Leap for your life and discover the thrills of kitesurfing! Written by three-time world champion and packed with over 500 photographs, this book covers first attempts at getting afloat to snapping a 360. It covers both mental and physical preparation with fabulous photography showing every stage of each manoevure. Like all watersports, safety and preparation come first. Chapters cover weather, location, preparation of equipment, physical and mental warm-ups and signals in the water. The book introduces the reader to principles of surfing on the wind: getting up, steering, turning, controlling the kite and what to do when you, inevitably, wipe out. Also, 50 tricks from the basic chop hop to how to ride huge waves and advanced moves like the back to blind surface pass and the unhooked downloop s-bend! 2008. Paperback. 168 pages.