Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Kevin Wade Rep 411 Interview

In this exclusive industry insider interview, we delve into the life and career of Kevin Wade, a prominent figure in the US kitesurfing community....

Nathalie Lambrecht: In-Depth Interview

A force to be reckoned with. North welcomes Big Air / Freestyle Pro Rider Nathalie Lambrecht to the team in 2024. Half-Swedish and half-Flemish,...

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...

Pro File: Frances Kelly

Hometown:  Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Board: Ocean Rodeo Creep and I also have a prototype surf-specific board designed by Reece Myerscough. Kites: Ocean Rodeo HL CRAVE Years on...

On The Cover – Issue 19 – Evan Netsch

Rider: Evan Netsch Location: The Outer Banks Photographer: Nicole Laiben After spending decades of my life kiting in this exact location, it’s extra special to see a...

Mental Health in Extreme Sports – We Need To Talk

In the adrenaline-fueled world of extreme and action sports, mental health challenges often take a back seat to the thrills and excitement of pushing...

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...

Up your social media game!

Riding Bikini As a professional kiteboarder, you're no stranger to the thrill of riding the waves and the wind. But let's face it, in today's...

Steven Akkersdijk – KITE VLOGGING

Steven Akkersdijk is one of kiteboarding’s top big air riders. He was on the podium at the 2014 Red Bull King of the Air...

On the Cover – Issue 18 – STIG HOEFNAGEL

"As a kid I grew up close to one of the bigger surf/kite shops in Holland. But being a young 12 year old that...

2022 AWSI Trade Show Gear Preview

What’s better than an outdoor trade show in a windy location where retailers and Kitesurfing Magazine can try out the gear? One held in...

State of the Industry – MIKE RAPER – NORTH

Kitesurfing Magazine: What was the biggest challenge for North Kiteboarding during the past year-and-a-half?  Mike Raper: At North, digitization was already well established when the...

State of the Industry – PHILIP SCHINNAGEL – CORE

COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our families. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja caught up with some of the leading CEOs to find...

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY – RICHARD MYERSCOUGH – OCEAN RODEO

COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our families. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja caught up with some of the leading CEOs to find...

State of the Industry – JEFF LOGOSZ: CEO 7-NATION / SLINGSHOT SPORTS / RIDE ENGINE

JEFF LOGOSZ: CEO 7-NATION / SLINGSHOT SPORTS / RIDE ENGINE COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our families. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja caught...

Robby Naish – State of the Industry

COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our families. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja caught up with some of the leading CEOs to find...

Get High With Mike – Mike Mac Donald

Hey guys! My name is Mike Mac Donald, also known as Get High with Mike. You may have seen one of my YouTube videos....

Shaun Bennett

“If you go to just about any beach in the US, it’s likely you’ll meet someone who knows Shaun Bennett. Everyone’s excited when Shaun...

Helena Brochocka

“Helena, or Hela as we call her most of the time, is a passionate rider who loves challenging herself. Her trick list might not...

Sam Medysky – Rep 411

Sam Medysky is the North American sales manager for Airush and a six-time Canadian national kitesurfing champion. He makes his home in Squamish, British...

FIRST TIME – With Tim Walsh

When Kite Beach is your local spot, you get good quick. Tim Walsh is one of those locals that benefited from being a local....

Lighter, Stronger

View from above; the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Oregon, 2022 gear preview. Toby Bromwich photo. The AWSI trade show in Hood River, OR...
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Luccas Filho kitesurfing at 5 years old!

Some inspirational video from 5 year old kiteboarder Luccas Filho.

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...

Sam Light – Kite Vlogging

 Kite Vlogging with Sam Light from the Spring 2021 Issue of Kitesurfing Magazine. WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR VIDEOS? My most popular videos have been my...

On The Cover – Issue 17 – Chris Bobryk

“This photo was taken about a mile out from Miami’s Stiltsville; a large sandbar with narrow canals with many shallow spots provides kiters with...
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Canadian Reece Myerscough cracks top four in Sylt, Germany!

It was another insane day of intense action on the water as stormy Sylt continued to deliver the goods. The competition started bright and...

John Bryja – Publisher Editor-in-Chief

John Bryja is one of North America’s original watermen. As a youth, John Bryja dominated the Ontario windsurfing race circuit winning multiple youth titles...

Marley Franco – WHO’S THAT

“We’re in an age where it’s not uncommon for young kids to be trained to become professional surfers, even before they can fathom the concept....

ON THE COVER – Issue 16 – Eric Rienstra

 “Riding the same park laps everyday can get a bit stale so to freshen things up, my homie Brandon and I go on missions...

Robert Bratz – Trade Secrets – Eleveight’s

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with a number of brands to find out about the impact of COVID-19 on their design, marketing, and production processes....
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Small Talk with Matchu Lopes

We hung out with Matchu Lopes while shooting for some ION/Duotone stuff here in Portugal. He's such a character and I hope this helps...
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Strapless Freestyle Men’s and Women’s Finals – Distance Battle

The GKA Distance Battle Freestyle Champions have been crowned! Last night the GKA Distance Battle, the first of its kind, online kitesurfing competition, crowned it’s Strapless Freestyle winners....
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GKA Pro Tour – Distance Battle Semi Finals

Strapless Freestyle Men's and Women's Semi Finals LIVE The GKA Distance Battle is the first online video competition in kitesurfing, bringing you the best action...
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GKA Distance Battle Strapless Freestyle Men’s Quarter Finals LIVE

The GKA Distance Battle is the first online video competition in kitesurfing, bringing you the best action from top twintip freestyle and strapless freestyle...
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Designer Talks with Damien Girardin

In this video Damien give you an inside look on the design features of the Reedin SuperWave. Aiming at Dedicated wave riders. Made to...
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Robby Naish on the 2021 S25 Naish Kite Foilboards

Soar above the surface with an increased range of sizes for all skill levels - from our super compact Hover 97 to our stable...
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North Kiteboarding 2021 preview

Kitesurfing Magazine test editor Shane Thompson previews the new 2021 lineup with North Kiteboarding's Matt Aiken. New for the fall, the big jumping...

Jack Rieder – Covid Lockdown

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with the 2019 Canadian Kitesurfing Champion Jack Rieder. He is semi-locked down on Canada's west coast in British Colombia, healing...
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Covid Lockdown – with Reider Decker

Kitesurfing Magazine checks in with Cape Hatteras local, and Hatteras Wave Classic Champion Reider Decker. Kitesurfing Magazine: How are you passing the time? Reider Decker: Thankfully...
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Fred Hope

For this Lockdown, Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Fred Hope: Hood River ripper and Slingshot International team rider. Kitesurfing Magazine: How are you passing the...

Lockdown – with Ewan Jaspan

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with the world's top riders to find out how their handling the Covid-19 Lockdown, and what they are doing to...

New International Quick-Release (QR) Safety Standard

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) has achieved a milestone in kiteboarding safety! The new ISO Standard for kitesurfing quick-release systems is here! Since 2014, the...

Editor Note – Changes

Our lives are changing in ways we could never have imagined. The global spread of COVID-19 has changed the way we kite. Our collective...

HUGH PINFOLD DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Hugh Pinfold the director of design and engineering at North Kiteboarding. Kitesurfing Magazine: We had a chance to use the...

DESTINATION STATION – 90 MILES TO CUBA – Paul Menta

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY PAUL MENTA  Over my 20 years of being a sponsored kiteboarder I’ve met some amazing people, traveled around the world and...

LIFESTYLE | MAINTAINING BALANCE

WORDS BY LAUREN HOLMAN / PHOTOS BY JAMES BOULDING  There are two things I know for sure: I love to kiteboard, but I can’t kiteboard...

COMPETE – OLYMPIC FORMAT TESTED FOR 2024

WORDS BY EVAN HEFFERNAN / PHOTOS BY OLIVER HARTAS As the Formula kite fleet looks towards the Paris Olympic Games in 2024 the race format...

Trade Secrets – Aluula – Richard Myerscough

A revolutionary, new lightweight kite material is being introduced by Ocean Rodeo in two kite models this fall. We caught up with Ocean Rodeo...

Rich Sabo – Rep 411

NickName: Richie Bap / Age: 32  What do you rep? I rep Liquid Force Kites. Pretty damn hard these days.  Where is home? Hood River, OR.  Best...

Who’s That – Jack Rieder

“Once I hit the kicker I try not to think past spinning, grabbing the bar and landing smooth.” Bromwich photo  NICKNAME: J-Ride HOME-TOWN: Squamish, Canada YEARS RIDING:...

Editor Note – Issue 14 – Bucket List: Dakhla, Morocco. CHECK!

Bucket List: Dakhla, Morocco. CHECK! Tommy Kogut photo Need to Know: Windy: Year Round Best Wind: April to September Hotel: Dakhla Attitude Airport: VIL One of the biggest perks of publishing a...

On the Cover – Issue 14 – Airton Cozzolino

AIRTON  PHOTOGRAPHER: AXEL REESE LOCATION: PONTA PRETA, CAPE VERDE   “Airton loves to give kitesurfers a show on his home island of Sal in Cape Verde. He likes...
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Helena Brochocka – Naish’s Newest International Team Rider

Maui, Hawaii – Naish continues to charge into the new decade with the addition of Polish ripper Helena Brochocka to our International Kiteboarding Team. Born...
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The Life of Lous – Winning the SSS – Ep.1

Welcome to the first episode of 'The Life of Lous', a series of videos following Annelous Lammerts on her kiteboarding journey.  
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GKA Freestyle World Cup – Gran Canaria – Day Three Highlights

Duotone rider Mikaili Sol won the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria in a sunset final against North's Bruna Kajiya, Rita Arnaus (Duotone)  and...
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GKA Gran Canaria Freestyle World Cup – Day One Highlights

All the action from Day One at Playa de Vargas in Gran Canaria, the second stop of the GKA Freestyle World Cup 2019. Men's...
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The windiest contest I’ve ever done! KEVVLOG³ #12

"We got a call 48 hours before the start of the RedBull Megaloop challenge. Everyone flew from all over the world and I had...
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The Life Of Andre Phillip & His Impact On Kiteboarding!

In today's podcast episode, I sit down with Andre Phillip who is the Co-Founder of Tona Kiteboarding and has had a huge impact on...

Editor’s Note – Jumping in Feet First

The first time I saw someone jump a kiteboard I knew it was the sport for me. And the first time I jumped was...

TRICKS & TIPS | MARIO JUMP

The Mario Jump developed over years of using the kite to launch me back downwind to my surfboard after falling. I was doing this...

JULIEN FILLION’S HAWAII QUIVER -TOOLS OF THE TRADE

words by Julien Fillion photo by William Pollock Maui between the month of December and March offers an enormous variety of conditions. Each year I spend...

On The Cover – Issue 12 – Olivia Jenkins

“This photo was from my first session out at Peahi during the 2018-2019 winter season. This is also my second time ever kiting out...
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Karolina Winkowska – Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational 2019 Pre-Show

Trip Forman and Jason Slezak talk to defending Triple-S champion Karolina Winkowska about her time off the water, equal pay, and what's to come...
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2019 Pascucci Formula Kite World Championship – Documentary

This is the first world championships since kitesurfing was granted Olympic status. Looking forward to watching the 2024 Olympic Games. Will we see America's Daniela...

Park Check – Baja Kite Park, Mexico

WORDS BY LUCAS ARSENAULT / PHOTOS BY LAUREN HOLMAN AND LUCAS ARSENAULT Park riding is blowing up in the kiteboarding scene; things are progressing quickly...

Destination Station – Top 4 US Wave Progression Spots

Compiled by Kevin Wade From basic kite control and body drags, to Handlepasses and barrels the never ending progression in kiteboarding is the driving force...

XANDER RAITH

AGE: 21 HOME: NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS SPONSORS: DUOTONE Heroes:Chad Otterstrom, Dave Redden, my friends and those who inspire me. Music: Rap, rock, and live music. Listening to music live...

Mike Duhaime – Rep 411

Nickname: Mike DAge: 33 What do you rep? Naish Kiteboarding (Switched to North right after this interview... go figure.) Where is home?: Hood River, OR  Best part...

Editor’s Note – The Year Before the World Changed

This issue the Kitesurfing Magazine test team checks out surf foil boards. The team was keen to find out how these new shapes would...

On The Cover – Issue 11 – Alex Fox

Rider: Alex Fox Photographer: Molelii Location: The Grenadines, Petit Tabac “This shot was taken on the fourth day of our trip to the Grenadines off the coast...

Trade Secrets: Dave Kay – Airush Kiteboard Designer

Airush Kiteboarding recently added Dave Kay (DK) to their design team, taking on the responsibility of Design Engineering and Product Design. Dave was formerly...
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Kevin Langeree – Three time King of the Air Champion

Dutchman delights 9,000 fans in South Africa with stellar kiteboarding tricks. Kevin Langeree rotated brilliantly through the air in high winds on Wednesday in South...

Billy Parker – Peer Pressure Interview

This issue we asked Billy Parker's friends, and fellow pro-riders, to help us expose this top Florida ripper. Billy Parker is sponsored by Eleveight...

DUOTONE | WHAT’S THE STORY?

Interview with Till Eberle, managing director of Boards & More GmbH  It’s true: Boards & More is bidding farewell to North Kiteboarding and will be...

CAMERON MARAMENIDES | OLYMPIC BOUND

Cameron Maramenides is representing the USA at the upcoming Youth Olympics on October 6-18th in Buenos Aries. Kitesurfing Magazine tracked down Cameron the day...

SEND IT | THE MOVIE

Kitesurfing is getting a real life Hollywood movie. Shot around the Triple-S, the film includes an all-star cast of actors and riders. Joel Martin...

ON THE COVER – Issue 10 – NOÈ FONT

Rider: Noè Font  Location: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina  Photographer: Toby Bromwich “I think this might be my favorite photo this year. It was during our annual trip...

Editor’s Note – Board Silly

OK. I will admit I have a problem. I develop a personal attachment with each of my kiteboards, and never, ever, ever want to...

On the Cover – Issue 9 – Moona Whyte

Rider: Moona Whyte Location: Indo Photographer: Jason Wolcott/LiquidEye Style, grace, power, flow and a great smile are all words I would use to describe the subject of...

On the Cover – Issue 8 – Ewan Jaspan

“After winning my first Triple-S I decided to treat myself and stay on an extra four days at the Real Park. The forecast looked...

Daniela Moroz : Who’s That? California’s 15-year-old World Champion

Daniela Moroz kicked some serious butt on the foilboarding racing scene last year. The 15-year-old from the Bay area won the last four races...

On the Cover – Issue 7 – Willow-River Tonkin

Rider: Willow-River Tonkin Location: Embuaca, Brazil Photographer: Axel Reese “Traveling last year brought me to some pretty epic places. It was awesome to travel the world...

On the Cover – Issue 6 – Danny Barnette

  On the Cover: Volume 3, Issue 1 Boink The Barge When hurricanes throw barges your way, you boink ‘em!   "I woke abruptly to my entire beach cottage...

Danny Barnette

“Born landlocked in Raleigh, North Carolina, Danny Barnette was home-schooled as one of seven brothers and sisters. Growing up in the shadows of the...

Who’s That: Will Palmer

Will Palmer grew up in St Petersburg, Florida. Fun fact: St. Pete holds the guiness world record for most consecutive days of sunshine at...

Kite Tow In @ Cloudbreak

“It was a super windy afternoon at Cloudbreak. Everyone had finished surfing for the day because it’s pretty hard to sit out there in...

Five Questions with: Andre Phillip

Interview by John Bryja  photo by Toby Bromwich One man that needs no introduction in kiteboarding is Andre Phillip. He is a multiple Triple-S champion and...

On the Cover – Issue 5 – Reider Decker

Rider: Reider Decker Photographer: Ydwer Van Der Heide Location: One Eye, Mauritius “One Eye is a great spot, probably one of the best wave spots for kitesurfing,...

On the Cover – Issue 4 – Craig Cunningham

Rider: Craig Cunningham Locations: Squamish, Canada Photographer: Toby Bromwich Kiting at home in Canada is always good times. No matter where you go, Great Lakes, East Coast,...

Party fouls, hookups and best parties! The Best of TRIPLE-S!

The Wind Voyager Triple-S this June 4-10th promises to be one of the best kiteboarding events of the year. The past 10 years have provided...

SESSIONS | AIN’T NO SURF IN TEXAS

Coffee, bright morning light, north wind wreaking havoc in the palm trees; the smell of sand dunes thick in the air. Don’t even check...

GAGE FICHTER

Date of birth: 9/19/92  Years riding: Third year kiting, second year strapless.  Sponsors: Hatteras Island Sail Shop, Dakine.  Hometown: Putney, VT  Current home: Waves, NC  Off-water activities: Running, hiking,...

FIRSTS | WITH BRANDON SCHIED

FIRST SETUP? My very first kite setup was a LF Drop 136 with a pair of Best bindings. I also had a 12m Wipika Hydro...

On the Cover – Issue 3 – Jesse Richman

Location: Peahi, Jaws, Maui / Rider: Jesse Richman / Photographer: Quincy Dein “Jaws has always been my ultimate goal growing up on Maui. We would go to the cliff and watch...

WMFG – A Brand is Born

WMFG started as a little side project by former SBC Kiteboard advertising sales manager Matt Aiken. He was on the strapless surfboard thing pretty...

On The Cover – Issue 2 – Brandon Scheid

Photo: Toby Bromwich Rider: Brandon Scheid Location: Cape Hatteras, NC Event: Venyu Triple-S Invitational Celebrating its ten-year anniversary this past spring in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Venyu...

Matt Nuzzo’s 5 Quick Tips – Learning to Foilboard

Matt Nuzzo’s 5 Quick Tips Real Kiteboarding’s Matt Nuzzo has been teaching a lot of kiters how to foilboard over the past year. He has...

Tool of the Trade: Reider Decker

I was born and raised on Hatteras Island and have been kiting for 11 years, more than half of my life.When I was in...
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Story Behind the Video: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra F20 FCS vs. Marstrom 32

It’s always fun to cheer for your favorite team. So for kiteboarders, when Zack Marks took on three high-tech sailboats, we couldn’t help but...

On the Cover – Issue 1 – Jesse Richman

Summer is the perfect time to visit your local kite shop and pick up the premier collector's edition issue of the new Kitesurfing Magazine....

Kiteboarding Wind Minimum

What do you think is the lightest wind a person can kiteboard in? We posed this question to North Kiteboarding designer Ken Winner. Winner...