The Surface Pass Kiteboarding
Today we’re going to breakdown one of the most important yet underutilized fundamental moves. It’s not so much a trick in itself but a drill to help you progress into spins. You must learn this If you hope to land anything blind or wrapped. This is the foundation for rotations like the Blind Judge the 313 and beyond.
Lots of people skip this step but if you think about it, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches if you learn the movement pattern on the surface of the water with minimal risk of catching an edge. If you practice this enough; once you start passing in the air, it will come almost naturally. The movement is identical!
What’s great about this is that it can be done in very light wind even when it’s too light to pop. As kiteboarders, we can almost never get enough water time and this trick will keep you entertained when it’s too light for anything else. I recommend incorporating these into every session until you’re landing your first air pass like the blind judge or at least every session until you are consistent with the Raley to blind.
Something I want to push with this fundamentals playlist is that high level tricks are nothing more than repetition of the basics. The more time you spend doing these, you can hold the blind riding position. This will prepare you for not only passing but landing blind later on.