Just do it.
Today was the first time I’ve ever tried something like this. I’ve never been water skiing, snowboarding or even flown a kite before… But with the right teacher and the right winds anything is possible!
What I learned in my first lesson: ($35)
- How to put on the waist harness
- Set up the kite
- Attach kite to harness
- Launch kite
- Bring kite to 12 o’clock (steady center)
- Controls of kite (steering, power, safety releases)
- Body drag (downwind/upwind, offshore/onshore)
Overall, I learned all of those steps within about an hour. The wind was pretty gusty today and a rain storm rolled in over us as we approached the shore. It was a great day for learning because it’s better to have wind than to have to wait for it.
Here’s a video from today (video footage: my boyfriend Enzo; skills: Adam, ending: me learning)
~ M + H