Kitesurfing vs surfing: which is better? (Part 1)
If you’re hoping to get familiar with a wave riding board sport, you may have a hard time choosing between kitesurfing or regular surfing which involves no kite. Kitesurfing and surfing – which one is better. This is a question worth answering. Kitesurfing and surfing are not similar sports, however considering both types involve riding waves, they have a lot in common.
So which is better, kitesurfing or surfing? Kitesurfing may be a good choice if one is near a windy beach. Your physical building is about average, you have money to spend, and you wish to begin riding fast. One will choose surfing if they are near a wind-free beach who are young and having athletic build. Besides, you must be patient and ready to make efforts over time in order to master the techniques.
In the rest of this post, you will find the main differences between surfing and kitesurfing, including: Learning curve, Riding conditions, Equipment, Safety and risk as well as Riding experience
When comparing kitesurfing to surfing, what most people are imagining is kiteboarding on a directional board to ride waves, as contrary to flatwater kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding on flatwater is completely different from surfing; in fact, it can easier to compare kiteboarding with wakeboarding, as they both have surfers being pulled on a board on flatwater.
So throughout this post, “kitesurfing” will always mean kiteboarding on a surfboard, so no matter if you’re new to both sports or you’re a master, you will easily understand.
Which of surfing and kitesurfing is more difficult to learn?
Both surfing and kitesurfing have a challenging learning curve. Although, learning to kitesurf is generally much faster than learning to surf. Considering the conditions and gear, one can progress from beginner to kitesurfing in waves within a few weeks. Surfing typically need a much longer time.