Posted by: admin on Jul 14, 2009
On The Cover: Only one rider has scored three covers with SBC Kiteboard and that rider is Oahu’s Reo Stevens. He did it first with the 2004 Buyers’ Guide, and again in Summer 2007. He is back two years later, hitting the beaches of Durban, South Africa and scoring some epic summertime surf.
Getting Schooled in the Cook Islands
Diary of a women’s kiteboarding coach. Pro rider and instructor Emma York shares her diary from her adventure at the CMIO in the Cook Islands.
The world’s top riders share everything you ever wanted to know about riding in boots and more.
Susi Mai’s Dominican Republic
Pro rider Susi Mai shows photographer Tracy Kraft around her home.
Five Star Hotels, Six Star Surf
Reo Stevens hits the beaches of Durban, South Africa and scores some epic summertime surf.
New Releases Tested
The SBC Test team sessions some of the best new mid-season releases, and puts the newest of the entry-level gear through a head-to-head comparison.
Board Shorts Off the Top
Who’s That: Kevin Stein
Tools of the Trade: Bryan Lake
Spot Check: Nitinat
Self Portrait: Bryan Elkus
Trade Secrets: Behind the scenes of Coming Together
Past, Present and Future: Martin Vari
Final Word: Support your local shop
The SBC Kiteboard Summer Issue is available July 1st - September 30, 2009, on the newsstand, and from specialty kiteboarding retailers across the USA and Canada.