Learn to Kitesurf

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...]

Kitesurfing Love Affair with Jessica Winkler

Jessica Winkler - Kite Beach

We recently caught up with sponsored kitesurfer and extreme sport entrepreneur, Jessica Winkler.Jessica is an accomplished kitesurfing instructor and is best known for pioneering a kitesurfing business on her own in a third world country.We asked her to share with us her take on kitesurfing and the vital role the … [Read more...]

Sliders: The Slippery Slide of Things

Kitesurfing Slider

Not too long ago we put together a portable slider at our local kitesurfing spot and hey did it cause a buzz.  For some reason, be it a childhood fantasy or an adult madness, there seems to be this deep hidden craziness in many of us to want to slide up, down or on things and the evidence is in seeing it like we did.  Once you … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Kitesurfing: Getting Started

Kitesurfing Board Grab

So you’ve heard about this awesome, not-so-new-anymore, sport that's taking over the beaches and skies around the world called kitesurfing, or otherwise known as kiteboarding... and you’ve finally decided to see what the fuss is all about? Well, you’ve come to the right place!But first let me just say this... kitesurfing … [Read more...]