Epic Surf Kite review: Got my Epic Surf kites last week and even though it was 39 air and 39 water temp, I had to check them out. Besides the new kite smell, the bags are top notch and I like the wet/dry bag and all the other goodies that come with the kite. The wind that day was 18-23 out of the North with chest high waves, perfect day to try the 8 meter. First of all, I really like the construction, not only did it feel tough, there was a lot of attention spent on detail. I like the choice of inflation valves and used the large one to pump it up. It was late in the day so I needed to keep moving, I heard some people were concerned with the v shape and leaving the kite on the beach, I had to laugh a little as it was no problem at all to put some sand on it. I used a stock bar and after hooking up and checking everything, put the kite into the air. Lucky me, no adjustment - lets go kite. In the chest high surf the kite lived up to my expectations, it drifted very well and while I was riding the wave didn't have to look or be concerned that the kite was doing something different. I was also impressed with how quickly I felt dialed in with this kite. I was the first one in the water and it was very easy to stay up wind while my buddies were rigging there kites. I felt totally comfortable on the 8 meter and if it would have had more time and warmer, would like to have tried the 5 meter. The Surf 8 pivoted on the down loops making for some really smooth turns. Overall, I am totally happy with my new Surf Kites and cannot wait to try them again. Now that I have the Surf 5, 8 and 12, I will not be needing my Renegade 9. Anyone interested in a perfect condition (only used twice) Renegade 9 please e-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org
. I am 52 years old, have been kiting for 10 years, strapless for 4 years and wanted a kite for the waves mostly and I've been lucky enough to finally have found the Kite. I'm also lucky enough to live in the Outer Banks and kite all year round. I hope this quick review helps anyone out who love the ocean as much as I do.