Soak it Up!
Our Summer 2021 Issue is Here!
On the cover, Ben Wilson spent the last round of pandemic lockdowns slinging buckets into the channel at Cloudbreak. Read more about his return to Slingshot on PG 84. // Photo Mitch Stubbs
Across 120 pages of long-form storytelling, Vol. 18, No. 2 follows a crew of core kiters venturing deep into Southern Baja to keep the momentum of park riding alive, Tkb’s staff catches up with Naish’s Kite Designer to talk about the designers conscience, line tech and taking the control bar in a new direction and Luke McGillewie retraces 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, looking back on the strapless surf revolution and his return to Slingshot and we finish off the issue with Matt Maxwell as he traces the misfortunes of a kiteboarding roadtrip gone awry.
Profiles include newly retired Coast Guard, Robert Netsch, and former travel nurse turned Bay Area kite local, Shannon Gowan. Eric Rienstra 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’s Vol. 18, No. 2 is the perfect way to escape the summer 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 is available in both print and digital.
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Tkb’s summer issue, Vol. 18, No. 2 is landing in mailboxes now. Get 7 issues yearly: 4x print, 3x digital supplemental. Subscribe today.