Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports next to standup paddleboarding. Due to its accessibility and versatility anyone can learn how to kite. You can make your riding nice and chilled by just cruising along and enjoying the scenery. Or you can go for the massive jumps and freestyle moves. It’s all up to you. And it’s much safer than you might think too. Kitesurfing has come a long way in the last decade. Especially on the safety side where you can release the whole power off the…read more
When you become a surfer and you really catch the bug, there is no coming back. You check the forecast every few hours hoping it’s gonna improve and believe in the most optimistic one. Just to sit around at the beach for hours repeating to your buddies that “it’s building up, can you see that dark line on the horizon? It’s definitely building up”. It’s a feeling only we know. No matter if you’re a pure surfer, kitesurfer, windsurfer or SUP’er. We all share the same passion for the ocean. …read more
Stand-up paddle boarding or SUP for short, next to kitesurfing, is the fastest growing water sport in the UK. Also, the level of entry is fairly low. Compared to kitesurfing where you need at least a 2-day course with a recognised school (such as Skymonster Kitesurfing School Scotland), SUP basics can be mastered much quicker.
There is no greater value than giving your kids a chance to really enjoy life and to provide them with balance in this very digitalised world. Showing them that it’s what you do that should make you happy, not what happens around you. To take responsibility for your own life, choose to live happy and not to concentrate on fictional problems created by others. Show them how much stoke you can get from hanging outside, enjoying the sea and teach them how to respect the elements. The gains? 1. They…read more
As much as I try to run away from everything while surfing, being a dad and an instructor means I need to control my time on the water. As annoying as this can be, bed time or lessons always kick the living from a nice swell and 25 knots of wind. Since I’ve destroyed my 8-year-old G-Shock I’ve gone to source a replacement. Here’s what I found.
Finding a sweetspot between gaining the stoke, adrenaline and drive and getting the beating of your life pretty much defines how I and most of us approach kitesurfing. Make it as extreme or as relaxed as you want. It’s the most versatile water sport you can get involved with.
I’m not big on surfing per se, despite the title of this blog. Since the age of 5 my life is a mix of sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and more recently SUP’ing. I’ve never lived near a proper surf spot when I was young and when I moved near one the winds are so awesome I can’t be bothered ripping the waves without a kite. Oh, and there’s the weird culture. Yup, surfers have a rather bad rep amongst all other boarders. But they do work so hard for it! Only recently a…read more