The Interview: Lewis Crathern

Whether it's jumping piers, claiming podiums, or being the voice on the mic at some of the world's biggest kiting events, Lewis Crathern is, without a doubt, a household name in kitesurfing! In this interview, we find out what he's been up to, from competition to combating climate change. Read all about it in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!

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Claiming the third spot at the GKA Youth World Cup Tarifa Strapless U16, Johannes Sarny shares his experience with us in this edit. Click here…

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Hanna Bengtsson and Pontus Belfrage score gold in the latest episode of Humdrum. It may be grey... and it may be gloomy, but it'll definitely…

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 - Tel Aviv
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv

In Israel, there's the saying: “You go to Haifa to work, to Jerusalem to learn, and to Tel Aviv to play”. So get ready to play when you visit this beautiful city, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The “White City” is famous for its white Bauhaus buildings and its great nightlife. If you walk through the quarter…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Aphrodite Resort
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Aphrodite Resort
Aphrodite Resort

Overall a fantastic place with some priceless unspoilt kiting spots. With great people and food and cheap beer (they even come with a plate of chips as well if you’re lucky), you can't beat it. Northern Cyprus deserves attention but don’t tell everyone; we don’t want to spoil it with overcrowding like some of the more famous spots. Wind and Weather…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Lake Como
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Lake Como
Lake Como

Find yourself in the unspoiled nature, enchanted by the rare beauty of small towns, inspired by the culture and traditions of this land and experience the emotions of outdoor activities. Lake Como was not only a romantic travel-destination for poets like Stendhal, Mark Twain and Flaubert but also birthplace and habitation for many celebrities (Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho…

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Big Blue Kiteboarding

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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 - Front Loop Hand Wash Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Front Loop Hand Wash Transition
Front Loop Hand Wash Transition

Yes another hand wash. These moves are always popular crowd pleasers and on clinics everyone one wants to get involved in some water tickling. This is the front roll or front loop variant and it has its roots firmly placed in the more traditional popped front loop nose grab transition from yesteryear as featured in Issue 31! There is quite…

Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Toe to Heelside Carve with a Down Loop
Kitesurfing Technique - Surfboard Toe to Heelside Carve with a Down Loop
Surfboard Toe to Heelside Carve with a Down Loop

There comes a time in every surfboard rider’s life when there is a need and a desire to squeeze in an extra bit of juice during a turn. It may be that the wind is light, that you fancy coming out with more power, or you want to feel an extra tingle of excitement. The down-loop or under-turn is just…

Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Beach Start
Kitesurfing Technique - Strapless Beach Start
Strapless Beach Start

Continuing on from last issue’s strapless fest you’re probably more than ready for this. The beach start is a useful tool as it means that not only can you delay the inevitable dunking, but you can also get off the beach quickly, which is a godsend when the waves are pumping. Water starting is all good and well but if…

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Shinn

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Germany

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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 - DUOTONE Jaime 139 x 42cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Jaime 139 x 42cm 2022
DUOTONE Jaime

Arguably the most popular twin tip to ever grace the kiteboarding scene, the Jaime is back and better than ever in both the standard and SLS construction. Responsible for the evolution of board design, the Jaime is a perfect match for those who seek a fit for freeride and freestyle. By the way, in case you were wondering, the model…

Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Ether XS 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Ether XS 2022
AK Durable Supply Co. Ether

I've said it once (or twice, or three times), and I'll say it again: AK Durable Supply Co. has a unique approach to product development within the watersports industry, and I'm here for it! I love seeing what comes out of the workshop, and the new AK Ether waist harness has been on my radar for years. Years, you say?…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
North Kiteboarding Orbit

Since the Orbit hit the kiteboarding scene, it's done nothing short of thrive within The Big Air scene. In 2019/20, North's Jesse Richman took the first edition Orbit to a podium finish at the King of The Air, with Marc Jacobs recording the highest jump over the course of the competition. Fast forward two, the all-new 2022 North Orbit carried…