Each year, Tkb prints legions of in-depth stories; a collection of timely, original and different features ranging from biographies and interviews to opinion pieces and tales of travel. As we embark on a new year, we’re taking the day to reflect on some our favorite stories from the issues we’ve published over the last four quarters. If you’ve got the time in between kite sessions, take a break and give some of these a read. We think you’ll find that there’s always more to learn about the legendary people and places of the sport we all love and share. We’re looking forward to many more pages of glossy, coffee table print in 2019! Thank you for all of your support!


Spring Vol. 15, No. 1

The eastern Great Lakes region is home to a raging confluence of three large bodies of water and a sizeable population of hardy kiteboarders. A bird photographer with a passion for shooting kiteboarding has documented the burgeoning kitesurfing scene for years and finally puts pixels to paper. (Read the teaser here)

Damien Leroy, Mark Miedema, Evan Netsch and Justin Bruns are invited to a kite festival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that challenges the strict codes of Saudi culture. (Read the teaser here)

Summer Vol. 15, No. 2

Nine months after hurricane Maria unleashed the worst devastation in Puerto Rican history, Emily Reich returns to survey the damage and take advantage of the empty lineups. (Read the teaser here)

South Africa’s legendary big wave surfer Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker reveals kiteboarding as the gateway drug to a late-in-life tow surfing career and WSL Big Wave Surfing World Championship. (Read it here)

Fall Vol. 15, No. 3

One of the industry’s leading kite companies abandons the name and logo upon which they built their legacy in favor of a new moniker: Duotone. With the same innovative team and portfolio of award-winning products, company ringleader, Till Eberle, has little doubt about forging a new and stronger tone. (Read the teaser here)

Known as the encyclopedic resource for all things kiteboarding, Alex Fox is the momentum behind Slingshot’s smooth marketing machine, kicking out witty ads, visually engaging board graphics and headturning product videos. The next generation of industry professional is here and he can do pretty much everything, both on and off the water. (Read the teaser here)

Winter Vol. 15, No. 4

The Great Lake’s Sam Medysky embarks on a lifelong experiment seeking out an unconventional lifestyle via a professional kiteboarding career that has plotted a westward migratory path to Squamish, the boardsports capital of Canada.

For years, Lucas Arsenault has been dreaming of the day he could reveal the true colors of his northeastern Canadian stomping grounds to the kiteboarding world. Armed with professional photographers and fellow Cabrinha team riders, Lucas and his crew set about pioneering new locations and showcasing all that Prince Edward Island has to offer. (Read the teaser here)

 


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