Kiteboarding (or Kitesurfing) is a growing extreme water sport that has evolved into a serious sport with its proposed inclusion into the 2020 Olympic (as part of sailing).
It is governed by an international body called the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), a standards body that sets the policies and safety guidelines as well as rules and regulations of the sport. Kite Racing has been established and recognised as a sailing sport under The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) alongside sailing and windsurfing.
Fun Fact - Kiteboarding has produced several sailors that have broken World speed sailing records
Fun fact - Kiteboarding lessons are not done in Singapore waters as they are not suitable.
Try Out Kiteboarding today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
Do check with your instructor if these are provided during the lessons.
- A kitesurfing traction kite
- Kitesurf board,
- Kite control device (bar and lines),
- A safety system,
- Other accessories such as wetsuit, booties, lifejacket, helmet.