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What to Wear Kitesurfing
What to wear kitesurfing has a really crucial part to play in your enjoyment of this sport. The time of year, the kind of weather and the type of kiting you want to do all play a part in determining what to wear when you're out on the water. Most of all - your personal preferences. And in turn, all of these combined influence how comfortable you are and how happy you will be to remain out there on the water.
However, as a general rule of thumb, here's some helpful info that will serve as a kind of shopping list so you can be sure you're properly kitted out!
Kitesurfing equipment you will need:
In terms of kit, you will need the following:
- Kite - depends on the wind strength but we recommend
- Board - opt for a larger size in those early days
- Control bar - make sure it’s compatible to the kite and lines
- Lines - make sure they’re the right length for the kite
- Safety leash
- Safety knife
- Flotation vest - you need one made specifically for the sport as this features a gap for the control bar
Warm weather kiting - what to wear
Now some people might choose to wear more in warm weather, or less. It's up to you and what makes you comfortable. But again, as a general guide, please consider:
Cold weather kiting - what to wear
Again, you might need more layers or you might have so much ice in your belly that even in Arctic conditions you only need the absolute essentials. So, take the following with a grain of salt:
How much does kitesurfing equipment cost
Speak to us about old stock as this is where you will get the very best deals without compromising the integrity or quality of equipment. We hope this has helped you figure out what to wear kitesurfing!
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