I've showed my sun when he was 11 how good is windsurfing. That's 3 years ago now. Those days, he also spoke about kiting, but I wisely changed his mind and sent him to windsurf camps in stead, because I thought it was a safer sport. In the mean time he manages to plane with harness into the footstraps and boy, he likes it ! Windsurfing is probably the only thing that can drag him away of his computer, you know how the kids are these days. He doesn't speak anymore about kiting.
Next summer we are going to do a windsurf trip together to a sandbank a few kilometers into the sea. It looks like a little island, that get flooded with high tide. He's already looking forward to it. So am I. I wouldn't see me doing this with a kite.