2019 [Wish List]

Maybe dad’s been complaining about how his current footstraps keep rubbing his feet wrong or mom continuously hints at a new bag to keep her all of her gear dry at the beach or perhaps little Johnny won’t stop talking that that new GoPro that will really make his ‘sponsor me’ videos stand out. Inspired by the [Wish List] department we put in our print issues, Tkb is here to help you nail that perfect gift for every kiteboarder in your family.

Under $50

Slingshot doesn’t subscribe to the strapped vs. strapless debate—they like to mix it up, and having a set of straps to use or lose depending on the conditions can make the difference between an unforgettable session and a major beat down because the conditions were a little more than you bargained for. Featuring a nifty one-handed adjustment system, extra cushy neoprene footpad and a new hardware layout that can place your backfoot directly over your back fin, the new straps universally fit on boards of all brands, shapes and sizes. $39 // www.slingshotsports.com

You never know when you’re going to meet the reef, so make sure you’re prepared with ZipStitch®, an ER-quality wound closure device available without a prescription. Zip technology has been used by hospitals worldwide in over 600,000 procedures. The kit has everything you need to treat minor lacerations in seconds with less pain than other first-aid solutions—right on the beach. Use code Kite30 for 30% off your order + an additional 20% with the purchase of five for a total of 50% savings. $29.99 // www.ZipStitch.us

Save your hands, fins and finboxes with this patent-pending fin removal and installation system. Designed in California, FinPuller works with virtually any fin system. It’s small, compact and the removal and installation process is effortless and smooth. On top of it all, FinPuller is made with recycled plastic and the company also donates 1% of all profits to ocean conservancy. $22 // www.finpuller.com

Under $100

MANERA Sliding Hook
If waves or foiling are your game, get more freedom of movement and range of motion with Manera’s new Sliding Hook. It allows you to rotate your body without twisting the harness or having it ride up; as your connection with the kite is closer to your body, it doesn’t have the leverage effect of a fixed hook. Available in three sizes with no flaps/tucks and a double rope, reports from a California rider are so far, so good—no wear yet to the double rope in six months! $89 // www.manera.com

PLATINUM SUN Adventure Dry Bag
When your day on the water involves extreme sports, you need an extremely durable dry bag to protect your valuables. Platinum Sun’s Adventure Dry Bag is up to any challenge and ideal when you’re on the water with gear that must stay dry. This roomy, 30L roll-top backpack keeps your cellphone, camera, keys and other necessities safe, dry and organized. Sturdy, stylish and capable of floating, it eliminates worries about your vulnerable valuables so that you can concentrate on having fun in the sun. $59 // www.platinum-sun.com

MANTA COMPANY Mexican Surf Blankets
Inspired by kite and surf trips down the Baja peninsula, Manta textiles brings a modern twist to the classic Mexican blanket. Their blankets look great in your home and are durable enough for any outdoor adventure. Pad the inside of your surfboard bag with a Manta blanket and bring the positive vibes wherever you go this winter! Made by artisan weavers in mainland Mexico and designed in Hood River, Oregon. $55 // www.mantacompany.com

Under $150

PATAGONIA Stretch Terre Planing Hoody
Super light, slightly stretchy and surprisingly tough with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection, Patagonia’s Stretch Terre Planing Hoody is an incredibly versatile full-zip hoody designed to protect you from the elements both in and out of the water. Made from fast-drying 100% recycled polyester, it offers excellent sun and wind protection and even has a hidden entry detail for kite harness compatibility so you can hook in from either underneath or over the jacket. $119 // www.patagonia.com

DAKINE JJF Daylight Surfboard Bag
Protect your deck with this lightweight and portable surfboard day bag featuring 8mm closed-cell foam and vented, heat-reflective tech shelters that shield your board from the heat of the day. Built in collaboration with Hawaii-raised professional surfer John John Florence, it’s perfect for daily transport to your favorite kitesurfing spot or for storage in your garage. The bag offers superior quality and has a semi-dry, splash-proof pocket for your keys and phone. Six sizes offer a tailored fit for boards from 5’4” to 6’10”. $85 – $110 // www.dakine.com

PATAGONIA Black Hole Duffel Bag 55L
Redesigned to be 100% recycled for 2020, there’s over 10 million plastic water bottles in this season’s Black Hole bags. The 55L Duffle is the perfect size for a fun weekend or carefully planned extended trip. Featuring burly recycled polyester ripstop with highly weather-resistant TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, Patagonia’s Black Hole bags represent Patagonia’s continued commitment of moving towards 100% recycled and/or renewal materials in all of their products. $139 // www.patagonia.com

Under $200

DAKINE Cyclone II Dry Pack 36l Backpack
Tough as nails and keeps your gear dry and organized! The ultimate surf pack has been updated with all new features sealing its place as the ideal fully waterproof pack. A roll top closure and welded construction make for a totally waterproof seal in the roomy main compartment big enough to stuff a hooded 5/4 wetsuit and booties, while PU coated zippers provide water resistance in the dual outside pockets for your bits and pieces. The breathable back panel, sternum strap and laptop sleeve are the finishing touches for easy-style traveling on your next trip or whenever you need total waterproof protection. $150 // www.dakine.com

LiP FLO Watersports Shades
Designed for foiling and other light wind watersports, LiP’s all new FLO watersports shades are unsinkable, strapless and lightweight. Styled on an 8-base frame giving unlimited peripheral vision and packed with technology, perhaps it’s time to go with the FLO. Lenses are the heart of sunglass protection and LiP makes no compromises—all their lenses are developed and produced under rigorous quality control and applied with a variety of special performance coatings in order to enhance visibility, repel water and dirt and increase scratch resistance and durability. Rx lenses are available as well. $78- $198 // www.lip-sunglasses.com

MANERA Blizzard Jacket
Winter and spring is all about strong wind and cold days and this is exactly what the new Manera Blizzard jacket is made for. This 3-layer jacket allows a far better resistance to cold, even with a regular wetsuit. Designed to be worn with a harness, it is light, waterproof and windproof. It will keep you warm whether you are on the water or debriefing the session on the beach and works great for instructors on a boat or jet ski. Available in blue only with sizes ranging from S to XL. $199 // www.manera.com

Under $375

UNDERWATER AUDIO Delphin Water Tablet
Here at the magazine, we all use Spotify, but until now there’s been no safe and convenient way to bring your streaming playlists on the water with you. The Delphin Waterpoof Micro Tablet by Underwater Audio uses the Android operating system and allows you to download and sync all your favorite audio apps (Spotify, Pandora, Audible, Podcasts) to the waterproof player. Now its time to hit the water for hours of musical entertainment brought to you by your favorite Spotify playlists. $220-$260 // www.underwateraudio.com

MANERA 747 Boardbag Series
The 747 Boardbag Series is part of the all-new Manera collection and the go-to bag for riders that want high protection for their gear. Built with soft wheels that make it light and convenient to carry around, it’s got an outside pocket for wet gear and features 8mm high protective foam to ensure your gear is safe. The 747 comes with or without wheels in two sizes: 190cm/6’2” or 175cm/5’8”. $219-259 // www.manera.com

ROVR RollR 45
Meet the ultimate beach cooler. No more lugging heavy coolers, the RollR 45 comes equipped with burly 9” puncture-resistant tires, a telescopic handle, boasts up to 8-day ice retention and has a dry-bin so your food doesn’t get soggy. The expandable wagon bin fits a beach chair, wetsuit and other gear so you can focus on having fun. Add on the fold-out cutting board, cup holders, umbrella holder and stash bag for your wallet/keys and get ready for a great day or extended trip! $369 // www.rovrproducts.com

Under $500

ION Apex Curv 13 Select
Naughty or nice, everyone deserves the support, comfort and style that comes with the new Apex Curv 13 Select. Even lighter weight than before, treat yourself or a loved one to this premium harness loaded with new high-end features like the C_Bar 3.0, Double D buckles and kite knife multi-tool. With the Ion Apex Curv 13 Select you can be comfortable and ready for anything. $349.95 // www.ion-products.com

MAX is the most creative GoPro ever. It isn’t just one camera; it’s three cameras in one—a HERO camera, a 360 camera and a vlogging powerhouse. GoPro minimized one very important 360 headache with MAX—post-production time. With in-camera stitching, it’s super easy to get cinematically smooth 360 footage offloaded to the GoPro app for editing in just seconds. MAX fits seamlessly into the lineup with built-in mounting fingers, a waterproof rating to 16ft (5m) and a 1.70in (43mm) touchscreen. $499.99 // www.gopro.com

RIDE ENGINE APOC 4/3/2 Hooded Wetsuit
This wetsuit is not for you if you’re looking for a suit you’ll find on a closeout rack at the mall—keep on walking. If you’d rather lounge by the pool than spend an afternoon in the cold water, wind, salt and sand, don’t even think about buying this. This is a high-performance suit that demands respect for the vital piece of equipment that it is. It likes cold and windy walks on the beach, big waves and small margins for error, long sessions and endless games of fetch (your board). $499 // www.ridengine.com

Over $500

DUOTONE Mini Click Bar
The Duotone Click Bar revolutionized how we control our kites on a completely new level. Now available is a narrower version of the original Click Bar with a width of only 42cm and a line length of 20m plus 2m extensions, compared to the regular bar at 49cm. The unique Trim Unit of the Click Bar enables you to power and depower in precise steps at the flick of a switch. $640 // www.duotonekiteboarding.com

CABRINHA Hi:Rise Varial Medium
From your first steps in kite foiling to freeriding and waves, the Cabrinha Hi-Rise Medium wing is an incredibly versatile multi-sport wing set for both kiting and prone foiling. When you pump the wing it generates incredible forward momentum which helps you glide through wind lulls; at high speeds the lean profile remains incredibly stable while at low speeds it’s playful and ‘carvey.’ The rear wing position is adjustable to suit your style of riding. Sold separately wing only $349, tail only $140.99 or complete for $949 // www.cabrinhakites.com

CABRINHA Overdrive Modular 1x
Switching out your quick release connection just became easier thanks to Cabrinha’s new modular system. In under three seconds, you can easily customize your connection method to perfectly match your style of riding without the need for tools or complicated instructions. Now, sporting a full 8cm of on-the-fly bar length adjustment with redesigned softer bar ends and retractable line retainers, the Overdrive Modular 1x control bar system is available with Recoil or Trim Lite (pictured here). $509 + $30 per additional connection // www.cabrinhakites.com

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