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Learn Kiteboarding With the Pros at Wind Over Water
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- Kiteboarding Lessons
- All in One Package
- Beginner Lessons
- Intermediate Lessons
- Advanced Lessons
- Group Lessons
Wind Over Water
Wind Over Water is the premier kiteboarding school in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. If you are serious about learning to kiteboard or kitesurf, our instructors have the experience and equipment to make your lessons safe and fun while progressing you to the next level. All of our water lessons are one-on-one with your expert coach providing instruction and assistance from a personal water craft (PWC).
Wind Over Water Kiteboarding earned its reputation as the best kiteboarding school on the West Coast through our custom designed lessons, private one-on-one instruction, and our expert instructors. We are the only company in the Bay area to offer one-on-one, personal water craft (PWC) assisted coaching, seven days a week.
For you, this means unmatched safety and support while getting more time in the water actually riding.
We operate four PWCs off of our private dock, taking students out into the Bay where the wind always blows and they are free to progress as quickly as they like. Our private lessons are booked on two hour time slots and are scheduled at 12:00, 2:15, 4:30 PM.
In addition to our private instruction, we also offer group beach lessons for beginners and group riding for intermediate and expert kiteboarders.
All in One Package
6.5 hours private instruction - $620
This is what we consider to be the bare minimum for learning to ride - covers Level 1 (Beach Lesson), Level 2 (Body Drag Lesson) and Level 3 (Board Skills Lesson). This package is designed to get you the skills and experience necessary to start kiteboarding on your own.
These are only beginner lessons because you have to start somewhere. Many of our students already know kiteboarding is for them and look to us to get them riding quickly, safely, and confidently. If you are in this group, go straight to our Get Hooked Packages.
Still wondering what kiting is all about? Want to bring out a group for a fun, instructional kite flying afternoon? Our Intro to Kiting lesson is the perfect way to learn more and have fun.
Intro to Kiting: 1 hour group lesson
If you are still on the fence about kiteboarding or have a group of friends who are wondering what it is all about, this is the course for you. This course is designed to meet the needs of your group - call us for details
Lesson 1 - Beach Lesson: 2.5 hours - $260
Learn all about kiting basics - safety, rigging, launching, flying, landing and self rescues. This is the first step in learning to kite and you get to stay dry. Learn more...
Lesson 2 - Body Drag: Water Lesson 2 hours - $220
This is an opportunity to fly a fully powered kite in a safe environment while learning water relaunches, power strokes, and of course, the all important skill of body dragging. Learn more...
Lesson 3 - Board Skills: Water Lesson 2 hours - $220
Two solid hours of using the kite skills you have developed to get up and riding. With an expert instructor providing helpful advice hands-on assistance, you will be riding in no time. Learn more...
Lesson 4 - Beach Launch: With PWC Support - 3 hours, $320
This is your graduation class - we take all the skills you have developed on the water and return to the beach. This lesson will get you comfortable showing up to the beach and going riding. Learn more...
These lessons are designed to take you from riding to ripping! As nearly all courses are one-on-one private coaching, you are able to custom design what you want to work on, but here are a few ideas to get you going. The only course that is not one-on-one private coaching is the Group Downwinder.
Unless otherwise specified, all courses are 2 hours, private coaching for $220 or buy 6 hours for $580. Email or call (650) 218-6023.
Board Skills: Edge/Power Control - 2 hours $220
This course is ideal for those who just want more time riding. We will work on kite and board control to manage speed.
Board Skills: Transitions/Jibbing - 2 hours $220
If you are up and ridding both directions, but haven't been able to combine the two this is the course for you. Your instructor will cover multiple techniques for jibbing, including, toe side transitions. This course is a great opportunity for riders wanting to learn to ride directional (surf) boards.
Board Skills: Upwind - 2 hours $220
The holy grail for new riders...the art of staying upwind. This course covers the fine points of working your way upwind; board control/edging, kite techniques, proper sheeting, and smooth transitions.
Beach Launch: With PWC Support - 3 hours, $300
The beach can be an intimidating place - hazards such as rocks, right-of-way rules with other riders, launching and landing off the shore...it can be intense. For this reason, this is one of our favorite lessons. Taught at 3rd Avenue Beach, our expert instructor will assistance you through the full process of rigging, launching, riding and coming back to the beach (using a self rescue in the water.)
Beach Launch: Instructor Rides - 3 hours, $250
This is a great course for those comfortable riding both directions and body dragging back to their board. During this lessons the instructor and student will both rig kites, launch together, and play a "follow-the-leader" as the instructor guides you upwind, through rider traffic and eventually back to the beach for an in-the-water selfrescue. This is one of our instructors favorite courses. :)
Group Downwinder - 2 hours, call for pricing
Using our private dock and Wind Over Water Launch Pad we can quickly launch a group of riders into the bay North of Coyote Point for a five mile long downwind ride to 3rd Avenue Beach. PWC support and transport back to our school location in provided. A fun adventure away from the typical upwind rat race.
Ready to progress to the next level? Want to do it right? Our instructors can help you progress faster than you thought possible while teaching you proper etiquette that will keep you and others safe. All advanced instruction is one-on-one private coaching.
Courses are $110/hour with a minimum of 2 hours. Book a lesson today and start your progression. GoPro video lessons are available for advanced lessons. Talk to your instructor for details.
Wave Riding (Kite Surfing)
For many, this is why they started kiting - no more paddling, 10X as many waves, no longer getting out of shape all summer waiting for some south swell that barley hits Northern California. Kite surfing is one of the most dynamic aspects of kiting. Combining the power of the waves with the wind is not to be taken lightly. Our instructors are pros at riding the waves, even kiting and providing water patrol on the largest wave on the mainland - Mavericks. They will guide you to their favorite breaks, teach you the ropes and have you catching your first waves in no time.
Whether you are looking to boost huge air or unhook for some wake style, our instructors have been there and can give you the expert coaching you need. With our PWC support providing miles of downwind playground and our expert coaches providing jump-by-jump critique and advice, you will progress faster than you thought possible. Pick 2 to 4 tricks you want to learn and we will have you doing them in no time.
Have you seen the Thursday night race series at Crissy Field? Or the Bay Challenge? These races, run by the Saint Francis Yacht Club, are just a few of the fun race series of the 1000s of races put on every year world wide. Do you want to come out and try a race? Its super fun, fairly easy to get started and there is always a race going on somewhere.
Come take an advanced race lesson with the school and riders who helped create the sport of kite course racing. We can dial you in on how to start, follow the course, right-of-way rules, key terms and maneuvers, gear to use, and anything else you may be concerned about starting your first race. We will be there cheering you on when you finish your first race.
Intro to Kiting - Book Now!
If you are still on the fence about kiteboarding or have a group of friends who are wondering what it is all about, this is the course for you. Our expert instructor will guide you through flying a trainer kite and teach you safe kiting techniques as well as answering all your questions. Students in this course will receive a 20% discount on a trainer kite to continue building their kite flying skills.
This course is held at 3rd Avenue Beach.
Level 1 - Beach Lesson - Book Now!
Group lessons are available for this course. Please call us for details This is the first step in learning to kiteboard. This course is two hours long and conducted at the beach. By the end of the lesson, students will demonstrate the proper way to handle and fly a kite and will be ready for Level 2. Utilizing range of kites, students will learn:
• Equipment set-up
• Safety systems
• Wind theory/Kite mechanics
• Kite control
- 1101 Douglas Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
- (650) 218-6023
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