Kitesurfing on Pyramid Lake

Kitesurfing on Pyramid Lake
Kitesurfing is an extreme sport that uses a parachute-style kite and the wind to propel the athlete through the air. While in the air, tricks are performed before landing on the surf-style board. Open water is needed for kitesurfing.
 

History

Kitesurfing is a young sport that began in the late 1990s using a wakeboard and a floating kite. There are now competitions and the sport is gaining popularity.

 
 

Location

Pyramid lake is located on a Paiute reservation in Northern Nevada. It is roughly 40 miles north of Reno.

The Lake

Pyramid Lake is a large body of water located in a desert landscape. The water is alkaline and the lake is popular with fishermen, water-skiers and wakeboarders.

Permits

The Pyramid Lake Tribe requires permits for anyone using the lake, unless you are a tribe member. Camping, fishing and day-use permits are available for purchase at the south end of the lake or on the internet.

Kitesurfing Pyramid

Wind is a common feature on the lake, making it ideal for kitesurfing. Access to the lake allows you to drive onto the beach and enter the water in a few steps.

Warnings

Kitesurfing is a dangerous sport and should be done with caution. Wear safety gear and take lessons from an expert before taking any chances.

 

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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