Kiting’s Come a Long Way
When you think about it, the simple kite has come a long way since Chinese inventor and philosopher Lu Ban first began sailing them through the skies of the Middle Kingdom. Evolving from simple silk and bamboo frames, we’ve used kites for science, culture and entertainment. Kite boarding, kitings’s latest incarnation, is a high-octane, adrenalin pumping combination of kiting and surfing, with lashings of balls-out bravado, that’s taken the world’s windiest spots by storm.
Hong Kong’s X Games offer private kite boarding courses with internationally-accredited instructors and all the equipment, so even if you completely suck, you can still have a great day out on the waves. The two day course includes a total of eight hours instruction, off either Lamma or Lantau, and covers everything from the basics (literally, get a grip) through to the more advanced, attention-grabbing aerobatics, so not only will you be able to harvest attention from beach-clad lovelies, but you’ll be skilled-up in time for typhoon season.
We’re sure Lu Ban would love it.
Kite Boarding Classes
$4,500 per person, all inclusive
Nuts & Bolts
An adrenalin-pumping, bicep-flexing, chick-magnet of a sport