Whether you’re not kitesurfing yourself or simply don’t have a clue what to get your kitesurf friend/partner, here is 10 gifts that kitesurfers will love!
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- 1. Kitesurf World Map with over 500 kite spots
- 2. Kite World Guide
- 3. Tricktionary – learn new jumps and tricks
- 4. Vivida Poncho
- 5. Capture the magic of your sessions
- 6. Fly high and measure your jumps
- 7. Surf Up your home
- 8. Surf Up your Style
- 9. Kite up your style
- 10. Balance Board
- Extra: for the kid in all of us
1. Kitesurf World Map with over 500 kite spots
What do you do the moment you come home from a kite trip? Dream about the next one! This Kitesurf Map features over 500 kite spots (including snowkiting kite spots) and has additional info for every spot for the level of the rider (beginner/intermediate/advanced), riding preferences (flatwater, chop, waves), wind direction, wind speed (e.g. light, moderate, strong) and water temperature! Start dreaming and planning with these seriously awesome maps. Free Worldwide Shipping.
Get 10% off on all maps when using code “WAKEUPSTOKED” at checkout. Get the map here
Btw they have tons of different maps for all kinds of activities e.g. Surf Map, Scuba Diving Map, Climbing Map, Mountain Bike Trail Map or also “regular” Travel Maps and Minimalist maps – the 10% discount code “WAKEUPSTOKED” applies for those as well!
2. Kite World Guide
This was probably one of the first purchases I made when becoming a kitesurfer 😉 Introducing almost 100 regions in nine continental chapters, it features over 1,250 of the world’s best spots. The world is a playground and this is the place where you can see all your bucket list destinations in a great overview and detail. You can either get The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide or The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe.
3. Tricktionary – learn new jumps and tricks
4. Vivida Poncho
Every kitesurfer needs a poncho – there is no better feeling than cuddling into your fluffy poncho, especially if it’s such a beautifully designed one like the Vivida ones! Plus it’s way easier to change after your session – or to simply hang out a bit longer on the beach before changing. Free worldwide shipping.
But there is so much more behind the brand Vivida – which is why I love it so much: “For the adventurers the dreamers the thinkers and the doers. Vivida is a community. A philosophy. A Lifestyle. Making the most of our precious lives.
Get 10% off when using the discount code “WAKEUPSTOKED”. Visit Vivida Shop here
5. Capture the magic of your sessions
Super smooth videos with the new stabilization – finally!
I was always a big fan of using the GoPro to take pictures – however the result of the videos was always disappointing since it was super shaky when kiting. Finally with the GoPro Hero 7 black there is a very smooth video stabilization in the camera – which makes the big difference (see a comparison video here)!
The footage is so much better and even though I had a pretty new GoPro 5 I had to sell it and get the GoPro 7, the difference is really striking, especially if you use it while kitesurfing! Get the GoPro Hero 7 black here
The best ways/angles to film your kite session with GoPro Mounts
I’ve tried a lot of GoPro Mounts (bought a lot of them and then realized after the first time filming they just didn’t work with kitesurfing or the angle was weird or just didn’t look good) and my personal favorites are:– Kite Line Mount for this kind of perspective, e.g. the U.Go Line Mount
– Mouth mount my latest addition to the mounts and I love it 😉 Get the GoPro Mouth Mount here
– 3-way-Grip Selfie Stick (as a camera grip or foldable extension arm) and Tripod in one – the allrounder. Get the 3-way-grip here
6. Fly high and measure your jumps
The PIQ has a much nicer App Design and Interface, it is in my opinion easier to use (the first installment and uploads) and next to all the features the WOO has it can measure also your rotations (how many times you rotated during the jump) and has a real time display that shows the height of jumps as they’re happening. Get the PIQ here
The Woo App Design is not as appealing as PIQ (haha don’t judge me guys, after all I’m a designer and I care about those things 😉 ) and using it has been a bit more complicated in my eyes (or maybe it was because I inherited the old WOO of my boyfriend but updates didn’t work, I need to login to the App every time etc) but what I like more about the Woo is the bigger community and the “game factor” (e.g. it shows you that when you jump over 8 Meter a badge that you could have just jumped the great wall of china). You can also earn badges (e.g. 7 jumps in one sessions over 7 meters). Get the WOO here
7. Surf Up your home
8. Surf Up your Style
9. Kite up your style
I’ve personally been missing kitesurf inspired apparel which is why I simply started designing my own 😉 For more stoke, ocean vibes and freedom feels to whoever wears it – available for men and women. Shop here.
Kite Bikinis that actually stay on
Bikinis (from left to right)
- Vivida: eco-friendly bikinis made from reused plastic bottles, some of them even reversible (15% off with code WAKEUPSTOKED)
- Sensi Bikinis: from 2020 onwards all bikinis are eco-friendly and made in the US, (20$ off using this link or get 10% off on your order using this link, 10% will be applied automatically at checkout)
- Zealous: sustainable bikinis (get 10% off with code WAKEUPSTOKED)
10. Balance Board
Extra: for the kid in all of us
Yeah this one just had to be there, for the inner child in all of us screaming “don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” 😉 Get the playmobil kitesurfer here
Still didn’t get an Idea? Check out this extensive gift guide with even more present ideas!