Kitesurfing 101

Kitesurfing is a complex, but rewarding sport. There really is nothing like it! It involves a combination of several sport skills, including surfing, wakeboarding and kiteflying.

Below are some common questions about Kitesurfing, listed with answers to give you the basics of what it takes to get into Kitesurfing and why you should consider taking lessons from us.


Q: WHY SHOULD I TAKE LESSONS FROM TRYKITESURFING?

A: Taking lessons rather than going it alone will ensure that you have a positive first kitesurfing experience – without getting frustrated – and allow you to get up on the board safely in much less time.

Here at TRYkitesurfing our friendly team of kitesurfing professionals have been teaching hundreds of kitesurfers across Scotland and beyond to become Scotland’s most established kitesurfing school.

We also ensure that you leave the beach will a full understanding of available equipment and products so you aren’t at risk of buying the wrong gear should you choose to invest in your own.


Q: WHY SHOULD I BUY MY GEAR FROM TRYKITESURFING INSTEAD OF SECOND-HAND?

A: There are many tempting second-hand kite deals online and we advise that you approach with caution! For any learner, part of the process of kite-flying inevitably means a fair few nose dives, and the impact of hitting the ground or the water can take its toll on the kite over time. All the kites we sell are designed to take a lot of ‘learning’ impact; however a second-hand kite will have faced its fair share of knocks before even reaching your hands. Any weaknesses in the kite’s structure can be very dangerous and, in the long run, could cost you more to replace or repair.

At TRYkitesurfing, we have great relationships with top suppliers Ocean Rodeo, Air Rush and Naish – world leading kitesurf brands and favourites of our local surfers in Troon! – and as a result we are able to offer our customers great prices.

We supply a huge range of gear at TRYkitesurfing, including:

Ocean Rodeo, Naish & Airush

  • Kites from 4m-17m
  • Boards (Twin tip & Surf boards)
  • SUP (stand up paddle)
  • Harness
  • Board bags
  • Wetsuits
  • Dry suits
  • Accessories
  • TRYkitesurfing T-shirts

Have a chat with us via email and we can sort out what kit would best suit your needs and get you the best possible price on the market!


Q: IS KITESURFING EASY TO LEARN?

A: Anyone can get involved with kitesurfing providing they have the patience and willingness to learn. If you have prior experience in surfing, kite-flying, windsurfing or wakeboarding, the learning curve will be shorter and being comfortable in the water will certainly help. With good instruction, the learning curve is accelerated over our two day course. Without good instruction or with no instruction at all, learning to kitesurf can be dangerous and time-consuming. It is recommended that all beginners receive some sort of training.


Q: WHAT PHYSICAL CONDITION SHOULD I BE IN?

A: As manufacturers continually improve their products, it’s easier and easier to learn to kitesurf, however a moderate level of physical fitness is required. If you cannot swim, you should learn, and a lifejacket should be part of your equipment whether you can swim or not. 


 If you have any further queries about getting started with kitesurfing just drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

2 thoughts on “Kitesurfing 101

  1. Lorraine Cunningham says:

    I am going to be in Troon on May 21st and 22nd. If you have 1/2 day courses on those days could you please advise the timings?

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