Soak it Up!
Our Summer 2021 Issue is Here!
On the cover,Â Ben Wilson spent the last roundÂ of pandemic lockdowns slingingÂ buckets into the channel atÂ Cloudbreak. Read more aboutÂ his return to Slingshot on PG 84.Â // Photo Mitch Stubbs
Across 120 pages of long-form storytelling, Vol. 18, No. 2 follows aÂ crew of core kitersÂ venturing deep into SouthernÂ BajaÂ to keep the momentum of park riding alive, Tkb’s staffÂ catches up with Naish’s Kite Designer to talk about the designers conscience, line tech and taking the control bar in a new direction andÂ Luke McGillewie retracesÂ his early years as a pro kiter and the jump from athlete to kite development. Cabrinha goes all in on a three phase plan to make kiting more accessible to adrenaline fiends stuck on the sidelines, we dig deep with Ben Wilson, lookingÂ back on the strapless surf revolutionÂ and his returnÂ to Slingshot and we finish off the issue withÂ Matt Maxwell as he traces the misfortunes ofÂ a kiteboarding roadtrip gone awry.
Profiles include newly retired Coast Guard,Â Robert Netsch, andÂ former travel nurse turned Bay Area kite local,Â Shannon Gowan.Â Eric Rienstra Â fills us in on how to approach a bonk, Alex Fox defends his Iconic Kiteboarding Print, Laurel Eastman pens a large-scale climate request and our Publisher Emeritus looks back on 16 years at the magazine.
With each story scored by a symphony of fine imagery, Tkb’sÂ Vol. 18, No. 2 isÂ the perfect way to escape the summerÂ flat spells.
Get your hands on 120 pages of unmatched kiteboard storytelling replete with tales of pioneers, innovators and the kitesurfing obsessed.
Grab a copy for your coffee table or read it on your phone.
Our summer 2021 issue isÂ available in both print and digital.
Welcome to Vol. 18, No. 2 — Take a Peek Inside
Tkb’s summer issue, Vol. 18, No. 2 is landing in mailboxes now. Get 7 issues yearly: 4x print, 3x digital supplemental. Subscribe today.