Kitesurfing is 'the' new action sport; it mixes up windsurfing, wakeboarding and surfing with the aerial possibilities of paragliding.
You can kitesurf anywhere you have open water, at the local beach, out on the open Ocean, even on inland lakes and reservoirs, all you need is some wind and H2O and you are ready to go. If you have ever surfed, windsurfed or ridden a wakeboard then you already have some of the skills you need to enjoy kiteboarding. A weekend session with a good instructor and the right kite is all you need to be ready to kitesurf.
Should I use a surfboard or a twintip?
That depends on the style of riding you want to do, if you see yourself making powered cutbacks and powerful bottom turns on overhead waves then you already know what board you need. If that doesn't sound like you then you'll be perfect for a twintip board, there is a board type to suit every rider and every type of riding.
What other gear do I need?
The absolute minimum gear list kite, board, harness and bar, but you shouldn't even think of going out without safety equipment, so check out the available personal floatation devices, hook knives and helmets before you buy anything else. For your first time out on the water, during your lessons the Guroo is the perfect kite. The Guroo is ultra stable, easy to relaunch and forgiving of mistakes, it's used by all of our Best kite schools. If your instructor thinks you have progressed beyond the Guroo by the end of your lesson he will let you know, this means you are ready to move straight on the Waroo with its better wind range, sharper handling and improved performance it's a kite you might never outgrow.
Where can I find more information?
If you have any questions you would like answered we have a team of dedicated support staff and product advisors who would be only too happy to discuss your requirements, to help you find a school or instructor locally or even help you search out more information on kiteboarding if you are still unsure of how to proceed. Everyone at Best kiteboards, if you have any questions, just ask, we are sure to have the answers your need.