Ydwer van der Heide’s been pumping out some insane kitesurfing photography as of late. He recently finished up shooting for the GKA’s first strapless freestyle/wave event of the year and is now onto their second event in Dakhla. Photographing an aquatic sport like this takes a pretty intense collection of gear. Here’s a list of the gear he carried to capture the first GKA Strapless Freestyle event in Tarifa.

1. Canon 1DX MarkII
2. Canon 5D MarkIV
3. Canon 400mm 2.8
4. Canon 70-200mm 2.8
5. Canon 50mm 1.2
6. Canon 16-35mm 2.8
7. Canon 135mm 2.0
8. Aquatech water housing with ports for 16-35mm / 50mm / 70-200mm
9. DaFin fins
10. O’Neill wetsuit (in this case shorty with long arms)
11. 5 batteries for the 5D.
12. 1.4 extender
13. 15inch MacBook Pro
14. 64gb Delkin Device FC Cards in Peli holder
15. CustomSLR strap
16. HydroFlask water bottle
17. Battery pack

Read our recent interview with Ydwer van der Heide, the Dutch photographer behind the impactful images of Airush’s propaganda machine as he speaks about the value of photographic partnerships, analog equipment and the dangers of conceptualized photo shoots in the summer issue of Tkb.