When you start to kiteboarding it is like entering into a family. It may sound a bit difficult to understand, but I will try to explain this to the people who haven’t had the opportunity to come close to this incredible sport. I have practiced many other sports before starting to kitesurf and I still try out new adventures, but the sensation you get from kiteboarding and entering this world are unique. Kiteboarding is not only about enjoying the moment by yourself as it is the case with other individual sports, but it is also about sharing new emotions with old and new friends. When you start with kitesurfing you feel alone and a bit frustrated. You see the others navigating and think ” I will never make it, its too difficult, this sport is not for me”, but then you realize quite fast that this world actually is for everyone. The good vibe everyone has is incredible. The availability and patience everyone has to help you out I have only found while practicing kitesurfing. I believe all of this begins during the moment when you need someone else’s help to start or land the kite. From that moment on something is stimulated in our brain that unites us all as a family. Many of my best friends I have met practicing this sport and I would have never thought that my life would change so much ever since I began kitesurfing.
After starting to kiteboarding my trips changed as well, since I was always looking for places with wind. When I travel and I come to a new place for the first time, I meet new people and several of them are even friends with my kitesurfer friends.
This does not only happen to me, it happens to everyone who starts to travel and kitesurf.
This is being part of a huge family that is conquering the world and the great thing about it is that it happens through smiles.
Entering this world gives you a mix of sensations that you only experience while becoming a kitesurfer.
While practicing individual sports there is always a bit of a competition with yourself or against the others. This is different with kitesurfing, because most of the kitesurfers just want to enjoy the wind, the sea or the beautiful new places they would have not known without practicing this sport.
When you are kiting and cross paths with another person, the first thing you do is to smile, this is something that soothes your soul. Imagine we were all part of one big team and this team would always win “what else do you want from life?” Do more kiteboarding !