What is kiteboarding
Imagine shooting across the surface of one of Utah's lakes or reservoirs at speeds of more than 25mph and jumping at will 10', 20' and higher. Welcome to the hot new extreme sport of Kite Boarding or Kite Surfing.
This is the sport you've seen on TV. The sport that people talk about as if they had seen aliens climb out of a UFO. The sport that gets so much publicity that you wonder what it is all about.
Kite Boarding or Kite Surfing is so unique because you don't need a boat, jet ski, wave runner or any other motorized vehicle to enjoy the water. The name explains a lot. A kite, a board, some wind, and you out on the water, snow, grass field, or parking lot.
Primitive snowkiting has been used for transportation across the vast snow fields of the Arctic for centuries. Well, someone found a way to make it into a sport.
Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing started in 1998 and is finally making its appearance in Utah. Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is seen on coasts from Hawaii to Australia, from Europe to South America, and on just about any body of water or powdery snow field in between. Kiteboarding, Kitesurfing, and Snowkiting have been seen on rivers, lakes, ponds, snowy mountain flats, just about anywhere there's a puddle wide enough or a snow pile big enough to ride across.