About our Teaching

Student Focus
Teaching is our main focus. We are not happy until you are up and riding with a big smile. We offer help with finding the gear, trips, kiteclub activities that complete the kiting lifestyle. We are committed that our students don't just take a lesson, they are adopted into our kiting community where there is always some friendship and help. You are welcome to always setup and kite at our SoCal kite spot, demo gear and share tips while kiting with others at our.  Join us!

Teaching method
You play while we safely guide you so that you can have fun and learn by doing. The needed motor skills will be developed in the proper order resulting in fast learning and high retention rate. It's effective and fun.  No boring lectures while you watch, you will be having a blast!

We are trained IKO professionals.  We are insured and certified and adhere to the highest standards in teaching and safety. Safety is our first concern. Instructors are responsible and first aid trained, but most importantly they can teach you to avoid situations of risk and enjoy kiteboarding safely.

Legal Permit
Now instructors must be insured, certified, and permitted by the city of Long Beach. Why? To keep the beaches open to kiting! We have one of 3 permits granted to teach at Belmont: Permit #31636. Please choose a legitimate instructor to protect our beach access.  If you are not booking a lesson with us at So Cal Kiteboarding, then your lesson is not legal and the Beach Patrol may stop the lesson in progress and issue a criminal citatation to the uninsured instructor, and you may lose your money.  Book wisely and support our SAFE kite community.

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We are SoCal Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding! 
We instruct in Southern California at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, CA.
We have one of the easiest safest spot to learn in the World!
We are one of just a few elite IKO Affiliated KiteCenters in the USA.
We teach everyday by appointment year round, but Mar-Nov is the best season reliable wind, so in the winter we also teach in exotic locations!
We are a personal and results-oriented instruction center. You get our personal attention and commitment to your success.
All of the instruction by the owner and kiteman Bart Miller (the Gringo Bartolo) and his hand-trained top notch IKO Certified instructor crew using the best possible methodology for safety, fun and rapid results. Our methods exceed those of others, and our results are the clear proof! 

Bart Miller 
IKO Examiner and Kiteschool Founder/Owner
Experienced Trainer of IKO Instructors
Head instructor for IKO kiteschools in International locations 
Instruction in Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing/Landboarding/Snowkiting
13 years experience in teaching Snowskiing/Snowboarding in Utah
25 years Power & Sail Boating experience
12 years fitness training instructor
10 years coaching youth sports and competitive club sports
Current First Aid/CPR provider/boating safety
SCKA Board and Kiteclub Director
Founder to only IKO Affiliated Kiteschool in Southern California
Host to first IKO instructor ITC in the region
Trainer for annual SCKA safety Clinic 
Trainer/Advisor to OC and Long Beach lifeguards
Organizer and Host to Belmont Shore Kite Beach Kite Expo
Expert for Weather Channel's kitesurfing program.

"I love teaching and adventure sports. Kiting combines the best of many sports. If you love sports, adventure, and travel like I do, this sport will change your life!   Great times and friendships and adventures await you!" 


Bart Miller 

SoCal Kitesurfing:
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Training Lifeguards in Kiting Safety - cooperation with other beach users  
"We Build Kitesurfers!"
    It's your time to catch the cool vibe of the wind as a Southern California Kitesurfer!

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