Keeping Fit While Cruising: Windsurfing and Kiting

Sometimes it’s just too windy to do anything but give in and take up a wind sport. Running or yoga on the beach is not fun when sand is blasting in your face.

Two good choices for a cruiser are windsurfing or kiting. Both are portable sports, in need of wind and a place to launch.

My husband and I windsurf. Many of our friends kiteboard. Both sports provide enough exercise to add to the overall fitness program and are exciting.

WS and Kite

We often windsurf and kite at the same beach, making the atmosphere festive.

We all have dinghies and each are used for chase/rescue boats. Although I shouldn’t say rescue, it’s really a courtesy pickup if you can’t sail back to the beach.

Once in while, one of us has to do the walk of shame, and walk the board back to the launch spot. We’ve all done it, and it’s better than needing the courtesy pickup.

Any other ideas for keeping fit? Let me know.

Thanks for reading . . .


8 thoughts on “Keeping Fit While Cruising: Windsurfing and Kiting

  1. Reblogged this on 2013 Pro Bowl Blog and commented:
    Man I tell you what, I give windsurfers mad props for what they do. They make it look so easy and effertless but it is one of the best labor / reward trade off’s of all time. Keep on rockinin i the free world 🙂


    1. Lots of good kiting spots depending on the wind.
      – Norman’s Cay (banks side or inside anchorage)
      – Hawkskbill Cay (banks side)
      – East side of Pipe Cay (just north west of Compass cay marina.
      – Sandy Cay (east of Staniel Cay)
      – There’s a sand bar that appears at low tide on the banks side a little south of Little Farmer’s Cay
      – Several places in the George Town area – choice depends on wind and tide, and our course skill level.

      The long beaches don’t tend to have a lot of people traffic, so if the wind direction suits you, then launch away!


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