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

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

Kitesurfing Kites for Beginners – 4 Kites That Won’t Let You Down

Cabrinha Switchblade

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