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 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

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