Kite surfing is a sport where you use a traction kite to tow you through the water on a short board like a wakeboard, or a surfboard.
Kite surfing used to be regarded as an extreme sport, but over recent years equipment design has made it a relatively safe sport which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
If you’re interested in kite surfing, you need to take lessons. Don’t just buy the gear and try to teach yourself. It is a safe sport, unless you don’t know what you’re doing, in which case it can be extremely dangerous.
Kite surfing is quite expensive to get into. Expect to spend well into the hundreds of pounds if you’re buying used gear, and if you’re planning on buying new, make that a couple of thousand. The good news is that once you’re set up, it becomes relatively cheap (unless you’re a kit junkie). Once you have your equipment, your only real costs are travel, parking and 3rd party insurance.
If you’re still keen, a good place to start would be The BKSA (British Kite Surfing Association). You’ll find a list of clubs and schools along with a whole heap of other kite surfing related info.
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