When you’re pining for a bit of an adrenalin boost, you have a few options: you could eat something with Guarana in it, dive out of an aeroplane, or you could take up a sport that doesn’t require any white-knuckled height-anxiety. Find a sport that’ll keep your adrenaline pumping safely and pay R240 for an inland kite-surfing beginner’s course with Adrenalin Elements.
An extreme combination of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and all-out gymnastics, kite-surfing is the perfect way to have some fun in the water when you want to do something a little more exciting than splashing around. Though you won’t be doing any kite-loops or huge jumps, the beginner’s course is designed to get you comfortable with some of the basics. Of course, once you’ve mastered those, you’ll be flying through the air in a blaze of glory to rival the Batman.
To begin your introduction into harnessing the power of the ocean,
experienced instructors start you off with two hours each of ground-training
and theory. Designed to get you in the know regarding things like weather and
wind, oceanology and correct kite-inflation, as well as the different equipment
and boards, the theory will ensure that you’re not left spinning in the wind
while you’re trying to use it to surf. Considering the pros will have all the
bases covered, all you have to bring along is a hat and some sunscreen to keep
your skin safe from the sun while you’re out learning how to play shenanigans with
your kite-board on the waves.