Choose Your Bay Area Kitesurf Activity!
Welcome the sport of kitesurfing! There are two components: kite-flying/board riding. You need to do both well separately before you are able to do both simultaneously. Join our beginner kitesurfing lesson to get started!
- 3 Hours
KiteTheBay Instructor’s Bio
John von Tesmar is the lead instructor/owner of KiteTheBay. He started the company in 2009. His love of water activities includes sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing and beach-chilling. When not on his boat teaching on the Bay, he is seeking ocean enjoyment somewhere, foiling mostly in wind or waves, with wings or kites. He has participated in numerous HyrdroFoiling Racing events over the last few years in San Francisco and La Ventana, Baja Mexico where he spends the winter months.
Originally from Cleveland Ohio, John grew up on Lake Erie, learning to sail with his father and friends. He later learned how to windsurf and then kitesurf in 2003. He spent summers working as a windsurf instructor in Hatteras, North Carolina and the Columbia River Gorge, before moving to the SF Bay Area where he started teaching kitesurfing. KiteTheBay is a product of his diverse experience and desire to provide the kitesufing experience in a more efficient and practical way. Book your Bay area kitesurfing lessons online today!