Here’s something you would love to add to your bucket list. Kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, in simple terms, is the usage of a largely powered kite that, with the help of wind power, lets you get pulled on land, sea, or snow. Now, this is an extreme sport that does involve a bit of risk-taking but going by the statistic that there are 1.5 million kitesurfers around the world, you can believe that it is a relatively safe activity as long as you take precautions. Picture yourself on this gorgeous beach in Madeira amidst the brilliantly blue skies and sparkling waters. You will understand that this is also a great way to unwind. So what’s keeping you, head to Madeira Florida Kitesurfing and surf away.
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Types of Kite surfing
When it comes to types of kitesurfing, several different styles are evolving. They are freestyle, freeride, speed, course racing, wake-style, big air, park, and surfing.
Becoming a pro
If you are still taking Kitesurfing lessons, make sure that you are taught these things. To become a professional kitesurfer, you need to know basics such as how to do a self-rescue, ride in light wind and strong wind, Common kitesurfing mistakes to avoid, and how to do a transition.
Tips to make Kite surfing more ‘fun.’
Once you’ve learned these key aspects of kitesurfing, you can learn a few tricks and styles such as: how to ride toeside, do a toeside to heelside carving turn, do a heelside to toeside carving turn, how to pop, jump, do jumps with board grabs and board off, do a backroll, do a double backroll with one foot off, do a front roll and lastly how to spice up your transitions. There are numerous tricks and hacks to have more fun with kitesurfing, but these are the very basics.
Select an appropriate wetsuit
Wear a thick enough wetsuit that will keep you warm if you find yourself floating and rifting downwind toward the beach for an extended time due to the circumstances and
your novice level.
First, suit up and layout your lines
Pumping your kite, especially in high winds, should be one of your last preparations before heading out. The less time your kite is blown around by sand and strong winds, the longer it will last. Also, the smaller the possibility of something bad happening to it, such as being blown away, having someone’s lines cut into it, or having someone’s board fly through it.
Extend your lines by walking upwind
There are two methods to extend your lines in the sand/grass: unroll them while heading towards the wind (upwind) or with your back to it (downwind).
So, we can say that kiteboarding or kitesurfing is an incredibly enjoyable activity once you get the hone of it. There is nothing like the magic and freedom we feel when we master the art and sharpen our skills. Hope you are able to do the same with the help of these tips and information. Let us know how you like it.