The so-called “walk of shame” is one of the oldest taboos in kiteboarding. However, it will always be an inevitable action for those who are learning the tricks of the trade.
So, what is the walk of shame? When first-timers start riding a kite, they learn the basic downwind technique, which means they can only sail with the wind behind their back.
But, because they still don’t master the upwind riding skill, they need to stop sailing and walk back to where they started, normally along the beach.