Category: Kitesurf

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When Kitemares Come True: My Worst Kitesurfing Moments

Kitesurfing is a high-maintenance sport. There’s absolutely no refuting this. Let’s just look at the gear. You throw down a fortune on the kite, harness, bar and lines, board, and bindings. Any gear that’s torn, rusted, or sandy is sure to be a safety hazard and needs...

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Shark Bay, Western Australia: Kitesurfing With Sharks

Kitesurfing in Shark Bay “They wanted to do a competitive swim across Shark Bay but the city reckons it’s too risky,” the pub owner explained and coyly flashed his teeth. At the sound of this, I quickly reflected on the three ways that Australians name places....

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Maybe Kiting Isn’t So Freaky After All? Confidence in Coronation Beach

Where the wind blows, kitesurfers and windsurfers follow. Since I’m one of these wind-chasing kitesurfers now, and happened to be on a kitesurfing tour, we set off in a convoy from Lancelin to Coronation Beach. Gloomy with a tinge of wind gusts, I quietly harbored a secret...

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Life Outside! [#4]

Life Outside! is a fortnightly series of small bits and pieces meant to inspire you to get outdoors and into some fresh air, escaping whatever space that confines you.  This week I booked a trip back home for June, and have a five day stopover in...

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Girl vs. Kite: Learning how to Kitesurf

When I moved to Perth, there was a minor quirk about the city that nobody had mentioned prior to my arrival. The wind. If you’re laying on the beach in summer anytime past 1:00 PM, prepare for a sandstorm. If you feel like going for a jog?...