Welcome to the world of kitesurfing. Written by three-time world champion and bursting with over 500 photographs, Kitesurfing covers first attempts at getting afloat right through to snapping a 360 ° . Your complete guide includes: Safety and preparation Physical and mental warm ups Signals in the water Weather You are introduced to the basics of getting into the water and the principles of surfing on the wind: getting up, steering, turning, and controlling the kite, and what to do when you, inevitably, wipe out. Once you have mastered the basics and surfing at high speed, it's time to have some fun, with more than 50 tricks covered in full step-by-step detail! The final sections of the book introduce fitness and flexibility ideas for kitesurfers and cover maintenance and repair of equipment. Kitesurfing is the only guide you'll need - it contains the quickest and safest ways to learn. It covers both the mental and physical preparation, and it contains fabulous photography showing every stage of each manoeuvre with perfect clarity. Unleash yourself on the Earth's greatest playground.Boese, Kristin is the author of 'Kitesurfing' with ISBN 9780470727911 and ISBN 0470727918.