Is it hard to learn Kitesurfing?
Compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is faster and easier, and the kiteboarder will be more advanced after their first year. Also Kitesurfing is easier to learn than surfing and it takes less time as well.
What are the dangers of Kitesurfing?
The most dangerous part of Kitesurfing is trying to learn the sport on your own. In Kitesurfing you are dependent on the power delivered by the Kite, understanding the Kite, controlling it and commanding it is the most important facet of the sport. Not knowing the right of way in the water it is a hazard to you and other riders as well. Advise to find a good instructor or school to learn safely.
How fit do you need to be to Kitesurf?
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be super-fit athlete to kitesurf. You'll often see little 10 year old kids out on the water ripping. Girls especially shouldn't be put off by the preconception that you need massive biceps, girls actually learn sometimes faster than boys. You can basically fly a Kite with just two fingers, the more technical and finest the better the ridder experience!
Is Kitesurfing easier than Surfing?
Kitesurfing is a blend of different Watersport disciplines like windsurfing, wake boarding, surfing. Kitesurfing it is easier to learn than surfing because when you are learning to Kitesurf you are getting more practice time than surfing (example) in 1 hour of surfing you could cacht 8 waves and ride them for an average of 5 seconds each which gives you 40 seconds of board time to learn and in Kitesurfing the whole time that you are in the water you are on the board improving your skills.
Is Kitesurfing easier than Windsurfing?
Windsurfing is a very technical sport which requires years of practice to advance your level where in Kitesurfing the same level can be reached in a matter of months.
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