1228Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Learning to kitesurf
- Mar 5, 2001
> Troy Bezanson wrote:There was some posts recently about kite size and rider weight, please
> There's no one around, but I'm determined enough that I'm going to try
> I weigh just under 200lbs, and our wind around here is usually
> 15-20km/h gusting to 30-40 km/h
> I think the bigger the kite the better. I'd prefer to learn in
> lighter winds as it would be less likely to get into an
> overpowered situation.
> Any suggestions on kite size would be helpful.
go to the archive at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ksurfschool/message/1136 (and read all the
Just remember that kite size is "approximately" proportional to rider
weight (such that you can figure out the right kite size for you in the
same wind as another rider)
> One of the nice things about living in Nova Scotia is that I live on aShallow water is actually easier to learn on (as you can walk upwind
> penninsula, and if the wind isn't good on the atlantic side, I can go
> to the other side where the wind is often quite different. I hadn't
> thought about areas that are covered by only 2-3 feet of water.
> I know of 2 other spots that you can wade out into the water quite a
> ways where it is only up to your hips and where there are sand bars.
> This would be ideal for leaning. I guess there is no reason why you'd
> have to be in deep water to kite surf.
without having to go to shore and pack up). Just don't jump in shallow
water and watch out for rocks or sandbars.
P.S. I met Brian from Prince Edward Island a few years ago and he did
try body surfing with my Wipika 5.0. He ran some kayaking excursion
shop in PEI. He is probably a kitesurfer now. You may want to check
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