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. But … 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

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 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

Best Kiteboard for Beginners – What Features to Look For in Your First Kiteboard

Kiteboards For Beginners

Let’s take a look at some of the features of board design and what makes up the best kiteboard for beginners. Board Type Almost without exception, the board you’ll learn on will be a twin-tip. So this is a generally rectangular board, usually (although not necessarily) symmetrical. There’ll be two small fins at each end, … Read more