If you want to learn kiteboarding, you must do it through a kiteboarding school with an IKO certified Instructor. You must book enough Kiteboarding lessons and never try to learn alone.
Warning: When you start to learn kiteboarding, you’ll become a Wind Addict, you’ll become an expert meteorologist, you will daydream about kiteboarding and loath the days when you can’t go kiteboarding.
Basic equipment to get started with Kiteboarding:
Trainer kites are the easiest way to learn and improve your kiting skills. There are many different types and models. And of course, the brands have thought of those people who want to get started and for them they have designed specific models that will make it much easier to start and progress.
The kitesurf boards
The most widely used type of board, both for learning and practice, is the twintip. This board is bidirectional, which means that you can navigate it in both directions without modifying the position of the feet. It is a symmetrical board unlike a conventional surfboard that would be directional, with bow (front, nose) and stern (rear, tail).
Kiteboard bar or control system
It performs as the steering wheel and all the security systems are integrated into it, so you have to pay close attention to it, get to know everything perfectly and put it into practice over and over again. Independent but linked to the harness and the bar, is the leash which is a simple extra safety strap that connects to the harness and to one of the connection lines of the kite.
The kiteboard harness
This is our connection to the kite. Here we would differentiate two main types: the seat harness, used in learning stages (and/or those riders who prefer it) and the waist harness. The waist harness is the most common once the basic techniques are mastered with some ease.
Building trust and trusting your team
This is the first hurdle for many. Being tied to a kite can be scary at first, but a good instructor will help you relax and show you how safe modern kite equipment is, as long as you use it correctly.
- Safety strap and safety knife.
- Floating vest – unlike conventional vests, kiteboarding vests have a hole for your bar.
- Helmet – one specially designed for kiteboarding.
- Wetsuit – if you learn in cold water destinations.
You already know what you need in a basic way, but you also need a good place to learn or have your kite sessions and luckily here In Miami we have the perfect spots with wind and good weather. Visit our website to book your lessons or if you want to learn more about Kiteboarding.