I would talk to your doctor. You will probably have a few kitemares (losing control of your kite and getting dragged a bit), especially when learning so you have to be honest with yourself about your level of physical fitness and the kind of shape you are in. Your body needs to be able to take a bit of punishment and you might find yourself in a bad situation that you have to get yourself out of even if you are very careful about how you go about the sport. There might be some special considerations for your personal situation, but in my opinion someone in their 60s who is in good shape and still involved in sports could certainly learn to kitesurf. You want to get the right instructor who will make sure you learn in the right conditions.mojorisin70 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:32 pmThanks for the advice guys, yes I am on immunosuppressants for my transplant. I plan to only be out on open water, mostly here in Jupiter. Yes I would have to be careful because of infections.
@Bille, very inspirational!
I have no excuse to get out there and give it a try. I'll get myself an impact vest and use a seat harness, and see how I do. Not planning on being out in crazy conditions. Just looking to get out on the water, casually cruise around.
I picked up a slingshot trainer to play around with before i take lessons.
Honestly? With no experience with water sports/wind sports I'm not sure I would recommend starting at 70, with or without a transplanted kidney. You would have to be in very good shape, not "decent" shape & you would have to be above averagely "athletic" . The learning curve for kiteboarding is very hard - if you've never tried learning another sport that is "very hard" you may not have any conception of what you're getting yourself into. It's not like learning to play tennis, or golf - those are very hard to get good at ... but trying them is not hard at all.mojorisin70 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:09 pmHello fellas,
I am new here. I am a 70 year old retiree living here in South Florida, and I am interested in picking up the sport of kiteboarding. Whenever I am down at the beach here in my town, I see all the guys gliding along the water, and it looks like so much fun. I have no experience with water sports or wind sports, but I am in decent shape strength/ cardiovascular wise. My only concern, aside from being older in age, is that I have a transplanted kidney. Been with me for 8 years now. Feeling great, and keeping active with the gym, and biking. Am I kidding myself thinking this would be a good idea to try and learn this sport? I've been reading up, and its not as easy as it looks, and I'd imagine learning curve is steep for an old dog like myself. Do you think there would be high risk injury to my kidney? Any advice is appreciated fellas.
Thanks so much.
Great,JakeFarley wrote: ↑Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:30 amWelcome to the forum!! Go for it!! When I first saw kitesurfing in 2000 (I was 47), I told myself I have got to do this before I get too old. Little did I know then. Now I'm almost 67 and have kiting friends that are several years older than me, in particular an 80 year old friend from Canada.
For beach water quality you can check the Florida Healthy Beaches website for water quality - http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmen ... index.html It can get particularly bad in some areas when there is a lot of rain runoff or sewage spills.
Can i join ; i'm 67 now ?
Haha, why not?
you are right - it,'s not the case like some very brave guys show us.
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