Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing might has “officially/unofficially” started somwhere between the 80s and the late 90s. Who as the first kiter and when kitesurfing was invented is still very much debated within the community. What is certain, is that the sport have evolved tremendously, thanks to the passion and hardcore kiters who have invested time, money and efforts to making this sport grow in what it is today. Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing is one of the many action sports you can try in Malta. Malta has a small but enthusiastic community of kitesurfers. Kiteboarding is a combination of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing. It is an extreme sport and not for the faint of heart. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water. Compared to other water sports, kiteboarding tends to be less expensive and more convenient. One always has to exercise caution when doing a sport that is dependable on the weather conditions. Choosing to kitesurf in cross-offshore or offshore winds is malpractice as you risk of getting blown out to sea. Should this happen, consider releasing your kite, leaving your board and swim back to shore.
If you want to learn how to kiteboard, Alpha Adventures’ got you covered. They offer 1-day and 4-day courses, available between April and October. These courses are designed for ages 10 and over. Participants should know how to swim. All equipment including wetsuit is included.
Address: Alpha Adventures, c/o Alpha School of English, Arznell Street, St Paul’s Bay
Number: +356 2158 1474
E-mail: [email protected]