How to Do Water Start in Kite surfing

If you have at least some knowledge of kite flying and some knowledge of selling the wind in kite surfing, you can be sure that this article is dedicated to you. Today we are going to teach you how to do a Water Start in Kite surfing in a simple way that will look great. Come on you can do it!

What do you need

  •  Necessary accessories for Water Start in Kite surfing
  • Have practiced before and have basic notions about Kite surfing


  1. The first thing we are going to do is enter a few meters into the water, and then we will keep the kite in a neutral zone of the window, 12 hours or zenith.
  2. Next we are going to place the board on the feet centering on the water, so we will control our kite with one hand and grab the board with the other.
  3. It is essential that we keep our backs to the wind at all times, in this way we will not lose our position in the wind window. We will be able to help ourselves in case of losing balance with the legs by bending and extending to return to the starting position.
  4. Before starting to maneuver we must flex our legs and have the table as close as possible to our body.
  5. If we want to start making the first Water Start attempts in Kite surfing, we must move the Kit, for example, from 11 o’clock in the wind window to 3 o’clock in case we want to start the maneuver with the right leg in front. If we start our maneuver with the kite at 11 o’clock it will give us more power and it will not be necessary to have a lot of wind intensity.
  6. As soon as the kite’s path transmits us enough power to get out of the water, we must extend the front leg and flex the back leg.
  7. We must keep the board in the direction of the wind to start. As we gain confidence we can nail the edge to adopt a long course across and across to the beat.
  8. We must always bear in mind that if we go out with the right leg, we must go back up the kite at 1 hour – 2 hours. Then we will repeat this same movement as we need.


  • It is important to make somewhat sudden movements with the kite, depending on the wind
  • It is also important to keep the nose of the board out of the water during the entire maneuver.
  • If you have never practiced Kite surfing before, we recommend that you start with the most basic and then be able to carry out some more complicated practices. If you are just beginning to practice this sport, we recommend that you do it with an expert person since it can be dangerous if you enhance it on your own without having a clear idea of ​​how to do it. That is why we must have the supervision of monitors, who will first of all give us some theoretical classes, then some practical classes on the sand, where simulation maneuvers are carried out. And contact is made with the strength of the equipment that will later propel us in multiple directions and that we must know how to control, and finally we can start doing it on the water.

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