What kind of kite is used for kite surfing?
There are two families of kitesurfing kites: inflatable kites and foil kites. Although they are both used in all kiteboarding disciplines, inflatable kites are definitely more suited for kiteboarding in the waves, while foil kites prevail in light winds.
How long does a kitesurf kite last?
Kites: 5-7+ years per SET of kites, often much longer, sometimes less. Because kites are the most fragile piece of equipment, longevity varies greatly and is highly dependent on care and use.
Can beginners kite surf?
Yes. Any kitesurfer who respects the sport will agree that beginner lessons are essential. As well as getting you up and riding as soon as possible, a good instructor will furnish you with essential safety know-how and procedures.
What size kite should I get for kitesurfing?
The basic rule to follow when choosing a kite size — the stronger the wind you expect, the smaller your kite should be. The wind range at which you can safely ride is from 3–5 to 15–20 m/s, and comfortable for most riders — from about 6 to 12 m/s.
Is it hard to kite surf?
Compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is faster, and the kiteboarder will be more advanced after their first year. Kiteboarding is harder to learn than wakeboarding, because it is more technical.
What size kite should I buy for kitesurfing?
Typical kiteboarding kites are 7-18 meters. Kites are sized by rider weight, wind speed, board size and type, and rider skills. The bigger the kite, the more power at a given wind speed. The bigger (heavier) the rider, the larger the kite needed.
How do you dry kitesurfing kites?
The best way to dry a kite is to fly it for a few minutes. For what concern the lines and the bar of the kite, it is convenient to rinse them in fresh water after each use, and the best way is to leave them submerged in fresh water for a couple of hours.
Does salt water damage kites?
Saltwater is bad for kites. It can weaken and damage your kite once the salt crystallizes on its surface and becomes abrasive. Saltwater can also ruin the kite lines in the long run.