I just joined this group because I am interested in the sport, but I
haven't tried it yet. I recently bought a 2m stunt trainer kite and
am having a blast with it and am ready to dive headlong into the
water, but after reading a bit of your comments I think I will take
least a one day course in safety. I live in Seattle, WA. Can anyone
recommend a school or instructor in this area (I know of one person
who teaches Kitesurfing on the Columbia river), or alternatively in
Northern California where I will be next week?
Also, what would be a good kite to start with here. I think we have
good medium to strong, steady winds, but the bluff where I practice
also seems to be pretty gusty. If anyone has surfed in the Puget
Sound I would love to here about your experiences.
I have little or no experience surfing, water skiing, snowboarding,
windsurfing or kite flying, but I am really getting the hang of the
little stunt kite and am very athletic. I've never felt the need to
get involved in such a high tech, extreme sport before, but
kitesurfing has gotten under my skin very quickly. Since I'm only 28
I figure I still have at least 2 good athletic years left ;)
Another future adrenaline junkie,
- danaheller@... wrote:
> Also, what would be a good kite to start with here. I think we haveFor medium to strong wind and pretty gusty the Wipika classic may be a
> good medium to strong, steady winds, but the bluff where I practice
> also seems to be pretty gusty. If anyone has surfed in the Puget
> Sound I would love to here about your experiences.
good choice (4 line is better)
Others may have different opinions.