We are the longest running Kitesurfing school in So Cal. as well as the only IKO Center and CONI (Olympics) . Learn fast with us. Become the best you can with efficient & experienced training methods and the latest quality equipment. Choose the Right Package for you. Join our Family & Feel free to call us at: 310-833-3397
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Captain Kirk's has been kiteboarding since the very beginning.
Established in 1979
Riding and teaching since 1998, and since 1987, the oldest existing windsurfing school and retail store within three counties surrounding LA. Our experience shows. We have taught over 60,000 new students on water, land and snow.
Our comprehensive kiteboarding instructional program has continued to evolve with advancements in equipment and instructional techniques.
We have the most friendly, knowledgeable, internationally renowned instructors, teaching on only the very top brands of gear.
We are based at one of the biggest and best beginning kiteboarding areas in the world, Belmont Shore, Long Beach. Our international students and riders have informed us that there is not better school than Captain Kirk's anywhere in the world.
We are an IKO (International Kiteboarding Association) Center in Long Beach.
We are affiliated with CONI (The National Olympic Committee) and stricthly adhere to the nationally recognized teaching standards for Hydrofoiling and Hydrofoil racing.
We hold one of the only 3 permits to teach kiteboarding in Long Beach. This allows Captain Kirk's students access to an ideal, surf- free, uncrowded learning area with consistently perfect winds
Kiteboarding Lesson Requirements
All of our lessons require riders to have a minimum weight requirement of 80 lbs. If you’re under 18-years old, we will need a parent or a legal guardian to sign a waiver. We also require our students to be able to run and swim.
No Wind? No Problem!
We will go over everything else that you need to know for kiteboarding, such as wind directions and safety, kite setup, and the basics of launching and landing kite as well as self rescue. We will give you an in store credit or refund for any unused portion of your lesson.
Ready to Make a Reservation?
If you’re ready to start your kiteboarding career on the right foot, give the shop a call at 1-310-833-3397.
You may cancel your lesson or camp up to 10 days prior to the camp for a full refund. We will do our best to reschedule lessons to accommodate yours and the instructor’s schedule. Any cancellations 24 - 48 hours before your lesson will result in no refund. When rescheduling, please remember that we have a limited number of spaces available for each lesson. Any cancellations may result in another potential rider losing their spot for a lesson. Thank you for being in this regard.
"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