Welcome to Kitesurfing School (or
School), one of the world's most famous and popular kitesurfing, kiteboarding
information web sites. We offer a tremendous amount
of information about kitesurfing, kiteboarding, kitesnowboarding,
kiteskiing, kitelandboarding, kiteskating, kiteboating, kite energy
(electricity generation) and other related
kiting activities. Conceived since 1998, we now have more than
500,000 visitors from all 5 continents and millions of hits.
Learn kitesurfing, kitesnowboarding and kiteskiing
year-round in Ottawa,
Kitesurfing, or more general, kiting still is a rapidly
growing family of sports. Please bookmark this page as this site will be updated frequently to
keep up with the new equipment improvements, new techniques and new experiences. If you have visited this site in the past, please click
to view the list of all the latest modifications to this site.
The Kitesurfing School web site was
conceived by Hung Vu (Saigon, Vietnam & Ottawa, Canada) and Jan Pina (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, DR) during Christmas 1998 at Cabarete and
Salina, Dominican Republic. Both Hung and Jan were pioneer
kitesurfers who started learning kitesurfing in Summer, Fall 1998.
Originally, Hung and Jan wanted to create the first kitesurfing center
in Dominican Republic at Salina. After some good kiting times at
Salina and Cabarete, the original idea became more ambitious and grew
into KitesurfingsSchool.org, the world's first and most popular kitesurfing school web site providing free and enormous amount of
information and on-line instructions to all kitesurfers, kiteboarders
world-wide. The original site was created in Spring 1999 and
released on June 7, 1999. The earliest archive of our site is on
March 2, 2000 at
Photo by Steve Slaby
herein was originally written and then subsequently updated based on:
The learning experiences of Hung Vu
and Jan Pina.
Discussion with and/or observation of other world-wide pioneer kitesurfers in
action: Jan Pina (the second kitesurfer of Cabarete, DR), Terry (the first kitesurfer of
Cabarete, DR), Antonio Esteban (the third kitesurfer of DR), Cory Roeseler
(the kitewaterskiing inventor, US), Teresa Roeseler (Cory's better half,
(Cory's friend, US), Andre (Cory's student, Germany),
Royce (a pioneer Maui, Hawaii kitesurfer, US), Mauricio (a pioneer Maui,
Hawaii kitesurfer, US), Ian Young (the first Australian
kitesurfer), Alex Gillian (owner
of Stonker, Australia), Ben Merkenhof (Kitesurfing pioneer in New Castle,
Australia), Mat Colefax (the first Australian kite
distributor), Kane Hartil (New Zealand, the first sponsored rider for Peter Lynn Kites,
1999 Australian Kite Surf Challenge Champion), Stephanie (Kane's girl friend,
Dave (Kiteboard Headquarter, Australia), Josh Young (the first kitesurfer of Tampa
Bay probably of Florida,
USA), Michel Montmigny
(owner of ConceptAir, Quebec, Canada) and many other pioneer kitesurfers. Private e-mails
with a number of kitesurfers world-wide.
Contributions from many kitesurfers world wide especially from Jan
Pina, Stefano Rosso (the first kitesurfer of Brazil, the legendary creator of the
world famous Kitesurf group), Mark Frasier (Kitesurfing FAQ
contributor, USA), Chris Glazier (Kitesurfingschool.org contributor,
associated moderator of the legendary Kitesurf, Ksurfschool and
CanKitesurf groups, Vancouver, Canada), Rick Iossi
(the kitesurfing safety guru, founder of FKA Inc., Florida, USA) and many others.
Direct links to how-to and tricks videos (originally from the video "The
Complete Kiteboarding Guide - Mark Shinn") provided by Ronny Basso
The very rough estimated
number of kitesurfers at any given time is 30% to 40% of the total number of
visitors to Kitesurfingschool.org. So there are
now roughly 150,000 to 200,000 kitesurfers world wide. For kiter population growth in the last few years, check our
Lastest Modifications section as we recorded the
number of visitors each year.
The following graph shows
the kiter population distribution world wide based on
KitesurfingSchool.org traffic the week of Jan 6, 2007 to Jan 12, 2007
(courtesy of Google Analytic). There were 1707 kiter locations
world-wide accessing KitesurfingSchool.org during that period and a
larger circle indicates more kiters at that location. The most
crowded regions are Europe and North America East Coast.
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What about kitesurfing, kiteboarding
There have been known fatal accidents while
kitesurfing so for kitesurfing or
any other disciplines of power kiting, safety has to be taken seriously.
recommended that you take lesson from a reputable
local kitesurfing school.
If you have to learn kitesurfing all by yourself, make sure that you have read and fully
understood the Safety section before attempting to kitesurf.
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