This is the third in a series of posts for new kite surfers.
So what do you do when there is no wind or your stuck at work, you’ve watch all the latest kitesurfing videos on Vimeo,, you’ve read your favourite magazine cover to cover – well it must be time to get opinionated and argue on a kite forum ;-)
That is a little unfair, though online forums can attract a small group of trolls looking to argue against anything they are also a great place to ask questions about anything and everything to do with kiting. There will be strong views but filter out the obvious rubbish and you’ll get some amazing insight from a league of passionate and well-informed kites from across the world and all styles of kiting.
No discussion on kite forums could think of starting with out the biggest, longest running forum, aptly named KiteForum.com! In fact it’s quite possibility the kitesurfing website with the highest traffic on the Internet so it’s a one stop shop for kiting knowledge.
After this we have a great selection of forums that on the whole deal with specific regions of the world. A few of the most popular are:
- Kite Crowd (Predominately UK based) – http://forum.kitecrowd.com
- Seabreeze (Australia) – http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General
- iKiteboarding.com (South Africa) – http://forums.ikiteboarding.com/forums/20/ShowForum.aspx
- Chicago Kiteboarding (Chicago, USA) – http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteboarding_messageboard
- Kiteboarder.co.uk (UK) – http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfing
- Bay Area Kiteboarding – http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum
- KiteScoop (Wakestyle focused) – http://kitescoop.com/forum/index.php
Anyone with other great kitesufing forums let us know and we’ll add them to the list.
So if you have a question about what kite to buy, a good holiday location to learn or maybe you just want to browse some topics, head on over and see what you can find.