awesome post, fully agree. I agree so much and am still laughing so hard it's difficult to type. (5 minute break) /sigh... ok anyway I got introduced to the sport while fishing off a pier in Florida, the wind was kicking that day, around 20mph.
After fishing for a while and not catching anything I decided to go to plan B, get hammered while I wait. When all of the sudden off in the distance I noticed 3 random kites pop up in the air off the beach and start heading this way (was .5 miles out at end of pier). I almost dropped my pole in the water I was so amazed, and at the same time thinking.. wtf am I doing here "trying" to catch fish.
Immediately packed up my stuff, drove home (live 3.5hrs from beach) and did some research, made some phone calls, found out pricing and realized... i got to stop drinking so much if i'm gonna do this.. at least until i get a good set of kites/boards. So i got 1/2 the lesson's i needed so far (wind died before we could finish), got a taste of the water and the power of the kite... instantly feel in love...so much in love that it's time to move closer to the beach! was thinking either Hawaii or North Carolina (outer banks) where my new addiction could be fullfilled any day
Also you people on here have been a great help in just reading your experiences and keeping my dream alive, thank you all!