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Our Summer 2020 issue arrives just when you need it most! Craving adventure? We’ve got you covered.

On the cover: Keahi de Aboitiz takes the cover with a frontside hack on a fresh slab hiding in plain sight off the west coast of Africa. // Photo James Boulding

In this issue, world-explorer Gabi Steindl finds hidden surf pearls amidst indigenous cultures on a long-awaited trip to the islands of Vanuatu, we follow Paul Serin, Victor Hays and Nino Liboni across the Mozambique border and up the coast to an emerging kite paradise and get the story on Damien Girardin and Kevin Langeree’s new kite company, Reedin. Then we catch up with Keahi de Aboitiz to get the liner notes on his new film, Tunnel Vision, follow Jesse Richman and the North team to the Philippines to find surf in Typhoon Alley and embark on an exploration to find out what really goes on behind the curtain of kite design.

Profiles include All Good owners Caroline Duell and Ryan Rich and Teach’s Kiteboarding founder Alex Fisher. Mattias Larsen fills us in on how to do a strapless backroll, we learn the unspoken truths about kiteboarding and then come full circle with Airush’s new Lift kite.

Give the thumbs up and get ready to send it! Tkb’s summer 2020 issue is available now in coffee table print or through the convenience of your digital device.


World explorer Gabi Steindl dives headfirst into the South Pacific with a long-awaited trip to the islands of Vanuatu. The search for hidden surf pearls amongst active volcanoes and tropical forests thick with indigenous culture awaits.

Paul Serin joins Victor Hays and Nino Liboni on a road trip across the Mozambique border and up the coastal district of Xai Xai. Armed with a short list of local fixers, the team stumbles their way through the uncharted wonders of an emerging kite paradise.

What happens when a master kite designer and legendary professional athlete drop out, team up and strike off in a new direction? Damien Girardin and Kevin Langeree join forces to create a new brand grounded upon innovation, craftsmanship and personal ownership.

Four-time world wave champion Keahi de Aboitiz pressed pause on his world tour travel schedule to focus on filming fair weather strike missions to some of the best high-performance kitesurfing waves in the world. We catch up with Keahi just before the premier of his feature length film to get the liner notes.

Jesse Richman follows the North team on a multi-island trip through the Philippines, finding better surf than he bargained for in the infamous ”˜Typhoon Alley.’ Bouncing from Pagudpud to Mindoro, Jesse, Jalou Langeree and Nick Jacobsen put North’s Reach to the test.

A look inside Liquid Force’s last days before their parent company pulled the plug. The team at LF embarks on an ambitious plan to build an internal kite development team with the help of design veteran Bill Hansen. Brandon Scheid poses the all-important question, what is the wizard behind the curtain really doing?

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