What is wave kiting and the first steps

Wavekiting is the combination of surfing and kite surfing. This combination allows rapid and spectacular maneuvers in strong wave conditions. Since surfers take advantage of the power of the kite, it is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. With the kite, lightness and dynamism is obtained even more from the waves. With the support of the kite, new possibilities are offered such as going against the wave and to use it as a ramp. This is an incredibly exciting, fascinating, and adrenaline-boosting sport. It is a kind of kiting that anyone can learn.
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First Step

To learn this kind of kiting you should definitely keep some things in mind: maintain a safe height and running, water start, switch riding and get over the shore break (where the wave breaks). These are the basic requirements for wave kiting.

You also need to think about the equipment. In the beginning it is advisable to not directly exert a directional, since a bidirectional is easier to handle and better. A big advantage is that you do not need to change footing.

As soon as you feel secure and comfortable on this board you can switch to a wave board. It is recommended that you begin with a rather short board, as it is simpler to learn with.

A good kite for wave kiting should turn quickly, have a strong flight radius, maximum depower, stabile point in the sky and should be easy to start in the winter. In combination with the waveboard, you can still fly a slightly smaller screen.

The change of foot is the first important maneuver you should learn. At first it is very wobbly, but with some practice it will come faster and it will become easier. In order to change direction, the change of foot maneuver is needed. This can be practiced in shallow water and then in small waves. In general, practice should be done only in small waves.

The spot you choose should be dependent on your riding skills and your equipment. Before going on the water you need to take precaution and read over the rules of the wave’s information. It never hurts to look at a local’s spot and if it isn’t unsafe and appeals to you, then try it out. [singlepic id=950 w=300 h=200 float=left] Then you can also get a better insight into the area. As a beginner you should definitely avoid reef breaks (waves breaking on a reef). The beach breaks (waves breaking on the beach) are perfect for practicing because there is a much lower risk of injury. You should always adapt your driving ability to the size of the waves.

There is a basic rule which you should always keep in mind if you are “eaten” by a wave. Always steer the kite against the wave. That means in the direction of the land. The most important of all is; however, that the screen does not fall into the water, but that it always stays in the sky. If it should fall into the water, the consequences involve the equipment and your health. If the onshore wind immediately throws you, changing the lines could result in a huge risk.

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