Kiteboarding books: learn and master the kite techniques

Kiteboarding books provide precious knowledge and technical details on how to control and sail better with a kite.

Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In less than two decades, this thrilling water sport has conquered new participants and breakthrough technologies.

Kitesurfing books allow you to improve and fine-tune your sailing performances, but they also teach initial techniques to beginner kiteboarders. How to choose a kite? What is a trainer kite?

The power of the wind can be also discovered with rich information about weather patterns, cloud behavior, and sailing intelligence. So, what are the best kiteboarding books in the market?

"The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide", by Udo Hoelker, is a must have. Meet the first comprehensive spot guide, with 100 regions, in nine continental chapters, featuring over 1,200 of the world's best spots.

"The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe", also by Udo Hoelker, features the Old Continent, in detail. It features over 40,000 kilometers of coastline, 17 countries and a comprehensive 2,500 spots, with accurate local knowledge of wind and waves, plus conditions on the water and ashore.

"Kiteboarding Tricktionary", by Julian Hosp, Thomas Burblies and Michael Rossmeier describe precise kite movements with best possible style, and three other main categories for all riding levels - Superbasics, Airstyle and Newschool.

"Kites Method", by John Holzhall, takes riders through the safest and quickest way to learn to kiteboard. Instead of progressing to the water start, riders learn the revolutionary Upwind Board Drag (UBD). The use of the board as a planing surface allows riders to travel upwind long before the water start.

"Kitesurfing: The Complete Guide", by Ian Currer, covers the basics of the sport, as well as safety issues, launching and tips for beginners.

"Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide", by Kristin Boese and Christian Spreckels, offers action photographs with basic tricks, and expert advice on learning each maneuver.

"TKB Beginner Instructional Guide", by the Kiteboarder Magazine, includes topics on kiteboarding gear, wind knowledge, flying a trainer kite, setting up your kite, kite launching, self rescue, turns and jumps.

"ISAF Beginners Guide to Kiteboarding", by the Andy Gratwick, sets out some useful knowledge to reference as part of your learning, from body dragging to progressive maneuver and tricks.

Also, take a look at the best windsurfing books and surfing books.