Beginners Guide to Kitesurfing: Getting Started
So you’ve read everything there is to read about this amazing, not-so-new-anymore, sport which is ruling the beaches and skies all over the world known as kiteboarding or kitesurfing… and now you’ve chosen to check out what the fascination is about? Well, you have arrived at the right place!
Learn how to Kitesurf the Responsible Way
In contrast to a lot of sports that you could teach yourself through time and experience, kiteboarding is a sport that needs the guidance of a professional kiteboarding instructor. It is for your own benefit and safety as well as the safety of other innocent beach users and kiteboarders. Moreover, you do not want to risk tearing that pretty new kite you just bought simply because you do not know how to fly it properly or take off and land it securely? Making an investment in a couple of lessons accompanied by a kiteboarding instructor can be money spent well, as you’ll not just become a safer, more responsible kitesurfer, you’ll also learn much faster.
A few of the vital things you require to learn prior to try the kitesurf by yourself are:
- Safety, regulations as well as the rules off and on the water
- The weather and just how the wind window works
- The way to set up the kite properly
- The way to launch, land and fly your kite safely and securely
What Should I Do to Get Going
What you need to do to begin initially is a couple of lessons along with an IKO qualified kiteboarding instructor. You can find a list of suggested kiteboarding stores and a list of recommended kiteboarding schools or instructors on various websites.
Get in touch with your closest IKO certified Kitesurfing School to inquire about them in their lessons. The schools provide you with all of the training tools you require, thus you truly just have to bring your bags / bikini, sun block and plenty of excitement.
The moment you’ve finished this course, or you’re on the last stages of the lessons, you can think about purchasing your very own gear. If you could afford it, I recommend purchasing your gear as early on in the course as possible, so you can try out in your new equipment while still under the guidance of the instructor.
To begin with your own gear, you will require one kite (the local shop will let you know about the various kinds of kites and also the best size for your own weight and local conditions), a kiteboard along with a harness. The bar, lines and pump come along with the kite.