Kiteboarding, which is becoming more and more popular among extreme sports, allows one to fly and surf at the same time. How? First, you rise and fly with a parachute, then start surfing with a board on the water. Freedom is moments away.
The sport started to develop in France around fifteen years ago. In Turkey, however, it is still quite new. Kiteboarding is a sport carried out on water, like surfing with a board tied up to the feet but with the addition of a strong kite (or a parachute). As a surfing sport depending on harnessing the wind, it resembles windsurfing—it’s really just the equipment used that is different.
A gust of wind at a speed of eight nautical miles per hour can be sufficient for kiteboarding. The sea, wind, speed, and excitement are all are a part of this sport. Named the hottest sport of this summer, kiteboarding is ideal for those who are tired of doing the same sport every year. This adrenaline-boosting sport satisfies the hardiest of speed freaks, and becomes a visual spectacle when combined with acrobatic maneuvers.
Developed in France fifteen years ago, the sport has recently started becoming popular in Turkey on amateur platforms. At the professional level, there are two international organizations for the sport: KPWT (Kiteboard Pro World Tour) and PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association). Furthermore, KPWT has been held at BURC Beach for the past three years.
WHAT IS KITEBOARDING?
Kiteboarding is a kind of surfing done by using a power kite or a type of parachute. The feet of the kiteboarder are fastened onto the surfboard, and movement is achieved with a gust of wind alone.
the KIte Work?
While moving on the surface of the water, the kite has a lifting effect, like the wings of a plane. If this lifting force is strong enough, it lifts the kiteboarder from the surface of the water.
These types of kites are called power kites. Power kites allow for movement by taking in the wind and using its thrusting and lifting force. The force of the wind experienced during this sport is almost impossible describe. You must experience it for yourself.
Is It a Rough Sport?
Kiteboarding is not a rough sport. But as we have explained before, above all, the basic rules must be known in theory and applied in practice, just as in all sports. The basic principle in this sport is the ability to rise with the wind and to turn suddenly.
This sport continuously develops and evolves due to its nature. It seems unlikely for an athlete involved in this sport to truly explore all that it has to offer, because it is hard to deduce whether a conclusion to this sport exists. These kinds of sports generally trigger each other, giving birth to expansion or new offshoots. The starting point for those who want to do kiteboarding is proper training.
You can use the kites in a very forceful and active manner. However, you absolutely must take a minimum of safety measures. Methods used to avoid possible accidents and injuries are taught in the training programs offered to those just starting this sport.