Both men and women of all ages who love adventure and are close to the ocean should definitely give kite surfing a try!
Kite surfing is an exciting sport that combines a variety of skills. Beginner kite surfing requires a moderate level of physical fitness and endurance, and isn't for those who don't like adventure. But both men and women of all ages who love adventure and are close to the ocean should definitely give kite surfing a try!
1. Choosing Your Equipment
First Pick the right surf kite, You will want a beginner or training kite with high stability, a wide wind range, and moderate turning speed.
Choosing the right kite surfing board is essential. Beginners will usually want larger, more stable boards. Be sure to pick up a board that is advertised for your weight.
In addition to having secure bindings on your board, You'll want a life jacket and a helmet at the very least, especially if you are a beginner. Be sure to also equip yourself with a safety or bypass leash so that you don't lose the kite if you lose your grip.
2. Learning to Kite Surf on Land
Before you can do anything you will need to put your kite together and get it in the air. Lay your kite on its back, connect it to the pump, and inflate it.
Walk backwards, downwind towards the launch point, laying out your line cleanly behind you as you go. When you are ready, give your friend a signal to launch the kite. It should fly up and as high as possible, while being centered.
Get used to flying your kite on land. Practice flying the kite at the right and the left without losing control to practice turning. Keep practicing until you get used to your specific kite's wind window.
3. Moving to the Water
Once you are comfortable with the basic mechanics of the kite, it is time to get in the water. You'll do this without a board at first, Practice the same flying exercises that you did while on land.
Whilst the kite is in the air, practice dragging yourself back and forth using the wind through the water. Do this until you are comfortable controlling your kite.Then get on the board, sit back in the water supported by your harness. Keep your center of gravity low to maintain your balance before attempting to steer or surf.
Turning the kite will be harder now that you are on your board. Push the steering bar forward to bring the kite over your head. This will slow you down, allowing you to more easily move the kite to the other side of the wind window and start in the opposite direction.
Practice practice practice. Rome wasn't built in a day, and kite surfing is a hobby that takes a long time to master. Start slow at first and always stay safe.