Kitesurfen: Wenn man Wind und Wasser meistert
Mit wichtigen Tipps für Sicherheit und Spaß von Anfang an
by Johanna | Restube
published on October 15, 2023
Kite surfing is a fascinating water sport that combines the elements of wind and water in a unique way. With only a kite and a board under your feet you glide over the water, carried by the power of the wind.
The special thing about kite surfing is the challenge of mastering the forces of nature. The moment the kite rises into the sky and the board touches down on the water creates an indescribable feeling of freedom. Speed and thrill are high in kite surfing!
However, kite surfing is not only about adrenaline. It requires skill, strength and balance to steer the kite precisely and glide on the water. Calmness and concentration are also necessary. Choosing the right moment to go out on the water also requires great understanding of the wind, weather and waters.
Overall, however, kite surfing is probably much more than just a sport. It is a passion that inspires people all over the world and brings them together at the water - preferably when the wind is blowing😉
We would like to dive into the important safety aspects of kite surfing. Safety has always top priority! You need to be able to control extreme forces and understand wind and water at any time. To make kite surfing a safe adventure, take safety seriously and always prepare well for your session on the water. This applies to everyone, whether you are a beginner or a pro!
Sicherheit beim Kitesurfen
Before you venture out on the water, be sure to take a course with professionals. A certified kite instructor can teach you the basics of kite surfing, proper kite handling and safety. Nowadays, high standards prevail in schools and make a course really valuable for the participants! VDWS or IKO schools have highly trained instructors who will make learning fun and safe right from the start.
Choosing the right equipment is crucial. This includes 1.) a well-maintained kite that fits the size of the wind and your body weight, 2.) a good "bar" that allows you to steer the kite and adjust its power, as well as one that has an integrated emergency release mechanism, the so-called Quick Release System, 3.) a suitable board and 4.) a comfortable helmet, an impact vest for protection and additional buoyancy, such as Restube.
Überprüfe die aktuellen Wetterbedingungen und Windvorhersagen, bevor du aufs Wasser gehst. Du willst starken und konstanten Wind zwischen 12 bis 25 Knoten. Stärkere Winde und Wetterumschwünge können gefährlich für dich werden, gerade am Anfang! Es lohnt sich mit einheimischen Kitern vor Ort zu sprechen, die Kite-Szene ist meist sehr offen und freundlich.
Every kite surfer should keep a safety zone around them. This means keeping enough distance from other kiters, swimmers, boats or other obstacles.
Den Kite sicher starten und landen:
Launching and landing the kite safely requires practice and extra care. Always launch the kite in pairs, your partner must be experienced.
If you get into trouble, you must know what to do. This includes correctly deploying the Quick Release System, being clear about the possible rescue maneuvers, triggering Restube and swimming to shore.
Always be prepared for the worst! Wind, water, weather can change, even equipment can fail. With Restube you have extra buoyancy when you need it, and visibility to draw attention to you. Also, if you want to help someone else, extra buoyancy is very helpful. Just pass on the inflated buoy to the person in need and you won't put yourself in danger!
Kite surfing requires physical fitness and endurance. Prepare well and don't overdo yourself in the first sessions!
Mit Freunden bin ich zum Kiten an den Pleshcheyevo-See im Norden Moskaus gefahren. Es war extrem starker Wind, der es schwierig machte, den Kite zu kontrollieren. Mit meinem Board ohne Straps bin ich für stabileren Wind in den tiefen Bereich des Sees gefahren. Der Wind war so extrem stark, dass ich er mich vom Board gefegt hat. Ich konnte den Kite einfach nicht mehr kontrollieren, um zum Board zurück zu kommen, wie es bisher immer geklappt hatte...Weitere Artikel
Welches Restube zum Kitesurfen?
For kite surfing we recommend Restube extreme, the Restube for rough conditions. It has a splint closure and the bag is made of extremely robust material. Here you can see how Restube extreme works!
Hier siehst du, wie Restube extreme funktioniert:
By the way: you can attach Restube directly to the harness. Simply remove the waist belt and thread the Restube onto the harness hook strap. Enjoy maximum freedom of movement and have buoyancy on hand at any time!