If you are in the Pacific Northwest, from Seattle to Vancouver, or beyond, and are looking for kiteboarding lessons, be sure to check out the program at Bellingham KitePaddleSurf.
Lessons in Bellingham offer a shallow water learning environment where you can learn to kiteboard comfortably in a non crowded environment, in warm waters. Our shop is located right on the water, where out jet ski is moored. Typically we can hop on the jet ski, and be out in the wind within minutes.
Is Bellingham Windy?
Bellingham is geographically unique as it sits in between two large valleys, the Frasier River Valley, and the Skagit Valley which happen to be lined up with the Straights of Juan de Fuca and Straights of Georgia respectively.
What does that mean?
It means that the Bellingham area experiences inflow winds to these valleys most days of the spring, summer and fall. When the predominant low pressure setup is present, the marine air from the Staights of Juan de Fuca are drawn into the Frasier Valley giving us great morning winds. When a high pressure setup is present, marine air from the Straigts of Georgia flow into the Skagit Valley in the afternoons.
Typically in the spring and early summer months, we will experience kitable winds 75-80% of the days. Our winds are typically very steady, and range from 9m to 14m conditions. Because of this, wind speed, our winds are typically very steady and smooth, without the gusts associated with other high wind learning environments.
If you are looking to get into kiteboarding, check out our website and see what we have to offer here in Bellingham. http://www.kitepaddlesurf.com/Bellingham-Shallow-Kiteboarding-Lessons-near-Seattle-Vancouver-170-002.htm