Where can I go on a kitesurfing vacation?Written by Jakob Jelling
If you've been kitesurfing for a while, you might find yourself getting tired of kitesurfing in same place over and over. After all, different locations will have different conditions - which could mean a nice challenge, or at least a break from ordinary. Therefore, if you've been kitesurfing for a while, and you're starting to find your favorite beach a little bit boring, you might want to think about traveling to another location in order to go kitesurfing.
There are several different places around world where kitesurfing is particularly popular. By finding a local kitesurfing club in that area, you should be able to get all information you need in order to find out where best places to kitesurf are. One thing to remember if you're kitesurfing in another country, however, is that you should always ask about conditions at your new beach before you go in.
For instance, you can definitely go kitesurfing in Australia. If you're thinking of doing that, then you should look up AKSA - or Australian KiteSurfing Association. This group will be able to give you all information you need about kitesurfing in Australia. Something to consider when doing any water activity in Australia, however, is that waters surrounding this country can be very dangerous. Always make sure that you pay attention to jellyfish or shark warnings.
How can I find the best kitesurfing kite?Written by Jakob Jelling
As you can probably already guess, you can't go kitesurfing with just any kite and expect results you want. However, you also can't just go out with any kitesurfing kite. There are a lot of different features to every kite - and these features will have a major effect on how kite handles, and what sorts of tricks you'll be able to do with it.
For instance, if you're just starting out, you'll probably want to look for a kite that has been designed specifically with beginners in mind. What this means is that you're probably not going to want anything that is going to a lot of lift (compared to a normal amount for kitesurfing). The reason for this is that more lift you have, and less of your weight is resting on (or under) water, faster you'll be capable of going. While increased lift and speed is exciting for an experienced kitesurfer, it will make it very difficult for a beginner to maintain control of either kite or board.
One thing that you should check out on kite would be tubing inside of kite. If tubing is thin in front, then that means kite will turn faster. On other hand, if front tubing is thick, then this means that kite will turn slower. Slower turns are probably better for beginners, since it will give more time to prepare for each turn.