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. Our first issue is packed full of information to help make your summer riding more fun.
On the Cover
Location: Hood River Sandbar
Rider: Jesse Richman
Photo: Richard Hallman
“Patience is defined as, “the act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for.” We say patience is a virtue; it’s the quality and power of suffering with fortitude. Patience is a hard quality to manage in everyday life, with all the distractions and hyper-speed lives we lead. Now apply that to photography? There are so many photo sessions–whether it’s kiteboarding, climbing, surfing–where you are at the mercy of the weather, the conditions, the athlete. The best images are the result of pure patience, not just by the photographer, but patience from all the other players, including Mother Nature. I have seen sunsets and skies that leave my jaw-dropped and think, “Wow, how cool would it be to have that sunset, but with some radical action playing in that surreal light?” This was one of those rare moments where everyone’s patience played out perfectly.”—Richard Hallman
Building Kickers, Boxes and Rails
Building your first terrain park feature can be a daunting task. But with the right planning, good design, and some willpower it can be a fun project. Joby Cook of Jibstruction fame shares some of his secrets.
Two Years to the Day: Chasing Dreams on Maui
Hope Levin chases her dream and shares her story of turning pro.
Research And Development: Liquid Force Foil Fish
Kitesurfing Magazine editor John Bryja catches up with the LF crew for the story behind Liquid Force getting into foilboarding.
Foil Future: Foilboarding 101
The feeling of floating in the air with no noise, completely silent, and not a worry in the world. Pro rider Damien Leroy shares what it’s like to get into foilboarding.
Father and Son: The Medyskys
Father and son, best of friends, the two follow their dream, each in a different stage of a lifetime, but with kiteboarding as the steadfast tie that binds.
The 2015 Venyu Triple-S
Celebrating 10 years of kiteboarding most important event.
Plus: Tested: Mid-season releases, Quiver: Reider Decker’s gear, Drones: A New Perspective, Travel: Top Five Flatwater Destinations, Aerial Spot Check: Punta San Carlos, Baja, Road Trip: The Gorge, Video: and Story behind the Kite vs. Moth video.