Kitesurfing is extreme-sport!
always count the daddys with their camping-mobiles on family vacation, riding a 2.90m board with 5mÃ‚Â² rigg in 3-4bft.
-> from our point of view totally unspectacular or even boring ...
but these guys don't have time and passion to go extreme and buy a kite.
sure, if you go to tarifa, maui, waddel creek or elsewhere, where the tough guys go big, you'll find more and more kitesurfers.
like robbie naish said it - when you get better in windsurfing, you need certain things to get happy - strong winds, good waves etc. etc.
and just look at last season in germany -
if i counted right, there were 4 or 5 big days for windsurfing, two were on a weekend.
but countless big day kiteboarding