Originally Posted by Snarky
Little off topic here, but how do you get into kiteboarding? I see people doing it here in Brazoria county and it looks like a lot of fun. Outside of surf fishing, I would like another reason to go to the beach. Any tips?
If you see people kiteboarding there is likely a school in your area. I would Google kiteboarding lessons and the area you live in to see the options.
Take lessons for sure. Kiteboarding is really fun and safe once you learn what to do, but it can kill you or permanently injure you if you try to learn on your own.
Also don't buy any gear until you've done your lessons. There is a lot of old crap gear floating around that you don't want to waste $$ on and that isn't as safe and easy to use as the latest stuff. By the time you are done your lessons you will have a better idea what gear you actually want for your local conditions.