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Kiteboarding: Day 2

Today’s kite: The Bandit from F.ONE


  1. I wish I were there watching from the nice, warm sand! Sleet has been hammering my windows since about 4:30pm.

  2. I am sorry… kite WHATEVER! I can’t take my eyes off the color of that water. WOW. I am so jealous.

  3. We agree with Sandra! It looks like a huge, shallow swimming pool! What a great place to learn to kiteboard. I guess ya’ll didn’t get out on the water just yet? What kind of pants is Rebecca wearing? Looks nice and warm … are they some kind of wet suit pants or just workout pants? Want to get some ideas for when we get out there!

    • We were on a sandbar that at low tide is partially exposed and at high tide only a few feet deep. Yes, it’s a perfect place to learn.

      Rebecca is wearing a farmer brown wetsuit and the shorts-style kite boarding harness over top of that.

  4. You guys are naturals to take up kiting! I’m sure you’ll pick it up in no time. My husband and I just started learning, too. We windsurfed for years, but kite boarding is much more compatible with our future life on our catamaran.

    • Hi Sarah

      Thanks. I also think it fits perfectly with cruising. When it’s too windy to sail anywhere, it’s perfect for boarding!

  5. I haven’t seen a kiteboarder since the end of October… you don’t realize how ubiquitous they are until they disappear (something about ice and wind chill?). It certainly looks like a lot of fun, but seeing as I can barely keep a windsurfer upright, I’m not sure it’s for me.
    Kiteboarding would certainly seem to go well with cruising: simple, relatively inexpensive equipment that folds into a tiny package, can be carried by one person, and fits in any odd corner that happens to be free of other gear.

    • Not sure I agree about it being inexpensive (a full set up -NEW – might be 2500 bucks). I also don’t know about it being harder than windsurfing because I have no experience with that. The other things are definitely true though.

      • Hmm… maybe kites are another of those things that are more expensive abroad. Kite, board, harness and rigging might run $800 or so up here for amateur gear, although I can certainly see the hardcore guys spending quite a few thousands. After all, they’re trying to do 40-plus knots, which most of us would consider to be a little insane!

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