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Search our latest articles & news and get inspired! If you need more information or would like to book a holiday you can call and speak to a kitesurf travel expert on +44 (0)1273 921 001.

Why you should go on a guided kitesurfing trip

There are many good reasons to go on a guided kitesurfing holiday. Let’s look a little more closely at a few of them…

Are you ready for windy season in Brazil?

Tensions are rising as the windy season in Brazil is returning! And one of the best ways to experience the perfect conditions this beautiful country has to offer is with a guided trip.

Top 5 reasons to visit Cumbuco in Brazil

The small village of Cumbuco in the northeast of Brazil was once just a small fishing village but thanks to the discovery of some great kitesurfing conditions it has become a perfect holiday destination. Kitesurfers will love this part of Brazil with its great flat-water, fun waves and reliable winds! Here are our top 5 […]

Our favourite summer kitesurf destinations for 2018

There is no better way to get through the chilly UK winters than planning your summer kitesurfing holiday. We have tried and tested these destinations to make sure that you get super consistent wind, amazing flat-water lagoons, fun wave spots and great weather. All this and the destination of course needs to have a superb […]

What is new for Dakhla in 2018

Dakhla is a major kitesurfing destination that enjoys constant wind all year round. This stunning area offers an incredible flat water lagoon and perfect wave spots along the Atlantic Ocean. This makes Dakhla the best area in the world for kitesurfing, whether you are a beginner or advanced rider! Here’s whats new for Dakhla in […]

Top kitesurfing destinations in the Caribbean

With its consistent winds, excellent waves and stunning azure waters, it’s no wonder that the Caribbean is fast becoming one of the most popular kitesurfing destinations in the world. The many incredible islands throughout the region all have something to offer the avid kitesurfer. Here are some of the top destinations for kitesurfing in the […]

Good news from Brazil: no more Zika

On the 11th of May 2017, the Brazilian Government declared the end of the state of emergency related to the Zika Virus. The Brazilian Ministry of Health released a report that shows cases of Zika down by 95% in comparison to 2016 while Dengue was also down by 90% in the critical first 100 days of 2017, […]

This is Watamu [Video]

An amazing kitesurf travel video from Colleen Carroll and Craig Cunningham as they head to Watamu in Kenya. A feel good classic that is going to get those itchy feet dancing! “We had no expectations for Kenya, all we knew is we wanted to go on Safari but the adventure that unfolded was one we’ll never […]

The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has broken the Guinness World Record!

The weather was suitably English with rain and grey skies throughout the day but this didn’t stop the proceedings and the record was broken! The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of kitesurfers. A total of 423 wind riders set sail in the cold waters of Hayling Island and finished a […]

Kitesurfing in Cumbuco: Waves, Lagoons & Downwinders!

From June to December North Eastern Brazil has some of the best wind in the planet with reliable 20 – 30 knots 80% of the days!! Planet first visited this area about 10 years ago on a research trip along the entire Northern Coastline from Fortaleza right up to Jericoacoara. At that time Cumbuco was a […]

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