Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, is a water sport that has become very popular during recent years. It is estimated that there are approximately 1.5 million kitesurfers worldwide.
This activity combines aspects of windsurfing, paragliding and wake boarding into one sport and is accessible to men and women, from a young to an old age.
Kitesurfing is not a very complex sport to master, but getting to the right level can be time-consuming. It is not advisable to start kiteboarding without any experience , so because of the following reasons it is advisable to take kitesurfing lessons:
Get the right knowledge and skills
It is not possible to learn kitesurfing by just reading a book. Theoretical knowledge is obviously important, but real-world experience is even more important. You will gain the right knowledge and skills by getting lessons and guidance from a kitesurf instructor.
Topics that are covered during beginner lessons include kite terminology, upwind and downwind, how you control your kite and launching the kite.
The kitesurfing lessons will take place under safe conditions, being delivered by an authorized instructor, your kiteboard training meets the highest instructing and safety standards.
Get to know the sport
Are you 100% sure that this sport is the right sport for you? By taking kitesurfing lessons, you will find this out, without purchasing expensive equipment.
Most kiteboarding schools have a wide variety of gear that students can try, so that you will get to know the equipment, before you buy it. Often these schools have attractive offers as well for their students.
Meet other kitesurfing enthusiasts
During your kitesurfing lessons, you will also meet people who are on the same level as you are and share the same passion for kiteboarding.
Most kitesurfing schools offer courses for groups as well as one-on-one lessons, which are customized to fit your style of learning. Often there are also attractive packages available, which include multiple lessons.
You can find kiteboarding schools all over the world, from North- and South America to Europe and from Africa to Australia. The sport is truly global and the popularity is still growing every day!