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THE 2017 KITEWORLD TRAVEL GUIDE
Issue #86 is our biggest release of the year, and not to be missed by any serious kiteboarder, especially those who are hoping to book a kitesurfing holiday this year, or those who are planning on buying new gear.
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There are 312 pages filled with unique content for you to gorge on, including 29 in-depth freeride and wave gear reviews from our Cape Town sessions, and then on top of that we present 46 detailed destination guides to the world’s best kitesurfing holiday hot-spots in our Travel Guide.
THE 2017 KITEWORLD TRAVEL GUIDE
Our 11th annual travel guide supplement is our biggest ever, featuring 46 destination reports, guides for the first time traveller and in a new section we also highlight some key destinations for the foiler, booster and wave rider.
Featuring up-to-date breakdowns of the world’s best spots in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and Australasia, you’ll find details on the spots, the conditions, the best times to visit, how to get things right there, where to stay and where to eat and drink. Plus, if it’s good for the whole family, or for raging parties, we highlight those vital aspects, too.
We also provide handy wind charts and useful stats on each destination page that will let you get an overview at-a-glance for important information, such as wave quality, flat water availability, suitability for learning and how warm the water is.
We hope to ignite your desire to get out there and improve your riding in some of the best spots in the world, or indeed to take up the sport from scratch and learn while on holiday.
If you’re about to book your first kitesurfing trip, then start your reading on page 20 where we answer some of the most frequently asked questions for first time kite-travellers and also provide some vital advice to help you make the right holiday selection.
The issue itself is also tightly crammed! The main core of the issue is filled with findings and reports submitted by the test team after their six week 2017 reconnaissance mission in Cape Town where 29 freeride and wave products went under the spotlight for this issue (more coming in the following issue).
THE CAPE TOWN 2017 KITEWORLD TEST SESSIONS – ISSUE #86
Kites: Ocean Rodeo Roam, Takoon Furia, Nobile T5, CrazyFly Sculp, Naish Pivot, Blade Trigger, Slingshot RPM, Gin Cannibal, North Rebel, Ozone Edge, Cabrinha Switchblade
Twin-tips: Shinn Ronson, Airush Apex, Naish Monarch, Core Choice, RRD Poison, RRD Bliss, CrazyFly Bulldozer and Cabrinha Ace
Wave Kites: Airush Wave, Liquid Force Wow, Ozone Reo, RRD Religion, Slingshot Wave SST
Surfboards: Airush Compact, F-One Mitu, Nobile Waterflow, North Wam, RRD Cotan
THE RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2017 – COMMENTATOR’S CUT
Kiteworld editor Jim co-hosts the Red Bull livestream commentary, while KW’s associate editor Matt Pearce runs the rider interviews on the beach for the livestream. As usual, we were frontline to bring you the full scoop from the biggest event in kiteboarding that took place in Cape Town in early February.
WHAT ABOUT ‘THAT’ 40 KNOT SESSION?!
Some of the King of the Air riders took performance levels to the next stratosphere in the massive winds that blew through in the weeks after the event. We were lucky enough to witness the fitness! Lewis Crathern talks us through the riding advances made when the contest pressure was released in ‘Things That Make You Go Boom’.
SRI LANKA AND MORE…
On top of all that, we have a vivid tale from kiteboarding’s next up and coming mecca, Sri Lanka, as well as strapless and intermediate twin-tip technique tips and our regular wakestyle workshop series returns – this issue containing massive trick dictionary. Plus, lots more!
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