Adrenaline fueled, but surprisingly relaxing, you’d be among the masses if you immediately jump to the conclusion that kitesurfing is for the younger generation. However, you’d be entirely wrong as an increasing number of more mature kitesurfers are appearing on the scene and those that are trying it are realizing that it is a completely exhilarating sport. Does it require a certain level of fitness?
Yes. However, the conditioning that you may lack can be worked on on the water. One of the cooler water sports, imagine how good you’ll look gliding over the Caribbean Sea.
The first ever inflatable kite was developed in the late 1970s by two brothers from the Atlantic coast of France. It wasn’t patented until the mid 1980s. Nevertheless, the original design has inspired companies to develop and evolve the kites we see and know today.
You’d be forgiven however for thinking that kitesurfing is a brand-new sport, as it only really hit the mainstream in 1998 when the very first kitesurfing event took place in Hawaii. Since then, it has grown steadily and if you’re on the coast when the winds blow, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to look out to the water and spot a group of colorful kites gracing the skies above.