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How Water Pollution Killed Two Kiteboarding Schools

Dead Angel Fish Water Pollution Yucatan Mexico

This is a guest post by one of our community members. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of inMotion Kitesurfing. With the increase in water pollution around the world it’s hard not to think about where you next want to kiteboard...Everyday countless articles are posted about … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Back Roll

Back Roll Kitesurfing Progression Series

Next up in our series of progression tutorials, you'll learn how to do a back roll. This tutorial continues from our previous three in our series of kitesurfing tutorials, Riding Upwind, learning How to Jump and How to do a Board Grab. If you missed these lessons, and you are learning to kitesurf, we recommend reading … [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. … [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...]

Kite Designs: Types of Kitesurfing Kites Simplified

F-One Bandit 4 2011

Modern inflatable 4-line kites used for kitesurfing these days, come in a very wide range of profile designs. With all the different terminology used to describe these kites, it's easy to get confused as to what the difference is between a C and a Bow kite, a Hybrid and Delta...and what on earth is a Delta Hybrid? Kite Design: … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Board Grab

Board Grab - Tail Grab - Kitesurfing

Picking up where we left off in our series of progression tutorials, you will now learn how to do a board grab.This tutorial continues from the first and second in our series of kitesurfing tutorials, Riding Upwind and learning How to Jump. If you missed these lessons, and you are learning to kitesurf, you might want to read … [Read more...]

The Toxicity of Surfing Infographic By Envirosurfer

The Toxicity Of Surfing Infographic By Envirosurfer

Eco-friendly surf shop, Envirosurfer put this great infographic together illustrating a number of ways we may be harming our environment as water sport enthusiasts.While the Envirosurfer infographic targets the surf industry specifically, many of these effects and dangers are directly applicable to the kitesurfing industry … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: How to Jump

Kitesurfing - How To Jump - Image

Keen to learn your first kiteboarding trick? Let’s start off with a straight ‘air’, or jump. If you can jump properly, it makes it easier to do other more advanced tricks.This tutorial continues from the first in our series of kitesurfing progression tutorials, Riding Upwind. If you missed that lesson, and you are … [Read more...]

Toeside Wave Riding Tips

Kitesurfing - Wave Riding - Floater - Rob Chrystal

The 12th of August will go down as a day to remember as far as kitesurfing in Durban goes! Surf and wind combined and the crew hit Kite Beach Durban for one of the best kiting sessions in a long time.The swell was SW 3.4 m at 11 seconds and was pushing a solid 4-5ft mid-break that had power, was hollow and grinding. The … [Read more...]

How to Get Sponsored

Get Sponsored by Fuel Clothing

If your dream job involves making a living from the sport you love, then getting a sponsorship is going to play a crucial role as you embark on your journey to a career in sports.While my own road to sponsorship centres around kitesurfing, these tips are not just for kitesurfers, and can be applied to virtually any … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind

Kitesurfing - Riding Upwind Image

Learning to stay upwind is one of the first and most important kitesurfing skills you will want to learn as soon as you are up and riding.'Riding Upwind' is the first in our new series of progression tutorials brought to you by Calvin Da Silva from Kitesports, a reputable kiteboarding shop based near Durban, South … [Read more...]