Exactly - windsurfing rocks bigtime in light wind and good waves.ronnie wrote:There is no wave riding or linked turns downwind but it is a 17m kite.
I havent seen a lightwind waveriding video yet for kiting, but there are quite a few for windsurfing.
They can easily match and outperform kitesurfers on the new bigger windsurf waveboards, as they just have to "pump" themeselves out throught the waves, and when a powerful wave is caught - the sail is just left "unused" - it works awesome
So linked turns on the waveface, even in zero wind it is possible.
Where kitesurfers has to use a bit of the flats and the wind in between cutbacks, and a minimum windspeed is needed no matter what.
Then in smaller waves, will the kites outperform any windsurfer in waveriding, as there has to be power from the wave alone, for the DTL with windsurfers.
NOT possible in small waves for windsurfers.
Where kitesurfers can ride with the mentioned technique and have awesome fun doing bottom turns and cutbacks in even the smallest waves
A bit different than riding in higher winds so not the same - but in its own really fun too.