Kitesurfing Blog

Kitesurfing, also known as Kiteboarding, is an action sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water, land or snow. On water, a kiteboard, similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings, is used, Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, which uses standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically fo the purpose. On land, a mountain board or footed steered buggy is used while skis or snowboards can be used in snow.

Styles

There are different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle, freeride, speed, course racing, wakestyle, big air, park and surfing!

Records

Nick Jacobson achieved the world record for the highest kite jump measured by WOO Sports on February 19, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, during a session with 40-knot winds. Jacobson's jump reached 28.6 meters high, with an airtime of 8.5 seconds. Jesse Richman holds the record for hangtime at 22 seconds, set at Crissy Field in San Francisco, California

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Kitesurfing Zanzibar - a dream in turquoise!

40km of the coast of Tansania lies the small island Zanzibar. The island is surrounded by crystal clear and turquoise waters. With constant wind throughout the year, these features make Zanzibar a mecca for kitesurfers! Many lagoon with shallow water but also many open sea kitespots make the island an absolute dream for beginners as well as advanced. Zanzibar is completely surrounded by the finest white sand beaches.
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Lo Stagnone Kitesurfing - Tips&Tricks for you special kitesurf adventure!

Lo Stagnone, big pond, is a large lagoon on the west coast of Sicilia. With its 2000 ha shallow are and constant wind, this Kitespot should definetly be on your list of your must visit Kitespots. There are perfect conditions for beginners with almost flat water everywhere but also good wave conditions for advanced riders! The quit sicilian flair completes the package for an awesome Kitetrip adventure!
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Videos you should not watch before your Kitesurfing Session!

DO NOT WATCH before your Kitesurfing session! Don't do this at home, we warned you!
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Finally: The Social Network for Kitesurfers is available now

We are so happy that we can announce the launch of the Social Network for Kitesurfers: Kitecloud. After a few month of development we can finally invite you. Invite you to join the community – the community of kitesurfers all over the world.
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First Community Update for the Social Kitesurfing Network - Kitecloud V1.1

We are so happy that we can announce the launch of the Social Network for Kitesurfers: Kitecloud. After a few month of development we can finally invite you. Invite you to join the community – the community of kitesurfers all over the world.
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Rebranding - Spotflow becomes Kitecloud!

After extensive consideration and many opinions from the kite community, we decided to do a rebranding!
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Kitesurfing Wind Forecast Apps - what are the differences?

While in the past it was difficult to gather weather data over e.g. the radio or teletext in order to have an approximate plan, whether it's going to be windy or not, things have changed today. You can load countless of forecast apps on your mobile phone today and of course every one of them promises to be the best. But which one is the best?
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Kitesurfing Cape Town - coming for the doctor!

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa. The city received its name after the Cape of Good Hope, a cape dreaded earlier among sailors. Also the city has made a name among kitesurfers.
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Kitesurfing Sri Lanka - the pearl in the Indian ocean!

Sri Lanka is an island state in the Indian Ocean. From the ancient to the modern, the island, due to its location, has been an important hub for seafaring between the Southwest and Southeast Asia.
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Kitesurfing Dubai - a fairy tale of 1001 night!

Dubai is the most populous global city within the United Arab Emirates. It is known to be the home of the superlatives.
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Kitecloud - Early Birds wanted! Get yourself a Kitecloud Goodie Package!

Opinions, suggestions and legitimate critics are very important to us. Because of that we are looking for Early Birds, starting in April, to make the project as helpful as possible for the kite community! Kitecloud will be available in the App Stores from April.
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Kitesurfing Tarifa - the wind machine of Europe!

With barely 20.000 inhabitants, Tarifa is not exactly a world metropolis and most people do not know it. Although the small city on the southernmost point of Spain appears in hardly a guide to the country, it nevertheless plays a very important role in this world.
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Kitesurfing Thailand - everything you need to know!

The country of smiles is normally known for its friendly people, breathtaking scenery, cheap living costs and hookers. But the kingdom also has made a name among kitesurf enthusiasts over the last few years
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Kitesurfing Portugal - everything you need to know!

Portugal is not only known for its fish, wine and super bock. For kitesurfing you can also find excellent conditions
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What you have to look out for when buying a used kite so you don't get scammed!

How do I know in what condition the used kite really is? The seller claims that the kite has been flown a little, is this true?
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The Ultimate Wind Guide for Kitesurfers in Africa - Maximize your Wind yield with this list

After our blog contribution The ultimate Wind guide for Kitesurfers in Europe we now have analyzed the African continent and where you will find the best Wind regions over the year!
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Kitesurfing in Cape Verde - the best Videos of the last years

Cape Verde is an island group located about 5000 kilometers west of the coast of Senegal
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What to do in Portugal without wind for kitesurfing?

As Kitesurfers we depend on wind to exercise our beautiful sport. As you know, natural forces cannot be influenced and there will be days in Portugal where you have to leave your material in the bags. In this article, we would like to introduce you to sensible and fun alternatives for windless days during your surfing holiday.
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10 tips for low-budget kitesurfing trip to Portugal

After we have explained to you why it is worth to spend your next surfing holiday there, we would like to give you a few tips on how to spend your holiday in Portugal as cheaply as possible.
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8 reasons why Portugal is better for kitesurfing than Tarifa

Tarifa is known to be the mecca for surfing in Europe. But is that the case? We give you 8 reasons why Portugal is better for Kitesurfing than Tarifa!
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Different kite schools – are all kite schools the same?

In 2001, a kite school was still considered exotic in water sports industry. Anyone who follows the kite scene, quickly realizes that this is no longer the case.
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King of the Spot - Guide how to fly high!

The dream of flying has been around since the beginning of mankind. Even in Greek mythology Icarus and Daedalus tried to escape with the help of artificially manufactured flights of the island of Crete.