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

Best Winter Wetsuit Review 2020

Winter’s here again in the Northern Hemisphere, so time to check out the best winter wetsuits for kitesurfing for 2020 and into 2021! There are some great wetsuit brands out there and I don’t intend to cover them all in this guide. But I’ve divided the review into three different price-bands and picked out the … Read more

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

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