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Welcome to Kite Boston, your go-to resource for all things kiteboarding in Massachusetts! We are passionate about the sport and committed to helping both new and experienced kiteboarders make the most of the amazing kiting conditions in Boston and Cape Cod.

With years of experience kiting and teaching kiteboarding, we have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through every aspect of the sport. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, we're here to help you improve your skills and have a great time on the water.

If you're new to the Boston kite scene or looking to learn more about kiteboarding in Massachusetts, Kite Boston is the perfect place to start. We offer a range of resources and services, including lessons, equipment rentals, and valuable information about local kiting conditions and regulations.

Get in touch with Kite Boston today and experience the thrill of kiteboarding in one of the best locations in New England!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. You should expect to spend $1050 - $1200 for PRIVATE KITE LESSONS.

2.If you have a friend who wants to take a lesson with you, 2 person GROUP LESSON is an alternative that will cost $750 per person.

No problem, just reach out to KiteBoston and we will arrange larger group kite lesson.

You will need kite, kiteboarding control bar, kiteboard, harness, wetsuit and booties. All provided at KiteBoston school for duration of lessons.

Beginner kiteboarding gear set up package can cost anywhere from $1500 - $4000 depending on the quality and condition of the equipment (new vs used), and how many kites / boards you are planning to purchase

Kite: A new kite can cost anywhere from $800 to $2000 or more, depending on the size, type, and brand. Used kites can be less expensive, but it's important to inspect them carefully to ensure they are in good condition.

Board: A new kiteboard can cost between $400 and $1000 or more, depending on the size, shape, and construction. Used boards can be less expensive, but again, make sure to check them carefully for damage.

Harness: A kiteboarding harness can cost between $100 and $300 or more, depending on the type and brand.

Wetsuit: A good wetsuit can cost between $150 and $500 or more, depending on the thickness, material, and quality.

Safety gear: You will also need safety gear such as a helmet, impact vest, and possibly a wetsuit hood, which can add another $100 to $300 or more to the total cost.

If you are just getting into Kiteboarding, we recommend purchasing equipment in the following order:

1) 12M -14M (depending on your weight) kite with a control bar + large light wind board + harness + wetsuit.
2) 8M -10M kite for stronger winds.
3) Once you feel comfortable riding on the light wind board, it is time to start looking for a smaller kiteboard (usually somewhere between 132CM-136CM).

Best places to take kiteboarding lessons are at Nahant beach, Revere beach, or Cape Code.

Although, some physical conditioning is required the wind and your body weight will do most of the work for you. The force from the kite is countered by your body weight using harness that reduces the strain on your arms. All kiteboarding lessons for beginners take place in shallow water, but basic swimming skills are a must. Give us a call if you are unsure of your fitness level.

It will certainly help, since there are some similarities in board control, and wind awareness from windsurfing or other sailing sports.

Although, it's possible to kiteboard year around in New England for the best learning curve we recommend taking lessons from May 1st to middle of November.

There are a lot of good kiting spots that will make you a happy kiter. To those Kitesurfers who are looking for some wave riding we would recommend checking out Horse Neck in Rd Island or Nahant Long Beach, which is closer to Boston.
Flat Water enthusiasts can enjoy arguably the best inside city spot there is in United States Pleasure Bay in South Boston,
Hardings beach in Chatham (MA), Dog Beach located on the west side of Nahant but only during low tides! Also, check the following link for some other kitesurfing beaches in New England:
Kitesurfing beaches in Massachusetts

We have taught people well into their sixties and under 18. So, as long as you have the desire and are in good health, we will help you learn at your own pace!

If kite surfing lesson is cancelled we will reschedule your lesson for next suitable date.

Since we limit our classes to 2 students per instructor, we will support you at whatever speed you are learning. Each student practices for 8-12 minutes taking turns, so that the instructor can readjust to your needs. From our experience, this is the most efficient way to learn, since each student stays fresh and gets a chance to learn from each other. It is important not to try and compare yourself and your learning progress to the other students; not everyone learns at the same pace, and often "slow and steady wins the race" as they say.

We will provide you with an honest feedback on your level. In most cases students leave confident enough to progress on their own. Also we strongly encourage a "buddy system", where you can progress along with someone of your level. Be sure to check with us on special clinics and discounts for students who need additional instructions.
You can always retake any of the lessons at a discounted price or take a refresher lesson (something we do for people who tried kiteboarding while on vocation or just never really got into it and need a little extra supervised time to gain the confidence).

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