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Right of way rules kitesurfing

Right of way rules kitesurfing Just like on the road, there are important rules to follow when you are out kitesurfing. Make sure you understand these rules before you go out kitesurfing on your own to prevent accidents and keep things safe.   Right of way rules for kitesurfing   The kitesurfer entering the water [...]

Right of way rules kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Line lengths kitesurfing

Line lengths kitesurfing Many beginners don’t know there are different line lengths for kitesurfing. Your standard set of lines will be anywhere from 22-24 metres. Line length can make huge differences to power and performance.   15-19 metres Using shorter lines means your wind window is smaller. This causes the kite to have less power [...]

Line lengths kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Parts of a kitesurfing bar

Parts of a kitesurfing bar Over the years kitesurfing equipment has changed a lot. Bars have become much safer to use due to the addition of safety systems. If you’re buying a second hand bar, always make sure it has a depower system and a quick release.   Chicken loop The chicken loop is the [...]

Parts of a kitesurfing bar2017-09-22T11:46:57+01:00

Parts of a kitesurfing kite

Parts of a kitesurfing kite   Leading edge This is the thick inflatable tube on the kite. This allows the kite to float on the water and it gives the kite its shape. On the inside of the leading edge you will find plastic tube in which the air is pumped. These are called bladders. [...]

Parts of a kitesurfing kite2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Kitesurfing harness

Types of kitesurfing harnesses   If you have just finished your lessons and you’re about to buy your first harness, you might find yourself wondering which one is best for you. If you’ve taken lessons with us, you will have used a seat harness. This type is best suitable for beginners as it doesn’t come [...]

Kitesurfing harness2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Kitesurf wetsuits

Types of kitesurf wetsuits   A wetsuit is an essential part of you kitesurfing equipment. A wetsuit keeps you warm and also protects you from the sun. There are different kinds of wetsuits suitable for all kinds of weather conditions. There are wetsuits for any budget, but keep in mind that the cheaper ones usually [...]

Kitesurf wetsuits2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Kitesurfing boards

Types of kitesurfing boards   Just like any other board sport, in kitesurfing there are different types of boards for different riding styles. Think wave, free ride, race, foil, wake style and more.   Twin tip kitesurf board  This is the most used board in kitesurfing. Any beginner will start to learn on one of [...]

Kitesurfing boards2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Types of kitesurfing kites

Types of kitesurfing kites   There are many different types of kites on the market. Some are made for kitesurfing, while other kite are only suitable for use on land. There are two main types of kites: tube kites and foil kites. Tube kites are inflatable kites made for use in the water. Although some [...]

Types of kitesurfing kites2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Used kitesurfing equipment checklist

Checklist used kitesurfing equipment Used kitesurfing equipment can be a good budget alternative for new equipment. Kitesurfing equipment can be quite an investment if you're buying new. Many beginning kitesurfers want to see whether the sport is for them on the long run before buying new equipment. We get asked about second hand gear a [...]

Used kitesurfing equipment checklist2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Kitesurfing equipment

Basic equipment kitesurfing If you’re new to kitesurfing it can be difficult to know what kind of gear is most suitable for you. Should you buy new or second hand gear? What size is best for you? C-shape or bow-shape? 4 or 5 lines? In this article we will give you an in-depth overview of [...]

Kitesurfing equipment2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Wind speed converter beaufort knots

Wind speed converter kitesurfing   As mentioned in our article about weather conditions for kitesurfing, you need to know what kind of wind speed is suitable for kitesurfing. General sources like the forecast on the news use Beaufort as a scale. For kitesurfing this is not an accurate unit to measure the wind speed. To [...]

Wind speed converter beaufort knots2020-03-23T13:23:38+01:00

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing Wind and weather apps give you real time insight. When we began kitesurfing we used teletekst to get up to date information. These days all necessary data is readily available online and it’s possible to get precise and real time information about the weather forecast and conditions. For us [...]

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Weather conditions for kitesurfing

Weather conditions for kitesurfing Proper knowledge of weather conditions is necessary for any kitesurfer. Make sure to check the weather forecast as part of your spot assessment ! In a kitesurfing lesson we teach you exactly what to look for. What kind of weather conditions are right for kitesurfing? This really depends on your level [...]

Weather conditions for kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Safety systems for kitesurfing

Safety systems for kitesurfing Modern kites have safety systems that allow you to get rid of the power when needed. Make sure you buy a kite and bar with a modern safety system. In general, there are always 3 steps to the safety system of any kitesurfing kite which have to be activated in the [...]

Safety systems for kitesurfing2017-09-21T14:39:03+01:00

Self rescue kitesurfing I 4 easy steps

Self rescue kitesurfing The self rescue is a crucial technique for your safety. Still we see many kitesurfers out there that don’t know how to do a self rescue. In our kitesurfing lessons we always try to practise this technique is the conditions are right. In this article I will explain how to self rescue [...]

Self rescue kitesurfing I 4 easy steps2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Safety equipment kitesurfing

Safety equipment kitesurfing Having the right safety equipment is essential for practising safely. Kitesurfing is considered an extreme sport, it’s very safe if you take the right safety precautions. Apart from having up to date material and knowing how to use the safety systems, wearing protective kitesurfing equipment can increase your safety. Kitesurfing knife Although [...]

Safety equipment kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Is kitesurfing dangerous?

Is kitesurfing dangerous? Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is often considered to be an extreme sport. If you’ve looked into kiteboarding, chances are you’ve come across videos of people being lifted up in the air or dragged down the beach. In this in depth article we discuss how dangerous kitesurfing really is, what can make for dangerous [...]

Is kitesurfing dangerous?2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Kitesurfing jump I 4 easy steps to fly

How to jump kitesurfing? Your first kitesurfing jump will give you the real rush of kitesurfing! Jumping is an easy move but does require the right preparation. Before you start jumping you have to be able to ride upwind, relaunch your kite when you crash and bodydrag back to your board. Your first kitesurfing jump I [...]

Kitesurfing jump I 4 easy steps to fly2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Kitesurfing transition I 6 easy steps

  Kitesurfing transition how to Once you’ve mastered the water start and can ride both directions it’s time to learn the transition. A kitesurf transition allows you to change direction without stopping, falling back into the water and doing the water start all over again. In this article we will discuss different types of transitions [...]

Kitesurfing transition I 6 easy steps2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Riding toeside kitesurfing I 8 easy steps

How to ride toeside kitesurfing Riding toeside is one of the first techniques you have to learn after riding upwind. In this article we give you a couple of tips to go from heelside to toeside. This allows you to ride toeside and make a stylish toeside transition! 7 steps to riding toeside Riding toeside [...]

Riding toeside kitesurfing I 8 easy steps2017-09-21T13:20:52+01:00

Riding upwind kitesurfing I 5 easy steps

How to ride upwind kitesurfing Ride upwind might be the hardest thing you need to master after you can successfully water start and ride a short distance. What makes riding upwind hard is that you are going against the wind. Of course riding directly against the wind is impossible, so in order to get upwind [...]

Riding upwind kitesurfing I 5 easy steps2017-09-21T12:58:49+01:00

Kitesurf water start I 8 steps to get you riding

How to water start kitesurfing? Your first kitesurf water start will probably happen somewhere in your second or third lesson when you can control the kite and you mastered the upwind bodydrag it’s time for your first water start. There are many ways to learn this technique but in all our years of teaching we [...]

Kitesurf water start I 8 steps to get you riding2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing Which wind and weather apps do we use for kitesurfing? When we began kitesurfing we used teletekst to get up to date information. These days all necessary data is readily available online through wind and weather apps. This way it’s possible to get precise and real time information about [...]

Wind and weather apps for kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Spot assessment for kitesurfing

Spot assessment kitesurfing Making a spot assessment is a crucial step efore you start kitesurfing on a spot. For safety reasons it's important to asses the spot you are going to ride. Are the waves? Where is the wind from? Are there any dangerous obstacles? The spotassesment is a crucial element for your own safety. [...]

Spot assessment for kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:39+01:00

Upwind body drag kitesurfing

Upwind body drag kitesurfing The upwind body drag is a technique any independent kitesurfer must control. The upwind body drag is mostly used when you fall off your board or you can’t waterstart anymore due to a lack of wind. The purpose of the upwind body drag is to use your kite to drag you. [...]

Upwind body drag kitesurfing2017-09-21T11:53:18+01:00

Kite launching and landing

Kite launching and landing Kite launching and landing in a safe way is highly important. It is essential to first understand some basic principles of launching and landing your kite. It is possible to self launch and land without the help of an assistant. However this is for advanced kitesurfers only and as a beginner [...]

Kite launching and landing2017-09-21T11:44:11+01:00

Riding direction kitesurfing

Riding direction kitesurfing Which riding direction are there for kitesurfing? When speaking about the different directions it is always in relation to the wind direction. Make sure you understand the image below before you continue reading. Riding direction 1: against the wind  Riding straight against the wind is not possible. To ride into the direction of [...]

Riding direction kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:40+01:00

Kitesurf relaunch how to I 5 easy steps

Kitesurf relaunch Being able to do a kitesurf relaunch is an essential basic skill for kitesurfing. Relaunching a kite from the water can be tricky if you’re a beginner. In a kitesurfing lesson we teach you how to relaunch safely step by step. To get an idea of the technique behind the water relaunch we’ve written [...]

Kitesurf relaunch how to I 5 easy steps2020-03-23T13:23:40+01:00

Software kitesurfingschool

Software kitesurfingschool / software kiteschool Kiteboardschool.nl has had software developed in 2015 to automate the scheduling of students and instructors. Due to the large demand in the kitesurfing market for an online booking system for kiteschools, we decided to put the software on the market. Meet VIKING bookings (yes, named after Roel, the Viking ;)). [...]

Software kitesurfingschool2020-03-23T13:23:40+01:00

Wind directions kitesurfing

Wind directions kitesurfing Be more conscious of the wind and the wind-directions from now on. Where is it coming from? How do you see that? How do you feel that? The wind-directions which are dealt with here is relative to the beach. Wind-directions We know four wind-directions namely North, East, South, West. You are also [...]

Wind directions kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:40+01:00

How to control a 4 or 5 line kite

How to control a 4 or 5 line kite In this article we are going to explain you how a “real” kite works. The only thing we will be explaining here is how to learn to control a big(ger) kite while standing in the water. Note that this article is pure a reference after your lessons. [...]

How to control a 4 or 5 line kite2020-03-23T13:23:43+01:00

How to control a powerkite?

How to control a powerkite? Powerkiting is also a popular name for the so called stunt kites. How to control a powerkite is in the same manner as that of a regular kite we use for kitesurfing. You can safe a lot of hours practice with the big kite when controlling a powerkite has become an [...]

How to control a powerkite?2020-03-23T13:23:43+01:00

Wind window kitesurfing

Wind window kitesurfing A kite wind window is the area where the kite can fly. This is a three-dimensional semi-dome. In the wind window there are three components: the power zone, the intermediate zone and the edge of the wind window. Power zone When you can feel the wind in your back, you will find [...]

Wind window kitesurfing2020-03-23T13:23:43+01:00

Vaarrichtingen kitesurfen

Riding direction kitesurfing The sailing directions kite surfing that we describe here are always relative to the wind. Before you continue reading the text, first take a look at the picture below. Riding direction kitesurfing: 1. Against the wind (into the wind) Kite surfing against the wind is impossible. To sail against the wind, a [...]

Vaarrichtingen kitesurfen2020-03-23T13:23:48+01:00

Relaunch kitesurfen

Relaunch kitesurfen Relaunching a kite from the water can be tricky if you’re a beginner. In a kitesurfing lesson we teach you how to relaunch safely step by step. Before we begin the restart - relaunch - the kite If your kite has crashed into the water, release the bar and wait until the lines have [...]

Relaunch kitesurfen2020-03-23T13:23:51+01:00