Top 5 reasons why kitesurfing isn’t for women
By Chris Bulota

Top 5 reasons why kitesurfing isn’t for women

top 5 reasons why kitesurfing isn’t for women

Top 5 reasons why kitesurfing isn’t for women

Kitesurfing is a man sport, everybody knows that. Simply walk on your local kite beach and you will acknowledge that a majority of riders are male. Why is that so? It seems that women are not attracted to kitesurfing, or have the idea that it is not a sport for them. Here are the top 5 common misconceptions that keep women away from this awesome sport.

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Kitesurfing Self-Rescue
By Chris Bulota

Kitesurfing Self-Rescue

Kitesurfing Self-Rescue. Learn how to Self-Rescue with KiteBud

Self-rescue is fundamental skill each kitesurfer needs to learn and practice regularly. Simply put, self-rescue is the ability to get yourself out of trouble by using your equipment at your advantage.

In this video we will focus on the most useful type of self-rescue which involves using your kite as a sail to get back to the shore. This is a called a basic self-rescue

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kite control
By Chris Bulota

How good is your Kite Control ?

Kite Control is the most important factor that determines your skill level and what you’re able to achieve in any kite discipline. The table below shows what you should be able to achieve depending on your skill level and the range of practice hours it may take to reach those levels. For some, kite control is a difficult skill that may take years and many thousand hours to master while others can reach similar skill levels in only a few hundred hours.

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By Chris Bulota

How good were your lessons?

Many students finish their lessons without being competent going out on their own, which is not surprising, as many schools deliver a product that is much closer to a kitesurfing experience rather than a good lesson. This post should give you all the tools you need to self-assess the quality of your training so you can see what you've missed during your lessons.

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By Chris Bulota

Are you Ready for Deep-Water?

 

Following a spate of newbies losing their boards, failing to relaunch and swimming long distances to rescue themselves at my local spot, I thought I’d offer some advice for newbies venturing out in deep-waters.

1-Assess the wind strength before going out: As a newbie, the conditions you need to safely enjoy a session in deep water are limited. You will need stronger winds than in shallow water to be able to easily ride your board, relaunch your kite and recover your board.

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By Chris Bulota

What I’ve learned from my years of kite instructing

What I’ve learned from my years of kite instructing

Off-season is a great time for instructors to reflect and search for ways to improve the way we deliver our product. Over the years I’ve spent countless hours training kiteboarding and snowboarding instructors. From watching and listening to other instructors and also talking to many students about their learning experience in various schools around the world I came up with a list of best practices and common mistakes.

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