What is Kiteboarding?

Simply, kiteboarding is awesome, but we're wagering you may want a somewhat more in-depth explanation! If you've ever seen someone windsurfing, you'll know that the wind, plus a surfboard, can be a combination that creates an incredibly fast and exhilarating experience. However, what happens when you add a kite, instead of a sail?

Well, we'll tell you – people pulling off nose grabs twenty feet above the waves! Crazy air and serious stunts! If you get a thrill-kick out of anything from snowboarding to skateboarding, you have to try this. It's a fairly straightforward set-up, and you can get into it fairly easily without breaking the bank on equipment.

Fundamentally, you'll need a kite, a harness, and a board, and of course the sea, unless you've borrowed James Cameron's wave machine. Regardless of the spot you're kiteboarding in, you'll need to ensure that everything is up to date, high-quality, and safe, because like any extreme sport there can be accidents but most accidents can be safely avoided with professional instruction.

It's definitely worth finding a kiteboarding teacher. You don't want to end up on YouTube as "the guy trying to teach himself how to kiteboard". Teachers will help you master kiteboarding a lot faster than you will be able to teach yourself, and it's also another good method of staying safe.

If you're still unsure, why not check out some pictures and videos online? There are loads of equipment and enthusiast sites on the web, in addition to shops that will be able to provide you with the right gear to get started. All that's left now is for you to find the waves and the wind! Good luck!

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