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Check List

INTRO ? It's almost time for you to hit the water and get shredding on the water while of course looking uber cool in your wetsuit, feeling like Rambo in your impact vest, and sounding like it's all second nature to you with frequ...

Check List

Getting Started

INTRO - Kitesurfing is a combination of power kite flying, windsurfing, paragliding and wakeboarding. The sport needs a good grounding in the use of power kite flying skills. The best locations for kite surfing have a combination ...

Getting Started

Getting Into Kitesurfing

INTRO - If you fancy your hand at this kiting lark, but are unsure what you'll need, or are a bit anxious about what it all entails, then look no further. We've assembled a wealth of information from shop owners, instructors and m...

Getting Into Kitesurfing

Impact Vests

INTRO - Water is lovely, soft and liquid-ey... but hit it with any velocity and it soon feels a good deal harder. An impact jacket/vest is another vital bit of kit for your early sessions, providing protection for your chest and b...

Impact Vests

Harnesses

INTRO - If you've ever had a go at water-skiing or wakeboarding you'll know how quickly you get tired from trying to hold on to a powerful boat as it seemingly attempts to ditch you off the end of the rope. The harness is a indisp...

Harnesses

First Time Out

INTRO - The butterflies will be fluttering rampantly around your stomach from nervous excitement when you turn up to the beach for your first session on your own. The general rules for a safe session are the same wherever you are ...

First Time Out

BBC Broadcaster Gets Hooked On Kitesurfing

The 2009 White Air festival in Brighton attracted the worlds elite pro riders to show their stuff out on the water. Unfortunately the wind was less than cooperative but that didn't stop anyone from having an awesome weekend. Freel...

BBC Broadcaster Gets Hook

Swotting Up

INTRO: Home help ideas to wrap your eyes and ears around between sessions

Swotting Up

Wetsuit Guide

 DAKINE: A lot of people wear rash guards under their suit to stop irritation. They can also be worn on their own to offer protection from the sun on super-hot days, but as they come in a variety of thicknesses, can also be a chea...

Wetsuit Guide

Wetsuits a Spring/Summer Wetsuit Guide

XCEL SUIT FEATURING:*Overhead X-ZIP Front Entry*Thermo Barrier Ultra-Stretch Texture Skin*Double-Glued and Blind-Stitched Fusion Seal Ultra-Stretch Seams*Double Lined*Padded Knees*Good FitThe water can be cold. The bad news is you...

Wetsuits a Spring/Summer
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