Kitesurfing is a watersport synonymous with speed, thrill, and adrenaline. Standing on a board with footstraps, you get pulled across the waves by a large kite, which is controlled with lines attached to a short rafter. For experts, speeds in excess of 100 km an hour can occur and it is possible to jump 30 meters into the air, hovering for a stretch of maybe 200-300 meters across the water, until you land again softly på the water with your board.
Kitesurfing in the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord
In the Hvide Sande area, kitesurfers can surf on both the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord. The kite spots at Kloster, Bork Harbour, and the South Beach in Hvide Sande are the most popular places to glide across the water at high speeds. In the same way as with windsurfing and sailing, it’s possible to beat against the wind and there are plenty of ways to have fun and vary the ways you perform this sport. For example, there are the wake style, wave riding, freestyle, jumping, and cruising. Kitesurfing is easy to learn and can be performed by anyone.
Kitesurfing for beginners
If you feel like trying out kitesurfing, it’s important that you attend lessons first. Both for yours and everyone else’s safety. Ask in of this area’s surf centres, which all offer kitesurfing lessons.
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