Are Kitesurfing Lessons Difficult?

Are Kitesurfing Lessons Difficult?

Are Kitesurfing Lessons Difficult?

Are you considering taking kitesurfing lessons but thinking to yourself, that looks difficult to learn. Do not worry, compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. Let's take a look.

Is Kitesurfing Hard To Learn?

Are you considering taking kitesurfing lessons but thinking to yourself, that looks difficult to learn. Do not worry, compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is far faster, will be more advanced after their first year than if you were to start to learn to windsurf. You may have also looked into wake boarding depending on where you live. Kiteboarding is harder to learn than wake boarding, because it is more technical due to the fact you have to fly the kite, rather than be pulled along by a boat.

How Many Lessons Do You Need For Kitesurfing?

Most people need around 10-12 hours, or a course of around three kitesurfing lessons to get up and riding along kitesurfing. Some need more – or if a student has prior board-riding experience , plus the right one-to-one coaching, they could potentially be independent in a single day.

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Are Kitesurfing Lessons Difficult?

Is Kitesurfing Easier Than Surfing?

A lot of surfers have kitesurfing lessons as the conditions required for a good surf vary a lot from great days for kitesurfing, especially here in the UK. Many who watch the two sports from the outside tend to think that surfing is the easiest of the two. Both surfing and kitesurfing have a steep learning curve, however our instructors generally agree that it takes less time to learn kitesurfing than surfing .

Can You Learn To Kitesurf In A Week?

Learning to kitesurf might take between 6 to 12 hours of lessons – so you could potentially take a week off work and learn to kitesurf, but take this with a grain of salt. It often takes more than 12 hours and it rarely takes less than 6. But don't let this discourage you! After all, no one is born with the ability to fly a kite.

Does Kitesurfing Get You Fit?

Although you can easily kitesurf without being an athletic person at all, kitesurfing can give you a very intense workout depending on wind and water conditions and on your riding style. It's more a muscular than aerobic kind of workout, heavily exercising your core muscles and lower back, quads and calves. The physical aspects can help you keep fit and healthy, whilst the environment makes you learn spacial awareness, appreciation and respect for the sea and weather.

What Happens In A Kitesurfing Lesson?

Your first lesson will be all about kitesurfing basics and theory and learning how to fly both the trainer kite and the 4-line kite. The aim of this land based lesson is to be able to safely setup, start and land the kite, to have full control of the kite during flight, and learn about safety system and rescue techniques.

You can continue reading about the kitesurfing lesson learning process and journey here.

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