Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide written by Kristin Boese and Christian Spreckels is another must-have in your kitesurfing library.
“Waveriding brings a completely different aspect to the sport and we want to give these kiters that want to get into this discipline the possibility to learn faster, easier and safer with our tips and instructions.” Kristin Boese
This tutorial, packed with great photos helps you to take your kitesurfing to the next level and teaches, right from the basics how to ride in the waves. It’s divided in three sections.
First one introduces you to the facts about kitesuring in waves and other basics such as safety measures, choice of location, meteorology and gives you tips on how to start. It gives you initial tips for training and explains the basics.
In second part you are being introduced to starting and riding in waves and also to turning manoeuvres and other surfing basics both for goofies and regulars. You are being guided step-by-step through all you should and must know about waves and kitesurfing. All that is brilliantly illustrated with hundreds of great, sequential photos. As you continue reading you are being introduced from basic turns tricks like the cut back and olly to more advanced tricks like riding a barrel, aerials, floaters and unhooked manoeuvres.
Third part is summing up the physiological requirements for training and contains concluding comments and tips from the riders. Waves are a great fun and if you already feel confident on flat and choppy water the next step is to try waves and the best way to do it is with Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide.
If you starting kitesurfing in the waves with a directional board, this book might be useful to you.