What is kiteboarding?

bksa-emmanuelKiteboarding is a land version of kitesurfing. Boards with wheels are used instead of kite surf boards. Boards used for kiteboarding are typically shorter and lighter than those used for mountainboarding. You use the power of the kite to pull you along either a field or a beach.

When kiteboarding is it best to have a good level of kite control before you bring the board into play. This way you can concentrate on the board without having to look up at the kite all the time.

As with mountainboarding a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads are recommended. However wrist guards are not recommended that the restrict the use of your hands which in turn limits your ability to control the kite.

Kiteboarding is a great cross trainer for kitesurfing and is ideal when the wind is lower making kitesurfing difficult or when the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. For those living inland it is a great way to make use of your kites when you cannot make it to the coast.