You are probably standing in front of a life-changing decision to learn to kitesurf.
Have your friends ever told you that this sport will change your life? Oh, they can’t be more right 😊
Once you harness the energy of the kite, you will start feeling the power of the two elements, water and wind.
The amount of freedom will avalanche you with joy and pure stoke. When reading this article, you may have already booked your kite lesson, and you are wondering – what should I bring with me? Do I need to prepare somehow, or does the kite school provide me with all I need?
Even if the school should always provide you with kite equipment- kite harness, kite with bar, and kiteboard, we recommend preparing few more items. You will feel more ready and confident before your life-changing experience.
Here is a summary of things we recommend bringing with you:
When you learn kitesurfing preferably the sun is shining . But don’t forget to take care of your skin and protect your eyes. Before heading to your kite lesson,
wear sunscreen on your body and sunblock on your cheeks,
nose, and lips.
We recommend using products
that don’t harm the ocean habitats.
In the very first days, you will look up to the kite a lot.
That also means to look straight up to the sun.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
You will appreciate
sports goggles made for water sports. These will stay on thanks to the
strings and will float on the water if you drop them.
We all have seen those cool Instagram pictures of kite girls in tiny bikinis shredding. BUT not during your lessons.
You will need water wear which stays on as you learn to harness the kite or body drag in the water.
We have seen so many funny moments of students losing their bikinis. Unfortunately, it’s not so fun for them. Plus, there is no way that you will be able to focus on your lesson and progress fast if you are trying to fix and find your bikini top and bottom.
You can use Long sleeve Lycra with UV protection and board shorts over your sport bikini on the first day.
But my tip is the One-piece lycra over your bikini. This game-changing swimwear will protect your arms against the sun as lycra, prevent you from rashes from the kite harness as it will not move up as sometimes the lycra shirts do. And! It saves you from unwanted moments of losing your bikini parts. It will ALWAYS stay on and support you in your progress.
The windy days on colder kite spots can be really cold. You are going to spend at least two hours in the water and windchill so make sure to stay warm.
Take Hoodies or kite jackets to wear before and after the lesson. A windbreaker will protect you from the windchill. By the way, you can use a windbreaker also in the water over the wetsuit.
In the water, you will appreciate a wetsuit that keeps you truly warm.
The kite schools usually provide you with wetsuits,
but you may want to consider many students before you.
The wetsuits might not be in a perfect stage.
The size will for sure be a compromise. A too large wetsuit won't keep you warm properly.
And the fact that people are ….ok, I will say it… People are peeing into the wetsuit J!!!!
So, if you get a chance to have your wetsuit from day one, do it. It gives you more confidence to rock n’ roll.