Kitefoiling is a relatively new discipline in kitesurfing and is becoming increasingly popular. In kitefoiling, the kitesurfer glides over the water on a special board equipped with a hydrofoil. The hydrofoil consists of a wing assembly that is attached under the board and is supported by the buoyancy of the water. This reduces drag and allows the kitesurfer to glide over the water with less power transfer from the kite.
Kitefoiling requires some kitesurfing experience, as the balance and control of the hydrofoil board is more challenging than traditional kitesurfing. A certain level of fitness and coordination are also required to master the challenges of kitefoiling. However, kitefoiling is an exciting and rewarding experience that adds a new dimension to kitesurfing. With reduced drag and increased speed, kitesurfers can kite even in light wind conditions.
For experienced kitesurfers looking for new challenges, kitefoiling is definitely worth a try. At Duotone Pro Center Sylt we offer you private lessons in kitefoiling as well as rental equipment.