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A new kiteboarder on the beach

As a newbie, it can be a little intimidating the first few times, or more, when you show up at your new, local beach to go kiteboarding. When you look around, it appears that everyone else has it all together, and you probably feel like you’re sticking out like a sore thumb. Well – you probably are, but that’s OK. All of those same people out there ripping it up on the water had to start from the exact same spot that you now find yourself nervously standing on. Learning to kiteboard can be challenging if you like your privacy and don’t want to look like a kook in front of other people. Get over that – quick. Unless you have the luxury of private beaches or remote locations, you will be learning right alongside the intermediate and advanced level riders, and they will be watching you. They’re looking to see if you’ve taken some lessons and know a little bit about what you’re doing, or if you’re one of those half-cocked, do-it-yourself types that will no doubt make things dangerous for yourself and for those around you. Please note: don’t be that person – take lessons first. It will save you tons of time, speed up your learning process, and above all, educate you about safety, procedure and etiquette.



Waiting for wind for kiteboardingSo, you’ve decided to get into kiteboarding or kitesurfing. You’ve signed up for your kiteboard lessons. You’ve contacted to get help with selecting the right gear. You’ve already made friends down at your local, kiteboarding or kitesurfing beach. You’re pretty well on your way, right? Almost… Do you happen to have a girlfriend, wife or significant other? If so, you need to sit them down right away and “have the talk”.