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Top Ten Songs To Help You “Pump-Up” For Your Next Kite Session
Top Ten Songs To Help You “Pump-Up” For Your Next Kite Session

Top Ten Songs To Help You “Pump-Up” For Your Next Kite Session

Top Ten Songs To Help You “Pump-Up” For Your Next Kite Session

There is a pun in the title for this article, if you didn’t notice. If you like kiteboarding to music, or if music helps motivate your kiteboarding to new levels, this short post is for you.

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Pre-Session Kite Music

Typically we listen to some music on the way to the beach in our custom built adventure van. The stereo system in our van is obsolete for sure and lacks the niceties of a subwoofer or amplifier, but it still gets the job done. We also take a portable bluetooth speaker with us almost everywhere we go.

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Whatever your means of making music, I’m sure that you have a selection of songs that makes you think about everything kiteboarding: a kiteboarding music list.

Kiteboarding Music List

Here are the top ten songs that help me PUMP UP for a kite session:

  1. “Sail”- by AWOLNATION
  2. “Santa Monica” – by Everclear
  3. “Tippa My Tongue”- by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. “Basket Case”- by Green Day
  5. “Paper Planes”- by M.I.A.
  6. “Come As You Are”- by Nirvana
  7. “Seven Nation Army”- by The White Stripes
  8. “Move Along”- by The All-American Rejects
  9. “Ride”- by Twenty One Pilots
  10. “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”- by Cage The Elephant

Beauty On the Water

However, when I am on the water I like to take it all in without music as a distraction. To me music is a good motivator beforehand, but not so much while on the water.

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It is nice to be able to hear what is going on around you as you cut between swells and listen to the wind against the kite. Likewise, there is nothing more peaceful than the quiet that comes from kiting on a foil board as the foil silently slices through the water with ease.

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Post-Session Music “Wind Down”

After a kite session, we typically enjoy music that is a little more relaxed and mellow, such as “Redemption Son”- by Bob Marley or even “Over the Rainbow”- by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. There are some really good chill surf mixes out there.

Also, Jade will often get the acoustic guitar out once we get back to our campsite to practice a few riffs. The tone of music after kiteboarding is noticeably different post-session.

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What helps pump you up before or during a kite session? Do you turn the volume up in your vehicle on the way to the beach or do you jam while riding on the water? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading. ~KiteBikeVan

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