The Kiteboarder Magazine sat down with some of the world’s top kiteboarding course racers and designers to talk to them about the direction of course racing and what it means for the sport of kiteboarding.

The result of these interviews is The Kite Racer Interviews, a featured article in the Volume 9, Number 1 issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine (available April 2012) or you can download the issue.

This is what they had to say.

Adam Koch:

Bryan Lake:

Damien LeRoy:

Johnny Heineken:

Paolo Rista, Fin Designer for Rista Fins:

Rob Douglas, fastest sailor in the world:

Rob Whittall, Kite Designer for Ozone: