Kiteboarding

What is Kiteboarding?

Come and try this exciting, colourful and exhilarating sport which is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

Kite surfing or Kite boarding is a surface water sport which uses wind power to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a twin tip kite board (similar to a wakeboard.)

Kite surfing generally is more “wave riding” orientated, where as Kite boarding is known more as freestyle or wakestyle. Both styles usually require different boards and specific performance kites.

Boards can consist of foot-straps or bindings or no straps at all. Riders have a harness which tightens around their waist that the kite is connected to which takes all the strain off your arms.

This is called hooked in riding. However once riders have mastered the sport the unhooked style of riding is then performed in the waves and for wake-style moves.

Over the years the sport has become very safe due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems and instruction. Riding styles have evolved to suit riders and all conditions, such as, wake-style, wave riding, freestyle, jumping and just cruising.

However it is a sport that is highly recommended to have a lesson from a qualified IKO instructor. Instructors are there to ensure your safety and safety to others whilst making your time on the water safe and enjoyable.

Wake-boarding is also an option, this can be swapped for your kiteboarding session if there is no wind.

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Kiteboarding on Eyre Peninsula

Kiteboarding FAQ’s

What is Kiteboarding?

Kite surfing or Kite boarding is a surface water sport which uses wind power to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a twin tip kite board (similar to a wakeboard.)

Can I learn Kiteboarding?

It is a sport that is highly recommended to have a lesson from a qualified IKO instructor. Instructors are there to ensure your safety and safety to others whilst making your time on the water safe and enjoyable.