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WHY IS MONTEREY, CA THE BEST PLACE
TO LEARN PARAGLIDING/SPEED FLYING?
1) Coastal Topography:
Monterey's coastline offers a remarkable blend of dunes and sandy training hills, providing varied launch and landing sites that cater to different skill levels. This diversity is crucial for a well-rounded learning experience.
2) Consistent Weather Patterns:
The region's micro-climate is characterized by consistent and laminar coastal winds, which are conducive to controlled flights and gradual skill progression. These conditions offer a stable platform for learners to build confidence.
3) Experienced Instructors:
Touch and GO Adventures works with the community and Raven Wolf Sky Sports
(seasoned paragliding instructors) who possess deep local knowledge. Their familiarity with the area's
specific conditions and terrain ensures personalized and effective guidance for learners.
4) Scenic Views:
Learning to paraglide/speed fly in Monterey rewards students with breathtaking vistas of
the Pacific Ocean, rugged coastlines, and the “Serengeti of Marine Life”. It is common to see seals, sea
lions, sea otters, whales, dolphins, and seabirds. This enhances the learning process and adds to the
5) Safety Emphasis:
The area's consistent wind speeds conducive to learning, soft sand training hill with soft
beach landing area contribute to a safer learning environment. This is vital for beginners, as it minimizes
potential risks and allows students to focus on skill development.
6. Gradual Progression:
Monterey's conditions allow for gradual skill advancement. Beginners can practice
and refine their techniques in controlled settings before moving on to more challenging flights, fostering a
steady and confident learning curve. The smooth coastal winds allow for the longest training days in the
USA. We typically start at 10am and end no sooner than 4pm each day. There are also a couple of
mountain flights in the area that we can progress to. These flights have more vertical height allowing for
the full mountain flying experience.
7. Supportive Community:
The local paragliding community in Monterey is known for its camaraderie and
support. This collaborative atmosphere ensures that learners feel welcome, encouraged, and part of a