Living in Newport Beach: Balboa Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing in Newport Beach

James D. Walker

Off the Newport Beach coastline, you can often see people wet-suited up, braving the cold ocean waves to kite surf. The above picture captures a kite surfer setting up on the Balboa Beach on the Newport Peninsula.

According to, “it is possible to kitesurf [in Newport Beach] although the winds tend to be weaker than at Huntington. Best is just north of 6th street but kiters are also found near the Santa Ana river. There are restrictions so check with a lifeguard first.”

 Photo is from my good friend James Walker, while the video is by California Travel Tips.

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