Kiteboarding is the most amazing sport in the world. There is no better feeling than being out there riding on a windy day. In order to be a safe kiteboarder, you need to take some lessons to learn the kiteboarding basics. There are a lot of safety element that need to be learned before you can be an independent rider. Here are some of the kiteboarding basics that you will need to learn in your lessons before you can go out on your own.
KNOWING HOW YOUR GEAR WORKS
The most important of the kiteboarding basics is for you to know how your gear works. This includes knowing how to set up your gear properly, knowing how to safely launch and land your kite, knowing how to safely control your kite and much more. You basically should know everything about your gear in order to be safe.
One of the very basics of kiteboarding is for you to be able to stay constantly upwind when riding your kite. Before you can be an independent rider, it is very important that you can ride and stay upwind.
KNOWING THE RIGHT OF WAYS
Knowing your right of ways if one of the kiteboarding basics. When driving your car on the road, there are some rules. When riding on the water, it is the same thing. In order to avoid some collisions and to stay safe, there are some right of ways and you need to know and apply them.
RETRIEVING YOUR BOARD
Obviously, you need to be able to retrieve your board. You will be riding in deep water at some point, and you need to be able to use your kite and body drag to retrieve your board no matter where it is compared to you.
GETTING BACK TO SHORE SAFELY, NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION YOU ARE IN
One of the very basics of kiteboarding is for you to be able to get back to shore safely, no matter what situation you are in. You should be able to perform a self rescue in deep water and should be able to use your kite to sail back to shore.