Waist or Seat Harness – What to Choose?

A kitesurfing harness tends to be one of the least thought about bits of equipment when coming to purchase your first kite. However the harness is a key piece of equipment in your setup and a correct fitting one can provide support and reduce muscle fatigue, allowing for a longer and safer kiting session.

Buying the Right Wetsuit for Kiteboarding

Things to consider when looking for the right wetsuit for you

1. Where do you ride? What is your season high and low temperatures for both water and air? How long into the season will you realistically ride? How much temperature change do you experience throughout your riding season?

2. Are you warm blooded, cool or cold blooded? I am still wearing booties, hood and gloves when lots of riders are in just their wetsuit. How important is warmth to you personally?

GPS for kitesurfing

It is interesting to use a GPS for logging some of your kitesurfing sessions, particularly downwinders.

Desirable features for kitesurfing

- A compact GPS is best.
- Wrist mounted provides easiest access
- Download track log for sessions
- If waterproof IPX8 rated (fully sealed, no gaskets) can use without a waterproof case
- Large screen display option makes it easier to read on the water
- Route navigation (only available in high end devices)

Early generation GPS devices