Category: Tips for Kiters

Travel 101: 11 Great Tips for Kiteboarders

You are excited about your next kitesurf vacation but not looking forward to the stress and costs involved when booking your flight, packing and traveling with your kite equipment? Here are some great tips that make your kite trip so much easier!

You are excited about your next kitesurf vacation but not looking forward to the stress and costs involved when booking...

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The Need for Good Sportsmanship in Kiteboarding

We have all witnessed the drama that happened at the PKRA when they decided to re-run the final from the Pingtan event between Karolina Winkowska and Gisela Pulido at the last tour stop in Hainan. The decision was then overturned by the IKA. In between the two events kiteboarding forums and social media were on fire. The girls dissed each other publicly. People were taking sides – Team Gisela vs Team Karolina. What happened to good sportsmanship? Has everyone adopted a “win at all cost” philosophy? The phenomenon above does not only happen at the World Tour. It also happens a lot at smaller local competitions. There is always a lot of “whine whine whine” and “cry cry cry”.

We have all witnessed the drama that happened at the PKRA when they decided to re-run the final from the Pingtan event b...

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How To Avoid “Ocean Frizzy Hair”

When we moved to Margarita Island, I wasn’t using any special product for my hair. But my hair took quite a beating after a couple of month. Saltwater and sun can really damage your hair. And even though I love feeling the wind in my hair while kiting, I do not like the destroyed fried hair afterwards. I spent hours trying to detangle my hair. It was time to do some research and try out sun protecting hair products.

When we moved to Margarita Island, I wasn't using any special product for my hair. But my hair took quite a beating afte...

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Icy fingers and toes after kiting? You may have Raynaud’s disease!

Did you ever come off the water and noticed your fingers and toes have turned ghostly blue-white? You may have Raynaud’s disease, a circulatory disorder that limits blood supply and makes the affected areas – mostly fingers and toes – feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures.

Did you ever come off the water and noticed your fingers and toes have turned ghostly blue-white? You may have Raynaud's...

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7 steps on treating a sea urchin sting

I have had a lot of sea urchin stings and some spines on the bottom of my foot had to be removed with a laser. So you would think I learned my lesson.  But fiddlesticks! I stepped again on a sea urchin and instead of taking good care of it, I continued kiting. The wound got infected and I ended up going to the hospital where I had an incision (surgical cut) to drain the pus. So if you don’t want to end up like me, follow these steps to treat your sea urchin wound properly!

I have had a lot of sea urchin stings and some spines on the bottom of my foot had to be removed with a laser. So you wo...

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