2018 Video of kitesurfing (style of kiteboarding) in Atlantic Beach NC shot with on the beach at Fort Macon State Park. Discussions and comments are below this video.
Location and conditions: Taken from Fort Macon State Park, perfectly sunny day, moderate winds, rough and choppy seas along with 3-4 foot waves. Video footage shows a surfer reaching very fast speeds and large aerials when going over the waves with hang times estimated to be around 10 seconds.
Does this video make you want to learn more and consider taking up this extreme sport?
Discussions and Comments
Are there any businesses in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, or Morehead City that have sprung up catering to people that want to take up the sport of kitesurfing? Do any of the local surf shops cater to people interested in this action sport?
As someone who has tried this, it looks like it takes incredible strength to keep the kite from coming out of your hands, is this the case? What type of endurance is needed for this sport?
Do you recommend anyone (instructors) in the area that can help people learn how to get involved in kiteboarding? How much does the equipment needed to participate cost?
Does it help or hurt to have a background in wave surfing to be proficient in this sport? What areas along the Carteret County beaches are best for this sport?
Is it best to learn in calm waters where there are no waves? What about winds, is it best to learn during calmer winds?
Are there any restrictions along the Crystal Coast that prohibit kitesurfing? Do any municipalities outright ban it on public beaches that are designated for public swimming?
Does it help to have a background and experience in parasailing? So, tell us more!