Kiteworld Issue 75 is out now, loaded with stacks of early summer inspiration and know-how to help you get out there, hit the water and improve.
As well as reviews of all the latest gear and insights into the world’s most mouthwatering after session bars, we also start a series looking at the impact that we have on the planet as kitesurfers, as producers, as travellers and addicts, and how there are some people making easy, positive steps towards positive change.
All that and much more, including regular columns from Aaron Hadlow, Mark Shinn and John Bilderback who profiles shaping guru and North Shore shredder, John Amundson.
Here’s the full run down…
GALLERY SUBJECT: INVIGORATION
New toys for the summer
Hot froth from around the world, including news of our collaboration on the new UK tour
The inside track on the launch of the Virgin Kitesurfing World Championships from the five-time Champion in his regular Kiteworld column
MARK MY WORDS
Mark Shinn suggests some methods to stoke your riding ambitions for summer
Push the button and get in the mag!
A Tomo outbreak has recently been seriously affecting wave riders. John Bilderback talks to North Shore shaper John Amundson to find out more
A rider’s view of the Red Bull Ragnarok and a KTA adventure to Tajikistan. Yes – Tajikistan
Featuring: the Airush Razor, Naish Torch, North Vegas, Ozone C4, RRD Passion and Ozone Edge
Featuring: the Axis Division, Shinn ADHD, Cabrinha Ace, Airush Livewire, F-One Trax, Vanhunks Bucca Flex, Nomad Custom, North Select, CrazyFly Elite, Shinn Monk, Slingshot Misfit and Liquid Force Echo
READY TO RIDE?
Know how to find the right instructor for you
TURN AND FACE
Gybing and tacking – essential surfboard techniques to get you started
LET’S GET PEARCED
Matt’s back with a downwind training special
FLOW AND SILENCE
Gabi Steindl on the art of getting completely and utterly lost in her kitesurfing sessions and making friends with silence
We love to play with Mother Nature. Let’s keep her happy. Matt Pearce starts a series in which we look at some ways that we can start to help as kiteboarders
DEDICATED – RYLAND BLAKENEY
Painter and decorator Ryland Blakeney on his love of unhooked wave riding
THE SCIENCE OF SUNSHINE
If it’s sunny, Lake Garda in Italy will be windy: fact.
We hear from a group of Australians who are close to raising AUD$100,000 for charity through some huge downwinders and then we suggest a 600 kilometre monster voyage, known as the Iron Man, that you can sign yourself up for in Brazil that takes just six days to complete
PERFORMANCE AND COCKTAILS
Some of the best after-session watering holes in the world
Jake Kelsick has been travelling heavily over the last few years. These are his top tips