Body Dragging Up Wind

Body dragging upwind tends to be difficult to many people, but is the one skill which can be learned in 10 minutes of instruction which will save lost boards and flailing around looking like shark bait. Keep the kite steady at 45 degrees above water, steer with your back hand on the bar and use the front hand as a rudder. Position your body as a keel, be stiff and rigid as a keel would be (especially your legs). The best tip is to bend forwards with your chest to reduce “body rocker line” this will make the world of difference to you and maybe save your board.