Either you just finished your land and water lesson with us and want more time to work on board skills, or you took lessons elsewhere and did not have time to get to the board. Or perhaps you are up and riding but want to learn to ride upwind or jump. Whatever your previous experience, we can get you a refresh lesson, a board skills lesson, a transition lesson, an upwind riding lesson, or a jumping lesson! Come improve with us.
Board Skills Lesson
Upwind Riding and Transitions
|INTERMEDIATE LESSON||LOCATION / TIME||PRICE|
|2 Hour Private Water||Alameda, 7 days a week after 1pm||$220|
|3 Hour Private Land & Water (1 hr Land Refresh + 2 Hrs Water)||Alameda, 7 days a week after 1pm||$330|
|2 1/2 Hour Private Water / Board Skills Lesson w/ PWC / Jetski Support||San Mateo, 7 days a week after 1pm||$275|
|3 1/2 Hour Private Land Refresh and Board Skills Lesson w/ PWC / Jetski Support||San Mateo, 7 days a week after 1pm||$385|
|1 1/2 Hr Private Land Refresh (Review Self Rescue, Launching, Landing)||Alameda or San Mateo, after 1pm||$165|
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We do not allow cancellations or refunds: In the case of inclement weather or no wind, we will contact you to reschedule your lesson to another date.
Alameda Vs San Mateo – which site is best for you?
We have exclusive teaching rights at the best beginner friendly location in the SF Bay Area, Crown Beach Alameda. Alameda features a 2 mile long sandy beach with shallow warm water, little to no obstacles, and lighter beginner friendly winds (typically 10-15mph).
For our intermediate board skills lessons, we use radio helmets so you can get the feedback as you progress. All of our gear is right on the beach. This teaching location is one of the easiest places to learn due to the long beach and shallow warm water. By August, the water temperature reaches 70 degrees (vs 55 at Crissy Field in San Francico).
At our facility in Alameda (“the Shack”) we have an outdoor shower, changing room, and retail shop carrying a full line of kite gear and accessories. Our instructors are certified by PASA and/or IKO.
Our land lesson is taught on a nice open grass field adjacent to our retail shop. Due to near shore obstacles, our water lessons are private only, and offered with Personal Water Craft / PWC assistance. This keeps you away from the rocky shoreline.
San Mateo has stronger winds, averaging 20mph+ every day from March-September. With higher winds, chop, and swell, kite water lessons at this location are best for students that are comfortable in deep water conditions.
At our “Chalet” facility in San Mateo, we have hot showers, a snack bar, and a full retail shop. Our instructors are certified by PASA and/or IKO.
Boardsports School & Shop has been teaching kiteboarding lessons every season since 2002. We have enjoyed being voted “Best of the Bay” for several years in a row and we invite you to see what our customers say about us on our Testimonials page. We enjoy exclusive teaching rights at 2 of the best beach locations in the Bay Area – Crown Beach Alameda and Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. We have side on shore winds, long sandy beaches, and shallow warm water. Learn at these two ideal beginner and intermediate locations where you will come back to practice on your own. We also offer a full retail shop and can outfit you with all of the gear including board, kite, bar/lines, harness, accessories, and wetsuit.
We have many instructors working with us and are always hiring new ones! Our instructors are certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) and the Professional Air Sports Association (PASA).