Independent Course Level 3 + Change of direction without stopping.
Kitesurfing transition how to
Once you’ve mastered the water start and can ride both directions it’s time to learn the transition. A kitesurf transition allows you to change direction without stopping, falling back into the water and doing the water start all over again. In this article we will discuss different types of transitions and give you tips and tricks for each technique.
Basic kitesurfing transition without stopping
Step 1: Slowly bring your kite back to 12 o’clock and push the bar away a bit in order to slow down
Step 2: Edge a bit more upwind to come to a stop
Step 3: As soon as you almost stop you want to pull the bar in again so the lift of the kite keeps you afloat
Step 4: Then quickly transition the weight from your back foot to your front foot
Step 5: At the same time redirect the kite in the direction you want to go
Step 6: Straighten your front leg again and push the board upwind by leaning on your back foot