About us

About Us

Welcome to KITE415 and thank you for checking us out!

KITE415 is the first IKO certified kiteboarding center in San Francisco. Boasting some of the best kiteboarding instructors in the world, our staff is trained and registered with both the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) as well as the Professional Air Sports Association (PASA).

KITE415’s objectives are to reduce the level of frustration associated with learning how to kiteboard and to accelerate your proficiency. We achieve these goals by tailoring lessons to individual needs. We offer one-on-one instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. As a result, KITE415 students become independent kiteboarders quickly and safely, and advanced students take their skills to an entirely new level. Whether you want to pick up the fundamentals of kiteboarding, refine your kiteboarding performance, or learn to kitesurf big waves, KITE415 has the kiteboarding lesson for you!

Our staff and instructors look forward to working with you to make this experience a safe and fun one. Discover your kiteboarding passion!

To arrange lessons, call KITE415 today at 415-244-8007.


Ovi Banuta –¬†Ovi is the founder of Kite415. A certified instructor with the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) and with the Professional Air Sports Association (PASA) since 2004, he remains the Head Instructor for Kite415 and holds himself personally responsible for the customer satisfaction of all Kite415 students. To this end, Ovi’s duties include training and coaching the other Kite415 instructors to the highest technical and customer skill levels.