Kite Surfing, also known as Kite Surf or Kite Boarding, is considered to be a young sport, for it was just a few years ago that it began to be practiced and became popular among fans. It is appreciated as a sport of navigation, and is based primarily on the use of a traction kite. The kite is held to the surfer (or kiter) with 4 or 5 strings, two attached to the bar and the remaining 2 or 3 passing through the center of the bar and attached to the kiter’s body using a harness, which allows the kiter to glide through the water on a board specially designed for this purpose.
It is recommended for beginners to learn some basic rules of safety and rescue procedures, to be able to resolve situations that could cause panic, such as a tear in the material or the kite falling down. Also, you must always be very attentive to the weather and wind conditions as not all days are suitable for surfing. There are already some specialized schools which teach these introductory courses. This sport can be dangerous in inexperienced hands, but when well practiced it is very exciting and full of adrenaline.
There are several good places to Kite Surf in the Rivera Maya: Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum.
Ikarus Kitesurf Shop & School.