Technique: How To Body Drag Upwind

Day 2 kitesurfing lessons
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What is body dragging?

How to body drag upwind (and body dragging in general) is one of the most important techniques you should master in kiteboarding. It will allow you to recover the board and, in extreme cases, it might save your life, too.

Kiteboarding beginners must learn how to body drag themselves back to the beach using the kite if an emergency occurs. In the early rides, it’s easy to lose a board.

How to upwind body drag

Upwind body dragging is a key technique for retrieving kiteboards. It can also be used to reach the shore in upwind sailing conditions.

Are you scared of losing your board? Not anymore! Follow those simple steps to retrieve your board successfully each time. You can always intentionally lose the board and practice during the session to become super efficient.

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