Is it possible to learn kitesurfing in 2 or 3 days?
Here it is an interesting question. Which would be the right answer?
Our kitesurfing school in Pollensa Bay – Mallorca
Ok. Here we are … Pollensa Bay, let’s say April, by instance … 11 am. Let’s see calm and quietly:
Which is the right amount of wind, the ideal wind force to learn kitesurfing? … Some will say, at least 15 or 20 knots. With less than that you won’t stand up on your board. Is this true?
I am afraid not. This is a false predicament. In fact to stand up on your board it is a matter of several things which all together will make you achieve it or not. Let’s say: size of your kite, type of kite, wind force, of course and size of your board.
By playing with the different variables which this offers we will have a better idea of what is to stand on the board and start riding.
One thing is more that certain: too much wind is equal to disaster. You won’t understand anything, all will happen so fast and aggressively that gaining the minimum control of the kite will be an impossible task but … there you go, as if this what I am saying wasn’t true.
You will witness all this fellows in other kitesurfing schools next to ours with their tube inflatable heavy kites trying the impossible, crashing them continuously in the water and giving their life away in order to relaunch the bloody tube inflatable kites back in the air again.
In short, too much wind and you will put yourself at risk. It will easily damage the kite equipment and in any case, you will understand nothing because things happen so fast that you will be absolutely overwhelmed.
As important as the right wind force is the right kite spot. A wavy spot and/or deep water will complicate things very much, it is almost impossible to control the kite when waves are crashing against you, and deep water will provoque you to lose control of the kite as you will have no balance
Equipment … to have the right equipment will simplify things highly never underestimate the power of a kite, a small kite will not make things easier.
A small kite acts somehow as a whip, it will be very hard to control, also it will move much too fast for you to be able to dose the tension on the kite lines.
In the next photos and video we will see our kite club member Ron how position himself on the kiteboard, how waterstart, how he gains distance and how he’s able to return to the starting point.
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The kite, this day was a 9 mts Peak Flysurfer, a special easy to handle kite type which is indestructible, it flyes in the lightest breeze and will put you up in the board and riding once you have understood the right technique.
All of this is what this entry in our blog was about, to learn properly, by professional teachers and putting the risk of getting hurt, hurting others or damage something simply out of the equation.
The board a Flysurfer XL 170×50 cms
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