WhySoboba

Soboba is one of the most consistent soaring sites in Southern California

You can fly in a combination of thermals and lift from a 4 mile (6.5 km) long ridge, making it easy to stay up between thermals.

Year-round flying. Daily forecasts.

We fly.  A lot.  All year long.  See our flight guarantee.

Local world-class commercial instruction for paragliding and speed flying from a variety of schools:

Training, ratings, reserve repack, small repairs, sales, rental wing & harness, 30-day visitor license, languages: English, French (check websites for the particular offerings of each instructor).

Speedfly Soboba
Never Land Paragliding
Cloudbase Adventures – Tandem Intro Flights
West Coast Paragliding

On-Site camping

With a shower (hot water during the day), kitchen refrigerator, drinking water, and a clean toilet.

Lots of local motels.

Things to do in the area

Grass area for packing your wing.  Kiting hill with grass.  113-foot training hill.

Shade structure and water at the 650′ launch

Quick rides to launch 7 days a week – morning to sunset –
Leave your car safely in the LZ.

Party into the night around a campfire.

Many launch possibilities:

Launch

Location

Running Wind Direction+

Wind Speed (Min/Max)

Guidelines

Max Cross Wind

Guidelines

Gust Guidelines

Training Hill

33.818, -116.960

W-SW

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees (15 for students)

3 mph in 5 seconds

240-270

200’ Launch

33.818, -116.960

SSW-WNW

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees (15 for students)

3 mph in 5 seconds

200-300

250’ Launch

33.818, -116.958

S – SW

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees (15 for students)

3 mph in 5 seconds

200-270

500’ Launch

33.820, -116.958

W – SW

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees (15 for students)

3 mph in 5 seconds

190-280

650’ Launch

33.821, -116.957

S – W

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees (15 for students)

3 mph in 5 seconds

150-250

800’ Launch*

33.822, -116.957

W

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

250-270

800’ Alt Launch*

33.822, -116.957

E

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

65-115

1000’ Launch*

33.823, -116.957

E – S

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

65-200

1200’ Launch*

33.824, -116.957

E – W

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

65-290

1450’ Launch*

33.825, -116.956

E – S

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

65-200

1500’ Launch*

33.824, -116.955

E – W

0 – 12 Mph

30 degrees

3 mph in 5 seconds

65-290

*Launch requires H3/P3+ rating, H2/P2 rating plus site sign off or
M1/M2 rating, or student under direct instruction.  Safety recommendation:
 On all upper launches, if the base wind is 75 degrees cross to the
general face of the mountain and the base wind speed is greater than 10 mph,
then it is a no-fly condition.

+ Wind directions given in degrees true north.

Many of the lower launches are "Dome-Like" and allow a
broad range of running directions without being “Cross Wind”.

 

For a great way to explore this flying site in 3D, see Google Earth’s Local points of interest in the Maps section.

 

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