Kitesurfing Safety Gear

If you’re a beginner to kitesurfing, you need to wear the right safety gear. During your lessons you will have hopefully been provided with a helmet and impact vest. But now that you’re getting out unsupervised it’s vital to make sure you carry on using the right kiteboarding impact vest and kiteboarding helmet. Until you … Read more

Kiteboarding Harnesses – 6 of The Best

Ride Engine Elite Rear View

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

Kiteboards for Beginners – 5 Boards that Will Make You Smile!

In my article “Best Kiteboard for Beginners” I talk about the features you should be looking for in your first kiteboard and explain what effect the different design characteristics have. The first thing to say about board choice is that virtually any twin-tip is usable, even as a beginner, but there are some features that … Read more

Kitesurfing Kites for Beginners – 4 Kites That Won’t Let You Down

North Reach Kite

If you’ve read my article “A Guide to Best Kites for Beginners” you’ll have a good insight into the different types of kite design and how they might affect the choice of kitesurfing kites for beginners. Firstly, kite design and manufacture has come a long way over the years, and there aren’t many “bad” kites … Read more

Learning How to Kiteboard

safe hands

So, you’ve seen people kiteboarding at a beach, on holiday, TV or maybe YouTube. The fact you’re looking at sites like this is great! Research is good, it means you’ve got an idea what it’s all about before you take the plunge and start spending time and money. But now you want to start learning … Read more

Kitesurfing Equipment for Beginners

Kitesurfing equipment for beginners can seem daunting, there’s so much available both new and used. Buying the wrong kit can be an expensive and even dangerous mistake. So here we’ll look at the basic equipment you’ll need and how to go about finding the right gear at the right price for you. By this stage … Read more

Kitesurfing Harnesses – What’s the best type to buy as a beginner?

Your harness is possibly the most important part of your whole kitesurfing kit. It’s what keeps you connected to your kite and is the point where the power from the kite is transferred via your body to your board to drive you forward – or upward! So, although it’s one of the least expensive of … Read more