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I would LOVE to try this, my friend's learning at the minute.
One nearly died once and had to be rescued by the lifeboat as his kite submerged.
i dunno why
My mate reckons it took him a year to get good enough at kite flying before even attempting to do it in the water with a board attached,
My aunt's boyfriend does this. He's always covered in cuts, bruises or has a part of his body in a sling...
in Egypt IN TEN HOURS!!!
Comparisons with surfing are void, windsurfing is the nearest equivalent.
It's fun, Poole Harbour is pretty much the Mecca for this in the UK. I'm tempted to get a rig, but I've just spent £1,000 on a new bike.