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Shred Long and Prosper!
- Low Overhead = Low Prices
- Staff Expertise = Educated Helpful Advice
- Great Service = Happy Customers
- Improving Skills = Always Getting Better and Loving It!
The Captain’s mission is to provide his customers the best service, lowest prices, convenience, and the most honest advice available anywhere on this planet. Mr. Spock (damn your Vulcan Logic!) has advised the Captain to keep his shop’s overhead low, his staff’s expertise high, and to always keep his own skills improving.
* Low Overhead = Low Prices
* Staff Expertise = Educated Helpful Advice
* Great Service = Happy Customers
* Improving Skills = Always Getting Better and Loving It!
Kirk Robinson: Captain
A combination of both the original Captain Kirk and Jon-Luc Picard (in his dreams). Kirk has been windsurfing since 1976 and had his first kiteboarding experience in 1999. When he’s not in the shop, Kirk is still likely to be on the water – either kiteboarding or windsurfing. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he went directly into the corporate world and at just 25 years old fast-tracked his way up to the title of Branch Manager, at the Denver office of Pitney Bowes Corporation. He was recognized as one of the top managers in the fax machine division, but his claim to fame from those days actually was, “Kirk does an excellent job when he comes indoors to do business.” A few years after having read 2 great books, “The Road Less Traveled” and “Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow,” Kirk founded Captain Kirk’s Inc. in 1992 and also founded La Ventana Baja’s first windsport resort in 1993.
Kitty Robinson: Shop’s Counselor
Kitty and her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Holland when she was 10 years old and she’s been a surfer girl ever since. A windsurfer since 1987 and kiteboarding since 2006, Kitty and Kirk met on the beach at La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. Kitty is a real estate agent specializing in the popular markets of La Ventana and the South Bay area of Los Angeles California.
Joe Jackson: Chief Engineer
Joe has been windsurfing since 1985 and kiteboarding since 2002 . A graduate of UC Berkeley, he is an aerospace engineer with TRW, bringing his extensive technical knowledge (he is a rocket scientist) to assist with product selection and testing. In his spare time, Joe is a PADI certified diver active in underwater hunting, surfs frequently with his son, and maintains his own sailboat at the King Harbor Yacht Club. He also makes some of the best home-brewed beer you’ve ever had, if you’re lucky enough to get some!
Jack Alden: Diplomatic Liaison
Jack has been a certified diver since 1980 and has been windsurfing since 1992. Involved in sailing since he was 5 years old, Jack is a Senior Staff Attorney at Honda Motor Corp USA in Torrance, California . A graduate of both Stanford and Duke University, he is also an officer at the King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, California. Jack also met his wife Stephanie on the beach at La Ventana, right at Captain Kirk’s Resort!
Visit Captain Kirk’s Full Service Shop, or take an awesome vacation to La Ventana, Baja, Mexico and/or Los Angeles California’s Long Beach which includes: Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Fly Fishing, Sportfishing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, and Snorkel and Scuba Diving.
“SoCal’s Only “On the Beach” Windsurfing Rentals
In Los Angeles, all rentals and lessons must COME TO THE SHOP prior to the 1st rental or lesson. RESERVATIONS are required for lessons, & are very strongly recommended for rentals.
Lessons take place in Belmont Shore, Long Beach at the drinking fountain by building “B7”. Gear included. Lessons are 3 hours in duration and include all kites and kiteboards.
We use Ocean Rodeo, Best and Cabrinha kiteboarding equipment in the Kiteschool. Kite rental only is not available, all gear is included in all kite lessons
Single Sign-Up $225 $199 ea with a friend
2 Lesson $450 $398 ea with a friend
3 Lesson $599 $499 ea with a friend
Lessons are 3 hours in duration and include all kites and kiteboards.
We recommend a 3 lesson program that includes a price discount
and a 50% credit towards the retail price of any
subsequent kite and kiteboard purchase.
- San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- (310) 833-3397
- Contact: email@example.com