The Interview: Pat Goodman

In this special 100th issue, we're getting to know one of the biggest icons behind the curtain of kiteboarding. You may not know his name, but you know his products. Meet Pat Goodman, the designer of one of the most popular kites of all time, the Cabrinha Switchblade. In The Interview, we hear about his start in the industry more than 20 years ago, the world of kite design in modern times, and what goes on behind the scenes at Cabrinha. Read it here, exclusively in IKSURFMAG!

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Issue 100
Mon 14th Aug, 2023

What better way to celebrate the big 100 than putting together the biggest issue ever?! Starting with a dash down memory lane, Rou Chater takes you through our history, and we highlight the most important moments and people in our sport in 100 Moments: A Kitesurfing Timeline. The future is inevitable, and we welcome it with open arms, with three features highlighting the next generation. Catch the Barrel Section with wave riding legends, discover the Philippines with the Delannoy's, and join Crystal Veness on her trip to Mauritius! Learn to loop with Christian & Karine, get to know Pat Goodman, and get the scoop on the new CORE XR Pro. There's a whole lot more inside; Issue 100 is jam-packed with all things kitesurfing!

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Issue 99
Wed 7th Jun, 2023

We're halfway through 2023 and things are starting to heat up! Competition season is in high gear, and Editor Crystal Veness takes a swing at the prize money, asking if the cash is worth the crash. Inside this issue, Naish and Prolimit team riders follow the current in South Africa, Joshua Emanuel goes on a strong wind strike mission, and Sensi Graves takes a look at life then VS now. Ever wondered how kites are made? Jim Gaunt answers that question inside the Ozone factory in Vietnam. Get to know Ellie Dimitrova and Valentin Garat, learn about the latest kite technology from the industry's most innovative brands, and study up on some stylish new techniques. There's all that and much more inside Issue 99!

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Issue 98
Thu 13th Apr, 2023

Storm chasing and swell hunting have been front-and-centre news this season, and we're here for it! In this issue, it's all about the extremes, from 70 knots in Tarifa with Ruben Lenten to an ice cold experience in Finland with Rita Arnaus. Editor Crystal Veness takes a look at the park scene in Patagonia and Publisher Rou Chater heads to F-ONE headquarters in France. Go behind the cover with Jesse Richman and hear from Hannah Whiteley on the Intriguing Beings podcast, and that's not all! You'll meet the Rising Stars of Egypt, get to know extreme van lifer Kaimar Halliste, and follow the foil adventures of Andrea Zust. There's Tech Focus, Trick Techniques, and so much more inside Issue 98! Jump in!

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Issue 97
Mon 13th Feb, 2023

It's sure to be a windy 2023, and we know kiters around the world will be looking for any and every opportunity to get on the water! This issue, Publisher Rou Chater packs his bags and heads to the tropics for a dreamy Bahamas Kite Cruise, Gabi Steindl brings us on an off road adventure down under, Camille Delannoy goes on a storm search in Iceland, and Brandon Scheid hunts for perfect lefts in Chile. Hear all about the first GKA event of the season at Fuwairit Kite Beach in Qatar, and get the scoop on sending it in feature interviews with Mike Mac Donald and Frencesca Maini. There’s plenty more waiting for you right here in IKSURFMAG Issue 97!

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Issue 96
Fri 16th Dec, 2022

Do you ring in the New Year by dreaming of the future or recounting the past? In this mega-issue, we’ve done both! Editor Crystal Veness puts the spotlight on women in kiteboarding, highlighting Jalou Langeree, Michaela Pilkenton, and Monica Ballus. Get to know the new world of Big Air kiting, explore Brainchild Production with Rou Chater and Ralf Grösel, and dig deep into top new products in our Tech Focus. Go behind the scenes with Noè Font, visit the South Coast with Cabrinha, session Indo with Oswald Smith, and follow Adriano Bono’s short line adventure. With Techniques, Tests, and more inside, you won’t want to miss IKSURFMAG Issue 96!

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Issue 95
Wed 5th Oct, 2022

Seasons are changing, and the search for wind continues with kiters travelling near and far to score the best conditions. In this issue, Editor Crystal Veness heads to Hood River to take a look inside the industry at AWSI. Join the MANERA team as they set sail to the unforgiving north, session Silvaplana with Ben Beholz, experience El Gouna with Duotone’s Young Bloods, and go on an Oman adventure with Mostafa Abbas. Dive inside the mind of Lasse Walker and get to know Hannah Whiteley, Roderick Pijls, and North designer Pepijn Smit. There’s new Techniques, Tests, and more inside IKSURFMAG Issue 95!

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