Wave Riding Kite Surfing Profiled by AKSA

By: Thomas R. Cutler

Wave riding is an explosive, fun and very addictive form of kite surfing. The waves are ridden like a surf board, but with the added versatility of the kite.  Aerials and power tricks can be bust out using the power of the wave.  Easy to get into because a kite surfer can practice doing sharp turns on flat water then move on to little waves and working their way up to greater levels of expertise. 

American Kite Surfing Association is the leading organization for kite surfers in North America.  Founded in 2006 by two extreme sport enthusiasts, membership is anticipated to exceed 30,000 before the end of the year.  The purpose of the enterprise is to bring heightened awareness to this fast-growing, dynamic, and fun sport.  A vast array of information, products, and techniques are available to the visitors of the AKSA website, .

After more than a decade of popularity through Europe and Australia, active North American extreme sport athletes are recognizing the maximum adrenaline rush through kite surfing.  According to Cathi Long, co-founder of AKSA, “The exhilaration of hang time in kite surfing is unbeatable…kite surfers are simply the sexiest athletes."  AKSA will select 50 leading industry product manufacturers to highlight and profile throughout an extensive national media outreach campaign.

American Kite Surfing Association

Cathi Long

Executive VP

727-772-1202

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