The Complete Guide
Contains hundreds of step-by-step action photographs that take you into the surf and introduce basic tricks like the cut back and olly, before you move on to more advanced tricks like riding a barrel. This book explains the equipment, how to stay safe on the water, weather patterns and wave creation before introducing you to extreme tricks.
Let eight-time world champion kite surfer Kristin Boese and Christian Spreckels take you to the next level and into the thrill of the waves. Hundreds of dramatic step-by-step action photographs take you into the surf and introduce basic tricks like the cut back and olly, before you move on to more advanced tricks like riding a barrel. Each trick is not only shown with breathtaking photography, but with the added bonus of expert advice on learning each trick. "Kitesurfing in the Waves" includes: Wind and waves; Choice of location; Safety; Tips on training; Starting and riding; Turning man oeuvres; Basics for kiting in the waves; Surfing basics; and, Wave man oeuvres/tricks for advanced kiters. Kristin and Christian explain the equipment, how to stay safe on the water, weather patterns and wave creation before introducing you to extreme tricks. This title lets you take your kite surfing into the surf and experience bigger waves, longer rides and more impressive tricks.
Introduction Part I: Before wave kiting Interesting facts, useful info The long history of a young sport, or: The future is rooted in the past What do you need? Wind and waves Choice of location Safety Tips on training General tips on training Mental imaging (or training) Part II: Training on the water Basic principles Starting and riding Turning manoeuvres Basics for kiting in the waves Surfing basics Basics for regulars Basics for goofies Wave manoeuvres/tricks for advanced kiters Part III: Complementary training exercises Crossover: related sports disciplines Physiological prerequisites for training Concluding comments Gear Book team Bibliography