Kitesurfing in Boston



Kite Boston is founded out of desire to help existing New England kiteboarding community as well as potential new kiters just getting into the sport.
Based on years of experience kiting and teaching kiteboarding we claim that Boston and Cape Cod have some of the best kiting conditions available anywhere. If you go to the right places local New England beaches will rival many caribbean locations, when it comes down to flat water and sometimes you may even get some waves. Yes little after-storm action will do it!

Get in touch with KiteBoston if you are new to the Boston Kite scene, would like to learn or need to get some information about kiteboarding in MA (massachusetts).


What equipment is provided?

At KiteBoston we provide all necessary equipment, which includes kite, board, harness, wetsuit and booties.

How physically demanding is kiteboarding / kitesurfing?

Although, some physical conditioning is requiredthe wind & 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 must. Give us a call if you are unsure of your fitness level.

If I can snowboard, skateboard, windsurf or wakeboard, will that help my kiteboarding progression?

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

When do you offer lessons?

We offer lessons from May to mid November(Mon-Sun).

Is there a minimum or maximum age to kitesurf?

We have taught people well into their sixties and under 18, so as long as there are no medical reasons not to kitesurf, we will help you get going in this sport at your own pace!

What happens if the lesson is cancelled?

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

What if I am faster or slower at learning than the other person in my group?

Since we limit amount of students per group to 2 there is no difference at what speed you are learning. Each student practices for 8-12 minutes taking turns, so 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.

If at the end of the lesson I am still not 100% confident of going out on my own, what can I do ?

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 instruction.
You can always retake any of 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).

There are three or four of us and we want to learn together, what can we do?

You can have awesome time and get %20 discount on lesson price. Be sure to ask us about options for larger groups or family's.

Where can I find a club or local kite community to join?

We organize trips/events for all our students, so you will not be forgotten. Also, we highly recomend checking out the community site. The Boston kite scene is very friendly and open, which makes it very easy to connect with other kiters :)

How I do go about booking?

Based on availability and wind conditions we will get you in for the next available kite lesson day (weekends have longer waiting period).

Phone number 978.210.1399 E-Mail

How much does kiteboarding equipment cost?

Beginner kiteboarding package would cost anywhere from $1500 - $4000 dpending on quality and condition (new vs used), and how many kites / boards you planning to purchase

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

1) 12M -14M (depending on the weight) kite with a control bar + large light wind board + harness + wetsuit.
2) 8M -10M kite for stronger winds.
3) Once feeling comfortable riding light wind board it is time to start looking into a smaller kiteboard for stronger winds and best possible riding experience. Usually somewhere between 132CM-135CM.

Kiteboarding Lesson Plans

  • Land Lesson

    2.5 hrs

  • $150

You will be introduced to basics of Kiteboarding and will learn:

1) Understanding wind (Wind Window & Power Zone)
2) Launch and safely operate Power Kite
3) Review Safety and different types of gear.

Location is determined based on wind direction. We try to stay within 15 mile radius from Boston for most of the lessons.

  • Water Lesson(1)

    3 hrs

  • $250

At the end of this lesson you will learn:

1) Safety mechanisms and general guidance for staying safe on the water and land while practising Kiteboarding.
2) Kite Control. You will practise kite skill while standing and use a safety system. A crucial point to gain confidence and get comfortable before getting into the water.
3) Body dragging in the water At this point you will have chance to practice and control kite without a kiteboard.
4) Upwind body dragging and Board retrieval.
5) Water Kite Relaunch.
6) Getting on the board.

  • Water Lesson(2)

    3 hrs

  • $250

After this lesson you should be able to progress on your own:

After all bases being covered in water lesson(1) we will go over exercises that need the most attention, based on student needs.

  • Boston Kitesurfing Camp

    2day / 8.5 hrs

  • $500

Combine all 3 lessons in 2 day Boston Kitesurfing Camp.


Kiteboarding Harnesses:

ION Harness
Liquid Force

Miscellaneous Kiteboarding Items:

WOO - Local Bostonian company producing tracking device
Kiteboarding Tricktionary - Learn advanced kiteboarding tricks

Windfinder kiteboarding wind report - as well as waves & weather forecast.
Nahant tide chart - good source for new england costal tide schedule.
Kite beaches in massachusetts - some of the best New England beach spots to kiteboard.
Kite repairs - Good source if you are willing to ship your gear and able to wait a bit. (You are welcome to contact us and we may be able to help you to connect with some local repair shops/people).
Learn - See/learn from other people mistakes.

Please get in touch with us if you have a good kite related resource to be added.

Get in Touch

Call/text, send us email if you have any Kiteboarding related questions in and around boston.

If you are inquiring about kiteboarding lessons in New England please include your location (e.g. Boston, North Shore, Cape, Rhode Island ...) as well as availability (e.g. weekends all-day,weekday evenings) so we can help you connect with the right instructor close by.

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