Already a two-time wakeboarding champion, AWWA hall of fame member and inventor of the S-bend, Shannon Best was introduced to kiting in 1995, but didn't actually pick up kitesurfing seriously until 1998.
Jim Gaunt headed to the Airush dealer meeting at Sotavento, Fuerteventura, where he took part in a testing session. To him it was a unique experience, but to the Airush design team it was just another day pushing the boundaires.
Best careered into the kitesurfing market in 2004 with their brash, aggressive online tactics that saw them drastically undercut their competitors and rapidly acquire customers. in 2010 they are striving to shed the cheap 'beginne...
WORDS ? Jim Gaunt INTRO ? A lot of people think he's from another planet, some think he just visited one for a while. Whatever your view on Lou Wainman, he's the first name on most top riders' lips when it comes to inspiration. Sy...
With a coastline rich in some of the cleanest, greenest waves on the planet and plenty of wind knocking about, it's a wonder there have never been any wave tour events in Ireland. Big wave slayer Ryan Coote decided to end all that...
Although he's been enjoying a little casual coastal cruising on a raceboard, we won't be seeing Mark Shinn converting his freeride enthusiasm onto the race course
Dimitri Maramenides lives in the Outer Banks in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA. He set up the Epic kite brand in December 2009.
We give him his own column and he starts writing about bikes. Shinny has been mainly getting saddle sore in Cape Town since he last sat down to press enough buttons to fill this page
In his regular column, Mark Shinn wonders whether it's time to open up to the truth
A regular travel column on the ups and downs of life at sea from Gavin McClurg, Captain of the Best Odyssey boat, Discovery.
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