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Beginner Lessons and/or Intermediate
2 hours| incl Private Lesson includes gear : $200
Captain Kirk's has been kiteboarding since the very beginning.
Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right instructor who can easily adapt to your learning style, skill level, and goals for growth. Through our highly personalized approach, big knowledge of the sport, we provide exactly that for each of our students. Whether you’re looking to cruise around, or are interested in learning with others, or improve your skills in BigAir, Hydrofoil, surfing feel free to explore all the lessons that we offer below. Get in touch to learn more about our variety of lessons in kitesurfing, windsurfing, and customized instruction plans. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
"My Kitesurfing class was awesome. GP is very knowledgeable. He was super-kind, helpful, conscientious, patient, and an enjoyable teacher. I've always been confident in the water, but for some reason - perhaps the insecurity of youth - I used to think I didn't have enough balance. GP helped get rid of those silly thoughts and boost my confidence. In other words, he helped take the intimidation away and showed me useful skills. I will definitely be back. Highly recommend.” Danah
"This is my second lesson with Bobby Bluehouse at Capt. Kirk's Water Sports. First, we quickly reviewed skills learned from the prior lesson and I demonstrated my progress from individual practice. Bobby corrected a few things and we moved on to the water. I was up and riding in short order. I actually rode and came in to the beach with my kite in the air and my board in my hand. A first and very exciting. Then it was back to the beach so I could improve my kite flying. Bobby is pushing me to edge more and go upwind. I like that. I am not looking for a baby sitter. I am looking for someone to guide me safely to becoming an independent kiter. I have no doubt that Bobby is the guy to do it." Jack
Hooked on Kitesurfing!
I would like to give a big thank you Bobby and Nina from Captain Kirk's Water Sports! They are incredible instructors and skilled kitesurfers who I felt lucky to have received lessons from! They helped give me the confidence to go out in the water for the first time, and were cheering me on from the beach as I stood up! I was so stoked and they were right there on the beach sharing it with me which I really appreciate! Their feedback after each ride was so helpful as it allowed me to immediately fix what I did wrong and correct it on my next ride. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and I hope I see them when I go out and kitesurf on my own at Belmont Shore! Anyone looking to become a knowledgeable, self-sufficient kitesurfer should take lessons from Bobby or Nina. They will teach you all the skills you need to be comfortable practicing on your own!
Los Angeles, California
Captain Kirk's makes the sport of kiteboarding fun, safe, and accessible to riders of all levels. Once I scheduled my lesson thru their site, I was immediately contacted by staff member/owner Sabrina, who got a sense of my skill level and comfort zone. Until I began my lesson, the staff was in constant contact with me about gear preparation, wind forecasts, meeting locations, etc...
My lesson was fun, engaging, and comfortable. My instructor, GP, was enthusiastic and professional while always keeping the focus on me as the student. In the two hours I was there, I learned how to launch my kite, do a water start, and even got some riding time in! Regardless of your level, if you want to get into kiteboarding in a safe and fun way, go to Captain Kirk's. Can't wait to watch this sport grow!
I had the privilege to learn kite-boarding with the very best Giampiero Alferoni. Giampiero is a kite-boarding veteran with impressive kite-boarding skills. He has the talent to make kite-boarding easy, fun and safe to learn. I have seen many of Giampiero's students become enthusiastic kite-boarders, just as I have become one too. Giampiero continues to care for his students and former students as he and his team are a constant presence and social center on the Long Beach Belmont Shores' kite-boarding area during the windy season from Spring to Fall. If you are interested in this exciting sport, I recommend learn with the best, and connect with Giampiero at Captain Kirk's Kiteboarding.
Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
As a repeat customer of Captainkirks I can vouch from experience and highly recommend taking lessons and purchasing water sports supplies from this organization. I have taken kiting lessons from other companies and never had such great attention and customer service from the instructor and owner. She let me demo one of her own personal kites. Now that is really going the extra mile to help a customer make an informed decision. As well as the new store in Long Beach has great inventory as well as pizzazz. Thank you so much Coach and Sabrina. We'll be back this summer
Definitely would take more lessons with Captain Kirk's again! Great energy & you actually learn new things! The instructor was awesome and so chill. Can't wait for my next lesson!
Redondo Beach, CA
I am blown away at the experience my 9 years old son is having at Captain Kirk's. The staff and instructors are amazing.. truly exhilarating experience for my son! Highly recomended
West Hollywood, CA
Excellent and thorough instruction I took 10 hours of kitesurfing with Adam at Captain Kirk's in La Ventana, Mexico. Adam was the best instructor I have experience in any sport -- so patient, thorough and positive. The learning curve in kitesurfing is steep, but he broke it down into such manageable steps that I felt comfortable all the way through. I learned to rig and launch the kite, do water starts both ways and was just beginning to get some short rides, so was very happy with my progress. It was a positive experience overall, and made me want to continue learning and pursuing the sport.
North Vancouver, Canada