Issue #65 will be with you from early September and features guides to Cumbuco in Brazil and Langebaan in South Africa. Adam Super gives vital tips on how to set about achieving some serious progression, we spill the news on the 2014 kite releases so far, Reo hits Teahupoo and much, much more !
Kitesurfing Teahupoo thaitii Kiteworld magazine with Reo Stevens
The tour of kitesurfing’s meccas continues for the Kiteworld editorial team as they hit the northeast coast of Brazil. First stop is the small village of Cumbuco 45 minutes northwest of Fortaleza that struck gold in terms of kiting tourism when it became apparent that there aren’t many places in the world with such a staggeringly consistent seven to eight month wind season. Thousands visit here for the long golden beaches, choice of lagoons and endless downwinders. The kids here grew up surrounded by kiteboarding, and it shows.
In issue #65 we feature a ride guide for Cumbuco, and in issue #66 we’ll be taking a look at some more of the riding delights further north. The wind is already taking on its clockwork tendencies and set to blow every day until at least the end of January!
Another area that’s just about to come into season is South Africa. We also offer advice on traveling to Langebaan, a stunning flat water playground 90 minutes north of Cape Town and throw a further lure out in the form of a Cape Town freestyle gallery from Jens Hogenkamp.
Adam Super is an incredibly technical and analytical rider that we met in the States. Living in Hatteras and working for Kitty Hawk Kites, Adam gets to kite nearly every day, but also gets to watch streams of kiters of all levels come through the school as students and freeriders, with both good habits and bad. He starts a column this issue focused on helping you understand how to go about learning how to learn. If you need inspiration to go huge, check out our interview with Toby Braeuer about his new Airstyle DVD with 666 tricks!
We also hear from Brianna Hirsch-Pollitt, a 19-year-old woman for whom kiteboarding gave such strength in rebuilding her life after being diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma when she was 17, culminating in her attending the Kiteboarding 4 Cancer mega event in Hood River in July this year.
You will also find out about Poul Rasmussen in Jason Gallate’s regular To Love, To Kite column. Poul was literally a ‘Great Dane’ – a man who literally lived to kitesurf until he was 88. Our doctor in the house looks into finding the lessons we can learn from Poul to help us all push beyond the norm.
All that, plus: flow better in waves with the downloop, Reo at Teahupoo, Shinn and Hadlow columns, Readers’ Gallery, the sport’s best images from the last couple of months and more!
Get your copy from September… and life’s always better when you subscriiiiiiibe!
Sir Richard Branson is set to join 300+ riders who will attempt to break the record for the biggest group downwinder along the south coast of the UK, from Hayling Island to Lancing. Now fully supported by Virgin, the ‘Big Charity Downwinder’ has become the ‘Virgin Kitesurfing Armada’… read more here. or visit Kiteworld Events Directory.
RANDOM VIDEO – North Vegas 2014
Read all about the early 2014 kite releases in issue #65. Some early movie teasers for the products are out now too, including this excellent video on the North Vegas!
|SUBSCRIBE & WINIssue #64′s subscriber competition was the change to win a weeks holiday in Tarifa. For Issue #65 we’ve teamed up with Cabrinha to offer the Cabrinha Stylus as a prize. All you have to do is have a valid subscription on 15 October 2013 and you will be entered in the draw to find the winner.Don’t have a subscription ? Get it here ».|