Kitesurfing lessons - discover this unique extreme sport with TasterLab.
At a glance:
● Spectacular sport
● Mix of disciplines
Kitesurfing lessons introduce you to one of the world’s youngest and most exciting extreme sports. The two main ingredients are kiting and surfing. We’re not talking the kind of kite you took to the park as a kid but an advanced controllable kite that you use to propel yourself across the water as you stand on a board very similar to a surfboard. Using the kite and the board in tandem you can perform a whole range of incredible stunts, most involving jumps above the surface of the water. Here’s a quick guide if you want to learn more about kite surfing basics.
Kitesurfing lessons appeal to surfers who want a different experience, adventurous kite fliers, or anyone with a soft spot for extreme sports. With two things to control at once, it helps if you’ve had experience in surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing or similar sports in the past. But that’s not essential, if you’re game and willing to learn, you can master this great sport.
Beginners should check our TasterLab tasters for the best deals on kitesurfing lessons. As the type of kite and the length of line used depends on the weather on any given day, the variations in kite surfing equipment are endless. The British Kite Surfing Association advises consulting your instructor before making any purchases, but as a guideline, beginner packages with all the essentials are available from £1,000.
Here’s a look at one of the sport’s pioneers, Robby Naish, in action to get you in the mood for some kitesurfing lessons.