There is nothing quite like kite surfing. The rush of the wind pulling you across the sea, the perfect balance of wind and your ability, and of course the strength to pull yourself up onto the board every time you fall down, because you will fall down. Learn how to stand back up on the board with a 2 hour introductory kite surfing lesson at Surfstore Africa for R245.
Surfstore Africa uses the natural elements in Muizenberg to teach its students how to perfect their kite surfing abilities. Muizenberg is one of the windiest areas in Cape Town which makes it the ideal learning ground for budding kite surfers.
Many say it’s the combination of adrenalin and the thrill of going faster that makes kite surfing an addictive past time but you’ll be able to ascertain for yourself what makes it so enjoyable after a 2 hour introductory kite surfing lesson. No need to provide your own equipment as everything down to the board wax is included in the deal. But be warned, even though you may have been a professional kite flyer in your grandmother’s back yard, kite surfing requires skill of a different kind.
While many recreational sports can provide that wind in your hair feeling, like ones involving a horse or a near death experience with a parachute, kite surfing incorporates a number of natural elements and is fun while being both a learning experience and a challenge.
Kite surfing fact: Kite surfers in Miami just stand on the board and pay people to push them around because it is virtually windless there. It is therefore not called kite surfing but rather push surfing.