Technique

This issue, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Slide Turn transition and transforming the Unhooked Pop from Toeside with a dazzling blind landing, adding a surface pass as the cherry on top. Get the tips from Christian and Karine in this issue’s technique guide!

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We knew this edit was in the pipeline and it was well worth the wait! After 3 months of flatwater lagoon freestyle sessions in Brazil…

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Rita Arnaus just released her latest vlog recapping the final GKA Freestyle stop of the year, in Brazil! The competition level was insane, and Rita…

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Cabrinha launched the new X3 wing this fall, and in this review, Gwen Le Tutor and Evan Netsch talk us through the improvements! It is…

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Kitesurfing Holidays and Travel Guides

We have a wealth of kitesurfing travel guides at your fingertips. Choose your next kiteboarding destination by browsing our interactive map and reading in-depth information on accommodation, wind and weather, the best spots to kitesurf, local kitesurfing schools and recommended restaurants and nightlife for each location. Our kitesurfing travel guides are categorised into continent and countries so you can easily pick where you would like to kitesurf in the sun.

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Gökova
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Gökova
Gökova

Gökova Bay is situated in the west of Turkey and surrounded by the warm and clear Aegean Sea, amazingly it is still one of the relatively unknown spots in Europe which means you can enjoy riding here without battling amongst the crowds. The bay itself is 3km wide which means there is plenty of space for everyone! Each afternoon from…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Gothenburg
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Gothenburg
Gothenburg

If you want an adventure, pack your bags and get ready for a van holiday in Sweden. The excitement of it all is that you will be moving around, discovering and chasing the wind around Sweden’s beautiful western coast. Most of the spots are about 30-60 minutes apart and one of the main reason why life on wheels is highly recommended.…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Diani Beach
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Diani Beach
Diani Beach

Consistent and reliable wind, miles of uncongested crystal clear lagoon and the no.1 beach in Africa. Galu Beach is an all-round fun kiting destination. It has an established kite community to hang around with. The reef parallel to the beach is an endless wave-riding playground. Galu is part of the tropical destination, Diani Beach, which consists of a cluster of…

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Kitesurfing Technique

Christian and Karine have been putting together the best kitesurfing technique guides in the business since our very first issue. There are hundreds of different kitesurfing tricks and tips to choose from including beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Our kitesurfing technique section is easy to navigate and the perfect place to improve your knowledge before you hit the water.

Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Beach Start Back Roll
Beach Start Back Roll

If you want to drop the clutch, pull the pin and start with a bang, there aren’t many moves which offer such instant gratification. Assuming that you nail it, the rest of your session could be mere languid Sunday afternoon lawn management, and you’ll still be grinning like a Cheshire Cat by the time you pull your keys from the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Hand Plant Back Roll
Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Hand Plant Back Roll
Strapless Hand Plant Back Roll

This is a lovely surfboard trick that doesn’t require loads of board sticking wind or cat like agility. It’s very much a support move, so if you spend some time on a twin tip and have the back roll hand wash in the bag, with a few tweaks, this could very well be less difficult than you think. Even if…

Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot
Back Loop Front Foot 1 Foot

These front foot one foots are a fun way of adding some unusual style to your moves and as our third instalment we’ll be adding it to a back loop, or back roll, depending where you’re from. This variation actually fits very smoothly together, the natural action of leaning back into the rotation raises the nose of the board and…

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Kitesurfing Reviews

Take a look at all the latest and greatest kitesurfing reviews right here on our site. We've been testing and reviewing the latest kitesurfing equipment for years and our in depth kitesurfing reviews are revered the world over as being honest and up front. Easily find what you are looking for by browsing many categories or use our innovative search feature to find the right reviews you are looking for.

Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush One V2 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush One V2 9m 2022
Airush One V2

This is the 2nd generation of the One from Airush, just released in September 2021. Our South African based test team were lucky to get their hands on it so early, being a hop, skip, and a jump away from Airush headquarters, located in the surfside town of Muizenberg. The One V2 has been designed with simplicity, usability, and durability…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ride 50cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Airush Ride 50cm 2022
Airush Ride

The all-new Airush Ride bar is a clean, simple bar that is easy to use and designed to work with all 4-line Airush kites. It comes with 24m lines and features the Aero cleat trim system and tool-less adjustable throw, which means you can set the length of your depower to fit the length of your arms; Even T-Rex's would…

Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Synth 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Synth 2022
AK Durable Supply Co. Synth

While not one of the big three kite accessory brands, we continue to be impressed by what AK Durable Supply Co has presented to the kite industry. Their innovative approach centres around creating products that become an extension of the human body to bring us as close to the elements as possible in a completely natural way. A company made…