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There’s no denying that kite surfing is an exhilarating sport. However, the barrier to entry can be difficult if you do not have the available resources.
The first step before buying any of the gear is to find out where your nearest school is. Here you will be able to give kite surfing a go to see if it’s the sport for you.
With that in mind, here are a few steps you can expect to take when pursuing this exciting hobbie.
What to expect at the surf school
After booking your first lesson at a local surf school this is what you can expect:
Kite Surfing 101 – The Land Lesson
Kite control is clearly the most important aspect that has to be learned. To ease you into this, your tutor will have you practicing kite handling while on dry land.
Beach-based lessons allow the beginner to learn how the kite moves through the air, and how to keep control of it.
Training kites have shorter lines than a normal surf kite. You will be taught about the 180-degree arc in the sky where the kite should be flown. This is called the ‘wind window’.
The first step is learning how to manipulate the kite within this window. You will acquire the skills to control the position and direction of the kite, as if you were being pulled behind it.