Sit close to the ground in a canvas seat suspended from a metal frame with wheels and cruise across an open space propelled by a kite!
Kitebuggying is a fast growing sport where participants can travel along by the power of the wind. This sport can be as tame or as extreme as you want it to be and therefore is suitable for almost anyone. From the beginner who wants to cruise at low speed for fun to the racer who is looking for the adrenaline rush of taking part in a competition there is a place for you.
This sport is not elitist & the majority of kiters are a friendly bunch who welcome newcomers. Once involved, you will find other kiters approaching you for a chat if nothing else. The power kite scene in Northern Ireland has taken a leap in numbers over the past few years. The addition of kite landboarding where the kiter is propelled along on a mountain board (an off road skateboard) has helped. The landboard is more portable than a buggy which appeals to the younger flyer or those without transport.
Generally, kite buggy & kite landboard are grouped in the land based kite category & are considered a class of land yacht.
How to get started
Getting started in kiting in Northern Ireland is fairly easy. The only thing that lets us down is the unpredictable nature of our weather. As most kite sports take place on beaches we are governed by tides as well as winds. If you want to learn you need to be flexible with your dates and times & be patient with your instructor.
Once you are up and going you can pick and choose your own days out. When you are learning about the kite-buggying, safety is the main aspect of the initial course. To have a go book a lesson with a qualified instructor. If you see s kiter on the beach you can approach them (once they have stopped) and they should be able to advise.