5 Kitesurfing Tips for Hesitant Beginners
by / Wednesday, 20 December 2017 / Published in Blog, kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a popular water sport at Coconut Bay, but it’s one that many newcomers are unfamiliar with. If you’re not sure whether kitesurfing is the right fit for you, try these tips to ease into it.

1. Spend Some Time in the Water

If you tend to stick to the sand, the idea of kitesurfing might sound intimidating because it involves being on and in the water. Have no fear our friendly certified staff will provide all the instruction you need at a comfortable pace and if you’re the least bit hesitant, you can always start with a more relaxed choice like paddle boarding.

2. Try a Free Taster

Coconut Bay offers complimentary kitesurfing tasters to all guests ages 10 and older. If you’re at least 16, you can continue on to professional lessons. Your taster is a simple lesson that takes place entirely on the beach with a small learning kite so that you can familiarize yourself with the basics of the sport.

3. Sign Up for Professional Lessons

The best way to get started kitesurfing is with a professional. The Certified Instructors at Coconut Bay are experienced at teaching newcomers of all skills levels. Don’t hesitate to let your instructor know you’re feeling a bit hesitant so he or she can slow things down and work at your pace.

4. Rent Your Gear

If you’re not sure how dedicated you are to the idea of kitesurfing, you are welcome to try out our gear with half or full day rentals. You can give it a go for a couple of hours, then back off to something more leisurely if kitesurfing just isn’t your cup of tea.

5. Celebrate Your Achievements

Whether you stick with kitesurfing through the whole holiday, or you try it out once and move on to another adventure, make sure to celebrate your achievement in getting on the board at all. Have a friend or family member snap some photos so you can show off your soaring ride. Reward yourself for your bold move with some pampering at the Kai Mer Spa when you’re done.

Kitesurfing is an unforgettable adventure. If you’re curious, try these tips to work through any reservations and give it a go.


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