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Video: Kitesurfing in Kenya – Watamu 2017

It don’t need many letters to describe our latest trip to Africa – cause I think this video shows so much more impressions than words can ever give. Just to note: It was awesome, breathtaking and unforgettable – and to be honest, I immediately want to go back!

If you have questions around kitesurfing in Kenya, feel free to contact me via contact@kitejoy.net

And here’s the video – enjoy!

Kitesurfing in Kenya – Watamu 2017

Kitesurfing: How fear turns into (healthy) respect

Nowadays kitesurfing is declared as fun sport. So as the definition says, it’s fun. I totally agree. Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t do it! However some underestimate that kitesurfing under certain conditions is still what it was in its early years: an extreme sport.  And extreme sport is dangerous. Or can be dangerous, depending on how one looks at it.

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Crashing is part of the kitesurfing game. We have to go through that. (c) Helmut Fuchs/kitejoy

Though modern safety systems are incomparable to those in the initial years of kitesurfing (depower was non-existent or very low, and Quick release was also not really developed) unfortunately there are still tragic accidents. It happens that kitesurfers get badly injured or even die. Of course such incidents are frightening and can lead to doubts – on the one hand one absolutely wants to try kitesurfing, on the other hand he’s afraid.

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Pressure or pleasure? How to avoid stress in kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a funsport. So it should be fun, right? And that’s what it is for all of us. Really? Always?
I am not talking of pro riders. Of course it’s not always 100 % fun for them when they have the pressure to achieve a good ranking in competitions. But also a lot of „normal“ riders who don’t participate in contests set theirself under enormous pressure that affects the fun.

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More fun on the water: How to pimp your kitesessions

What’s the main reason we are addicted to kitesurfing? To speak in behalf of most kiters, the answer is very simple: Because it’s fun! But nearly everyone who spent some time kiting already may have experienced days on the water that have been … let’s call it modest. Wether you see no progress anymore, you are totally stuck with a trick which makes you angry, you can’t cope with the conditions or you even get bored of kitesurfing … sometimes it’s like that.

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