Do I have to be strong to Kitesurf?
Kitesurfing does not depend on strength (45 kg women are kiteboarding). It helps to be in good shape.
How old do you have to be to start?
There is no fixed rule. This depends on the size and coordination of the individual. The average age is from 11 years onwards. There is no age limit in regard to learning and practicing the sport.
Is kiteboarding dangerous?
It depends on the risk each athlete wants to take. Most riders are careful and are aware of the danger. The accident rate is low and is comparable to other sports such as snowboarding or skiing. As with any sport there are people who take big risks and sail alone under difficult conditions without safety systems or without proper instruction and usually have problems.
Can you learn by yourself?
Learning alone is extremely dangerous (... and I do not say it because I am an instructor). When the sport started we had to learn on our own because there was no information or training and there were many accidents. The analogy would be like learning to fly a plane or parachute on your own. Kite surfing is not as windsurfing and surfing!
Is kitesurfing expensive?
There is a large price range from approximately $ 400 to $ 2000 per set. Luckily, it has a low maintenance cost (wear or beat the kite into something) and it has no transportation cost; gasoline, memberships, etc. You can always sell your equipment and recover most of the money.
How long does it take to learn the sport?
Kitesurfing is very easy to learn, easier than windsurfing. The learning curve is different for each person. But on average it will take you from 6 to 10 hours of sailing.
Is it possible to kitesurf on land?
Yes, you can kitesurf on skates, skateboards, snowboards, skis, carts, etc. We are organizing snowkiting courses this winter.
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