How To Body Drag

How To Body Drag

Learning how to body drag is one of the first techniques you get taught in your kiteboarding lessons, after kite control. And it’s an essential skill to master and to keep practising. Being able to body drag efficiently will enable you to retrieve your board quickly after becoming separated from it, thus saving time and … Read more

How to Kitesurf Upwind – 4 Things You Need To Know

After nailing the water start, riding upwind is one thing that a lot of kitesurfing beginners struggle with. But this article will look at how to kitesurf upwind without any difficulty. A few basic technique tips will have you heading upwind with confidence in knowing that you can get back to the same spot on … 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

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

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

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