Kitesurfing is a fantastic water sport to become involved in but before you go out and buy a snazzy new kite board and head down to the sea you might want to consider taking some kitesurfing lessons. After all, kitesurfing isn’t classed as an extreme sport for no reason. Broken bones, hurting others and drowning are all things that you surely won’t want to encounter when surfing so ensure you know what you are doing before you hit the surf. Kitesurfing is a safe sport but it can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.
Choosing the Perfect Kite
One of the things that you will learn during kitesurfing lessons is how to choose the perfect kite. There are a variety of different kites to choose from and each one performs differently. It is important to choose a kite that is catered to your kitesurfing style as if you choose one purely based on aesthetics you could end up endangering your life.
Things to take into account include your height and weight, your skill level, your kitesurfing style and how aggressively you want to tackle the waves. You will be able to try out a number of different kiteboards during your kitesurfing lessons whilst being under constant supervision – this will help you to choose one that is ideal for you. Your instructor will also be able to help you further.
Even more important than choosing the right kite is knowing what to do in an uncomfortable situation. Your kitesurfing lessons will teach you how to be safe in the water to avoid hurting yourself and others – this is not something that you can learn on your own. Your kitesurfing lessons will help you to understand your limits so that you know when to stop surfing, they will teach you important rescue signals and self-rescue techniques and they will teach you how to ensure you are not endangering others during your time in the sea. Furthermore you will learn about your kite’s safety release system and how to use it in cases of emergency.
There have been a number of fatal accidents in recent years so don’t end up being another statistic – take kitesurfing lessons and ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.