Kiteboarding: Where it's at... (Paperback)
Over the past fifteen years, the extreme sport of kiteboarding has developed from an unlikely concept into a worldwide phenomenon. Kiteboarding: Where it's at . . . tracks these changes and looks at the various tangents that the sport has taken.
With stunning photography, each part reviews one of the four main disciplines within the sport: Freestyle, Waveriding, Wakestyle and Course Racing. Within each part is a background to the discipline, the kit, profiles of prime locations, key events and some of the riders and brands who have come to define the sport.
With over 200 shots from the best photographers in the game, and comprehensive access to all of the main players within the sport, author Alex Hapgood has ensured that Kiteboarding: Where it's at . . . is the most comprehensive and visually stunning representation of the sport to date.
"An excellent overview of our sport with great imagery. Essential reading." --Aaron Hadlow
"A beautiful and comprehensive look at kiting. Drawn from a broad collection of the sport's best shooters, this book is full of great images of a strikingly visual and technically challenging sport." --John Bilderback
"Kiteboarding: Where it's at… is a great representation of our sport. It's awesome to have a book like this that shows the roots of the sport and what it has become today. Stunning photography and a real achievement." --Keahi de Aboitiz
About the Author
Alex Hapgood has edited and contributed to numerous surf and kiteboarding publications, including Shooting the Curl, featuring the world's best surf photography, and Surf Travel--The Complete Guide. He has prioritized being on or in the water since he was old enough to express an opinion, and currently lives an equal distance between beaches on the north, west and south Cornwall coasts. When he's not in the water, he counts himself very lucky to fill the rest of his time talking, thinking, or writing about kiteboarding.
“If you love water sports, enjoy amazing photographs, and appreciate reading exciting and cool information, then Kiteboarding: Where it's at . . . by Alex Hapgood should be in your hands.” —Boating Times Long Island