How to use this guide
Use the menu on the left to access the information in this Kitesurfing Handbook
Information about the handbook
Frequently Asked Question
Kitesurfing gear selection, maintenance and usage
A brief description of kitesurfing styles
Progression examples and description of some skills - basic to intermediate
Links to additional sources of information on kitesurfing
Safety procedures, guidelines, equipment and rules
The top tips for safe and enjoyable kitesurfing
Information on how to pack and travel for kitesurfing holidays
Assess weather and wind conditions for kitesurfing
Wind directions and wind theory
Tips provided through this handbook designated by this symbol
Warnings and cautions are designated by this symbol
Beginners or those interested in learning kitesurfing might like to initially read:
Introduction - get the buzz
FAQ - to find answers to your burning questions
How to learn kitesurfing - how to learn, and where to start
Learn about wind
Progression and skills - The basics
Safety - maximise your enjoyment and safety
Gear - mandatory items required
Top tips - to get you going
Weather - to stay safe
Kitesurfers - see some of the world's best kitesurfers in action and read about what inspires them
Experienced and intermediate kiters might like to:
Review the Gear section for tips
Learn about kitesurfing storm fronts and handling challenging weather conditions
Do some downwind tours.
Have a go at wave riding in the surf.
Read all the tips.
Use the Travel section to help plan and pack for a kitesurfing holiday to an exotic location.
If you can't find the information you are after in this handbook, visit Resources and links to find it elsewhere.