Looking for tabletop kitesurfing inspiration? Then you need the best kiteboarding books!
Most of the creative energy within the kiteboarding industry is focused on videos and pictures. So it’s little surprise that kiteboarding books sometimes get left on the shelf – so to speak.
Tabletop kitesurfing inspiration
It was only recently I even noticed my local kite shop actually stocked kitesurfing books! Having a flick through I realised they were full of useful information and are they inspired me to hit the water.
As with everything, it’s always best to try before you buy. And if you are wanting to buy online, it’s sometimes hard to get any idea what you’re going to get for your money.
Those little ‘preview’ options you get in online stores are better than nothing. But nothing beats a good recommendation.
Best kiteboarding books
So if you’re looking to buy the best kiteboarding books for tabletop kitesurfing inspiration, here’s a some you should consider.
The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide
This epic book on kiteboarding is the first comprehensive spot guide that highlights kiteboarding and windsurfing hotspots all over the world. Insane photography, details and maps explain each of the 100 regions that are covered.
Tips are provided for local travel and include contact for lodging, shops, guides, rentals and places to eat. The authors of this book have done their homework and saved travelling kiters a lot of work and frustration. A perfect gift if you’re planning your kitesurfing holidays or are travelling in search of the best winds and waves.
The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide: Europe
Released by the same publishing company as the aforementioned work, this book focuses on the continent of Europe. Its content spans 15 countries and more than 35,000 km of coastline.
An amazing 1600 riding spots are mentioned. Wind charts, local temperatures and tons of other pertinent information is covered.
Local riders provide important information for their geographic areas. Countries include: Greece & the Greek Islands, Ireland, Great Britain, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Morocco & the Canary Islands.
This book written by Eric Beaudonnet has been dubbed as the ‘Kiter’s Bible’. It covers a multitude of topics including gear, tricks, weather information, learning methods and the sport’s history. In case you can’t read, this work is packed with more than 80 illustrations and 150 pictures. A must have for your kiteboarding library.
North Kiteboarding: True
Released by the headline kiteboarding manufacturer North, this book is a compilation of the company’s first 10 years in the sport. It is meant to celebrate the evolution of North kites, boards and riders.
The photography is stunning and will leave you desperate to visit some of the epic spots that are mentioned. Bound into an impressive hardback product, North’s True is sure to get any kiteboarder stoked!
Kitesurfing: The Complete Guide
Written by a personal friend and multiple-time world champion, Kristin Boese. Jam-packed with 500 photos this book attempts to cover the full spectrum of progression within kiteboarding.
Start with tips on learning to ride and then move into more advanced trickery. Kristin also covers the important topics of mental and physical preparation that are required, in order to be successful in the sport. This book is a complete work on the topic of kitesurfing and covers gear maintenance, flexibility, weather and everything else that a rider needs to know.
Either hop online or drive down to your local kiteboarding shop and buy one of these best kiteboarding books. They’ll keep your stoke up through the off-season. Magazines and videos are great, but there is something pure about reading a book to get tabletop kitesurfing inspiration.
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