Karolina Winkowska

Karolina Winkowska

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2 months ago

After many queries regarding tips for unhooked wave riding, Alexander Lewis-Hughes notices many people believe you need the perfect conditions to do it, but he…

4 months ago

This will keep you entertained for the next hour! In loving memory of the Triple S, Tom Court shares a unique view into what went…

4 months ago

Rowdy digs into his abyss of useless boardsport paraphernalia to bring you one from the archives - his 2-line to 4-line conversion bar. We can't…

5 months ago

Being locked down the past few weeks with no access to the beaches got Chris Bobryk dreaming of early this year in the Kite park…

5 months ago

Most of us are probably not getting in much (if any) kiteboarding at the moment - here are some tips to keep your gear in…

5 months ago

Karolina Winkowska shares what goes in designing her dream board - check it out! This video is about my 2020 Slingshot Kite Karolina pro model…

6 months ago

Here's one for the ladies! Karolina Winkowska shares her top hair & skin hacks to spend extra time on the water, without stressing!

6 months ago

#KitersInIsolation, have you watched Death of Park yet? Filmed across the 2019 Kite Park League season, Death of Park takes you from smooth Hatteras winds…

6 months ago

As all remaining premieres have been cancelled, Knot Future's 'Death of Park' is now online! Filmed across the 2019 Kite Park League season, Death of…

6 months ago

Karolina Winkowska's latest episode of Kite Girl is out, and in this one, she attempts her first Triple Frontroll. Did she land it? Find out…

7 months ago

How to properly fit a Ride Engine hardshell kiteboarding harness!

7 months ago

Karolina's has had this trick on her mind for a while now (only seeing once person land it before!) and here it goes; the Twirly…

Issue 81

Kiteboarding was deemed too dangerous and extreme to be allowed during the lockdown, so just how dangerous is it? Rou Chater dissects a recent study from some Dutch scientists exploring the injury rate in the sport. Is kiteboarding dangerous? Find out right here!

3 months ago
Issue 80

We managed to get a few new products into the test teams hands before we were all forced off the water, here’s what we got through with kites from Core, Duotone, Liquid Force and Slingshot and boards from CrazyFly, Duotone, North, Core and Shinn!

5 months ago
Issue 79

In a freshen up for 2020, Female Focus is gone and replaced with Insight, still focussing on women but this time around the ladies in the industry who you might not have heard of but who are making big waves within the sport. LynDee Talmage is the marketing communications and content manager for Slingshot. Find out how she got there and what her role entails right here.

8 months ago
Issue 78

Is kitesurfing expensive? Or is it too cheap? Rou Chater puts his best maths hat on to work out what the real cost of kiteboarding is and comes to some interesting conclusions. If you've ever wondered about the costs of kites, this one is for you...

10 months ago
Issue 76

Join Xander Raith as he gives us the inside scoop behind one of the fastest-growing events on the kiteboarding calendar!

1 year ago
Issue 75

Karolina Winkowska needs no introduction! After being on the World Tour podium 62 times with 23 wins, she is a force to be reckoned with! Karolina shares the ups and downs she has experienced along the way in this issue's 'Female Focus'.

1 year ago
Issue 72

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
Issue 70

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
Issue 68

In our continuing how to ride feature we look at the intricacies of riding a small flat water spot like Safety Bay. If everyone plays nice hundreds of kiters can have a great time in a small spot. However, it only takes one person to turn the spot on its head and make it dangerous for everyone. Don’t be that guy or gal, read Colleen’s piece and make yourself a better more considerate rider wherever you kite!

2 years ago
Issue 68

Images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
Issue 62

Do you find yourself kiting the same old spot, wondering if there is anything else out there? Ewan Jaspan, Karolina Winkowska and Alexander Lewis-Hughes get off the beaten track and discover some of the secret spots Australia has to offer!

3 years ago
Issue 61

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

4 years ago

Kite is my life ! @karolinawinkowska 3x Freestyle Kiteboarding World Champion 2x Triple S Winner 2 x Kite Park League Champ Slingshot Kite Nissan Qashqai Polish rider Karolina Winkowska has been going from strength to strength since she first began kiteboarding in her summer holidays in 2004. With a family who are “addicted to watersports” and background success in extreme sports (she was Polish junior champion in boarder cross and big air snowboarding) it’s no surprise Karolina has made it to the PKRA winner’s podium. 2005 saw Karolina debut on the PKRA scene finishing 5th in the Brazil event and gaining her first sponsors “Roxy” and “Naish”. This was her first taste of international competition but by 2008, she had earned herself two consecutive 2nd places on the PKRA podium, won the 2008 Chile event, and gained another big sponsor “Ford”. She was on top of her game, however Karolina’s luck was about to change and her 2009 season was severely threatened by a crash in Brazil which left her with a broken leg, “Not only did I have a broken leg but I also had to finish my high school education, so I needed to study a lot during this time which meant I couldn’t go to the beach or kite. I had only 3 weeks kiting time during the winter.” Thankfully Karolina managed a fast recovery and was back on the water within the year showing us the powerful and fearless style we know her so well for... and back on the PKRA winner’s podium by the end of the season finishing in third place overall. Her explanation for her success in the sport? “Kitesurfing is my passion, the thing that I do basically for pleasure.” This is made very clear as she is never seen on the beach without a smile on her face. She currently manages to maintain a healthy balance between Kiteboarding and her language studies whilst remaining one of the most committed and fun loving female riders on tour. 3x Kiteboarding World Champion 2016 Triple S Champion Kite is my life ! by: instagram : @karolinawinkowska Kite is my life !!! Sportsperson

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