Behind the Brand - Slingshot

Lindsay McClure heads to the Slingshot factory in Hood River to see how bringing manufacturing back home has improved their business model and what the brand have in store for the future!

24 mins ago

Exciting news from Ocean Rodeo, the popular Mako has been resigned and rides better than ever. The deepest rail-to-rail concave, combined with rounded tips and...

9 hours ago | 12:03

One minute of pure feel good awesomeness from Paulino Pereira in Portugal. He's got some serious strapless freestyle skills that you just have to see... Some...

15 hours ago | 3:25

If you watch one video this week, make sure it's this one!! James Boulding has shot & edited an outstanding film featuring Reo Stevens, Nick Jacobsen, Dam...

18 hours ago | 12:20

Check out this sweet little video for the Monkette. It's the latest board from Shinn honed to the demands of the fairer sex. Designed to offer high performance...

1 day ago | 12:17

Jerome Cloetens & Noè Font absolutely kill it in this edit from Lanzarote! The production is second to none and shows freestyle kiting how it's meant to b...

1 day ago | 12:55

When it comes to kiting, Naish doesn’t mess around. Naish team riders Jesse Richman, Shawn Richman, Ewan Jaspan and Katie Potter test the chaos theory—plan...


Kitesurfing Travel Guides

Hood River
Hood River
Hood River

Hood River buzzes with kiteboarding energy each summer. Cool air from the Pacific Ocean is sucked through the Columbia River Gorge to the hot, Eastern desert. Strong thermal winds blow nearly every day from Ma...


With the island’s nickname being ‘wind-ridden one’, it is no surprise that Keros bay is an idyllic kitesurfing destination during the European summer season. Boasting postcard-worthy beaches, crystal-cle...


Kalpitiya is the new best kite destination in Asia, both in winter and summer. Kalpitiya offers a variety of huge flat spots with strong and consistent wind. The main spot is perfect for learning with flat sha...

Sri Lanka

Kitesurfing Riders

Kitesurfing Technique

Front Loop to Toeside
Front Loop to Toeside
Front Loop to Toeside

We’re starting this issue with the front loop to toeside as although it is in fact quite easy to achieve, it is not something you see very often, and therefore could help you stand out now that those pesky u...

Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab
Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab
Popped Hooked Front Crail/Nose Grab

Making a move look good, especially for that Kodak moment to be frozen in time eternal is about sticking that extra tweak or grab in. With that in mind here our guide to a popped front roll with a Crail or Nos...

Twin Tip Duck Tack
Twin Tip Duck Tack
Twin Tip Duck Tack

A rather fun transition, the love child of two moves! You could look at it as the twin tip variant of the directional duck tack, but equally it is essentially an on water, or un-aerial back loop transition. In...


Kitesurfing Brands

Kitesurfing Reviews

CORE Kiteboarding XR4 9m 2016
CORE Kiteboarding XR4 9m 2016
CORE Kiteboarding XR4

Core Kiteboarding have been gaining lots of momentum outside of their home country of Germany of late. Their latest offering of the incredibly slick looking XR4 will excite plenty of riders. The XR4 is a Delta...

F-One Kiteboarding Kitefoil  2016
F-One Kiteboarding Kitefoil  2016
F-One Kiteboarding Kitefoil

Alex Caizergues has been into the kite foil scene for a long time now, the F-One speed champion has won quite a few long distance races and it seems like his infectious love for the sport has now spread to the...

Hydrofoil Boards
Manera Senso  2015
Manera Senso  2015
Manera Senso

When Manera launched the Exo harness last year they caused quite a stir. It was the first time really detailed load analysis had been performed on a harness and it ended up with the R&D team developing the...


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