Kite surfing is a unique adventure activity as it combines aspects of several extreme sports such as surfing, paragliding, windsurfing, wakeboarding and gymnastics. Such combination only multiplies the fun and the adrenaline rush you can get from it. When kite surfing, we also get a chance to tame two elements – water by surfing the waves and air by harnessing the wind with a large controllable power kite.
If you are travelling to a place somewhere near the ocean or the sea, don’t miss a chance to try kite surfing. This experience will make you trip truly unforgettable, as the memories of such an adventure will cheer you up in long winter evenings and give you a chance to boast and show off your photos to friends. However, you have to keep in mind that this ultimate sport includes not only the benefits of several extreme activities, but also their risks.
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Remember to research information about your kite surfing location and stay cautious, as various underwater dwellers such as sea urchins, sharks, jellyfish, dugongs and whales can swim out of nowhere and hurt you. Weather that can change suddenly is also a danger, as the storms and strong winds can damage you equipment or carry you into the sea. Staying on the water for a long period of time, especially when you are doing something exciting and don pay attention to the time, can lead to sunburns, hypothermia and fatigue. There is always a threat of equipment failure or crashing into swimmers, boats, yachts and hang gliders.
Make sure to do some research and training before going kite surfing abroad. Remember that you are not also risking your health, but also the quality of future medical treatment and your wallet. Choose a proper kite surfing travel insurance to travel and kite surf without having to worry about possible trouble in the future. Kite surfing is covered with Globelink's Category 3 activities and will be covered under your travel insurance policy if you have paid the additional premium of £35. It should be performed with licensed operator in EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy your adventures to the fullest and never miss a chance to try a new extreme activity!