How hardcore a Kiteboarder are you?

How hardcore a Kiteboarder are you?

I stumbled across a couple of videos yesterday of guys kiting in sub-zero temperatures, and it took me back to a story of my own….. Several months ago I was kiting in New York with a couple of friends in the middle of winter, my kite crashed, I wasn’t able to relaunch it, and I had to swim/get dragged in by a friend because I could no longer swim due to my body freezing up and muscles going rigid.

These guys, however, take kiteboarding in the cold to a whole new level compared to the weather and water temperatures I was in in New York… you must be pretty determined to want to kite in such freezing cold temperatures or have giant man parts! Enjoy these 3 short kiteboarding films. You can’t help but be impressed.

License to chill – Featuring Stig Hoefnagel & Bram Fauth

Naish Kiteboarding TV – Grinding Ice – Alaska

Valhalla – Heading far up north

It sure does make you feel grateful for being able to kiteboard in temperatures where you can wear a shorty in summer and a meager 4/3mm wetsuit in winter!

What is the coldest temperature you’ve kited in before?? Pop us a comment and share your adventures in the comment box below!

About Mr Kite Route

I've grown up fly kites my entire life, I started Kiteboarding in 2013 and my love for the sport rapidly evolved. I've built my lifestyle around Kiteboarding and Kite Route has become one of my ways of giving back to the Kiteboarding Community.