Rank #1: Why Do We Teach In Seat Harnesses?
Apr 01 2016
Rank #2: How is Wind Speed Measured?
Apr 26 2016
Rank #3: Why can't we ride 50m lines in light winds?
Apr 12 2016
Rank #4: The Ultimate Kitesurfing Adventure
It's certainly something that I'm going to be doing my utmost to be a part of.
So if you've got a sense of adventure and have always wanted to mix it with your kiting you're going to love this episode.
Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy!
Links to get in touch with Bowen:
Kitesurfing Adventure Skills Dec 1-8, 2018
Discover Wind Land Nov 25-29, 2018
Instagram: @bowendwelle https://instagram.com/bowendwelle
Facebook: @bowendwelle https://www.facebook.com/bowendwelle
Jul 09 2018
Rank #5: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Light Wind Kites
We cover amongst other things:
- The major differences between dedicated light wind kites and “normal” kites
- Why the kite market is being re written by light wind kites
- Who should be looking at a light wind kite and what they should be looking for in a light wind kite
- And we get the lowdown on the almost mythical Ultra V2 from Airush
So if you’re at all into light wind riding or want to be, this episode will be all you need to know.
The link I mention: https://www.tantrumkitesurf.com/airush-ultra-v2/
Jul 13 2018
Rank #6: My Top Tip For Leaning To Waterstart
Jul 23 2018
Rank #7: Why can't Kiters get up in time for work?
Feb 08 2017
Rank #8: Self Landing The Kite
Apr 07 2014
Rank #9: Talking Board Size - A Beginners Intro
The link to the Ride Upwind in 30 Days Course is: https://go.tantrumkitesurf.com/vsl
Jul 10 2018
Rank #10: The Secret to BIG Air
Jan 17 2015
Rank #11: Top Tips For Learning To Foilboard
Having been a big fan of the Progression video's for my entire kitesurfing career I asked the man himself Rob Claisse if he'd give me a few tips on what I was doing wrong.
If you're currently learning to foil and want a helping hand through some of the common pitfalls. This video will set you straight.
Check out the Progression website: https://www.progression.me
Jul 21 2018
Rank #12: Kitesurf Line Extensions - What Are They & Should You Be Using Them
Using line extensions properly can transform your kitesurfing, but most people don't really understand how they really work or what effect they have on the kite and it's characteristics.
In this video I explaining how these simply things can make your life a LOT easier!
Apr 25 2018
Rank #13: Everything you Never Knew About Kitesurfing Kites
Things are not made any easier by the fact that manufacturers deliberately describe them in generic language making it sound as if every kite does EVERYTHING well.
In this episode I speak to Mike Birt of KTwo Distribution, one of the most knowledgeable chaps I know when it comes to kite design and the features you should be looking for in your next kite.
In this episode we cover a HUGE amount including:
The defining factor in ANY kite that will determine if it's the right kite for you
Should you be sharing a kite with your partner?
What you should be looking for in your kite.
And a heck of a lot more, in fairness I learnt a LOT in this talk and I imagine you will to. So if you're interested to know more about this fascinating topic tune in, kick back
Check out our website: https://www.tantrumkitesurf.com
Mar 19 2018
Rank #14: Another Tip For Waterstarting Easier
The link I mention: https://go.tantrumkitesurf.com/vsl
Jul 24 2018
Rank #15: The Quest To Become The Best Kitesurfer
I’ve been kitesurfing and teaching kitesurfing now for 15 years and have a confession…
I’m not actually that good a kitesurfer.
As I’ve been teaching all the time, I’ve always been working when there was wind and after 9 hours at the beach teaching the last thing you feel like doing is going kiting, so I have never really progressed to the level I wanted...a source of constant shame for me!
So a couple of things have changed this year and I have a bit more time so I have decided at the age of 38 to spend a year really seeing just how good a kiter I can become, with the eventual goal being to hit up some of the biggest, baddest waves on the planet.
So where am I now?
As I make this video this haven’t been on the water for 8 months and am probably in the worst shape of my life.
I’ll be making a few videos detailing the backstory to this for those of you interested in the juicy details, but in a nut shell over the last few years I’ve faced quite a few health and lifestyle challenges, that have led to this current predicament.
As a kiter I’m ok, I can do basic freestyle stuff and can hold my own in small waves but for someone who has lived in Tarifa for 12 years…I’m AWFUL.
Now those who have been following me for a while will note I actually tried this before…but got interrupted by bad health…again more on this in the backstory.
So the plan is to create a diary journaling all the different things I do both on and off the water over the next year and to be your kitesurf case study.
The idea being to give you a toolbox of things that work which you can use to master this awesome sport.
For the full low down check out this video:
Apr 19 2018
Rank #16: Riding Upwind
Apr 11 2014
Rank #17: Bar Length
Apr 08 2014
Rank #18: Not Even The Ball Should Bounce
Mar 21 2014
Rank #19: How to make your kite last longer
Apr 02 2014
Rank #20: Self Launching
Apr 03 2014