As the world begins to show signs of opening back up (not to jinx it), we hope that travelling to some of these destinations might be possible soon.
Here are the best kitesurfing movies and kitesurfing documentaries that YouTube has to offer. These have recently been the fuel for kiteboarders dreams with travel restrictions in place.
Hopefully, before too long, these dreams can become a reality once more. I hope you enjoy the list and if there are any others you particularly love that don’t feature. Please be sure to add a comment below.
All Time Favourite Kitesurfing Movies
If there is one piece of kitesurfing media that makes me feel good every time I watch it, then the F-One Decade short film about Madagascar has to be it!
Red Bull Media House simply don’t mess around when it comes to extreme sports film production. Chapter One is the kiteboarding equivalent of The Art Of Flight. Check out the full-length feature in 4k on the Red Bull website.
For Mitu Monteiro, Cape Verde’s archipelago is more than just a challenge. It’s his home, and it’s where he can attempt one of the greatest down-winders ever.
Kitesurfing Media by Brands
Out Of The Box
Welcome to Out of the Box, a new web series that will give you an insight into the lives of Duotone athletes. Featuring the best behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most exciting stops on the GKA World Tour.
Kitesurfing has become an extension of surfing for Keahi, and a way to spend as much time in the ocean as possible.
Tunnel Vision is a kitesurfing documentary showing barrel-surfing & kitesurfing footage, and exploring the similarities between the sports. The soundtrack is pretty cool too!
What’s In A Name?
The first full Airush Kiteboarding movie, What’s in a Name? is the company’s largest video release to date. This 16-minute documentary was filmed in Cape Town, Mauritius and Brazil.
It showcases what Airush riders are capable of as well as the people who helped bring the project to life.
F-One (in my opinion) produce the most engaging kitesurfing movies in the industry. Their ability to tell a story while showcasing the sport is incredible. Even in 2020 they managed to fuel our dreams with this epic flick shot in Corsica.
Behind The Scenes
Follow the North team around the Grenadines and get a behind the scenes picture of how pro kitesurfers spend their time. It’s a lighthearted feature that just makes you wanna buy a flight and head down island.
Pro Kitesurfers Bio Flicks
2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Aaron Hadlow’s first flight with a kite. Teaming up with filmmaker Laci Kobulsky to assemble a full-length kiteboarding movie. They travelled to multiple locations and met up with the whos who of the kiting world in some of the best conditions possible for filming.
Follow The Wind
Jerrie van de Kop travels between the Indian Ocean and Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of ecological threats in East Africa. Using just the power of the wind to get from A to B.
After receiving a broken fibula, Liam Whaley gears up to compete in one of kiteboarding’s most extreme events. The Red Bull King Of The Air (KOTA) is the most coveted prize for pro kitesurfers because it’s all about who goes bigger!
Follow three of the best female riders in the world, Jalou Langeree, Olivia Jenkins and Catharina Edin, as they embark on an epic adventure around Madagascar.
Before he became a serial winner of the King Of The Air, Kevin Langeree was travelling the span of the globe in search of ticking off his kiting bucket list.
Joined by Youri Zoon and Nick Jacobsen, Hidden Lines is a 3 part series of an epic trip that details the relationship among these friends.
Best Kitesurfing Vloggers To Follow
Tom has been kitesurfing for more than 20 years. And much of them have been documented to show us what kitesurfing is all about. It’s a brilliant channel featuring weekly uploads into the lifestyle of a professional kitesurfer.
Arguably the worlds most famous kitesurfer, Kevin has been active on YouTube since 2008! With more than 11.5 million views his videos are entertaining to watch.
So there you have it. The list is a mixture of lighthearted fun and more in-depth views behind the scenes of this growing industry and sport.
If there are any kitesurfing movies or a kitesurfing documentary you thought should have been featured in the post, please leave a comment below.
Let’s hope that we can all soon embark on adventures such as these in search of kiting bliss.