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 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 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

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