Released in May, the Summer 2021 Kiteworld print issue is one of two special subscriber editions produced in the year and is an essential part of any keen kiter’s reading collection. Order your copy here, however you’d like to enjoy it!

SUMMER ISSUE FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

PLACES YOU SHOULD NEVER GO KITE… THE AZORES When Dutch photographer Ydwer van der Heide and his frequent trip companion, South African Oswald Smith, were turned away at the check-in desk for their flight to the Bahamas due to Covid restrictions last December, they reconsidered an unlikely location they’d never quite pulled the trigger on booking in the past

Keahi knows how / Photo: John Bilderback

OFF LIMITS: OAHU Seasoned North Shore surf and kite photographer, John Bilderback, watched Moona Whyte, Keahi de Aboitiz and Reo Stevens step beyond the usual boundary ropes with their kites this winter season

Steven Akkersdijk / Photo: Thomas Burblies

FASHIONABLY LATE KW editor Jim Gaunt hooked up with Core designer Jan Termöhlen to find out why one of the most anticipated first foil releases took until 2021 to launch

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RIDER UNCOVERED The return of a classic Kiteworld series from the early 2000s. This issue we knock on the door of Clinton Filen, a man fascinated by the idea of multi-purpose gear and well positioned to pack one of the most interesting travel quivers, as brand director of Airush Kiteboarding and AK Durable Supply Co THE BETTER KITER If you’re not 100% clued up on self-rescue technique, you’re reading the right issue! BKSA head of training, Andy Gratwick, refreshes us on the get-to-shore drills NARROWED HORIZONS Those lucky enough to be paid to kite and travel share experiences from an unusual year spent riding at home. We also hear from two riders who managed to escape… and just kept on going! ALL I NEED If the thought of negotiating airports these days leaves you feeling aggravated and anxious, has the idea of escaping in a van ever seemed more appealing? Antoine Auriol sells the dream this issue after a long trip around the incredible Iberian peninsula MARK MY WORDS In his regular column Mark Shinn discusses where all the gear’s gone and why our next purchases may cost more (but will still be worth it!) LIP SUNGLASSES INTERVIEW Riding with sunglasses can be a hassle, but Lip Sunglasses technical director, Graham Saunders-Griffiths, could have you reconsidering your approach to eye protection on the water LEARN TO KITELOOP! Lewis Crathern prepares you to send it this summer TESTS More key players get a rinsing: Cabrinha’s 2021 product range that launched in February is hot. This issue we contrast the Moto and Switchblade. CrazyFly’s Infinity foil kite set us free in some very light winds in recent months and the irrepressible Duotone Neo has had an SLS make-over. Find out how much difference that has made, plus there are highlights of the standout items we’ve tested and published reviews of online since the last print issue MOST WANTED New products heading your way

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