What are the Ideal Winds for Kiteboarding

When it comes to kiteboarding the wind is everything, though it is possible to go in any direction you want regardless of the wind for the beginner that isn’t so easy.  Moving upwind is far more challenging than going downwind, what are the ideal winds for kiteboarding?   Ideally you want winds that flow parallel to […]

Channel Hopping

In the early hours of this morning we returned from a wonderful trip to the Channel Islands. It was all the more excellent because in truth, we had had no idea what to expect and what we found was a real revelation. Trip was decided on at short notice, what with Scotland (our originally planned […]

Power Kite Kayaking

Where do they come up with this stuff, really? I mean, power kite kayaking? It sounds like a ridiculous activity, but it’s actually loads of fun! We went out with some good friends the past few weekends to see what all of the fuss was about. It turned out to be two weekends of pure […]

Ever Heard of SUKing?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kite Surfing = SUKing. Except, it doesn’t suck at all, in fact it’s pretty fun. It’s not as enjoyable as rolling through waves with a surfboard and kite but it sure as hell beats moping because there aren’t any waves to catch. You’ve been warned though, if you’ve never SUK’d […]

Kite Boarding: A Brief Intro

Kite surfing is an incredible sport, the number of things you can do with your board and your kite are nearly limitless. Don’t believe me check out this gnarly compilation video of some of the world’s best kite surfers. At the minute forty two mark, a kite surfer does a hand plant (rea hand not […]