Kitesurfing techniques: Down Loop Transitions If you’re reading this we’re assuming you already know how to do a standard transition – if you don’t you might want to have a look at our previous post explaining how to perfect your transitions first. How hard is a down loop transition? As intimidating, nerve racking or out

Getting air and making a seamlessly smooth vertical jump is about precision kite and bar control working in harmony with load and pop from your back leg on the heel side edge of the board in the exact moment before you leave the water. When you start the move you will want your kite to

Kitesurfing Table Mountain This is the story of a world first endeavor, an expedition to kitesurf one of the 7 wonders of nature. This story was set to test our team against a series of grueling physical, mental and strategic demands; some we were prepared for and others we were not. I first realised I

Tarifa has it all – the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, mountains, beaches, the beautiful historic old town and endless wind. While kite junkies flock in from around the world to ride the milk pond lagoons or ocean waves by day, Tarifa isn’t to be forgotten by night. Andalucian gastronomy and some crazy night life both provide experiences

Kitesurfing Techniques | Transitions To make a smooth kitesurfing transition you need to understand a few key points about both kite control and weight distribution between your front and back leg/hip. Understanding these points is the key to changing direction and making smooth transitions on the board. Kite control: Starting position for smooth transition Depending

With Red Bull now moving into day 12, all is finally looking good for the first heat today Feb 3 rd. The wind conditions the weeks previous to the event were phenomenal but the 2 week lull in the wind has had all competitors on standby. As we wrote this the night before the final

Kitesurfing has slowly been magnetizing cultures the world over, one beach town at a time. Today we see beaches around the world transformed by our rapidly growing sport. Kitesurfing culture has embedded its roots in all corners of the world – across 6 continents, 5 oceans, more than a few deserts and even a frozen

Got the winter blues? When it’s cold and grey in the Northern hemisphere there’s no better way to refresh your love for life than heading to the tropics and flying a kite. Boracay is one of the world’s most beautiful islands. It may not be a big place, but its beaches and climate mean it’s

When winter comes many of us choose to abandon the wet water and play on the frozen stuff instead. We still strap ourselves to kite and board but it’s probably a foil kite and snowboard rather than an LEI and kiteboard and we ride slopes instead of waves. If you want to learn how to

The sport of Kitesurfing has evolved quickly since its humble beginnings just a few short years ago. In a way, it makes sense to trace its roots back to the evolution of Surfing. However, the sport of Kitesurfing has had the luxury to evolve in a more modern age, with a wealth of technology and