Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide

Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide

By: Kristin Boese (author), Christian Spreckels (author)Paperback

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Let eight-time world champion kitesurfer 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 manoeuvre. Kitesurfing in the Waves includes: * Wind and waves * Choice of location * Safety * Tips on training * Starting and riding * Turning manoeuvres * Basics for kiting in the waves * Surfing basics * Wave manoeuvres/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. Take your kitesurfing into the surf and experience bigger waves, longer rides and more impressive tricks.

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About Author

Kristin Boese is kitesurfing's eight-time world champion, taking the freestyle, wave, slider, and race and boardercross titles in the last four years. Originally from Germany, Kristin now competes on the PKRA and KPWT world tours, following the wind and the waves in Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Brazil, USA and Europe. Christian Spreckels is a sports scientist, fitness trainer and has been surfing for 23 years. He took up kitesurfing eight years ago.


Introduction. Part I: Before Kitesurfing in the Waves. Interesting facts, useful info. A young sport, with a long history. 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. Fundamentals. 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: Additonal training activities. Crossover: related sports disciplines. Physiological prerequisites for training. Concluding comments. Gear. Book team Bibliography.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780470746783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780470746783
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0470746785

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