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Kitesurfing: The excessive coolness virus

Let’s be honest:
How much coolness does the sport really need?

During the past years I traveled to many different kitespots and got in contact with heaps of kitesurfers all over the world. It’s such a great feeling being part of this community which is – compared to many other sports – still small but absolutely amazing (at least most of the time). 

But there’s one thing that I noticed which for me feels like a little irritating virus disturbing the kitesurfing community. I think this virus has always been there – let’s call it the “excessive coolness virus”.

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Inspiring women in kitesurfing: Agata Dobrzynska

Welcome to the next part of the series “Inspiring women in kitesurfing”. For this one I talked to Agata Dobrzynska (Aggie) who you might know from the advertorials of the Ion Muse wetsuits as she’s the face of the Muse collection. Her current homebase is in Sicily, Lo Stagnone where she’s teaching at Prokite Alby Rondina. But Aggie also travels a lot to follow her passions – not only kitesurfing but also snowboarding and snowkiting (for example she takes part in the Red Bull Ragnarok each winter). Next to that she founded her own business Love2Kite where she organizes kite camps for women. Read more about how it is to be a business kitesurf lady and the next Love2Kite girls camp (21 – 25 September in Sicily) in the following!

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Inspiring women in kitesurfing: Nathalie Lambrecht

With this article I want to start kind of a new series about inspiring women in kitesurfing. It will not be a series only about the super well known pros – cause I think that they are not the only ones who act as role models for women in kitesurfing! So I’d like to have a mix of women all over the world who I think are spreading inspiration with what they are doing.

For this first article I talked to Nathalie Lambrecht who started to kite at young age, has been Swedish champion 2017 and really knows how to shred hard! A knee injury some months ago forced her to make a break from kitesurfing which she used to concentrate on other projects like a girls kite event in Sweden and her (super motivating!) Vlog. In this interview she’ll not only tell us what it’s all about but also reveals how to deal with recovery after an accident like hers.

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Kitespot Kremasti – Rhodes, Greece. All you kneed to know

Kremasti, Rhodes: My favorite summer spot

It was so much fun to write this article cause this kitespot really means a lot to me! On the one side, cause I spent most of my time on the water there, made most of my progress and I completed my kitesurf-instructor-internship at this place.

On the other side, cause I learned to know so much people there whom I grew very fond of – without a doubt I would say they became close friends to me. Not to forget our dog Monkey who spent the first year of his life at Kremasti beach. For all those reasons I feel emotionally bond with this place and I can’t imagine one year without going there. So I return every year (like many, many others do …).

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The spanking new Airriders station in Kremasti (it has been rebuild in spring 2018). (c) Dorothea Giakoumaros

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Surf Games Podersdorf 2018 – pictures and results

It was the second time this year that the Surf Games took place in Podersdorf at the Neusiedlersee from 5th to 6th of May. And it was a blast – the wind was blowing on both days from the morning until the evening so that all the competitions could have been done, the sun was shining, the temperatures were summerly … just perfect. Let it be said: We can be truly happy to have such great surf events here in Austria!

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Review: Kitespot Dakhla, Morocco

{Sponsored Post}* As I’ve always heard about Dakhla and its great kitesurfing conditions it has been on my personal bucket list for a long time. And finally I made it there. Let’s be honest: If you haven’t been in Dakhla, you missed something really special! Wether you love it flat or wavy – Dakhla has it all. You need some reasons why you should travel there and explore Morocco’s famous huge kitesurf lagoon and amazing wave spots? Find them in the following.

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TwinTip Racing: Qualifications to the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Dakhla

I’ve always heard about Dakhla and its amazing kitesurf conditions, but to be honest you can’t imagine how great it is there until you’ve been there! No wonder that Dakhla is a popular spot for kitesurf competitions – like the Continental Qualifications to the Youth Olympic Games for the TT:R (TwinTip Racing) discipline which took place this year from the 20th to 25th of February at Dakhla Attitude. I didn’t expect this format to be so exciting to watch, but it definitely is!

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Article Series: Kitesurfing with kids – tips & tricks Vol. 2

After Vol. 1 of “Kitesurfing with Kids – tips & tricks” now it’s about Vol 2.: You’ll get some reports of parents whose children collected their first kitesurf experiences already as little tots.

Three fathers of kitesurf youngsters reveal their most imortant tips regarding this topic – which factors must parents observe and how can they give the best possible support to their kiddies for their kitesurf beginnings?

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Women and kitesurfing: A motivational guide

A lot of girls and women are reluctant to start kitesurfing – mainly cause there are still too many prejudices about this sport: You need a lot of physical strength, you need to be very athletic … The fact is: Those who don’t try it will miss a lot of fun! So it’s time to clear up with some myths and prejudices. This little motivation guide is for all girls and women who ask themselves: Should I try kitesurfing or better let it be? The answer is simple: TRY! 

I picked up some tips from someone who really ought to know: Theresa “Resl” Gaismayer has been working as a kite instructor for some years now and she collected a lot of training experience with women. So what’s the plan now? Read this, book a kite course/a camp, and get started!
P. S.: Resl will organize a kitecamp with the Seven Seas Riders in January 2018 which will take place in Sri Lanka. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect start into a kite carreer? You’ll find all the infos concerning the camp in the end of this article.

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Article series: Kitesurfing with kids – Tips & tricks Vol. 1

Kitesurfing with kids is a topic I have been asked about frequently in the past few months. As it is quite a big subject that ranges from equipment via teaching methods up to correct behaviour as a parent I decided to pay special attention to it. So there will be an article series about kitesurfing with kids – and as I am not an expert in this area I’ll give the floor to those who have experience with this issue! 
We start with Oliver Palmers aka Olsen, snowkite world champion and owner of snowkitekurse.at. He will answer some FAQs concerning kitesurfing with kids. Additionally he offers the possibility for kids to try kiting for free:  The KITE4KIDS days on the Neusiedlersee offer the possibility to get trial tickets at no cost for youngsters up to 13!  Get more information at the end of this article.