New year, new issue! Our Winter issue is on its way to subscriber mailboxes. On the cover: Backed by emerald green fields and the quaint stone village of Wine Strand Beach, Steven Akkersdijk scores this point break in County Kerry, Ireland. Having waited for the evening’s high tide, he dropped in on a few bombs before the wind completely shut off and he had to swim a half hour back to shore. According to Steven, the session was worth every stroke. // Photo Ydwer van der Heide
In this issue, Swiss photographer and Silvaplana local Lukas Pitsch trades his corporate desk job for a freelance camera career, we meet Brazilian parathlete Fernando Fernandes who just about the most capable kiteboarder around and follow Olivia Jenkins on a schooner expedition to search out left-handed perfection along Madagascar’s southwest coast. Paul Serin accounts one of the most remote kite explorations to date, Dutch kiteboarder Stig Hoefnagel goes head to head with Top Gear’s Stig in an all out kite vs. car race and we catch up with Youri Zoon as he trades in his contest jersey for a freeride itinerary to Iceland.
Profiles include fun-seeker Nick Weighall and Kite Pride founder Tabea Opplinger. Jesse Richman gives us a few tips on searching for XXL surf, then we look into American political impacts on the kiteboarding world and back on the legacy of the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.
Tkb’s 2019 winter issue, Vol. 16, No. 4 is available now in coffee table print or through the convenience of your digital device.
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