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Puerto Rico Kitesurfing & Wing Guide

By Dylan Shewfelt Need to Know: Airport Code: SJU Average Wind Strength: 17-23 knots Best Months: Mid-November to the end of August Local pros: Arland Miller, Sean Reyngoudt Dive into...
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TOP 10 Waves | Cape Verde 2024

Check out the top 10 waves from the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde!

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Full Event Highlights | GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2024

Watch the full highlights from the spectacular first Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour stop of the year in Cape Verde. The iconic Ponta...

MOONA WHYTE WINS WITH PERFECTION

Hawaii-based world champion blows away the field with stunning riding to win season opener in Cape Verde GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 202416-25 February,...
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Ben Unstoppable in France

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Airton Cozzolino | One Goal | Cape Verde 2024

Airton Cozzolino, our 2023 World Champion, started the new season with one goal in mind. We joined him at his home in Cape Verde...
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Livestream Day 3 – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2024

Watch all the latest action of the world's best kiteboarders. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the GKA’s Youtube...
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Cape Verde, Sol, Kitesurfing and Wing Guide

Cape Verde is an indescribable wonder, brimming with beauty and positive energy. Renowned for its incredible wind and waves, Cape Verde stands as the...
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Livestream Day 1 – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2024

Watch all the latest action of the world's best kiteboarders. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the GKA’s Youtube...
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Ydwer x Mystic Majestic Harness

Introducing the Majestic Harness: A Collaboration with Ydwer van In 2021, Ydwer had a heavy surf accident and became paralyzed from his chest down. As...
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Commander AG PRO V2

The Commander AG PRO is tailor-made for competitive riders seeking top-level freestyle performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES - High-tech freestyle twintip for pro-level performance - Lightest...
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Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour 2024 Season Teaser

Soaring into the 2024 Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour Season like never before! Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled journey as we unveil thrilling...

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Review of the Ride Engine Air Box Electric Pump

Review of the Air Box Electric Pump by Kitesurfing Magazine Revolutionizing the Kitesurfing Experience  The Air Box electric pump, introduced at the AWSI trade show, is...

Review: Mystic”The One” Longarm Shorty 3/2mm Wetsuit

Finding the ideal wetsuit that combines comfort, flexibility, and warmth is often akin to seeking the proverbial needle in a haystack. Enter "The One"...

Reedin DreamStick X Review

The Reedin DreamStick X is one bar that once you use a few times you find you want one. Not many companies have adopted...

Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide: The Rise of Yamamoto Limestone Rubber

If you've ever found yourself shivering uncontrollably in the water, you know how crucial a good wetsuit is for kitesurfing. Beyond providing warmth, an...

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Qatar Kitesurfing – Fuwairit Kitesurfing Guide

By John Bryja - Walking Tour with Sarah LordPhotos courtesy Romantsova/GKA Quick FactsBest Months: November to JuneConditions: Flat Water 15-30 knotsAirport: HIAHotel: Fuwairit Kite...

World Wide Kite Sales

by John Bryja Ever pondered about the global sales figures for kites and boards? I certainly have. When I was the editor of SBC Kiteboard...
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Driven | Capucine Delannoy’s life as a Kitesurfing World Champion

Nationality: France, French RepublicSponsors: North, MysticSpecialist discipline: Strapless Freestyle, SurfHome spot: Prea Brazil At just 17, Capucine Delannoy is already a global sensation, seamlessly transitioning...

Michael Phaneuf – Rep 411 Interview

Rep 411 Interview Name: Michael Phaneuf Hometown: Bennington, New Hampshire Current home: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Favourite board and kite: Carved Imperator 7 139 cm, Nexus 3 9 meter Favourite conditions: Big air 28-35 mph...

Industry News

Max Blom, Mystic Brand Director & Co-Founder, to Lead Unified Marketing Strategy as CMO of North Actionsports Group 

KATWIJK AAN ZEE, The Netherlands, January 2024 –– North Actionsports Group is proud to announce the appointment of Max Blom, brand director and co-founder...
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3x Kitesurf World Champion Moona Whyte: Catching the Wind with F-ONE

Triumphantly joining the esteemed F-ONE team, three-time Kitesurf World Champion (2013, 2014, 2017) and 2015 Vice-World Champion Moona Whyte is set to add yet...

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8 Tricks with Straps (Kite Tricktip)

Want some inspiration for fun tricks that you can only do with straps on your twintip board? Did she miss your favourite trick? Let...
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How to Self Launch – IKO

Please remember that “Self Launching” can be dangerous specially in strong wind so please perform it only if you are a really advanced rider,...
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Self-Landing Your Kite in Emergencies: A Must-Know for Every Kitesurfer

In this video Luke from Flukes Kitesurfing delves into a vital technique that every kitesurfer should be well-versed in – how to self-land your...
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PROGRESS WITH ME! I analyse your tricks | Maxime’s Online Coaching #2

I asked on my Instagram to send me clips of you trying tricks, so I could analyse them and give you tips to help...

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Cape Hatteras Kiteboarding Downwinder Guide

Best Winds: March to November, Locals ride year round Closest Airport: Norfolk International Airport is located 1 1/2 hours from Kitty Hawk Kite Size: Winds are...

Florida Kiteboarding Guide

Words and photos By Rick Iossi With over 1,350 miles of shoreline to choose from, Florida provides rich and varied kiteboarding for year-round riding. Everything...

Florida Keys Kiteboarding: Islamorada & Marathon

Closest airport: Miami International Airport and Key West International Airport Best wind:  October to May Average wind: 15 to 25 knots Hotels: Check Price and Availability Top riders:...

California Kiteboarding Guide

words by Brian Wheeler Simply put, California has tons of places to go kiteboarding. Whether you’re seeking some of the best waveriding in the States,...

5 Best Flatwater Kitesurfing Destinations

Kitesurfing Magazine asked Craig Cunningham to share his top 5 flat water destinations. As part of the North international team, Craig Cunningham has travelled all over...

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When the autumn leaves start to fall, kitesurfing enthusiasts often find themselves searching for the perfect destinations that offer consistent winds, warm water, and...

Chucktown (AKA Charleston, SC) Kiteboarding Guide

ROAD TRIP - Kiteboarding Chucktown  from the Spring 2021 Issue of Kitesurfing Magazine. WORDS BY SHEA GIBSON, FORCE KITE AND WAKE TEAM RIDER AND IKITESURF...

Tobago Kitesurfing Guide

Need to know (quick facts) Airport Code: TAB Average wind strength: 14-22 knots Best Months: Mid Dec to Mid June Cost Factor: Mid Local Centre: Radical Sports Local pros: Orion Jakerov,...

Kiteboarding Cuba: Cayo Island area of Cayo Guillermo

Words by Craig Cunningham Photos by Tahnee Pierog  When you think of Cuba, kiteboarding probably isn’t the first thing that pops in to your head....

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Get your beach attitude T's and Vest's here: https://kitelauncher.teemill.com/ With a heightened sense of safety after the kite launcher suffered his double knee blow out...

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Final Word

GKA’s new Freestyle contest format for 2023 is sick!

Get ready for a showdown royal! The new 2023 GKA Freestyle contest format is beyond epic! The opening event in Qatar was a visual...