Kite relaunch: learn how to put your kite up in the air | Photo: Blue Mountain Kiteboarding

Beginner and intermediate kiteboarders should master the art of relaunching kites. Knowing how to get a kite back up in the air will take you out of danger zones, and it will also keep your confidence levels high.

Today, with all the improvements made by the kiteboarding industry in the controllability of modern kites, relaunching is definitely easier and safer. Getting a kite out of the water and flying once again is a process that will take a few seconds.

Basically, you can learn generic guidelines for all tube kites and specific tips for foil kites. Which kite are you riding?

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Morro Bay, California: getting all the northwest winds | Photo: Kevin L. Cole/Creative Commons

Kiteboarding in the Pacific Ocean is a wonderful experience. Despite the relatively low water temperatures, kitesurfing California is all about knowing the best spots and the right weather patterns over the year.

The best season to launch a kite in California is definitely summer. The northwest air current, and the temperature differences between the sun-heated land and the fresh Pacific waters are responsible for creating the perfect breeze for kiteboarding races and freestyle stunts.

In California, you can easily find winds ranging between 15-25 knots during most summertime. Although the region between Los Angeles and San Diego might get hidden from the northwest winds, you'll sail magnificently from Imperial Beach down to Baja California.

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Riccardo Leccese: a dominating performace at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne | Photo: ISAF/Jeff Crow

Riccardo Leccese and Ariane Imbert the claimed gold medals in the kiteboarding division at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, in Australia.

Kiteboarding was added to the Sailing World Cup after the ISAF Council approved their inclusion at the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The Abu Dhabi Final last month was the first time kiteboarding was added to the program.

In Melbourne, the Men's and Women's kiteboarding fleet put on a spectacular exhibition at the Sandringham Yacht Club, under sunny skies and 20-knot winds.

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