Where to buy gear in China ?
Kitesurf China – www.kitesurfchina.com
Located in Boao, Hainan and with sales and rentals in Shanghai, Kitesurf China offer a selection of CORE Kites and boards, Cabhrinha Kites and boards and NPX wetsuits. David runs the show and manages frequent events such as Kitetour Asia, IKO training , Instructor training, freestyle, race and hydrofoil training courses. CORE and Cabhrinha are stocked and can ship to Shanghai in 1 – 2 days.
Kiteboarding China – www.kiteboardingchina.com
Located in Sanya Hainan and also in Hong Kong, this shop will offer a selection of North, Cabrinha and Airush kite and boards, Ion bags and accessories. The shop owner, Willem, will be able to provide what you need, speaks very well English and always reply within a day. It’s possible to pay by bank transfer or taobao and the goods will arrive by post within several days.
59 Fly – www.59fly.net
Located in Xiamen, 59 Fly has a selection of Ozone Kite and Underground boards. They also have Mystic harness which are very nice. It is possible to pay by taobao and get the goods by post within several days.
ASAP Direct – www.asap-direct.com
Located in hongkong ASAP Direct is not specialized in kite but you will find there all the water gear as wet suit, booties, gloves and so on for very good price. You can pay by credit card online and the delivery is usually very fast. Don’t hesitate to send an email to add your shop on the list.