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Here's what you want to know about kite-surfing....

Heavensurfhouse kite School:

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Yedidalga Sahili

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1.What is kitesurfing? 

Kitesurfing is an extreme sport performed by skiing on the water with the kite attached to the waist of the athlete with a harness and the surfboard on his feet, with an average of 18 meters of lines..

 

2.What are the terms for kitesurfing in their simplest form?

One of the most used kite-surf terms, the first word that comes to mind is the word kite. The kite, the kite, is the basic equipment of this sport. We can say that the bar is the steering wheel where the strings are tied to the kite and the power is controlled. Board is an essential kitesurfing material that is guided by feet that allow it to slide on the water. Spot, on the other hand, is called the beach (point) where there are suitable conditions for kiteboarding. Freestyle is the name given to acrobatic movements performed by taking off the kite. The terms speed racing are used when speed comes to the fore by using the power of the wind, and wave riding is used when kiteboarding on the waves. Jump is used to mean jumping on the waves.

3.What are kite surfing equipment?

  Kite:

  Board:

  Control bar:

  Harness:

4.When can Kite Surfing in Cyprus?

Kitesurfing is done 12 months of the year in Cyprus.

 

5.Is kite surfing dangerous?

As the name suggests, it is dangerous because it is an extreme sport. Therefore, the danger is eliminated by professional training.

 

6.Is kitesurfing a difficult sport?

Kitesurfing is a sport that can be done easily with a professional training by keeping the technical side of the person entirely.

 

7.Is kitesurfing a good exercise method?

 Definitely yes.

8.How long does it take to learn kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing can be learned in a short time with at least 6 hours of basic training.

 

9.Is kitesurfing a demanding sport?

It requires technique and skill, not strength.

 

10.What are the benefits of kitesurfing other than burning calories and fun?

-Socialization

-Nature love

-It improves sensitivity to the environment and natural life and helps to become more conscious individuals.

-It positively affects the world and his perspective towards life.

-It increases the joy of living with the intense emotion and pleasure it gives.

And anyway, there is cooperation in the nature of sports.

 

11.What is the difference between kitesurfing and windsurfing?

The kite sailor is an easier sport as it is supported by the kite tied to the waist of the athlete.

 

12.How did kitesurf start in the world?

We can say that the big kites were accepted as George Pocock's first step in the 1800's. They were stronger kites, unlike today's kites. In 1903, an aviation expert named Samuel Cody managed to cross the English Channel by using his own kite on his sailboat. Dutch Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise received the first patent for kitesurfing in 1977. Although this vehicle, which resembles a parachute standing on the water with the help of a board, did not attract much attention, it took its place among the first kite surf inventions in the records. In 1997, kiteboards very close to the present day were produced by Raphaël Salles and Laurent Ness. In 1998, it took its place among the kite surf water sports. Again in 1998, he organized the first race in Maui, where the athlete named Flash Austin won. Wake style, wave riding, Freestyle, jumping, and crusing style kitesurfing are performed, although kite surfers are increasing rapidly.

 

13.How many hours and how to learn kitesurfing?

It is learned through theoretical and practical training provided that it is professional for at least six hours.

 

14.What are the most important rules for kitesurfing beginners or those who admire from outside?

Avoiding areas where athletes raise and lower kites and not swimming in surfing areas should be the top two rules.

 

15.How old can I start kitesurfing?

There is no age to start kitesurfing.

 

16.What is the maximum age to start kitesurfing?

It cannot be said at the maximum age. There are no age restrictions on kitesurfing.

 

17.Do you need a special item when kitesurfing lesson starts?

-Towel

-Sunglasses

-Suntan cream

-Sea shoes may be required depending on the structure of the beach to be learned.

 

18.How much does it cost to learn kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing training costs an average of 350 euros.

 

19.What is the price of kitesurfing equipment?

The average price of kitesurfing equipment is 2000 euros.

 

20.Can I buy second hand equipment?

As in every sector, there is a second hand market.

 

21.What is the lifetime of a purchased equipment?

This process varies according to the frequency of use of the equipment and the climate of the region where it is built. If used 2 days a week on the island of Cyprus, the life of the equipment is between 3 and 5 years.

 

22.How are the kite sizes and what are they used for?

While the size of the kite grows in proportion to the weight of the person, it decreases inversely according to the wind strength.

There are kites of 4 to 17 square meters in size.

23.What does a Wind Window mean?

Refers to the area in which the kite flies.

 

24.Is kitesurfing safe?

It is a very safe sport if the rules are followed and security systems are used when necessary.

 

25.When is the best time to take a kitesurf lesson?

The period between April and October is the best time in Cyprus.

 

26.How should efficient education be and what does it entail?

Training interval is very important. Trainings should be consecutive and completed as soon as possible. Trainings taken once a week can take months. In addition to loss of time and material, it causes undesirable results as it will bring motivation disorders.

 

27.I windsurf, does that make me a good Kite surfer?

These two are different sports. Since windsurfing is a demanding sport, these athletes have difficulty in this process because they will use power as a reflex while learning Kitesurfing.

 

28.I just started. Can I raise and lower a kite alone?

Beginner athletes should seek assistance in lowering and lifting their kites.

 

29.Do I need a license to kite surf independently?

No, you do not need a license for kitesurfing.

 

30.What equipment should a beginner get?

Equipment should be selected with the advice of the instructor.

 

31.How do you know when you are ready to stop taking lessons?

When you can take care of yourself, you're ready to move forward.

 

32.My arms are too weak. Can I learn kitesurfing?

Yes you can. Because the kite is attached to the harnesses, the arms are only for control.

 

33.I'm so weak, will the kite fly me?

Since the kite size is adjusted according to the weight of the person and the wind strength, it is not possible for the athlete to fly away.

 

34.I am overweight, can I learn?

Since physical characteristics directly affect learning and this sport requires being flexible, overweight people have difficulty in doing this sport, but it is possible for them to learn. This sport will also help them lose weight.

 

35.Is there group lessons in kitesurfing?

Private or group lessons are provided.

 

36.Is it necessary to know how to swim very well to be able to kite surf?

It is sufficient to know how to swim.

37.What is the wind directions in kite-surfing?

CAUTION: Do not kite in offshore or cross-offshore winds unless you are experienced and have a boat backup.

Side shore and cross on shore is the best wind directions in kitesurfing. You can kitesurf is other wind directions but you have to know the situation first.

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      side-shore:

  • The wind blows paralel to the beach which is the best direction in kitesurfing. you can ride out easily, you can walk upwind easily if you can't go upwind in time if you are a beginner.

      cross-onshore:

  • The winds blows 45 degrees to the beach. 

  • Cross-onshore sea breezes tend to be a smooth consistent laminar air flow with little turbulence, providing consistent wind which is great for kitesurfing.

   Onshore:

  • The wind blows towards the shore at a 90 degree angle

  • You will get blown onto the beach immediately if you dunk your kite.

  • It can be hard to get out through any shore break.

  • Wind is blowing from the water and is pushing you directly to the beach. One of the dangerous winds, it constantly pushes you straight onto the beach and to the hazard on land.

  • Skill level: Intermediate and experienced kitesurfers.  You must be able to stay upwind to keep away from the beach.

   Cross-offshore and offshore:

  • Cross-offshore and offshore winds are not good for kiteboarding. 

  • Offshore winds pose the danger of being blown away from the shore in the event of equipment failure or loss of control. 

  • Offshore winds can be very gusty and turbulent as the wind airmass comes off a land mass. 

  • You can kitesurf in offshore winds in a lake or when a safety boat is available.

  • Skill level: Not recommended for kitesurfing.  Experienced kitesurfers only, with boat backup.