Kiteboarding, Puerto Rico

Kiteboarding, Puerto Rico
photo C. Stapen

by Candyce Stapen,

Kiteboarding: can a middle-aged woman of average athletic ability and no previous experience snowboarding or surfing fly through the waves on a kiteboard?  Absolutely. I discover this in San Juan on Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde Beach during a  two-hour lesson with 15 Knots.

Forget-about requiring bulging muscles. “That’s one of the biggest myths about the sport,” my instructor Felix Cuadrado, tells me.  “You don’t rely on strength to control the kite and you won’t be blown out to sea,” another concern for never-evers.

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