Most kite pics we see in magazines show kitesurfers in perfect conditions: Blue sky, turquoise water, warm temperatures and spots that offer good conditions – like constant winds and flat water or beautiful waves. Apart from the fact that on photos you just see a single moment and not how the session really was, some may assume that kitesurfing is always like this – bikini or boardshorts weather and so on … It’s definitely not! Harsh weather though acts as a deterrent do a lot of kiters. Too bad – cause there are many good reasons to go kitesurfing in bad weather, even if it’s grey and it rains.
I think there’s no need to explain that being generally fit makes our kitesurf performance better and more fun. Of course kitesurfing is a great workout too – but what if you can’t be on the water all the time? My friend Egle Marcinkeviciute is from Lithuania and currently lives in Rhodes, Greece where she works at Airriders Kiteprocenter and as a fitness trainer (and soon as a yoga teacher too). She’s truly one of the fittest persons I know and always amazingly creative with her workouts – especially when it’s about workouts where no gym and special fitness equipment is needed! In this article she’ll share one of these workouts with you. All you need is a longboard (but also a skateboard will do it’s job). Enjoy the sweet pain of your burning muscles the next morning … Continue reading Kitesurf workout with a longboard – quick & effective