With a large variety of kitesurfing equiptment onsale on the internet and in the shops it’s sometimes daunting knowing where to start and what to actually buy.
With this in mind Brighton Elementary Kitesurfing School’s IKO instructor Chris Miles’ is here to help with information about various different bits of equipment from boards to useful gadgets.
Below we have focused on the best gear for beginners who want to know what the best buys are for them, before starting out but 1,4 and 5 are essential reading!
1. Picking your kite after your course.
2. How to clean your boots and wetsuit.
3. Choosing your harness.
4. The right Kiteboard for you.
5. The right Kite for you.
6. Buy a Wind Meter – don’t guess!
7. Surf Tent.
8. Key Protection – keep them safe.
9. Don’t go deaf in the water get Ear Plugs.
10. Seat Covers are essential too.
Beginners Kite and equipment after your course
If you have finished your IKO kitesurfing course and are wondering which kite to buy yourself then read on Continue reading →
Cleaning Wetsuit and Boot Care
With your wetsuit and boots it is best to give them a clean after every outing. The sea water will contain micro biotic life that will begin to fester slightly if not properly removed Continue reading →
There are two types of harness – one is a seat harness which is strapped around your waist and between your legs and the other is a waist harness which reaches around the waist only. Continue reading →
Recently there has been a large increase of kitesurfing boards on the market, but with so much choice, are you sure you will pick the right board before you buy one?
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To start kitesurfing you will want a leading edge inflatable, water kite which is designed to take off from the water. It will be a delta or bow kite and have a smoother delivery of power than the c kites that are used for more experienced riders. Continue reading →
Kitesurfing Wind Meter
Most experienced kiters can guess the wind to within 3- 5 knots but ! Continue reading →
The Wave Cave. This is a board bag that doubles as a tent which is a neat little idea for a windy beach whether it is summer or winter. Continue reading →
It is necessary to keep your car keys dry when you are in the water and you can do this with a dry bag like the one above or you can get a tough key safe Continue reading →
This has to be the number one gadget that everyone will invest in. Useful for traveling abroad and also on your local beach. Protect your ears from wind deafness ! Continue reading →
Handy to have so that you can get changed in your warm car and get right out of the wind without staining your car seats with smelly salt water. Continue reading →