How to Set Up a Kitesurfing Kite

Separating the lines

If you’ve read my articles on starting out in kitesurfing, you’ll hopefully have had lessons from a professional qualified kitesurfing instructor. One of the first things you learn is how to set up  a kitesurfing kite  properly. The technique articles and tutorials I offer here are in no way designed to replace getting lessons. If … Read more

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 2022

Winter’s here again in the Northern Hemisphere, so time to check out the best winter wetsuits for kitesurfing for 2021 and into 2022! 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

LiP Surge Water Sports Sunglasses – Review

LiP Surge Water Sports Sunglasses

Before reading this, take a look at my review of LiP’s Typhoon water sports sunglasses.  The article looks at why LiP make the best sunglasses for kitesurfing, in my opinion. I could cover it all again here, but the Surge range have a lot of the main features of the Typhoon, with a few cost-saving … Read more

LiP Typhoon Sunglasses – Review

LiP Typhoon Sunglasses

The dangers of UV damage to the eyes are now well-known and as kitesurfers we’re more exposed to the dangers than most other people. I’ve had numerous pairs of water sports sunglasses over the years and have never been fully satisfied until I decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair of LiP’s flagship … Read more

Best UV Protection Sunglasses for Watersports

LiP Sunglasses

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