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Kiteboarding lessons, Air Pirates Kiteboarding in Longview, WA
Kitesurfing kites, Air Pirates Kiteboarding in Longview, WA

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Professional Air Sports Association


Columbia Gorge
Kiteboarding Association

(503) 791-7372

Kiteboarding, Air Pirates Kiteboarding in Hood River, Or


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Find Out What We Offer and What You Will Learn

  by Taking Lessons from Air Pirates Kiteboarding

Find the proper equipment and receive professional kiteboarding lessons from Air Pirates Kiteboarding.  Our company offers everything you need to be a professional kiteboarder, from the latest in kitesurfing kites to the best kiteboarding lessons. Call us to learn more about our products and services.   


Jones beach in Clatskanie Oregon is by far the most beginner friendly and best place to learn how to kiteboard in the entire Gorge!!  Steady, reliable and predictable winds, tons of open sandy beach, shallow water and best of all No Crowds!!  Get the best instruction and location right here!!

Why choose us over for your Kiteboard Lessons?  Easy:  
  • ONLY an hour from Portland Oregon.
  • We provide Helmets, Life jackets, Kites, Harness and boards
  • No crowds and less distractions
  • We have Warm Steady Trade Winds
  • Safe learning enviroment and conditions
  • 2 Way Radio Helmets, you can talk to us
  • Only company within 200 miles to teach on the Coast
  • Enjoy Warmer Water

Even though we do teach kiteboard lessons in the Hood River area from time to time, we recommend Jones Beach.  Avoid the crowds learn in shallow water with 3/4 mile of wide open sandy beach all to yourself with steady winds.  We can teach you and your family including kids and teenagers how to kiteboard in a fun and safe enviroment.  



Jones Beach is in Clatskanie Oregon on Highway 30 between Astoria and Portland.  It is 14 miles from Longview, WA and only an hour from Portland Oregon.  Thats about the same amount of time it takes to drive to Hood River Oregon   


Kiteboarding Jones Beach near Portland Oregon



Ocean Down Winder ride along and instruction: $70/hour


1st Beginner Lesson— 3.5 Hours—LEVEL 0 Intro into Kiteboarding

 • Basics of Kiteboarding
 • Wind Theory and Wind Window
 • Weather Conditions & Choosing a Kite Location
 • Kite Setup with a Real 4-Line Inflatable Kite
• Flying Techniques and Skills
• Water Relaunches
• Water drags and board rescue
• Self Rescues


2nd Beginner Lesson 2.5hr Level 1:  More Water

 • Kite Flying & Power/De-Power with Full Size Kite
 • Equipment and Terminology
 • Kite Safety Systems
 • Self-Rescue Techniques
 • Water Re-Launching the Kite

• Assisted Launch and Landing the Kite
• Body Dragging
• Perform Self-Rescue
• Board Stance and Riding

3rd Beginner Lesson 2hr level 2:  All About The Board

 • Board, Board & More Board
 • Self Launch and Land the Kite
 • Board Position
 • Riding Upwind
• Board Recovery
• Board Control
• Ride in Both  Directions
• Perform a Self-Rescue

Water Basics Refresher or continued beginner course

 • Advanced Body Dragging with Board
 • Advanced Board Control
 • Advanced Kite Flying Skills
• Proper Body Position and Edge Control
• Riding Upwind
• Perform A Self-Rescue

Intermediate—2 Hours 

 • Self Launching & Landing
 • Transitions
 • Sending the Kite
 • Learning to Jump
 • Self-Sufficiency
• Higher Winds and Large Chop or Swell
• Kite Tuning & Repair
• Perform a Self-Rescue

Advanced 2—2 Hours

 • Riding Toeside / Heelside
 • Different Types of Transitions
 • Getting Pop out of Your Board
 • Kite Loops
• Controlled Jumps
• Front Rolls/Back Rolls
• Tricks and Maneuvers



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 Serving Longview Washington or on the Oregon Coast to schedule our kiteboarding lessons.  We serve Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Longbeach, Manzonita, Portland, Hood River, Olympia, Vancouver, Hood River, Lyle Wa and also Fort Stevens State Park in Warrenton Oregon.

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