Who said you can’t get barrelled in kitesurfing?

Robert Kidnie shows how you can barrel with kite lines deep in the wave!

It is rare, but yes it has been done. Robert has been travelling around the world kitesurfing and riding some big waves. His most recent trip was to Southeast Asia and transformed what is usually rare into an “easy” task.

“No kite-mares, but some pretty sketchy wipeouts. I got dragged by three waves one time, when I dropped it in a wave. That was scary! But both me and my kite survived”, says Kidnie.

Riding a wave with a kite is much like surfing, the hard part is the kite. You need to get the kite lines coming out of the barrel, almost parallel to the sea level, avoiding the wave lip to hit them, as much as possible.

Anything is possible and theres no limits in the kiting world!!


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