I was surfing many years before I learned to kitesurf. And I really love to surf! It is a perfect combination to do both of them. I learned much about how to read the waves from my time surfing, some people underestimate this when kiting, but that is the key, to choose carefully wich waves to take. And kitesurfing the waves have improved my surfing totally since I got to spend alot more time standing on the board, no time wasted for paddling! Today the waves were really small and messy and in that condition you get more out of riding the waves with the kite.
One thing I like more about surfing is that it is more social as all the people hang out together in the line up, I miss that part when kiting!