Tkb’s Summer 2019 issue drops into your mailbox loaded with 120 pages of stellar stories, profiles, interviews and imagery to keep you stoked both pre and post kite session.
On the cover: As a mechanic for the Portuguese Air Force, professional kitesurfer Paulino Pereira has to pick and choose his strike missions. After the firing heats of the GKA Cabo Verde event, Paulino scored one of the best swells of the winter detonating over world-class Ponta Preta. // Photo Ricardo Pinto
In this issue we delve into the controversy surrounding the coming of the wing, get Craig Cunningham’s story on the transition of athlete to industry insider, catch up with GKA head judge Mallory de la Villemarque to get the scoop on the freestyle tour’s latest format changes and follow Matt Elsasser to Portugal where after three trips, he finally lines up wind and waves. Ralf Grösel, the man behind the 4-line program at Duotone, steps up to the mic and reveals a seemingly infinite well of innovation across multiple wind-related industries before we jump into an RV with Ewan Jaspan and company to explore the raw conditions and endless coastline of Tasmania.
Profiles include mistress of the megaloop, Angely Bouillot and solar energy extraordinaire, Wes Watts. Eric Rienstra teaches us a thing or two about the wall ride, Daniella Moroz breaks down the Olympic dream and Kirk Robinson pens a sendoff to the next stage of La Ventana’s Captain Kirk’s.
Fasten your quick release and dig in! Tkb’s 2019 summer issue, Vol. 16, No. 2 is available now in coffee table print or through the convenience of your digital device.
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