Kitesurfing - Amazing Water Sport

Kite surfing is a relatively young water sport and it was created around 1998.

It is very dynamic sport, and it is a combination of windsurfing, wakeboarding, gymnastics and some other similar skills. Literally it is attractive „riding on water“ with the help of a specially designed kite. So you can, only by the use of wind energy and steering technique, enjoy yourself for hours on beaches.

Because you can do it on almost every beach in the world kite surfing is a amazing sport . It is convenient, and it’s also environmentally friendly. Kite surfing equipment can fit in a pretty small bag which you can put in your car and take it anywhere you need it.

Anyone who enjoys the water can kite surf. You don’t need to be especially sporty or gifted to enjoy kitesurfing. Kitesurfing is perfect for you if you want more activity, you enjoy fresh air and you are feeling comfortable in the water.

During your vacations you can enjoy kitesurfing everywhere in the world. In some places, because of their climate, you can kite surf all around the year. One of the countries that stands out in the last few years is Brazil, and especially a small fishing village that goes by the name Cumbuco.

You can visit kitesurfing schools if you want to learn how to kitesurf quickly. In those schools you can also learn a lot about different techniques. They provide lessons and courses to teach you skills like flying, landing, kite launching, usage of the bar, safety devices, and lines.

Kitesurfing near Cumbuco

Kitesurfing at Cumbuco Beach (15 miles from Fortaleza – Brazil) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Equipment necessary for kite surfing:

  • helmet
  • belt for kite connection
  • gloves
  • bar
  • kite board
  • kite

The kite surfer stands on the kite board with his legs locked and he uses the strength of the kite that is high in the air and pulls him on the water. A more skilled kite surfer can do various acrobatics.

There exist many various styles of kite boarding, including free ride, freestyle, jumping, down winders, speed, wave-riding, course racing, and wake style.

Depending on wind strength kite surfers change the size of their kites or/and line length. To prevent overpower situations kite surfers use smaller kites for stronger winds.

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