North X-Ride Review

We took the opportunity to try out the do-it-all, X-Ride kite board from North Kiteboarding.

Heli-Lift – Could This Be The Secret To Boosting Big?

We were excited to receive this package from crowdfunded startup, Heli-lift. The concept is simple, you use the specially converted helium canisters to inflate your kite's leading edge and struts. The results? Huge lift and massive hang time according to the company's...

Stryder Kiteboards – The Halo First Look

As some of you may already know, I've just become a rep for Stryder Kiteboards. I noticed they were advertising for reps on a Facebook Group. I liked the cut of their jib, their pricing and the fact that they're a UK business. I got in touch with them, and the rest,...

North Kiteboarding Generations Video

Being a North Kites user myself I was immediately drawn to this video. It features a bit of kite boarding history from Jaime Herraiz, talking about his involvement with the brand from way back in 1998. It then joins young British rider, Tom Bridges. At just 10 years...

The Action From The 2011 BKSA Freestyle Championships in Ayr, Scotland

Great video showing the action from the 2011 BKSA Freestyle Championships in Ayr, Scotland, back in September. Always great to watch videos of UK kite surfing, in grey, bracing conditions - awesome! I think a trip to Scotland in the new Kitesurfing UK van is a must...

British Airways Use Kitesurfing in Their Latest Ad Campaign

Kitesurfing is exploding in the UK! Not convinced? Well check out the latest ad campaign from British Airways. Inspirational stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUXYnjUj38Y Everywhere you go now, kite surfing appears to be coming to the fore as a sport. My...

The Filthy West – Kitesurfing Film

OK so it's not UK kite surfing, but this is sooooo good I just had to share. Follow Ben Wilson, Ryland Blakeney, Josh Mulcoy and Ian Alldredge as they embark on the ultimate surfing and kiting road trip across the Western Australian coastline. Beautifully shot,...

Awesome Video – Why we Kitesurf – Kirsty Jones

I particularly love this video because it features top rider, Kirsty Jones talking about the great kite surfing we have right here in the UK. A friend of mine told me recently that she has a friend based in France who told her he was surprised that anyone would be...

Kitesurfing at St Anne’s Blackpool

Having experienced St Anne's and Star Gate for the first time last Monday, I got a kick out of finding this video. If you haven't already tried Kite surfing at Blackpool, give it a try. You will not be disappointed!

Kitesurfing – The Essential Kit You Need To Get Started – Part 1

This mini series of posts is aimed at the newbie kite surfer, looking for a bit of guidance on what kit is required to get started. We'll start with the flying part: Kite, Bar and Lines. Kites Kite surfing is usually performed with an LEI (leading edge inflatable)...

The Kite Show – Essential Watching

I stumbled across The Kite Show a few weeks ago. If you haven't seen it before you should most definitely check it out. The production values are top notch and the action comes from all over the world. The Kite Show is written and presented by Kiteworld Magazine...