Kitesurfing has only been a mainstream sport for a little over 10 years now which means there a lot of common misconceptions regarding how it works, what you need, how much it costs, and how safe it is. When most people think about kitesurfing, which is also known as kiteboarding, they think that it's the same thing as windsurfing or wakeboarding. In reality, the sport is completely different from anything else out there. Though it is a board sport, it's basically 75% kite flying and 25% board riding. This article dispels the most common myths about kitesurfing.