Tech Focus: Ride Engine Wetsuits

Ride Engine’s premium range of wetsuits has received an upgrade, and we’re checking in with Gary Siskar to find out all about the new APOC and ELARA lines!

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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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Join Pippa van Iersel and the crew for another vlog from Brazil before Pippa heads back to the Netherlands for the winter! Sunshine, Big Air,…

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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 - St. Petersburg
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is The Sunshine City. It holds the Guinness World Record for most days of consecutive sunshine at 768. Offering miles and miles of beautiful white sandy beaches often compared to and regarded as some of the best beaches in the world! Also being that it is a peninsula it offers numerous kiting spots for all wind directions as…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Saipan
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Saipan
Saipan

Saipan is the second largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands chain, a U.S. territory located 120 miles North of Guam. It has year-round tropical temperatures, good wind from November through April, and a large, flat water lagoon along its western shore. Wind and Weather Sitting just north of the equator between the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Saipan…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Cat Island
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Cat Island
Cat Island

Located just one hour from Fort Lauderdale or 30 minutes from Nassau, Cat Island is one of the 700 islands of the Bahamas where you can step out of the plane and disconnect with the world! Far away from mass tourism, this is the perfect place to relax or enjoy epic conditions for kiteboarding, surfing, sailing, scuba diving (and shark…

Kitesurfing Lessons and Schools

Browse our kitesurfing schools index, with hundreds of schools listed from all round the world you will be learning to kitesurf in no time at all.

Big Blue Kiteboarding

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Kitesurfing Riders

Browse for your favourite pro kitesurfers in our riders database, with hundreds of pro riders listed all your heroes are right here. Easily find what you are looking for by viewing popular kitesurfers, male kitesurfers or female kitesurfers. Each rider profile gives you a quick overview of the latest posts they have shared from Facebook, information about themselves, related news posts, videos, magazine articles and cover shots they have ever featured in. Get all the latest news and information about your favourite kitesurfers in one easy place.

Jesse Richman

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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 - Foot 5 Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Foot 5 Transition
Foot 5 Transition

Kiting with friends, whether it be pushing and motivating each other, laughing at one another or just having some good old-fashioned fun is often as good as it gets. If you’re not too cool for school, you’ll probably learn quicker also. This variation on the board hand plant transition isn’t however for those with ticklish feet. All you need is…

Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Boned Tail Grab
Kitesurfing Technique - Inverted Boned Tail Grab
Inverted Boned Tail Grab

In the continued quest for making moves look better and feel different, or look different and feel better, or both - you choose, we’re constantly trying to add some zing with a grab or a tweak. Here’s a perfect example. A tail grab with a boned out tweak, and some inversion so that the board is pointing skywards - the…

Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop Transition to Toeside
Back Loop Transition to Toeside

Here’s a fun variation on a theme. Everyone loves a BLT (perhaps with a sausage roll chaser) and sticking it to toeside adds an extra dimension. As a move it will force you to control your rotation speed and therefore help you to improve your transitions in general. Having a floaty BLT will be of benefit, but it’s not a…

Kitesurfing Brands

Find all the kitesurfing brands in our database and quickly view the most popular kitesurfing brands out there today. Each kitesurfing brand profile gives you a quick overview of the latest posts they have shared from Facebook, information about the brand, related news posts, reviews, videos, magazine articles and cover shots they have ever featured in. Get all the latest news and information about your favourite kitesurfing brands in one easy place.

Slingshot

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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…