San Francisco Bay Area kiteboarding lessons, learning and support.
Just wondering if there was any kind of consensus as to which Bay Area kiting instructor to use. Hopefully, I will be taking some lessons in late August. These are the three that I have found:
Wind Over Water
Kite Wind Surf
I took lessons with KWS, and had a positive experience. My wife has been taking lessons with Sandy @ Kitopia, and I would personally recommend them too.
I agree, if you can swing earlier lessons, go for it. You will not be getting much riding Late Fall -> Winter, unless you're traveling.
First get a trainer kite, and teach yourself some kite control.
Then I think Kitopia is a great kite school partly because the wind is so good there that it makes it easy for a beginner to get up and ride, and partly because quality of instruction is top notch. You can tell Sandy and Donny really have a lot of experience teaching.
kite local, think global
Edge Kiteboarding - Sherman Island
Benicia Kite and Paddle Sports
238 1st Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Wainman - Cabrinha - Shinn - Underwave - Hyperflex
At this time of year, the Delta would offer the warmest and most pleasant learning experince and best chances for solid wind throughout the day and hence the greatest flexibility in scheduling your lessons. And yes, sooner is better! Get your time in now and get out as much as you can to build a basis and foundation to draw upon at the onset of the 09 season.
Where are you located? San Francisco? I would go to the one that is closed for you to get too...practice practice practice!
I went to Boardsportschool and was extremely thrilled with the lessons, great beach access, 2 way radio's and up and going on the board in the second lesson...Talk to the instructors, see what you like and go with what is closed to you, and you like the most.
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