The popularity of kitesurfing has grown tremendously
in the last few years. An experienced kitesurfer
can perform amazing tricks, and the most
talented ones can use waves to jump over
30 feet into the air. It attracts people
of all ages and abilities, some coming from
windsurfing or snowboarding and others who
are just eager to try to master this exotic
looking sport and to attempt to fly.
Kitesurfing is not a sport to try on your
own. Lessons are a must, and they usualy
provide the necessary equipment. One should
master the basics of kite handling before
attempting to sail. Note also that trainer kites are available for very little, and they
will help you practice flying the kite from
the beach or a wide open space.
If, after taking lessons, you decide kitesurfing
is your thing and want to invest in the equipment,
the conditions where you anticipate sailing
along and your abilities will dictate what
equipment is most appropriate for you.
The necessary equipment is fairly
the kite (with its lines), a
board, a harness,
and a pump to inflate the kite.
a helmet and an impact vest are
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