Best UV Protection Sunglasses for Watersports

Whatever your watersport is, it’s vital to use good quality UV protection sunglasses even when it doesn’t seem all that sunny. The effects of UVA and UVB on the eyes is now well-known and prolonged exposure can cause long-term damage such as eye cancer, cataracts, macular degeneration and Pterygium (“Surfer’s Eye”). The problem is that … Read more

How Dangerous is Kitesurfing?

How Dangerous is Kitesurfing?

A question a lot of people ask me when they’re thinking about taking up the sport Is “How Dangerous is Kitesurfing”. It’s a fair question because let’s face it we’re out on the sea seemingly getting dragged around behind a large kite and doing crazy-looking aerial moves! In 2016 Christiaan van Bergen a Dutch orthopaedic … Read more

Kiteboarding in Cape Verde – Sal

I’ve been kiteboarding in Cape Verde twice so far, both times in the Island of Sal. And it’s one of those places that is on the radar for another visit definitely. Located 570kms off the Peninsula of Cape Verde in Senegal, NW Africa, out in the Atlantic, This archipelago of 10 volcanic islands enjoys a … Read more

Kiteboarding in Turkey – Gokova Bay

If you’ve wondered about kiteboarding in Turkey then Gokova Bay is well worth a visit. I’ve been 3 times so far and will definitely be going again. If you think of Turkey as being mass tourism hell and over-commercialised, think again. And check out this little-known gem of kitesurfing heaven! And the great thing is, … Read more

Kiteboarding In The Dominican Republic – The Home of Kiting In the Caribbean

Kite Beach Cabarete

If you’re looking for a chilled out kiting holiday in tropical paradise, then Cabarete is the place! Enthusiasts of the sport have been kiteboarding in the Dominican Republic pretty much since the beginning of time – measured by when kitesurfing started! Situated on the same island chain as Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico, on the … Read more

Kiteboarding Harnesses – 6 of The Best

Here I feature 6 of the kitesurfing  harnesses I believe to be amongst the best available for a beginner, or for that matter any kiter with a bias towards free-ride (all-round) kiting. In my article “Kitesurfing Harnesses – What’s the Best Type to Buy as a Beginner” I describe the main types of kiteboarding harnesses … Read more