Issue #104: Chris Bobryk, Key Biscayne, Miami
Photo: Maxx Evan
Travel Guide: Erick Anderson, Cumbuco, Brazil
Photo: Andre Magarao
Our biggest and most widely read issue launches at an incredibly surreal but serious time for the world. Our 14th annual Travel Guide free 164 page supplement features over 50 of the world’s best kitesurfing holiday and experiences – a vivid reminder of the world we’ve temporarily left behind, and the one we must look after.
Issue #104 features 28 reviews of some of the most relevant equipment currently available for most of the market, from freeride, big air, wave and foil specific kites, to twin-tips tuned to make difficult conditions easy. Once again we spent six weeks getting fully under the bonnet of the products you’ve no doubt been puzzling over and really got to know them in great detail.
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HERE’S HOW THE ISSUE AND TRAVEL GUIDE SHAPE-UP
Kiteworld Travel Guide 2020
Featuring: Cape Town, Zanzibar, Diani Beach, Kilifi, Watamu, Mauritius, Dakhla, Essaouira, El Gouna, Wadi Lahami, Cape Hatteras, La Ventana, Los Barriles, Paracuru, Icaraizinho, Prea, Jericoacoara, Praia Do Maceio, Barra Grande, Atins, Roatan, Laguna Garzon, Uruguay, Turks And Caicos Islands, St. Lucia, Union Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Tobago Lisbon, Tarifa, Fuerteventura, Lake Garda, Hang Loose Beach, Porto Pollo, Sant’Antioco, Lo Stagnone, Keros, Gokova, Poole, Exmouth, Cornwall, South Wales, Kalpitiya and Mannar
Freeride Kitesurf Downwinders, Uncharted Kite Sessions, Surfin Sem Fim Downwinders, Progression Live Coaching Camps, KiteCruise and The Action Cruise Boat Adventures
Strap in, get your short list ready and join us for a wild ride to find your ultimate new riding allies
FREERIDE AND BIG AIR KITE TESTS
Featuring: Airush Lithium, CrazyFly Hyper, Duotone Dice, Duotone Rebel, F-One Bandit Twenty-Twenty, F-One Bandit S, Naish Dash, Naish Triad, Ocean Rodeo Craze, Ozone Edge, RRD Addiction, Slingshot Raptor and a wrap-up of the top current boosters that we tested towards the end of last year
WAVE KITE TESTS
Featuring: Duotone Neo, F-One Bandit S, North Carve and RRD Religion
SINGLE-STRUT KITE TESTS
Featuring: Core XLite, Naish Boxer and Ozone Alpha
PERFORMANCE FREERIDE TWIN-TIP TESTS
Featuring: Airush Apex, Airush Vector, CrazyFly Raptor Extreme, Elevight Process, Naish Motion and RRD Poison
Steven Akkersdijk has tips for popping to blind, and popping back again
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Ben McCann reels you through the King of the Air livestream fall out
HOW TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE
An interview with Red Bull King of the Air 2020, Jesse Richman
Products to pore over
Life and times in the world of kiteboarding
MARK MY WORDS
RIP Danny Seales and Mark Shinn reckons KOTA style airs are within all our reaches
Patri McLaughlin stacks it in style at Jaws
NORTH SHORE NOTES
John Bilderback lives on the North Shore of Hawaii. Backyards lies just beyond his backyard. Kiters keep trying to take on the wave. The latest was kite foiler Kevin Collins. Here’s how he got on…
PLUCKED FROM THE PACK
Turning up the torch light on two new destinations in this year’s KW Travel Guide supplement: Wadi Lahami in Egypt and Kilifi in Kenya
Lighties, hold on for longer – Sensi Graves helps you approaching riding in stronger wind
THESE THINGS I KNOW
Slingshot’s brand manager, Alex Fox
Eric Plancon cavorts with short line kite loops