Kite Surfing: A Thrilling Way to Spend a Day on the Waves

Kite surfing off Chatham. Photo by John Fitts.

With all the aerial sports and water sports out there, it can some times be hard to keep up! If you are looking to experience one of these exciting sports, then consider checking out kite surfing. Kite surfing combines talent areas from several other sports (windsurfing, wakeboarding, paragliding, gymnastics, and surfing) and combines them into one amazing sport.

Given the amount of other sports that kite surfing borrows talent from, it is safe to say that this sport is not for the light of heart.

AirSupport of West Dennis offers kite boarding lessons. Their IKO (international kiteboarding organization) certified instructors have been helping people learn kite boarding for over a decade and, with the latest in equipment, you can be sure that your experience will be one to remember for all the right reasons. Call 508-332-6031 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Fun Seekers out of Duck Harbor Beach in Wellfleet also offers kite boarding lessons from IKO certified instuctors. The lessons require a true committment, with most kite boarders taking 3-6 hours to get to the point where they can handle the board. Call 508-349-1429 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

About the Author

Contributing Writer

Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in.