Is kitesurfing harder than surfing?
Which of surfing and kitesurfing is harder to learn? Both surfing and kitesurfing have a steep learning curve. Learning to kitesurf, however, is generally much faster than learning to surf. Given the right conditions and gear, you can go from newbie to kitesurfing in waves within a few weeks.
Should I learn surfing or kitesurfing?
The consensus among fans who indulge in both sports is that kitesurfing is a few points easier to learn than surfing, or at least takes less time. Still, experienced kiteboarders will tell you that it takes time to master kiteboarding.
How much wind is needed for kitesurfing?
Generally speaking, the average kiteboarder needs about 12mph of wind to get up and ride. Lighter riders can stay upwind and ride in less wind, while heavier riders (over 200lbs) may need 15mph. Modern race boards and race kites can get a skilled rider ripping in under 10mph, but this is the exception, not the rule.
Can you teach yourself kitesurfing?
While it’s possible to learn on your own, kitesurfing is a high-risk activity if you don’t know what you’re doing, and self-learning is generally not worth the risk. If you’re a diehard self-learner, however, make sure to follow the following steps : Learn basic wind theory. Start with a trainer kite.
Do you need a license to kitesurf?
Do you need a license to kitesurf independently? Generally speaking, you don’t need a licence but third party liability insurance is recommended, in case you injure another person or crash into their boat, car or expensive kitesurf kit!