The Netherlands

It's not your usual kite spot for a photo shoot, but the Netherlands plays host to some of the most passionate kiteboarders on the planet. Crystal Veness and the Liquid Force team head there to find out what all the fuss is about. After reading this, you might put it on your list to visit there too!

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#KitersInIsolation, remember this one? Ruben Lenten and his crew chase a storm from the Netherlands to Ireland. Times are tough, and some of us might, undoubtedly,…

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Sam Lights just dropped his latest foiling tutorial, and in this episode he explains the easiest way, in his opinion, to turn around while foiling.…

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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 - Antigua
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Antigua
Antigua

It’s no secret that Antigua has been a major kiteboarding destination for over a decade now. The island is renown for being the birthplace of kite legends like Andre Phillip and his protégé Jake Kelsick. Ever since the release of the hit kite film Autofocus, all eyes have been on Dre and the local crew who consistently pump out high…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Hood River
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - 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 May through September. Hood River is a charming town with a myriad of opportunities to explore the outdoors, both on and off the river. Suitable for…

Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Jeddah
Kitesurfing Travel Guides - Jeddah
Jeddah

Jeddah is located by the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia; which is one of the top destinations for Scuba Divers worldwide. As you may know, Jeddah is a 'commercial hub' and gateway for pilgrimages to Islamic holy cities like Mecca and Medina. Jeddah has consistent wind all year round. kitesurfing next to mangrove trees and super flat waters, it really is a dream come…

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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 - The Can Can
Kitesurfing Technique - The Can Can
The Can Can

It’s always fun to throw down some shapes whilst airborne, and anything with a bit of humour should get the nod, so why not add a bit of “ooh la la” with the Can Can to your bag of tricks. As the name suggests you’ll be mimicking the great French tradition, and although there is no need to visualise yourself…

Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Wash Back Loop Transition
Kitesurfing Technique - Hand Wash Back Loop Transition
Hand Wash Back Loop Transition

We’ve had a bit of demand for this one. There’s probably another name for it, maybe a hand drag BLT or some such, but we’ll keep real to our windsurfing roots where the hand wash gybe was a firm favourite among some of our European neighbours, strap to strap of course but that’s another story and we digress. The idea…

Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside
Kitesurfing Technique - Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside
Back Loop From Toeside to Toeside

Yup, the name gives it away, and if you’ve done your homework from the last issue, you’ll be ready and primed. We’ll keep this one pretty brief, as it is an extension of the back loop from toeside, using the kite to jump, from last time, so if you need reminding of the A-B please read the last one. If…

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.

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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 Pro Whip 5'3 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - DUOTONE Pro Whip 5'3 2020
DUOTONE Pro Whip

The Pro Whip has long been a favourite board of ours, we’re big fans of the CSC shape - it makes it easy to travel with, and it’s also a Jack-of-all-trades board. For 2020 there has been a major overhaul from shaper Sky Solbach. The wide point has been moved further forwards, and there is an increase in nose rocker…

Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S 8m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S 8m 2020
F-ONE Kiteboarding Bandit S

This year sees the most significant change to one of the most iconic kites in the history of kiteboarding! The Bandit now becomes the Bandit S and the Bandit 2020. In previous years the Bandit range was effectively three kites in one, the smaller sizes were aimed at the wave rider, the medium sizes were all about freeride and boosting,…

Kitesurfing Reviews - SurfEars 3.0 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - SurfEars 3.0 2020
SurfEars 3.0

Protecting your hearing for kitesurfers is critical, while surfers are subject to cold water in the winter, we are subject to cold winds and water. Riders have been looking at hearing protection for some time, and there are several options out there. SurfEars launched a few years back with a killer product designed to solve this problem. Previous earplugs did…