22 February 2018

How to self launch your kite

Written by Ben Wilson, Posted in Kitesurfing How To

What to do when you're kiting solo

How to self launch your kite

Kitesurfing by yourself can not only be risky but a little tricky. Launching and landing your own kite takes a bit of practise and finesse but there are a few fairly simple techniques you can use. This video shows you how to get your kite in the air in three different ways that suit different conditions. In the next article I'll show you how to land your kite safely by yourself. 


Filmed in Taiba, Brazil by Stu Gibson and edited by Beau Blake.  


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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson, a big-wave kitesurfer and co-founder of BWSurf. A pioneer of the sport, Ben was one of the first to use a surfboard in harmony with a kite and he continues to drive the sport in new directions.

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