9 Kitemares You Will Totally Relate To

Ok, so we have all found ourselves in situations we would rather NOT be in whilst doing this sport because.. let’s face it… it’s not easy! If it was, it wouldn’t be cool. We asked kiters just like YOU about their biggest ‘kitemare’ stories and here are just some of them! 1. Insanely Large Travel […]

Simple Ways To Become A Sustainable Traveller

Here at Platinum Sun, we have a passion for nature. We always do what we can, when we can to protect the planet we live on. We hope you can share this goal with us. You have probably heard the words ‘Sustainable Tourism’ and ‘Sustainable Travel’ thrown around the Internet these days. It can be […]

Christmas Gift Ideas for Beach lovers

As it’s the run-up to Christmas, we thought we would share some gift inspiration for those friends and family who love the beach just as much as you do! It can be a stressful time, trying to find the perfect gift for someone you love (especially when we all have that one person who is […]

7 Small, Impactful Ways to Help Keep the
Ocean Clean

Covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans are immense, but they are not invulnerable. Pollution is a very real problem that can have a crippling effect on marine ecosystems and the humans who depend on them. How big is the problem? Plastics, chemicals and other trash combine with noise and light pollution, […]

9 Things You Need To Know About Kitesurfing In Lo Stagnone, Sicily

If you’ve never thought about kitesurfing in Italy then you clearly haven’t heard about Lo Stagnone, Sicily. It is kite heaven! Here are 9 Things you should know before booking your trip.

HOW TO SURF A WAVE IN ONE DAY: Common Beginner Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Getting the most out of surfing happens once you grasp and then master the basics. Confidence iskey, so you won’t learn how to surf if you’re making constant, repeated mistakes. You need to takeit slow to allow your experience to build. Take the right steps, and then your surfing trips will beepic. Start by getting […]

A Guide to UPF Apparel

(What is UPF and why is it important to know what protection level to choose) Sun protection is imperative for anyone who spends time outdoors. An estimated 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are directly associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, is diagnosed […]

A Guide for Neoprene Products (How to extend the longevity of the neoprene products)

Neoprene is the perfect material for those who love living life on or in the water. It is probably best known as the material from which wetsuits are made. Offering built-in sun protection and welcome water-resistance so that you stay drier and warmer, it helps you stay comfortable while surfing, boating, kitesurfing or engaging in […]

Wind, Waves and Wisdom: A Week of Adventure and Unity on the Shakti Side

Located along the Dominican Republic’s north shore, Cabarete has some of the best wind and wave conditions in the world. Kite Beach is the area’s go-to destination for kiteboarders who want to build up their boarding abilities within a Caribbean seascape of golden sand, sapphire waves and colorful kites. Platinum Sun’s friend and brand ambassador, […]

How to Pack Like a Pro

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The Three Main Types of Surf Breaks

Point breaks occur when the shoreline extends out to the sea creating a headland. As the wave hits this headland, it begins to peel along the shore creating a long, well-formed wave. There is usually only one take off point at these breaks meaning you might have to get in line to wait your turn, but these waves are definitely worth the wait!

The 5 Best Surfing Spots in the Caribbean You Shouldn’t Miss in Your Lifetime

Jellyfish Varieties with Venomous Stings

Forget shark attacks, snake bites, or bear mauling for a while. A jellyfish may look cute on water but when you are not familiar of its varieties, it may cause some venomous sting when you touch one. And you would wish you hadn’t come near the ocean.

9 Things About Surfers People Think are True

Surfing is one of the most difficult sports people have invented for an obvious reason: you have to adjust to the wind and the wave. No matter how excellent you are of a surfer, certain conditions like sudden wave breaks may disappoint you. Some beach breaks can change every 15 minutes.

Cape Verde – Dream Destination

Cape Verde isn’t just a place, I have so many memories there, from learning to kitesurf and windsurf, making friends and even just chilling out on the beach watching professional kitesurfers battle it out at the world class break Ponta Preta. One of my favourite parts of going to Cape Verde is how relaxed everything is, as soon as the sun goes down, everything stops, you go to bed to get up for an early morning kitesurf or go to a party, if you know the right people that is ;).

5 Things to Love About Platinum Sun

I wear rash guards more than I even wear shoes. Most of mine have been freebies from various events that I have participated in. I am in the water about 300 days per year (seriously). That being said, 5 months might as well be a lifetime.


With 2014 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to prepare for what 2015 has in store for the world of surfing.

Keeping the sun off during a boat ride

Why I Wanted to Kitesurf…

Sal in Cape Verde is probably a kiteboarders’s dream spot: golden sandy beaches, blue skies, warm crystal clear water, 20 knot trade winds all day every day, and the local break Ponta Preta, training ground to the likes of world champions Mitu Monteiro and Airton Cozzolino. Since my love for the ocean has never stopped growing, I can now Windsurf, Kiteboard, Surf, Body board, Scuba Dive, Paddleboard, Free dive, water ski and wakeboard, and enjoy them all loads, even though sometimes I spend more time in the water than I do on the actual board!

Vitali Klitschko welcomed the athletes who had won medals at the World Wakeboard Championship

Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko has presented the gratitude of the Mayor of Kiev for sports achievements and congratulated the athletes who had won medals at the World Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

Surf Expo – an important launch pad for Platinum Sun

This is a late thank you note to everyone who has made our start in the big Surf World a huge success.

Hello from Cabarete Dominican Republic

Platinum Sun is happy to introduce Tracy, an avid water-woman who lives in DR! In this article she introduces herself explains why she needed us in her life.

How to choose a Rash Guard Properly

In this article you will learn about what a rash guard is and why it is important to know about all of the Rash Guards styles and uses.