7 Reasons Not To Date a Kitesurfer
Kitesurfers are some of the most friendly and open people in the world. They love the great outdoors, care for the environment and, generally, are full of stoke. Kitesurfing makes them healthier, fitter and happier. But there are few things you should know about them.
1. You will ALWAYS come second
It’s not because they don’t like being around you. But if there’s a choice between a session and Netflix they will be out the door before you even mention binging Breaking Bad. Sorry.
2. Romantic outings at the beach? Forget about it
They don’t really do the whole beach chilling thing. All you will hear is that probably it’s pumping on the other coast and that it’s only 4 hours drive. Or, if the conditions are right you will be handed in a camera. Just make sure you take snaps fn the correct person on the water. Congratulations! You’ve just become a pro surf photographer.
3. Life goals are a bit different
Remember those days when everyone at school wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer, drive fancy cars and live in a fancy neighbourhood? That’s clearly not going to work. It’s not down to irresponsibility or lack of ambitions. It’s more about choosing a career path that allows them to be on the water as much as humanly possible… without getting jailed for debts. It doesn’t resonate with everyone but they believe that spending 80% of their lives glaring at a computer screen to save for a retirement that may never come is just daft.
4. Not enough decent conditions? Oh boy
Some say to really see the dark side of other person’s nature all you have to do is to lock them up in a room with a slow internet. Try a kitesurfer who hasn’t been out on the water in the last week or so. Don’t. Even.
5. Hoodie and sneakers = dinner dress code
No matter how old they are the only suit they will ever wear outside work is a wetsuit.
6. There’s so much to talk about – King of The Air, Forecasts…
…and so on. They just won’t shut up about the big air session they’ve had, how someone did something that you have no clue about, that there’s an awesome storm coming in next week and how much they would like to move to somewhere more windy, wavy and warm. And repeat.
7. Planning your week ahead? Don’t
Kitesurfers and surfers alike live and die by the forecasts. These don’t really work more than 24 hours or 48 hours at a push ahead. So their life is pretty much a last minute affair. If the conditions are right they will drop everything they do and hit the water. Even if it’s miles away! Forcing them to sit through a family dinner when the trees outside are pretty much parallel to the ground will kill them inside. Please don’t.
8. They don’t believe in sleeping in
Passionate about staying in bed to no end on the weekends? Enjoy having the whole bed to yourself. If the forecast’s looking good they will be at the beach with the first sunlight. Or just before, just in case.
But there’s an upside!
If you can get past this or you choose to join your kitesurfing partner you’re in for a ride! You will spend a lot of your time at the beach, traveling around the country and the world. You will be outside all the time. You won’t have someone feeling sorry for themselves – we know how to pick ourselves up no matter what.
More often than not they will go full on into whatever they believe has to be done – moderation is for cowards. That trick they’ve been trying to nail wiping out badly every time? They will keep trying, failing, trying again and failing better.
They live happier lives. Not only because their objectives in life are so different to others but also because the ocean causes their bodies to release massive amounts of endorphins and serotonin – i.e. the pure happiness and joy. Yup water, waves and wind are their only drugs. Just make sure to allow them to go out and play. And if you want to join them, get in touch with us!