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kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:20 pm
by mojodan
i'm just wondering how many of you out there kiteboard alone? I was told it's dangerous going out there alone. i'm a noob who just barely able to stand on a board. i just need some tips on riding solo. it seems kinda hard to find a friend to go with these days.

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:33 pm
by Loscocco
if there is wind... there will almost always be someone else at the beach.

Def ride with others

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:55 pm
by OliverG
I think it depends on your experience to be sure. Although there is always some risk, seasoned riders are adept and self launching and landing, can judge conditions well and are fine to go out and ride. Variables include location - some spots carry more risk than others. Knowledge of typical patterns and conditions is key also. Your ability is key. But my advice would be to be realistic about your skill level and experience, the time of year and where you are riding. Don't put yourself in a risky situation. So, at your level, might be best to ride, or at least be in the company of others...

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:33 pm
by NCKite_Ryder
I remember being a noob and launching at Crissy alone... went out lost my board instantly and came back in. This of course was in 06 when kiting was still kinda a secret. The locals were actually all watching me from the beach drinking beer prob saying "look at this dumbass"..... I was trying to catch a late day session in September. All on 04 fuels T*i*m*e

kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:29 am
by sc-surfer
All the time. I stay a little closer in but won't miss a session cause I'm alone.

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:09 am
by le noun
sc-surfer wrote:All the time. I stay a little closer in but won't miss a session cause I'm alone.

same here.
I always give a call to my girlfriend or to a friend to let them know where I am and a time I should contact them when I'm out of the water.
I remember an epic session at third this passed winter.
Riding the front of a storm all by myself early on a monday.
Was getting out of the water every 30 minutes to call bruce. :mrgreen:

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:33 am
by mojodan
thanks for the advice. I've thought about packing a pair of swimming fins and a cell phone(wrap in a waterproof bag) along with me just in case if I ever get blown out off shore.

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:32 pm
by le noun
get a vhf radio.
channel 16 for the CG.

But since you're a noob, I wouldn't recommend you going alone in the first place.

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:34 pm
by CaptChris
Mojodan,

Newbie here too. Also know a couple other very new kiters. Certainly happy to fit you in the group.
I'm in Richmond.
Where are you located?

Re: kiteboarding alone

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:41 am
by mojodan
I live in sant clara so coyote point is a perfect location for me. where do you usually kite at?