Editorial

The Readers Awards results are in, find out who won what in the most coveted awards in the industry as Rou Chater breaks down how this years poll went!

Back Issues

Issue 79
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!

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Issue 78
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!

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Issue 77
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!

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Issue 76
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!

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Issue 75
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!

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Issue 74
Tue 9th Apr, 2019

We've got another bumper issue for you this spring with all the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. Inside we take a look at the state of professional kiteboarding and how far it has come since the debacle of 2016. Charlotte Consorti heads to Moorea in Tahiti to see if it will live up to her expectations and the dreams she’s been having! Rou Chater heads back to Cape Town to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be. Christian and Karine have some excellent tips for strapless riders, and we have plenty of new gear on test too!

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