There’s something you should know about me…

I’m a big sally. A baby. A newb. A wimpy kiter.

I weigh in at a whopping 125 lbs of pure pathetic.

What I’m trying to say is this: I’m not the body builder, the fitness expert, or a 200 lb guy. I’m a 5’7″, 125 lb, 23 year old female. I have the physical strength of a bucket of kittens. Don’t tell me you’re worried about your weight, age, or physical prowess…I strike out in all three categories.

Its time you learn to kiteboard. No more excuses, I’ve got enough for all of us.

My kiteboarding adventure began in April, shortly after being brought onto the MACkiteboarding team. It all happened pretty quickly. One minute I showed up to work, the next minute Steve (our owner) was muttering something about kiteboarding, women, and Rio 2016. High expectations much?

I started out on the Hydra 300 trainer kite with Tucker, Sales Guy & Shipping Guru. We went out to an empty soccer field where I wouldn’t put the kite down on someone’s car or kid. The wind was a stronger, probably 18 kts, gusting towards 25 kts. Tucker explained the basics of the wind-window and how to steer the kite like a bicycle. I got ready, launched the kite and promptly got my sorry, skinny butt dragged up and down the field. I did however learn one thing:

I can control a kite. 

i’m the wimpy one on the right.

Gradually, I started to become a little less embarrassing to MACkite. My friends and I took the kite out to our local beaches and took turns flying. Eventually after a few sessions, we were able to loop the kite both directions, do figure-8’s, steer with one hand, and even close our eyes! We began to run with it, feeling what it would be like to move with a larger kite. Board starts were easy–a quick swoop of the kite and I was on my feet! The guys actually started to acknowledge me in public, and my diet consisted of a whole lot less sand.

I was learning to kiteboard, albeit awkwardly and with the grace of a giraffe on roller skates. Friends, if this wimpy kiter can do it, so can you!

Call us up. Get a trainer. Sign up for lessons. Stay tuned. My adventure continues in our 2-Day Kite Camp, face-first in the water like a wet cat.

Tune in next week for the next installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kiter.

-Bree

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