I know what you’re thinking: I’m fairly coordinated. I pick up new sports pretty quickly. I don’t mind trying to learn on my own - I don’t need lessons! I can tell you from first hand experience that this is not the way to go. No matter who you are or what your background, take kite lessons. Trying to learn on your own can be immensely frustrating, unsafe and even more expensive. Lessons offer a safe and supportive environment with trustworthy kiteboarding gear.
The best scenario for learning to kite looks like this: One windy week, at least three lessons and a commitment of will to learn. Cascade Kiteboarding at Palapas Ventana has a learn-to-kite package that will get you up and riding with some of the best instructors around in the best place in to the world to learn to kite: La Ventana, Baja California Sur. Starting at $985 plus tax, packages include 6 nights accommodation, 3 kite lessons, breakfast and lunch daily and all the trappings of a Palapas Ventana vacation: hot jacuzzi, cold margaritas, incredible authentic food and stunning views of the Sea of Cortez.
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Learning to kite can be frustrating. You’ll take two steps forward and one step back. You’ll spend hours floating in the water some days. Other days you’ll feel like you're on top of the world, then the wind will die and you won’t. You’ll laugh and curse and high-five and whoop with satisfaction as you progress.
Maybe it’s because the learning curve is so steep, but the rewards are ever-so-sweet. Every second of struggle is worth it for the sheer joy of kiteboarding. So when you’re having one of those days on the water, remember that it pays off in the end.