Tips for your new kitesurf spot

What to consider: Wind & weather conditions, Hazards & obstacles, Infrastructure & facilities, Spot rules & etiquette , Community & atmosphere

Kiki Höglinger
 min read
April 29, 2024

Are you ready to explore new waters and take your kitesurfingskills to the next level?

Before you pack your kitesurfing gear and head to a new spot,there are a few important things to consider.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your newkitesurfing spot:

Wind and Weather Conditions: Check the wind and weatherconditions at your new spot before you go. Know the preferred wind directionsand strengths for kitesurfing at this location, and familiarize yourself withany weather phenomena such as currents or tides. What kite size, board size,and wetsuit should you bring?

Hazards and Obstacles: Be aware of potential hazards andobstacles in the vicinity of your new kitesurfing spot. These may includerocks, shallows, reefs, or other surfers. Always be vigilant and adhere tolocal safety rules to avoid accidents. Familiarize yourself with special zonessuch as nature reserves, swimmer areas, or explicitly designated kitesurfingareas.

Infrastructure and Facilities: Check the infrastructure andfacilities at the new spot. Is there a functional rescue boat, first aidfacilities, and an emergency exit point in lee? Are there enough parking spacesfor your car and sufficient space to set up your equipment? Are toilets orchanging rooms nearby? Are there launch and landing helpers? Goodinfrastructure can make your kitesurfing day smoother and more enjoyable.

Spot Rules and Etiquette: Familiarize yourself with the localspot rules and kitesurfing etiquette at your new spot. Respect the rights ofother surfers and observe right-of-way rules to avoid conflicts and ensuresafety for everyone.

Community and Atmosphere: Explore the kitesurfing community andatmosphere at the new spot. Exchange ideas with other kiters, make contacts,and enjoy the shared passion for kitesurfing. A friendly and supportivecommunity can greatly enhance your surfing experience.

If you have any questions, simply ask the local kitesurfingstation (if available) for information; they are usually very helpful.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your adventure at anew kitesurfing spot is a success! Have fun and surf safely!