Kitesurfing or Windsurfing?
Let’s talk about the benefits of someone who chooses to kitesurf or windsurf!The times are changing and it is no secret that humanity has made a turn for eco-friendly decisions. Eco-friendly implies more than just using less gas, it means being conscious of all that you do, including sports and recreation like using the wind to surf. Get out and kitesurf or windsurf as a all-around smarter decision for the wallet and the body!
The Costs of Kitesurfing vs. Windsurfing
Activities comparable to surfing via the wind, such as wakeboarding or water-skiing, are incredibly expensive. Take for example the cost of equipment alone. The boat itself is thousands of dollars (and hopefully the boat and its insurance are attainable without a loan). The boat needs a vehicle to tow it to the water, which includes gas and a trailer. If those expenses do not provide limitations, maybe the remaining equipment might: fat sacs, boards, ropes, helmets, handles, towers, and surfboards. Of course kitesurfing or windsurfing has some of the same expenses, but one needs not to be Einstein to how the expenses add up: upwards of $50,000 for wakeboarding or waterskiing and roughly one to two thousand dollars for using the wind to surf. If one wants to use the wind to surf, than the equipment is a packaged deal! What does it cost to kitesurf or windsurf? About a thousand dollars, a one time purchase of the equipment. No need to fuel up the boat or pay for a harbor membership. Grab what you need, and go surf the water and wind after a one time purchase of equipment!
The Locations for kitesurfing or windsurfing:
There is another great difference between other recreation activities and using the wind to surf! You know the saying, “Location, Location, Location.” Where does one go to get tugged around by a boat? Wherever you can drop a boat into water, and that is sometimes limited. Where does one go to grab some wind and kitesurf or windsurf? Wherever there is wind! That includes kitesurfing or windsurfing on oceans, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and even snow! Kitesurf or windsurf your favorite body of water, no matter how big or how small, as long as there is wind, you have got a place to surf.
A further point that needs mentioning about kitesurfing or windsurfing is the skill level that is involved. Many have been in the predicament before. Sitting on a board that is strapped to your needs, the boat speeds up ahead of you and the torque drags you, gasping for water you wave for the boat to stop. Wakeboarding or waterskiing is hard on your body, period! Kitesurfing or windsurfing is as rigorous as you allow it to be. Start off learning slow, and learn to kitesurf or windsurf as you improve your skills.
What is the benefit of choosing to kitesurf or windsurf? The costs, locations, and skills are easier to manage