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A Cabarete Water Women Dreams of the Big Time

Katie Bowcutt Profile Beach

The inspiring story of the talented young Cabarete kiteboarder, Katie Bowcutt... We are launching our brand new rider profiles series where we will regularly shine the spotlight on up-and-coming riders and seasoned pros. Join us as we follow Katie on her way to becoming a kiteboarding star! Rider Profile: Katie … [Read more...]

Kiteboarding Becomes an Olympic Sport

Kiteboarding at Olympics - Aaron Hadlow

Update (11 November 2012): Regrettably, the ISAF has reversed its decision to include kiteboarding in the 2016 Rio Olympics. With this decision, windsurfing is officially back in the Rio Olympic Games, and kiteboarding is out. We are delighted to announce that kiteboarding has officially become an Olympic Sport, and will make … [Read more...]

How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals

Jessica Winkler - Epic Kites - PKRA Playa del Carmen

Increasing your sponsorship deals is an important part of being a professional kitesurfer, or any pro athlete. Since many kiters are aspiring to be pro kitesurfers, and based on the response to an article I wrote last year “How to Get Sponsored”, I thought I would do a follow up article on becoming a sponsored rider. I … [Read more...]

Using Kite Momentum for Wave Riding

Using Kite Momentum for Wave Riding

This is not an article for everyone. It will probably best suit the sci-fi nerd who wave kites, but it’s an interesting read none the less. Some of these principles do apply to kitesurfing disciplines outside of wave riding, so be mindful of them, and you may well find ways of improving your current techniques and … [Read more...]

Colonel Caveman and the Flying Dutchman

Colonel And The Flying Dutchman Cover Image

Kitespotters recently produced a unique kitesurfing short movie, Colonel Caveman and the Flying Dutchman. Set in sunny (and windy) Cape Town, South Africa, Colonel Caveman and the Flying Dutchman sets out to promote tourism and kitesurfing in South Africa’s windy city in a unique and rather humorous way. Cape Town Kiting … [Read more...]

LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge: Lewis Crathern Wins

LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge - Winner with Trophy - Lewis Crathern

Lewis Crathern (UK) pulls out all the stops and is Crowned Champion at the first ever LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge in Big Bay, Cape Town. The wind was pumping and kites were flying high as Lewis Crathern wowed the judges to win this ‘Mega’ kiteboarding event in Cape Town! Lewis Crathern Crathern, from Worthing in the UK, … [Read more...]

LEN10 Megaloop Challenge: Extreme Kiteboarding Event

Ruben Lenten - KiteLoop - Cape Town

In case you haven’t heard yet, extreme pro kiteboarder, Ruben Lenten (NED) is throwing what is set to be the most insane kiteboarding competition of the year! The LEN10 Megaloop Challenge! Every summer Ruben Lenten, King of the Megaloop, heads down to Cape Town, South Africa to enjoy the warm sunny weather and awesome wind … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Images

Kitesurfing - Clint Smart

Some great wave riding shots in Durban and Cape Town from back in the day... … [Read more...]