Iíve been a wind surfer for years and now am looking to get my first kite package. Iíve been working with a trainer kite. Whatís type of kite and board do I need to get? What do I need to look for in a kite; size, number of strings, length of strings, safety features, are control bars kite specific? What do I need in a control bar? What do I need to look for in a board; volume displacement, strap typeÖÖ.etc? Will my windsurfing DaKine waist harness work with a kite? Any info will be helpful.
Iím 5í11î and 165lbs. What's a good place in the SF Bay to try kiting for the first time (I live in santa Cruz)?