How to get into kiteboarding

Kiteboarding is an amazing sport! If you are wondering how to get into kiteboarding, the first step is to take some lessons, then you can buy your gear, and the last step would be to become an independent rider.


If you are wondering how to get into kiteboarding, the first thing you should look for is a kite school where you can take some lessons. Some people will try learning on their own by watching some videos and practicing on their own, but this is really a bad idea. Kiteboarding can be really dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. For that reason, you should make sure that you take some lessons with an experienced instructor that will make sure that you can learn all the important details so that you can become a safe and independent kiteboarder. 


Buying some gear is the second step if you are wondering how to get into kiteboarding. The easiest way is to buy once piece at the time. The first piece of gear that you should buy is a harness that fits you perfectly, so you can use it for your lessons. Then, once you are able to ride comfortably on both sides and that you are convinced that you really want to get into the sport, it is the time to buy the rest of the gear: kites, board, pump, etc.


It is really important that you take some lessons until you are fully independent, which means that you can launch and land your kite safely on your own, you can constantly stay upwind when riding, you are able to retrieve your board no matter the conditions are, you should be able to do a self rescue and you should be able to get out of trouble no matter the situation you are in and get back safely to the beach. If you were wondering how to get into kiteboarding, being independent is the last step of it. Once you are fully independent and you have bought your gear, you can now go to practice on your own to develop your skills and become and advanced kiteboarder.