you want is booked please email us anyway to check availability.

Thank you

After completing the Beginner & Progression Lessons (6 hours of training) our goal is for you to achieve all of the skills of a PASA level 1 kiteboarder

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.

*We will always start working on board starts and body positioning, getting you ready for advanced board skills.  

The main focus of every lesson is Safety and building Confidence so you can get out there and start practicing independently! 




2 Hours Private instruction – $250

more info

Upwind riding

New location tour

Wave riding


*Please Call or Email for scheduling

It’s time to put all your training to the test.  


Waddel Creek Beach

Ocean Beach

Stinson Beach

Bodegas Bay


Wind Check & Locations

For all lessons, we assess the wind forecast across the entire Bay Area, and then decide the best location when scheduling your lesson.

The wind check is 2 hours before advanced lessons. If you have limited transportation please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Wind check is 1 hour before all beginner lessons, however location will already be decided base on the forecast.  

Location requests are welcome for beginner and advanced lessons, however the wind always has the final say. 


We utilize our retail partners across the US to find you the best new or used equipment at affordable prices.




 Cancellation Policy

Please be courteous and give us 48 hours notice of cancellation or rescheduling. Late cancellations are not refundable.

All lessons are subject to weather conditions and can be rescheduled up to an hour before the lesson.  Thank You!

We only teach from similar coastlines and shallow waters that you will be practicing at once you’re independent. 


We always encourage you to email or call us with any questions about scheduling or our lesson plans. 


Info@SGKiteboarding.compasa school


Get $20 off  a premium IKitesurf account —