Kiteboarding with your significant other offers the opportunity to share the experience. It allows you to spend quality time with the person you care about while getting an awesome workout! We love couples that kite together.
Why Kiteboardings Great For Couples
Kiteboarding is a sport that is meant to be shared with others. It is possible to kiteboard on your own but it is easier when you have another person that can launch and land your kite. When riding on the water you have the freedom to cruise just about anywhere. You can ride up close next to each other or ride by each other and give high fives. Encourage one another and share the stoke!
If you’re already a kiteboarder you know that predicting the wind can be difficult. there are times when you see the trees moving and the sensors say there’s good wind over the water and all you want to do is get out for a session. It takes a kiteboarder to truly understand what this feels. If you have a partner that kiteboards, they’ll be right alongside you throwing gear in the car to catch that session.
If your partner weighs more or less than you then you both can make the most out of having a kite quiver. Kite size is based on the riders weight and the wind conditions. For example in a 15 kt scenario, if one person weighs 160 lbs the ideal kite to be on would be a 12m and if the other is 120 lbs their ideal kite would be a 9m. If the winds dropped to 10 kts, the 120 lb rider could take and ride the 12m kite. If the winds picked up to 20 + kts the 160 lb rider could take the 9m.
Being into kiteboarding gives you something else to talk about when you’re not on the water. You can talk about new places to explore or new tricks to work on. Talking about a new trick with the other person may provide insight to trying something slightly different. If you’re going to maximize your days on the water, you’re going to have to become a meteorologist. Having two people reading different forecasts is more valuable and will provide deeper insight.
Things To Avoid
- Yelling – yes, its going to be windy and you may have to talk loud but there’s a difference between being loud and yelling at someone. Nobody likes getting yelled at so don’t do it.
- Coaching – you may be an awesome rider but that doesn’t mean you’re an awesome instructor. Even if you are an awesome instructor know when to give advice and when to back off.
- Negativity – encourage each other and don’t bring the other person down.
Learning To Kiteboard
If you have a significant other that wants to learn, we’d be happy to teach them! If you and your significant other want to learn together, even better, we love doing group lessons. For scheduling or inquiries, call us or send us a message below.