Ensure you’re all set for a day on the water with our 5 top tips to prepare for kitesurfing and windsurfing
1. Have a healthy breakfast
A healthy breakfast is the key to a successful day on the water. You’re going to use lots of strength and energy balancing on your board so a breakfast full of calcium and carbohydrates will set you up for the day. Here at Lenguaventura we have eggs, yoghurt, red berries and a high fibre cereal.
2. Check the wind-forecast for the day
Many amateur and professional kitesurfers and windsurfers check the wind speed each day. It enables them to see if the weather is suitable for watersports that day. Plus, the safety of the conditions they’re going out in. Two of the best wind websites are Windy and Windguru.
The ideal weather for a beginner is wind between 15mph and 24mph and the water should have little or no chop. More experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers are able to assess the weather conditions to see if it’s safe and suitable for them.
3. Stretch, stretch and stretch again!
You’ll use more muscles than you ever knew you had when windsurfing or kitesurfing. Make sure you protect and prepare your muscles by stretching throughly before your session. Follow this quick and easy stretching guide.
4. Get the best gear
Ensure you have the right equipment to aid your best performance and keep you safe on the water. To start, you’ll need a good wetsuit or drysuit. Check out this super helpful guide to getting the right wetsuit for you:
5. Wear suncream
It’s way to forget how hot the sun is when in the water. The cool water acts as a disguise against the heat. But it’s so important not to forget just how strong the sun’s UV rays are. Keep yourself protected and wear a high SPF sunscreen.
Thanks to our handy check list you’re all set for a day riding those waves!
Be sure to brush up on your kitesurfing or windsurfing skills this summer on one of our kitesurfing and windsurfing summer camps. If you’re a complete beginner or equally an improver then Lenguaventura is the summer camp for you!
Check out our summer camps here.