Kiteworld issue 43



The 2010 Travel Guide that comes free with issue #43 is our fourth annual world guide. Bigger than ever, this year it features over 50 kitesurfing and snowkiting destinations, from Europe, Africa and the Americas to Asia and Australia. Old favourites and classics, such as Cabarete, Brazil and Tarifa sit alongside new spots in Turkey and even Papua New Guinea. We used our wide web of spies situated across the globe to get up-to-date information from locals in each place to help you decide which will be the best spot for you. Featuring wind charts and practical information on food and accommodation options; if you’re planning a kite trip this year, you need this indispensable guide to help you figure it all out!


The mag is it’s usual charming self too, crammed with up-to-date news and views from the depths of the sport’s belly. We got the first interview on the beach in New Caledonia with new World Champions, Kevin Langeree and Bruna Kajiya and Mark Shinn gives his analysis of recent events that closed 2009, including Lewis and Jake’s pier jump, and speculates on what it all means for 2010.


Travel stories in the mag feature Jeremie Eloy swerving bullets and pulling into bombs in Mexico, and Pavel Trcala introduces us to his home-land that was once Czechoslovakia – a snowkiter’s paradise.


The fine art of popping is a technique you’ll use every single time you want to get that board out of the water, whatever trick you’re aiming to crack. So it’s vital you understand the basics of it. The Motor Drive project is devoted simply to that, with sequences taken from in front of and behind the rider.


On test we have four surfboards, from F-One, Resin8, North and RRD and four kites, from Airush, Flysurfer, Liquid Force and Nobile ready for some rounds of winter warfare.


Plus all the usual insane galleries, insightful words from our regular columnists and there’s a chance for subscriber to win a brand new Ozone C4 kite.


All in, that’s over 250 pages for a price that will merely deliver 100 elsewhere. Don’t be fooled; bigger is always better!