Kitesurfing is the fastest-growing water sport in the world. It is a fun and challenging that many people are being hooked up to this sport. It is considered as mid to high-intensity physical practice and requires the use of both mind and body. The sport welcomes almost all ages that anyone with able bodies and strong heart can enjoy the sport. Having regular sessions of kitesurfing can give the following amazing benefits:
#1 Full-Body Workout
Kitesurfing gives you a full body workout. It combines aerobics and resistance exercises which help keep the heart pumping. In addition, the core muscles, arms, and legs are all engaged every time you launch your kite. It tones the whole body especially the upper area, arms, and abdomen. There is also an inevitable strengthening of the legs. The sport is a great way to stay toned without even noticing that you have gotten a workout. Doing kitesurf sessions will make you so excited and happy, you won’t even realize that is toning your muscles. It helps in achieving your ideal weight, molding your figure and gaining physical strength. Kitesurfing is definitely one of the best and most fun full body workout.
#2 Improves Balance, Coordination, and Focus
Kitesurfing teaches balance and coordination arguably better than many other board sports out there. Obviously, riding the board while trying not to fall will surely improve your balance. Kitesurfing also improves your body coordination because it requires you to control your kite, control your board, navigate, and observe your surrounding without falling. Not only does it boosts balance and coordination skills, it also helps improve your focus by requiring a large degree of concentration to stay on course. You have to be mindful and at the moment because you have so many elements to consider. When you are kitesurfing, you need to focus on several tasks all at once like keeping the kite in the air with one hand while entering the water grabbing the board with the other hand. You also need to focus on the waves and fellow kitesurfers nearby. The sport will also enable you to multitask and to be mindful. It will also improve your problem solving and decision-making skills as you conquer the waves. And because kitesurfing is an extreme water sport, it will help develop fast reflexes and improve reaction capacity. Read More
Powerful winds and enormous waves have been hitting Big Bay and finally, it appears like the “Red Bull King Of The Air” will have the settings it needs. The wind is over 30 knots, the waves are getting huge, and the contenders are eager for action. They have been patiently waiting since Wednesday for the competition to kick off once again!
After finishing the 1st round and several heats of Round 2 on Wednesday, Sunday’s finals will start off with Heat 9. This particular heat was delayed last Wednesday because of insufficient wind; obviously the moment the green flag was raised the contestants were eager to jump in the water! It was a sudden death round; a single rider will be flagged out after 9 minutes of the 15 heats, and the 2 contenders left will fight it out to get a place in round 3.
Round 2 began with Sam Light getting a few massive unhooked airs as well as mega loops. Marc Jacobs began with an enormous dangle pass and a few intense mega loops to get his first score on the board. Youri Zoon actually entered into the game a bit late but kicked of with a great mega loop straight away and jumped onto the scoreboard! At the end, the judges granted Heat 9 to Marc Jacobs. Heat 10 was given to Willem, flagging out Steven Akkersidjk. Oli Sweeney who pulled off a huge mega loop and got the opportunity to prove himself in the third round.
Round 3 includes 4 riders in every heat, one will get flagged out right after 9 minutes, 3 remain on however only 2 riders move through. In heat 11, Lasse Walker had taken the win launching off some humungous airs with huge mega loops while Andries Fourie, the local South African, placed 2nd, giving the crowd a great mega loop right on the inside. Heat 12 was truly one to watch. Tom Hebert together with his New Calidonian Style – “Keeping It Stlyish” comes up against local favourite Oswald Smith, Brazilian Reno Romeu and former champion and all round hangtime and board off expert Kevin Langeree. Oswald Smith kicked off with a few huge mega loops right in the beginning, however he’s is up against the technical assault of Kevin Langeree and his 10 metre kite. At the end the judges score it having Kevin Langeree in the first place while Reno sneaked into second place with a las tminute move. Read More