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Air Padre Picks up Shinn Air Padre is now offering the new Shinn Boards for 2013
April 20th 2013 Swap Meet Buy, Sell, Trade Kiteboarding and other Used Equipment Apr. 20th
Air PadreSwap Meet Buy, Sell, Trade Kiteboarding and other Used Equipment Nov 10th / 11th
Product Review | Core Riot XR2 Air Padre has reviewed this amazing kite and Dubbed it LEGIT
2013 Slingshot Kites and Boards Now Available Air Padre is now offering the newest Slingshot gear for the 2013 line-up
Kiteboarding in 2016 Olympics! 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will host Kiteboard Course Racing.
2012 Season Opener Sale! New Items Added Into Our Store that Will Get You Riding for Less!
Kite Round-Up Swap Meet Kite Equipment Swap Meet During the SPI Kite Round-Up - May 6th
Read reviews of Air Padre Kiteboarding on TripAdvisor!
Kitesurfing (commmonly referred to as kite surfing, sky surfing, and kiteboarding) is a variation of the sport that deals with riding in the waves. In the United States, we denote kitesurfing as performing the sport on a surfboard while attempting to ride waves with the kites, hence the surfing. However, don't be surprised when you meet Europeans, South Americans, and people from outside the US refer to kitesurfing as the general sport of riding a board with a kite. They call everything kitesurfing, where the States generally calls everything kiteboarding, and only wave-riding as kitesurfing. If you want to learn more about the big air, freestyle, and general sport, please refer to the what is kiteboarding? page.
Riding waves while kite surfing proposes an added difficulty to the sport. Not only are you controlling the kite with your arms and body, keeping aware of its placement in the sky and power it's delivering, but you must also concentrate on where you're going in relation to oncoming waves. Kite surfing is a more difficult form of the sport and you need to have quite a bit of experience before heading into the ocean. Most people learn first in shallow flat water then make their way into the surf.
The kitesurfing equipment that is used can sometime vary slightly. Useful items such as sliding harness bars, specific wave kites, surfboards, and skimboards are all heavily used in the waves. They have specific purposes that make the ride smoother and easier. Some opt to wear floatation vests for added safety.