Why Winter Kitesurfing is the Best!
As the colder weather draws in, you may be put off heading out into the water, but you would be foolish to do so. Kitesurfing in the winter is fun, pumps the adrenaline that little bit more and the water is less busy, so you will have more space to practise jumps and tricks. In this blog, we take a look at the many reasons why winter kitesurfing is the best and why you should consider doing it over the next few months!
You Don’t Have to Stop Kitesurfing
By heading into the water in the winter, you are avoiding a dry spell of no kitesurfing. Through continuing to kitesurf in the winter, you can further improve your skill and your body won’t be out of practice. Many kitesurfers put off going in the water in the autumn/winter months and instead head out only in the spring and summertime. Furthermore, as the temperatures begin to drop towards the start of autumn, kitesurfers will often call it a day, but by doing this, you are shortening the amount of time you can kitesurf and therefore, slowing your progression. The more frequently you are in the water practising, the easier and faster it will be to perfect your skills.
Generally, in the colder months, beaches will be quieter and fewer people will head into the sea. With fewer people in the ocean, it provides kitesurfers with more room to practise jumps and tricks. Furthermore, because it is out of season, parking at the beach will be both easier and often cheaper! Please be aware that a quieter beach does also mean that there will be fewer people around if you need any help with anything. In this instance, we would highly recommend you take to the water with at least one other kitesurfer, so you aren’t totally alone. Having another person in the water is important in all seasons, not just winter; take a look at our previous blog to learn about why you should have a kitesurfing buddy.
More Wind and Dense Air
In the colder months, you will experience more wind which can help you to gain some more airtime. With more time in the air comes more chance to try new skills! Furthermore, when the temperature is lower, the air is denser; this will mean that less wind is needed to have fun.
We know all too well that as the festive period begins, we like to eat plenty of food. If you continue to head into the water throughout the winter months, you can enjoy all the mince pies you want because you will work them off when you take to the waves. Furthermore, it is good for your general health because if you stop being active and binge eat, it can lead to health complications.
Taking to the water when it is dark and windy is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. The colder temperatures also make the whole experience different from what you would experience in the summer. If you do decide to go on a kitesurfing adventure in the winter, be sure to wrap up appropriately. It is also advised that you try to go a few times through the autumn so that your body can adjust to the decline in temperatures; therefore, it won’t be as much of a shock when you get into the water in the winter.
We hope that you have been inspired to try winter kitesurfing! If you do head out into the water, check out some of the best places to kitesurf across the UK. Here at F-One Kites, we offer a range of watersports equipment, including kiteboards, kites and paddleboards. If you are looking to go kite surfing in the UK and want to get your hands on some equipment, look no further!