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Winter 2019 // Vol. 16, No. 4

On January 10, 2020   |   By

New year, new issue! Our Winterissue is on its way to subscriber mailboxes.On the cover:Backed by emerald green fields andthe quaint stone village of WineStrand Beach, Steven Akkersdijkscores this point break in CountyKerry, Ireland. Having waited forthe evening’s high tide, he droppedin on a few bombs before the windcompletely shut off and he had to swima half hour back to shore. Accordingto Steven, the session was worth everystroke. // Photo Ydwer van der Heide

In this issue, Swiss photographer and Silvaplana local Lukas Pitsch trades hiscorporate desk job for afreelance camera career, we meet BrazilianparathleteFernando Fernandes whojust about the most capable kiteboarder around and follow Olivia Jenkins on a schooner expedition to search out left-handed perfection along Madagascar’s southwest coast.Paul Serin accounts one of the most remote kiteexplorations to date, Dutch kiteboarder Stig Hoefnagel goes head to head with Top Gear’s Stig in an all out kite vs. car race and we catch up with Youri Zoon as he trades in his contest jersey for afreeride itinerary to Iceland.

Profiles include fun-seekerNick Weighall and Kite Pride founderTabea Opplinger. Jesse Richman gives us a few tips on searching for XXL surf, then we look intoAmerican politicalimpacts on the kiteboarding worldandback on the legacy of the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.

Tkb’s 2019 winter issue, Vol. 16, No. 4is available now in coffee table print or through the convenience of your digital device.

If you are already a subscriber, make sure you are logged in to your Tkb account, then click here to read Tkb’s winter 2019 digital issue, Vol. 16, No.4.

Having grown up in the Engadin Valley of the Swiss Alps,Lukas Pitsch has trained his lens on Lake Silvaplanasiconic milky blue glacial waters, sound of music-esquehills and the legendary backgcountry snowkiting scene.

Brazilian athlete and male model, Fernando Fernandes,is just about as obsessed with kiteboarding as anyone else,except he kites without the use of his legs. Boosting offwave kickers and carving big turns, Fernandos approachto kiteboarding has no limits.

Olivia Jenkins and Patri McLaughlin team up withJalou Langeree and Ydwer van der Heide on a schoonerexpedition to search out left-handed perfection alongMadagascars southwest coast.

Travel notes from the log of Paul Serin reveal Manerascold water explorations into the pristine landscape ofRussias Kamchatka Peninsula. As a restricted militaryzone during cold war era politics, the Russian outpostdelivers undeveloped subarctic splendor and one of themost remote kite explorations to date.

The Stoke Farm pits professional Dutch kiteboarderStig Hoefnagel against a fictional race car driver fromBritains famed TV show Top Gear. In a knockout racethrough the Dutch countryside, the two helmet-cladcharacters dash over levees and down narrow canals forthe title of The Real Stig.

After 15 years circling the beaten track of the professionalfreestyle tour, Youri Zoon trades in his contest jerseyfor a freeride itinerary that allows unfettered freedomto explore the lesser known, yet equally spectacularkiteboarding destinations of the world.

If you’re already a subscriber your mag is mailing this week, but to get a jump start, make sure you are logged in to your Tkb account, then click here to read Tkb’s winter 2019 digital issue, Vol. 16, No. 4

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