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An interview with Fletcher Chouinard, the underground Patagonia surfboard shaper who’s been flirting with kites before kitesurfing was a thing. Straight out of his board forge in Ventura, Fletcher is finally coming out with two hand-built kite surf models for the masses.

Traveling through the land of the rising sun, North Kiteboarding’s Gabi Steindl searches out storm fronts and wedging beach breaks amidst the infinite cherry blossoms in the season of sakura.

At a time when some have become disillusioned with the established competitive institutions in our sport, the underdog of competitive park style riding rallies a homegrown tour pushing rails and kickers to the next competitive level.

The secret of Punta San Carlos is out, but Baja’s best point break is alive, well and as rugged as ever. What are we to think of our surf mythology when the exploiter becomes a surf spot’s unlikely savior?

Florida’s Brandon Bowe pens a photo essay on a midsummer trip to a sleepy fishing village on Ecuador’s only coast. Amidst a landscape of relentless onshore thermals and endless beach breaks, Santa Marianita is a punter’s paradise.

Encountering the perversity of the universe and its resistance to the best laid plans, professional kitesurfer Jesse Richman joins a philanthropic mission off of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and embarks on an unexpected gauntlet of perseverance.

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