Founded in 2000, kitesurf Magazine is loaded with amazing photos, interviews with the sports biggest names, technique tips, product tests and trips to the coolest spots. A definitive guide to the sport of kitesurfing, we're constantly showcasing new products, discovering new angles, unveiling the most critical action and aim to make you a better and more motivated kitesurfer. Published seven times a year.
March April 2014: With the annual waveriding extravaganza that is the wave kit test – 10 kites and 11 boards. Plus a very insightful catch up with Brandon Scheid and the latest from the nirvana chasing Cabrinha Quest.
January - February 2014: The latest Kitesurf catches up with F-ONE girls Charlotte Consorti, Sofi Chevalier and Céline Rodenas on their travels, heads to the Hood with Victor Hays, and exhibits some flash-photo trickery with James Boulding. Plus a mega 14-piece Freestyle kit Test. Essential festive reading.
November-December 2013: The ‘Supersized issue’. Big rails in Russia, Big barrels at Teahupoo and Big US style with aircraft carriers and muscle cars. Plus a look at more 2014 kit, Keahi de Aboitiz’ Weapon of Choice and Jesse Richman on his freefall antics.
September October 2013: PKRA legend Alby profiled, Slingshot crew in Maui, Flysurfer filming in Brazil, the start of the 2014 kit avalanche and a whole heap of other goodness... The only kite magazine you'll ever need.
Issue 81 - July August 2013: With coverage of the hottest event in the US – the Triple-S Invitational – and at the other end of the temperature scale, a global crew of pro riders heading to Scotland’s outer islands. Plus we have a lightwind kit test, courtesy of Andy Gratwick, Airton’s Top Down and a whole load of other good stuff. Get it.
Issue 080 - June 2013: Man of the moment Alex Fox graces the June front cover, read the cover story ‘Key Moments’ in this month’s edition. Next up.. Jeremy Eloy and photographer Ben Thouard bring us the epic Julbo Swell Sesssion story from Tahiti. Sam Light reflects on the past and looks forward to the future with new spono’s Slingshot. We also caught up with Robby at 50! Although it’s hard to believe – especially when you see him out charging Jaws. There is the usual tested section, plenty of technique, news, products and Africa travel special!!
Issue 079 – May 2013: Getting behind the scenes with master photog Quincy Dein and his mega-flash shoot with Jesse Richman and Susi Mai. Plus rail action in Brazil, and wave action aplenty with 10 surfboards and 5 wave kites tested – and a spectacular photo special with all of the top waveriders in action.
March - April 2013: Kitesurf 78 comes with all of the biggest riders and the latest shots from the best locations around the world. We’ve got Tom Court cruising around Sri Lanka, Pedro Henrique shredding in Mauritius (and, no, not One Eye) as well as tales from Lebanon and Oz. We’re also introducing a new tech column, Lowdown, and our technique section has been given a shot in the arm, so four pages on nailing your first KGB. No excuses. Welcome to the biggest and best kite mag: get involves.
Jan - Feb 2013: Jam packed with goodness, including: Sam Light discover his favourite ever slider park; the backstory of the Naish crew iceberg dodging in Alaska; Hurricane swells in Nova Scotia, and leaving the kids on the beach in Indo with Tuva Jansen… Plus our biggest EVER freestyle kit test by freestyle maestro Ned Taylor, the Cali boys in Cornwall, plus all of the regular goodness. The perfect antidote to Christmas television. (O, and a spanking new logo too…)
Nov - Dec 2012: The Main features are; Karma Chameleon - And legends shall be made. Refocus - Autofocus, the film, was one of the most significant happenings in mid noughties kiting. It showcased a new style of riding, and a new attitude. The French Connection - French Cab rider Victor Hays takes a cruise down the coast of his homeland with a few of the rest of the crew in tow.