Get High on KitesurfingBig Island

From the technological advances of windsurfing, paragliding and wakeboarding has come a hot new water sport called KITESURFING, or KITEBOARDING. This extreme sport takes wind, guts, the right equipment and a lot of practice.

The surfer stands on a KITEBOARD (a small surfboard with straps) and is pulled across the water by a big kite. Sounds easy enough, but don’t be fooled—it could take many sessions of kitesurfing before a pilot becomes competent.

Kitesurfing enthusiasts say the sport, though challenging and sometimes dangerous, is more fun than and not as dependent on high-wave and wind action as windsurfing. LESSONS and RENTAL GEAR are available all over the island.