Kite buggying is similar to land yachting in as much as the techniques and guidelines involved have been adopted from this activity. Whilst invented by the Chinese back in the early 13th century, modern popularization of the sport began in the 1970’s and has steadly grown ever since.
Using a foil land kite, the power of the wind and a 3 wheeled cart, speeds in excess of 110 km/h have been achieved by skilled drivers on some of the harshest terrain on the planet.
Contrary to popular belief, kite buggying is much easier than kite landboarding where more balance and body posture is required.
Performed by the driver seated in the middle of the cart, the light purpose built buggy is powered by the traction kite which is either hooked into the pilot’s harness, flown unhooked on the bar alone or with handles.
Accelleration and braking are achieved through steering manoeuvers using your feet and the front wheel whilst co-ordinating the flying manoeuvers of the kite above.
We run all our lesson on beautiful Diani Beach at low tide. With miles and miles of unspoilt white sandy beach and consistent warm trade winds, conditions for learning kite buggy here are phenomenal.
We run 2 different courses, our 2 hour kite buggy discovey for those of you looking to see what the hype is all about and our 4 hour intermediate coaching course designed to enable you to reach a good level and be able to continue on by yourself safety and independently.
The maximum number of students per group per instructor is 2, we supply all equipment necessary including helmet, long sleeve rash vest to protect you from the suns rays, sunglasses if you forgot your own and suncream too. All you will need to bring is a pair of sturdy shoes or flipflops, a good sense of humour and as much excitement as you can muster!
Kite buggying is suitable for anybody aged 8 or above and despite its extreme image is easy and safe to learn with the mis-conception being that it requires a great deal of upper body strength and fitness.
We highly recommend kite buggying as a light wind alternative should the conditions have not picked up enough yet to get out on the water or for those of you that are intrigued by kite flying but either cant fully commit to a full beginners water based course due to time restrictions or would prefer a sports activity that is beach oriented rather than ocean based.