We're usually very proud of the standard of photography that we feature in Kiteworld. We work hard to present the sport's top photographers in the best format possible, but issue #48 will be really special in terms of optical delights.
Reo Stevens, John Amundson and photographer Stephan Fournet discovered a cracking spot in the Indian Ocean and returned with some spell binding shots. Globe trotting freerider and ex-World Cup rider Gabi Steindl loves nothing more than finding insane kiteboarding in the most remote places. Her report from Papua New Guinea will inspire, while the shots from Jason Pini will leave a tingle down your spine. On top of that we have galleries from Ozone's Australia shoot and F-One in Mauritius and we catch up with Aaron Hadlow to see what he's been up to and what's new with the Hadlow Pro brand.
We've also managed to get our mucky testing mitts on some more brand new 2011 gear. This issue we feature North's consistent performers, the Rebel and Vegas kites, Naish's Bolt and the infamous Torch and Cabrinha's Nomad and Crossbow. We also get on a few choice surfboards and will also reveal more surfboard offerings from all brands in our annual surfboard guide.
As well as keeping you abreast with all the most important tour updates and conclusions, world news, views, comment and gossip, we'll also be spilling the secrets on one of Ian Alldredge's incredible top turns and get you used to your first sessions at attempting to ride unhooked.
All that plus much more shmutter than we have space for here!