Kitesurfing Equipment

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.

Cleaning Wetsuit and Boot Care

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 →

Kitesurfing Harnesses

Kitesurfing Harnesses

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 →

Types of Kitesurfing Kites

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 →