If you’re thinking about getting into kiteboarding, here’s a few of the prerequisites for kiteboarding that some of my most successful students had. Even if you’ve never tried any of these other sports don’t feel discouraged to give kiteboarding a try! Todays modern gear has made learning how to kiteboard easier than ever before. Learning how to kiteboard is all about kite control, so no matter your age, you have what it takes.
Wakeboarding experience helps tremendously with boards skills. Kiteboarding is essentially like wakeboarding except you’re also the driver of the boat. Once you learn kite control, learning how to stay upwind and board skills will be a breeze. As a wakeboarder you’ll appreciate the ability to control your speed with the kite. You can trim your kite within an instant to your sweet spot to try any type of wakestyle trick, making the progression easy and fast. If you’re interested in riding features with a kite then give us your email. We’re working on building features that we can bring out in St Petersburg.
Windsurfing will help with your learning experience. Having a background in windsurfing will help with your understanding of the wind. You’ll understand the wind window better so learning where to position the kite will make more sense. When you get to riding the board, you’ll understand how to tack upwind. One habit windsurfers typically have when learning how to kiteboard is sheeting in on the bar, but we quickly break you from that habit.
Sailors have great understanding of the wind so learning how and where to position the kite in the wind window naturally makes sense to them. Kite control is everything when learning how to kiteboard and sailors tend to have great kite control.
Other sports that help with kiteboarding
- Hang Gliding