Sporting vacations are always a lot of fun, but they can take a lot of planning and require you to be in good physical shape. Presented below are 7 travel tip for kitesurfing beginners to help make your first kite holiday more fun:
- Research the best global destinations and listen to advice from experienced kite surfers. Those who have been kitesurfing for several years know where the best coastlines for beginners are, so listen to their advice when deciding on the destination for your kitesurfing vacation. You might think that exotic locations will be the most fun, but sometimes seaside towns with really boring names have the most exciting coastlines for water sports.
- Book your flights and accommodation separately. While package holidays can certainly save you a lot of time and hassle because you are only dealing with one travel company, they don’t always offer you the best value for money. In general, you will find that you can save a lot of money by booking flights and hotel accommodation separately. In addition, you need to take the time to compare quotes from several different places. Fortunately, there are many excellent flight and hotel comparison websites online that you can use to quickly compare hundreds of quotes from different travel companies.
- Travel with a group of friends. While holidaying alone can be a great adventure, traveling with friends and learning how to kitesurf together is sure to be a lot more fun. What’s more, you can support and encourage each other and foster healthy competition which will help advance your skills at a faster rate.
- Go for a two-week holiday instead of a one-week holiday if funds allow. Trying to learn how to kitesurf in a week can be a pretty intensive experience and leaves little time for you to just enjoy the sport and the sea. When you opt for a two-week kitesurfing holiday, you can spend the first week picking up all the basics during several intensive coaching sessions and then you can spend the extra week just having fun in the sea with your kite and board. Keep in mind your meant to be on vacation not training for an Olympic event.
- Plan to rent all the sports gear you need on arrival. Don’t try to buy lots of expensive kite surfing equipment to take with you on your vacation as it will just result in lots of baggage handling fees at the airport. Renting kitesurfing gear is very affordable at almost every location, so there’s really no need to bring your own. What’s more, since you are a beginner to the sport, you are probably going to have no idea what type of board or kite to buy. In a rental shop on location, the professionals will be able to give you expert advice.
- Plan some additional trips and activities for your vacation. If you spend every waking hour of your vacation kite surfing you will probably find yourself sick of the sport and will miss out on seeing lots of exciting local attractions. So, make sure you plan visits to some key tourist destinations and take time to explore the nightlife.
- Takes lots of photos. You want to make sure you have things to remember your holiday by and photographs are great for this. Keep in mind that if you want to capture some of the action while you are kite surfing, you are going to need to bring a waterproof camera with you. Photos can help you to cope with vacation blues when you return home from your awesome kitesurfing holiday overseas.