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The Greatest Lie Ever Told About Kitesurfing

There is a huge misconception generally held by women looking to learn to kitesurf that you have to be very strong or at least have some upper body strength to hold the kite in the air. I often hear this given as a reason (or excuse) for not even taking that first step and taking their first kitesurf lesson. In my opinion this is one of the main reasons that the number of women partaking in the sport is so low, thankfully, it is now starting to increase. However the simple truth remains, this is a lie and its a whopper, and here's why.

The Importance of Taking Kitesurfing Lessons

More and more people are getting into kitesurfing. But even though their number increases, only few of them are willing to take proper kitesurfing lessons from expert trainers.

Taking kitesurfing lessons is very important so you can be efficient in performing this extreme sport, as well as to avoid accidents and injuries while in the waters. There are several important bases why you should take kitesurfing classes. Below are some reasons that you need to highly consider before trying to learn kitesurfing by yourself:

Kitesurfing is the Hottest Sport on the Water

The sport of kitesurfing was started in the 1980's, but did not become popular until the 21st century. Before the year 2000 there were probably only around one thousand kite surfers in the world. By 2005 the number had risen to nearly 100,000. Kitesurfing is also commonly known as kiteboarding, and in some European countries as flysurfing. The idea of kitesurfing is simple... use a large, powerful kite for thrust and stand on a surfboard in order to reach high speeds. At these high speeds, anyone can perform amazing and exhilarating stunts!