Thu 16th Apr, 2020
The Corona Virus has been playing havoc with the world, and the kite industry. It’s a strange time to be a kitesurfer, when many of the world’s beaches are closed and most of the planets kite population is locked down. We’ve worked around the clock with our partners across the globe to bring you this incredible issue. Inside Rou Chater takes a close look a the effect of Covid 19 on the kite industry, the damage runs deeper than you might think, and you might be the key to saving it. The rest of the magazine is the biggest and most impressive one we’ve ever put together, packed with stories, technique, tests and lots more to keep you in the loop! Check it out!
Tue 11th Feb, 2020
It's another fantastic issue this time around, absolutely packed with the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. In this issue, Jesse Richman rides massive Jaws and tells us how it's done. Craig Cunningham drops by for a chat about life managing the Duotone Team, and Paul Serin is hunting for gold in Mozambique. In a new feature, Insight, we focus on women working in the industry who are kicking ass and taking names, LynDee Talmage from Slingshot is first up! On top of all that there is absolutely loads more inside, including Christian and Karine's technique, be sure to check it out!
Wed 11th Dec, 2019
It's another fantastic issue this time around, absolutely packed with the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. Rou Chater sits down with one of the best kitesurfers on the planet, Keahi de Aboitiz, and talks to him about his upcoming swell hunting movie. We also take a look at the cost of kitesurfing, is it too expensive, or perhaps too cheap, find out inside. In a new feature we ask the same questions to different brands, this issue it's Eleveight under the microscope. Christian and Karine are on board with some more trickery, learn the simple to to heelside downloop transition, get fancy with the surfboard 360 and to really impress people try out the one-footed darkslide! We've also got a huge test section too with kites, twin tips, surfboards and hydrofoils all getting tested!
Mon 14th Oct, 2019
It's an absolutely massive issue with all the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. Rou Chater has put together a huge feature on the subject of sustainability within the kite industry, interviewing the major brands and asking them about their plans for our future. Colleen Carroll is hunting down stunning locations in Namibia and the Manera team head to the wilds of Russia to kite amongst the frozen wastelands. We have a big test section with lots of new twin tips and kites on test, including the latest wave kites from Cabrinha, Duotone and North. Christian and Karine are on hand with some stylish new moves, including the backroll handwash, a stylish addition to a trick many of us can already do. You'll find even more inside as this is by far and away our biggest issue yet with 260 pages of kitesurfing goodness curated just for you!
Thu 8th Aug, 2019
It's an absolutely huge issue for you with all the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. Rou Chater heads to uncharted waters in Northern Madagascar with the F-ONE Team. Sensi Graves looks at how you can improve your confidence on the water and the Duotone Team head to Western Australia in search of slabs and barrels. We also have the full story on the recalibration of North Kiteboarding, plus the low down on the Hood Jam event. There is a massive test this issue with foils, twin tips, kites and surfboards getting put through their paces. As ever Christian and Karine have some three cool moves for you to learn, and there is lots more inside too!
Thu 13th Jun, 2019
We've got another incredible issue for you with all the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. Rou Chater takes an in-depth look at foiling and how it has changed so much thanks to the influence of the growing surf scene. Paulino Pereira heads off to Cape Verde on a swell strike mission and scores it big time! Aaron Hadlow and Lewis Crathern come to the rescue for Ruben Lenten, and we have Karolina Winkowska in the hot seat for female focus. Christian and Karine have some three cool moves for you to learn, and we have plenty of new gear on test too!