Skymonster Kitesurfing and SUP Blog
22 March 2017
After you've had your kitesurfing lessons you, as a kitesurfer, should know well how to perform an emergency packdown. This can be a result of winding dropping off to a level where you can't relaunch the kite, when the kite inverts, a line breaks or for any other reason you can no longer fly your kit. The video below has been created for both kitesurfers and powerboat users and the amazing guys from the RNLI showing how to deal with a kitesurfer in trouble.
08 January 2017
We talk a lot about kitesurfing in cold conditions. That's what we get in the UK. We do moan about them too. It's pretty much the first thing you say to the other person at the beach. "Oh man, it's so cold today, eh!" Well there are colder places on Earth to surf! Putting aside Ruben Lenten's trip to Iceland and boys from F-One Kiteboarding trip to the Antarctica you wouldn't believe what you can get in... Dakota, USA. Here's a film from the NP Surf and Cabrinha boys exploring the American wilderness and testing out the NP's winter wetsuits...
07 January 2017
Karolina Winkowska's taking us to Brazil - one of the best places to go on kiteboarding holidays. Showing that her kitesurfing life is more about enjoying the moment, freeriding and stoke rather than routine busting same moves. We are always stoked to see some Slingshot gear in action too! Especially in hands of a pro that Karolina is. So sit back and enjoy... and look out for Skymonster Brazil Kitesurfing Downwinder Trip in 2017! Find out more about Karolina at http://karolinawinkowska.com More on Slingshot Kitesurfing Gear: http://slingshotsports.com
06 December 2016
2017 Slingshot Turbine Announced Slingshot Turbine has proven to be one of the best light-wind kites ever made. For 2017 Slingshot is unleashing this high-aspect, high-efficiency machine in a full range of sizes. All the qualities that make the Turbine such a great light wind kite translate to an aggressive, high-power, high-flying, high-performance weapon as you go down in size and up in wind speed. Here's the breakdown of sizes of the 2017 Slingshot Turbine 15, 17, 19 meter - The proven light wind kite of choice for riders of all abilities. The Turbine’s high-aspect, high-efficiency profile gets you out and riding when...
12 November 2016
Tantrum is one of the smoothest looking unhooked tricks. It's simply an inverted version of an unhooked frontroll. This can lead you to a number of progressions - board grab always adds more style to virtually any trick! See below for an excellent Tantrum kitesurfing trick by pro rider Alberto "Alby" Rondina: Rider: Alby RondinaCamera & Edit Laci KobulskySpot: ProKite Alby Rondina SICILY www.prokitealbyrondina.com