Liquid Force closing the kiteboarding division

Liquid Force closing the kiteboarding division

26.06.2020

It looks like Liquid Force is stepping down from kitesurfing, focusing more on other watersports, with main focus on Foiling from now on.

Here is a message from Liquid Force:

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Kitesurfing camps, kite schools & kite spots in Sri Lanka.

Kitesurfing camps, kite schools & kite spots in Sri Lanka.

16.06.2020

The Complete Sri Lanka Kitesurfing Guide Sri Lanka, kitesurfing paradise! Here is what we are going to look at in this article, the Complete Sri Lanka Kitesurfing Guide: Sri Lanka has become one of the best kitesurfing destinations in Asia! Few kite destinations in the world come with 9 months of wind per year, an […]

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How to Stay Stoked (from Home) During COVID-19

How to Stay Stoked (from Home) During COVID-19

08.04.2020

As the world hunkers down into isolation mode in an attempt to quell the spread of coronavirus, kitesurfers around the globe mourn their freedom of movement.  The rules vary from country to country, with some nations explicitly banning kitesurfing (amongst an invariably lengthy list of other outdoor activities) with others leaving the directive fairly open […]

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What to bring to the beach when kitesurfing in a non-tropical country

What to bring to the beach when kitesurfing in a non-tropical country

13.12.2019

Kitesurfing looks awesome in the pictures. Turquoise water, bikinis, and board shorts. A lot of kiteboarders actually enjoy this kind of pleasant environment. In reality, an equally large amount of kitesurfers, unfortunately, live and kite in countries with no tropical temperatures, and that makes packing for the beach trip even more important. Here is some […]

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Kitesurfing in Southern Sardinia

Kitesurfing in Southern Sardinia

01.12.2019

Sardinia, uncontaminated island with long beaches and crystal clear sea. This is the Sardinia that all the tourists know. But there is another Sardinia, not well known by many people: Sardinia as perfect destination for all Sailing Sport: in fact, with a very high percentages of windy and sunny days all over the year, and […]

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the most complete kitesurfing guide of Peru

the most complete kitesurfing guide of Peru

03.11.2019

When you decide to go for a kitesurfing trip to Latin America, there is a 98% chance you will go to Brazil, while a happy few will decide to choose other countries and avoiding the crowds. One of the other best destinations for kitesurfing in Latin America is Peru.

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6 islands for kitesurfing 2020

6 islands for kitesurfing 2020

03.09.2019

Since Traveltoplist published an article for top 5 islands for surfing, kitesurfersblog have to publish one with 6 islands for kitesurfing! Hera are 6 islands we have visited and written travel reports for. Prepare to spend your travel budget!

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Reasons to Date a Kite surfer

Reasons to Date a Kite surfer

15.08.2019

A vote by the Olympic committee back in 2012 resulted in the conclusion that windsurfing as an event would be replaced by kitesurfing in the 2016 Summer Olympiad. For us kitesurfing enthusiasts it was an exciting day, one that was short lived when the controversial decision was reversed leading up to the Rio Games.

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Is the future of kiteboarding in danger because of rising prices and equipment-sport fear?

Is the future of kiteboarding in danger because of rising prices and equipment-sport fear?

09.07.2019

Watch this spot-on video from Our Kite Life! The first one I see talking about the increasingly visible problem for the sport; very few young new kiters on the beaches.

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The most complete kitesurfing wave riding spot guide (until now)

The most complete kitesurfing wave riding spot guide (until now)

26.02.2019

After having failed to find any relevant information when googling: “which are the best wave kitesurfing destinations in the World?”, Axel from Wild Kite Peru decided to compile an exhaustive list describing 20 kitesurfing spots / areas.

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Liquid Force closing the kiteboarding division

admin 2020.1.7
I think you are right, kitesurfing is no longer a beginner-friendly sport because everything becoming so expensive. When I started in 2005 I bought a used Cabrinha kite for 250 € and a board for 150 €, a used harness for 40 € and a wetsuit for 80 €. And started in the winter, so I needed only the kite and the harness to begin with. I got started for around 500 €. And the one who sold the gear to me taught me how to ride (included in the price, even if everything was second hand). Would that be possible still today? I'm not sure. But I think it could be turned around, I think there is a spot open on the market for low-price entry-level kites and boards. A beginner does not need ultra carbon hyper flexy shiny things on the board. And they could manage well with just any SLE kite and a really standard harness. Something they could learn on and ride the 2 first years with. I think some brands could start making cheap entry-level stuff in large volumes and take over most of the schools by giving extremely good deals to them. Looking at schools as a marketing investment rather than something that needs to be profitable. To be able to do that they will need volume, capital, and processes there, so I think only one of the established brands could do it. Could any brand make a 600 € 11 m2 SLE kite and a 200 € board today? What kind of volumes would be needed to make that profitable? - Comment!

Liquid Force closing the kiteboarding division

Charlie R. 2020.26.6
Kitesurf is sufering from the same syndrome Windsurf was a victim of. A top harness used to cost $100 usd 9 years ago... now we see $450 harnesses. The same happens with kites, boards, bars and even as ridiculous as standard gear such as (tshirts, sweatshirts, ponchos). Kites develop "radical new innovations" every year (most of the times hard to perceive) and for that they want to charge more..... leaving gear from previous years devaluated.... when the only real innovation is a different design or just a new bar color. Covid19 didn't put LF kite out of business.... just accelerated its downfall. Expensive gear + really expensive lessons + expensive airfares will injure the sport and limit the access to newcomers. Kitesurfing was meant to be a sport open to the public..... not an expensive sport that required you to have a brand sponsor in order to buy and renew your gear constantly. Will this be an isolated case? I am afraid this is just the first brand to go under. - Comment!

Lina in kitesurfing video from Finland – Summer 2013

admin 2020.23.6
Hi! Nice to hear that more girls take up kiteboarding in Finland! Lina always says that there are only old men on the beaches here nowadays. :-D Are you still in Finland? From Espoo you have some good spots nearby, in Hanko, there is a spot for almost every wind direction (Tulliniemi, 4 tuulen tupa, Silversand, and more). In Helsinki, you can always kite in Lauttasaari beach, and sometimes in Kallvik too. But from Espoo, I would go to Hanko every time I have an evening or weekend off. We live on the west coast now, so we do not visit southern Finland's spots so often anymore (we have 2 kids too, so it's more complicated now), but if you ever visit the west coast and it's windy, throw us a mail (jonathan.bjorkskog@gmail.com). We visit the great spots Storsand (between Vaasa and Pietarsaari) and Lohtaja quite often. Best, Jonathan - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka (Kalpitya)

admin 2020.23.6
Hi! The site has been on hold for a while, but now I've fixed the images that were broken. Thanks for the update, I'll try to update the post to match the current situation. What is there in the facilities of Sri Lanka Kite nowadays? Best, Jonathan - Comment!

Kitesurfing camps, kite schools & kite spots in Sri Lanka.

Things To Do In Kalpitya, Sri Lanka - The kitesurfing and travel blog 2020.18.6
[…] reading? Check the ultimate kitesurfing guide to Sri Lanka, where you can find some more things to do near the kitesurfing locations […] - Comment!

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Célio Beleza 2020.18.5
Hello crew, I'm Célio Beleza a Kitewave rider in Brasil. I released my short film Starting Live, produced by Macos Montenegro in incredible brasilian places. Send a report and the short film will go by youtube link, ok?! I hope that you like and publish!! Thank's and ALOHA!! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY028fXJkfA Starting Live I know I was bold and asked to live my dreams. But today I understand more clearly and happily why I chose the sport and not manage business and money. I decided to manage my time, my days, my freedom and really live life instead of going through it. Anyone who thinks this is easy, that it is simple, is wrong. No, it's not. Detaching from what society imposes and from the standards considered as "ideals" is really not easy. There are many fantasies and social images that are empty at the bottom. Fake! Do not waste time, because each day is an opportunity. Do the "impossible", fight, count on the closest people, use your creativity, be bold, abuse and, more than that, believe that everything you dream of can come true! Rider: Célio Beleza - @celiobeleza Short Film by Markos Montenegro - @markosmontenegro - Comment!

Lina in kitesurfing video from Finland – Summer 2013

Luna 2020.3.5
Oh gosh how awsome. I live in Finland and i went to north brazil last winter where i saw ppl kitesurfing and a passion was lit inside me. I soon decided to find kitesurfing school that could fit into my budget. I got through the IKO basic classes and was about to go for the advanced ones but the wind became too low and I had to travel back to finland. So im a beginner and I wish to find other surfers friends and supervisor in finland which with I could practice and develop. I live in espoo, pls contact me if we could talk and practice surfing together. This is my email anna.goldfish12@gmail.com - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka (Kalpitya)

Chris 2020.26.3
Hi guys, just bumped in to your page. Great write up. Few of the pics you have on your page are not loading anymore. And Sri-Lanka kite camp is not functioning anymore. But there is a lot of new developments in Kalpitiya. In case you guys wish to make any updates to your great write up, I will be happy to provide you up to date pics and also more useful information. For all those kiters looking for an authentic Sri-Lankan experience with locals there are few small projects around the main lagoon area. One of the places being Ruuk Village Kite Resort They also have a live WinDGuru station too : The place is a NO-Plastic project. You will love their kitchen ladies food. They are a small familiar place right by the lagoon. You will really have an off-the-beaten-track experience. - Comment!

Kitesurf in Tarifa – Book a perfect trip to the wind

viajeatailandia.net 2019.21.12
Me ha gustado la publicacion,efectivamente buena, muchas muchas gracias estoy planeando visitar al sudeste asiático en un par meses. Me quedo fizgoneando por la pagina aleer mas cosillas informativas, chas gracias again. - Comment!

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admin 2019.3.7
I've been offline for a while, but if you still are interested, email jonathan.bjorkskog@gmail.com and we'll take it from there :) - Comment!

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admin 2019.3.7
Hi! Would love more Portugal-content, but haven't visited Portugal for kitesurfing yet. If you have some helpful content to share, please contact jonathan.bjorkskog@gmail.com so that we can discuss more via email! Best Jonathan - Comment!

The most complete kitesurfing wave riding spot guide (until now)

Ashley Hoober 2019.4.3
What a wonderful and helpful list. thanks for sharing - Comment!

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Maurice 2019.27.2
Hey Jonathan, Reaaly cool blog that you have! I see that there is not a lot about Portugal and I would be more then happy to provide you with information about our region and kiteschool see https://thekitesurflodge.com/ Let me know if you're interrested! Cheers - Comment!

Kitesurfing, the complete infosheet!

Patrik 2018.13.6
Great manual for beginners! www.surfnow.eu - Comment!

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Patrik 2018.8.6
Nice Blog Johnatan. Email us we want to work with you:) - Comment!

About Kitesurfersblog and Jonathan

pelatihan sdm perbankan jogja 2018.4.1
This is very attention-grabbing, You are an overly professional blogger. I have joined your feed and sit up for looking for extra of your great post. Additionally, I have shared your site in my social networks - Comment!

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admin 2017.9.10
Hi! This is a long time ago, I missed your comment, but if you still are interested in guest blogging, just contact me and we'll get it sorted! - Comment!

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Kate Ross 2017.19.7
Hi Jonathan, like the others have said - a great blog! I see you haven't made it over to the UK yet so thought I'd share a few of my favourite spots in case you or one of your readers fancies a trip over! I run a school based in west sussex http://southcoastkitesurf.co.uk and we have some great beaches around here such as Pagham, East Wittering and Bracklesham Bay. Over to the West I would really recommend Bantham, Westward Ho! and Hayle. Further North you have Hustanton and over in Wales check out Swansea Bay or Pembrey sands. Our best months to visit are between April and October when we get the best wind and even a bit of sunshine! - Comment!

Tarifa travel special! All you need to know about kitesurfing in Tarifa

Gone Kiting Tarifa 2017.22.6
Very good blog! Loads of useful information about kiting in Tarifa. If you would like to stay up to date on what´s going on in Tarifa or have some questions, I am sure local knowledge can be priceless! Join our Facebook group GONE KITING TARIFA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1564744733789296/ . www.gonekitingtarifa.com Happy kiting! - Comment!

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Antony 2017.21.5
Hi Jonathan, Great blog! You should try Lemnos island, Greece! The highest wind potential in Greece, among the highest wind potentials in Europe! 56 4milelong shaphire beaches all directions, rural island 46 villages, largest distance 25min drive! Check Keros beach, as the most known one (though it works well all around the island). I share my house airbnb link for you and your readers. I hope you ll write for Lemnos, Greece soon! Keep up the good work! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18574864?location=Λήμνος%2C%20Ελλάδα&s=3bYiW7RU - Comment!

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Janet Pywell 2017.11.4
Hi Jonathan. I am an author of crime fiction based in Whitstable, Kent, UK and kitesurfing has played an important role in the plot of my latest thriller. I have also lived in Spain and know Tarifa extremely well which is why my latest book begins and ends there. Would you be interested in me writing a guest blog for you which would include how I researched and spoke to the British champion? I look forward to hearing from you. - Comment!

6 islands for kitesurfing 2020

Raph Gill 2017.26.3
Hello, How about making a trip to Madagascar in Sakalava Bay, near Diego this year? I have setup a brand new kitesurf resort facing the spot. The view is absolutely breathtaking! We could offer you accommodation if you can make an article on your blog :) Please have a look since I am eager to get your feedback: https://www.kiteparadise-madagascar.com Thank you! - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka (Kalpitya)

Ruben 2017.25.2
The main attraction for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya is the flat and shallow water of the lagoons in the surrounding areas, as the Puttalam Lagoon, the Kalpitiya Lagoon or the Kappaladi Lagoon. There are many islands on the north of Kalpitiya too, with perfect spots for kitesurfing in flat waters, as Vella Island. Furthermore, the Indian Ocean is also a perfect spot for wave riders from May to October. And it's just that there are many places for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya! Your are welcome to my place I will show you the best spots! www.margarita-village.com, super nice camp! Ruben - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Stagnone, Sicily

Miriam 2017.31.1
Cool spot guide, thank you for the honest review :) It's always hard to find good infos when it comes to kite spots and this one is super accurate! I'll put Sicily on my list, even though the water might be stinky ;) - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka (Kalpitya)

Filip 2017.3.1
Great article. We were in Sri lanka back in 2011 feb-march exploring the country. Back then the northern territory was still a bit precarious and there fore we decided to avoid it. Never the less our team from www.surf-store.com does yearly trips with whole team together and at theat time we were in the South. Unfortunately the wind season wasnt that great but the SWELL season was awesome. So we just adapted and did a lot of surfing. Hikkaduwa, mirissa, weligama were awesome spots. We belive that in summer month those also awesome kitesurfing spots now! - Comment!

Kitesurfing in Stagnone, Sicily

Kiteschool Portugal 2016.18.12
The lagoon sounds really nice! How deep is the water there? Danger of injury because of too little water or no problem with this? Thank you!! - Comment!

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cindycardus 2016.28.11
pretty impressive photos! - Comment!

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