Thursday, June 13, 2024
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DAY 3 Highlights | Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup France

Everything that could happen at a Big Air World Cup took place right here in Barcares – from massive jumps to heart-stopping crashes. Watch...
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Highlight Video! – Lords of Tram Big Air

The favourites for the win at the Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup, like world champion Andrea Principi (ITA), countryman Lorenzo Casati, and...

UPCOMING BIG AIR EVENT IN FRANCE: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE

The world’s leading Big Air kiteboarding athletes are set to battle at Lords of Tram in Barcarès, France, as the Qatar Airways GKA Kite...
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Core Era – Freeride Board

CORE kicks off the season with a new addition to its twintip lineup: The Era sets the bar for innovation and sustainability. Designed for...
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Oswald Smith ‘Ozzie’ Joins North!

North Kiteboarding is thrilled to announce Oswald ‘Ozzie’ Smith as the new addition to the International Team. The 28-year-old South African rider is already...

Slingshot: Alex Needs Our Help

A beloved member of the Slingshot & Ride Engine Family and the Windsports industry, Alex Bloechinger, is in dire need of our help. Last...

Alex Bloechinger Accident

In a recent stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of our sport, experienced kiteboarder Alex Bloechinger faced a grave incident while attempting to jump...
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Eleveight Product Video – RS V8

Eleveight's flagship RS kite stands out from the freeride pack shattering limits with its versatility and performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES - Plug-and-play freeride performance -...

NAISH ALAIA 5’9″

REVIVING THE TIMELESS ALAIA SURFBOARD Discover the Alaia: A classic Hawaiian surfboard with a rich history dating back a thousand years, recognized as the pioneer of...
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Designer Notes Navigator Pro with Hugh Pinfold | North Kiteboarding

Behind the Design North have poured more than 25 years of research, three years of development, and hundreds upon hundreds of hours of on-water...
00:04:29

TOP 10 Waves | Cape Verde 2024

Check out the top 10 waves from the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde!
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Full Event Highlights | GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2024

Watch the full highlights from the spectacular first Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour stop of the year in Cape Verde. The iconic Ponta...

MOONA WHYTE WINS WITH PERFECTION

Hawaii-based world champion blows away the field with stunning riding to win season opener in Cape Verde GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 202416-25 February,...
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Airton Cozzolino | One Goal | Cape Verde 2024

Airton Cozzolino, our 2023 World Champion, started the new season with one goal in mind. We joined him at his home in Cape Verde...
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Livestream Day 3 – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2024

Watch all the latest action of the world's best kiteboarders. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the GKA’s Youtube...
00:00:00

Livestream Day 1 – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2024

Watch all the latest action of the world's best kiteboarders. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the GKA’s Youtube...
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Ydwer x Mystic Majestic Harness

Introducing the Majestic Harness: A Collaboration with Ydwer van In 2021, Ydwer had a heavy surf accident and became paralyzed from his chest down. As...
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Commander AG PRO V2

The Commander AG PRO is tailor-made for competitive riders seeking top-level freestyle performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES - High-tech freestyle twintip for pro-level performance - Lightest...
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Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour 2024 Season Teaser

Soaring into the 2024 Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour Season like never before! Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled journey as we unveil thrilling...

Max Blom, Mystic Brand Director & Co-Founder, to Lead Unified Marketing Strategy as CMO of North Actionsports Group 

KATWIJK AAN ZEE, The Netherlands, January 2024 –– North Actionsports Group is proud to announce the appointment of Max Blom, brand director and co-founder...

Big Air / Freestyle Pro Nathalie Lambrecht joins the North team

Strong character, strong riding style, and strong equipment  – a podium-performing trifecta for North’s newest Big Air and Freestyle rider, Nathalie Lambrecht, who announces her...
00:04:43

Battle For The Lake 2023 – Ireland Kitesurfing

The Duotone UK team and Tom Court head to the Battle for the Lake competition and Demo event on the west coast of Ireland....
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FUTURE SURF x OSWALD SMITH

INTRODUCING THE SURF SERIES Sublime handling, unrivalled durability, and perfectly tuned performance.The new Session pairs perfectly with our three progressive surf shapes to hit the...

2023 Kiteboarding Freestyle World Champions

Big comeback as Bruna Kajiya and Carlos Mario reclaim world titles to cap dramatic season Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup Finals QatarFuwairit Kite...
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Mikaili Sol and Bruna Kajiya stand poised for the final clash – Grand Finale Commences in Qatar 

Bruna Kajiya and Mikaili Sol set for showdown in the decider for the coveted Freestyle crown in Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Finals QatarFuwairit Kite...

Andrea Principi Triumphs at Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town

December 5 - Cape Town, South Africa - In an electrifying display of kiteboarding prowess, 19-year-old Italian Andrea Principi has been crowned the champion of...

2023 King of the Air – Finals Livestream

Red Bull King of the Air 2023 18 of the world’s best kiteboarders take to Kite Beach, South Africa. Over the past 11 years, Red Bull King...

NAISH PIVOT NVISION EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE NOVEMBER 30

Naish proudly present the exclusive pre-release of the new Pivot Nvision, a revolutionary kiteboarding experience that redefines high-performance versatility. Look for a full i-depth...

King of the Air Day 1 Video

Day 1 is complete! Riders took part in Rounds 1 and 2 of Red Bull King of the Air. Watch the livestream to see...

RED BULL KING OF THE AIR – LIVE STREAM 

WATCH THE RED BULL KING OF THE AIR LIVE WITH NORTH   North Kiteboarding is proud to support the Red Bull King of the Air 2023,...

King of the Air – GREEN LIGHT ALERT!

Red Bull King of the Air will take place within 24 hours. Stay tuned here and to our social channels for updates on the...

Rallying Support for Brandon Scheid: Overcoming Adversity After a Harrowing Paragliding Accident

In a tragic turn of events, the kitesurfing community was shaken by news of a severe accident involving Brandon Scheid, a revered figure in...
00:03:47

Day Two Action | Copa Kitley GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Brazil 2023

Watch the highlights from day two of the freestyle discipline, where the world's best gathered to compete at the iconic flat water Cauipe Lagoon...
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Day One Action | Copa Kitley GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Cauipe 2023

Title race shifts gear as Brazil stop kicks off Published 8th November 2023 by Liam Dredge Big opening performances put pack on alert as Freestyle tour’s...
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Kitesurfing in Rio de Janeiro | GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Rio 2023

Watch all about the second Kite-Surf event of the season! It's a first for the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour in Rio de...

KING OF THE AIR 2023 video entries! 

It's that time of year. Some insane King of the Air video entries are dropping from the world's best riders. Here is the current...
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Full Power Tarifa ⚡️ Big Air Kitesurfing Competition | LIVE

Tune in to the livestream to watch the best big air kiters in the world soar through the sky at Europe's premier big air...
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Dakhla: Brazil’s Pedro Matos wins his first event, and the USA’s Moona Whyte wins another one

Brazil’s Pedro Matos lands first event victory in stellar final in Morocco Moona Whyte untouchable as she wins third Kite-Surf event of season The ultimate stop...

Celebrating Excellence in Wind & Watersports: AWSI Awards 2023

The wind and watersports industry is a world of adventure, adrenaline, and dedication. Every year, the Association of Wind and Watersports Industries (AWSI) gathers...
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TEAM SCARLET – 1st Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

Although some may deny it, last week during the selections, when the enemy teams gazed around, attempting to discern who the greatest opponent might...
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TEAM ICE – 2nd Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

The last glacial period occurred well over 100,000 years ago, and since then, the earth has been slowly melting, causing rivers to flow, oceans...
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TEAM FOREST – 3rd Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

Along with inclusivity and collaboration, the Team Battle acts as a platform to exercise creative expression, and beyond the short list of requirements, and...
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TEAM NAVY – 4th Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

In 1748, officers in the Royal Navy were adorned in dark blue, and ever since, the color has subsequently been adopted by other navies...
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TEAM GOLD – (KILLABEES) 5th Place // KPL TEAM BATTLE 2023

Team Gold, captained by Brandon Shied was packed with talent, including ALEX LEWIS-HUGHES, SENSI GRAVES, NICK BAINES, DEVIN CARBOLL, And KRISTEN COOPER. Throughout the...
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Wave riding in Cape Verde | GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2023

Experience the thrill of our third event and the season's first Kite-Surf discipline! After a two-year break, the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour...
00:25:41

Kite TV – Big Air in Tarifa

Witness a historic moment as the elite in big air kiteboarding, representing three different disciplines — twin-tip, strapless, and hydrofoil — gather to compete...
00:25:22

Kite TV – Freestyle in Colombia

Welcome to Colombia, our 2nd stop on the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour and the 2nd Freestyle event this season. Catch the event...
00:24:38

TV Show – Freestyle in Qatar

Discover in-depth event coverage with extended videos! Explore rider conversations, behind-the-scenes action, and the thrill of competing on the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World...

North launches 2024 Surf Collection and new Carve

The ocean has its own timing and flow. There is no rush. Simply an ever-changing rhythm. North has engineered its new 2024 Surf collection...

World Wide Kite Sales

by John Bryja Ever pondered about the global sales figures for kites and boards? I certainly have. When I was the editor of SBC Kiteboard...
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CORE Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 LW

PERFORMANCE FREERIDE+ | FREESTYLE | BIG AIR CORE has launched the sixth generation of its versatile twintip Fusion, building upon the accomplishments of its highly...
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Event Overall Highlight | Defender GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt

They should call this video the anti climax... The Defender GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt has come to a close. It was an incredible six...

ALL IN | Freestyle Kiteboarding Movie with Gianmaria Coccoluto

Level of freestyle kiteboarding was never higher than it is right now. This movie documents the Brazilian journey of Italian kiteboarder Gianmaria Coccoluto, who...
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Men’s Final Results | Defender GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2023

On a long-anticipated Saturday, the winds were finally in favor for the men's division after two days of uncertainty. The gusts reached a satisfactory...
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GKA Rider Diaries | Episode 1 | Girls in Sylt

Join us for the first episode of the Rider Diaries Series where athletes provide an exclusive peek into the behind-the-scenes moments of the competitions....

Introducing the F-ONE 2024 surfboards collection – where innovation meets timeless design.

For over two decades, F-ONE has redefined the art of wave riding and strapless freestyle with cutting-edge technologies and an unwavering commitment to excellence...

Unveiling the 2024 Naish Pivot & Board Collection

Naish 2024: Evolution Meets Revolution Aloha, kiteboarding enthusiasts! As the leaves begin to change and the wind starts to shift, Kiteboarding Magazine is thrilled to...
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Comeback Queen Delannoy Seizes Victory in the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2023

The blustery North Sea shores of Sylt, Germany set the stage for the electrifying action at the Defender GKA Kite-Surf World Cup 2023. The...
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Defender GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2023

Sylt, Germany 🇩🇪 22 - 27 August The mid-point stop of the Kite-Surf discipline's season in Sylt comes shortly after the conclusion of the event...
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24h with Maxime Chabloz during the GKA Dunkerque

Join Maxime Chabloz as he guides us through a thrilling day of competition in Dunkerque, France, at the 3rd stop of the GKA Freestyle...
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GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Dunkerque: The Saga Continues

On the penultimate day of the GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup in Dunkerque, amidst the North Sea's embrace, we were down to just the men's...
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Men’s Final Live Stream GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Dunkerque 2023

Athletes amped to throw down in competition in France as tour hits mid-point after five-month break GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup Dunkerque, France 2023....
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Bruna Kajiya’s Stellar Victory Fuels Title Dreams at GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup in Dunkerque

As the second day of the GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup in Dunkerque beckoned, anticipation filled the air. With the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World...
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Day 2 Livestream | GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Dunkerque 2023

Athletes amped to throw down in competition in France as tour hits mid-point after five-month break GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup Dunkerque, France 2023....
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GIN KITEBOARDING & SP80: Chasing Uncharted Speeds

The quest for speed has been an enduring human endeavor. But the latest challenge, initiated by the SP80 team, is the most exhilarating of...
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ELEVEIGHT INSIGHTS: The Next Gen Power Surge! 🌊

There’s nothing quite like the invigorating dynamism of youthful verve in kitesurfing. The next-gen riders are undeniably the torchbearers of innovation, pushing the limits...

North launches 2024 Big Air Collection and new Orbit 

The North 2024 Big Air Collection launch celebrates the complex interplay of wind, water and land that creates the extreme conditions Big Air riders...
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SUPERMODEL DOES IT

When a surfer arrives at the beach, a gentle breeze greets them, setting the scene for an ideal foiling session. As the wind starts...

Matchu Lopes makes it two-for-two titles in Rio 🇧🇷

The conditions on the final day were extraordinary, making it a day for the books Matchu Lopes secured his second consecutive victory Lopes scored a buzzer...
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Day 10 Livestream | Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Rio

The Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour is excited to hit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2023 for a Kite-Surf world cup event!...
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Biggest kitesurfing jump ever 36.2m – New World Record Set in Denmark!

This morning, northern Denmark was the stage for kiteboarding's highest jump ever recorded. South African athlete Joshua Emanuel soared to an incredible 36.2 meters...
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LIVE 🔴 BAKL Hood River ⚡️ Pro Division | Big Air Kitesurfing

Catch the action LIVE from BAKL Hood River ⚡️ Watch the Pro Division big air kiters going huge in BAKL's premier USA competition! BAKL...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Rio 2023 – Day 7 Highlights

Kite battles get serious in renowned Rio break on Day SevenOn Day Seven, five men’s heats of round four were completedHendrick Lopes had the...
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CORE XR Pro – Ultra High Performance Big Air | Freestyle | Kite loopCORE XR Pro –

In a stunning breakthrough that has adrenaline junkies and kite enthusiasts captivated, CORE Kiteboarding unveils the XR Pro. This ultra-high-performance kite is a groundbreaking...
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Day 6 Surf Action

Men's Kite-Surf Action in Big Waves | Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Rio 2023Watch the highlights of Day Six, where men ventured into...
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Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup 2023 – Men’s Kite-Surf Action

Some pretty sick looking surf action from the men today in Brazil. The Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Brazil is currently underway at...
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North Reach Kite 2024 – Designer Notes with Pepijn Smit

Exploring the Blueprint: Delve into the intricacies of the 2024 Reach kite with North Kite Designer, Pepijn Smit, and Brand Director, Mike Raper. Unravel...

North launches 2024 Freeride Collection and new Reach Kite

https://youtu.be/mAFei_OC5A4?si=4UCTlk5hb3ovujbQ For the seekers The 2024 North Freeride Collection is designed for you to seek new levels of performance, fuel your motivation and reach your...

GKA Brazil: American Moona Whyte triumphs in difficult final on opening day

Hawaii-based Moona Whyte (USA) again defeated the reigning Qatar Airways GKA Kite-Surf World Champion, 17-year-old Capucine Delannoy (FRA), in the final. It was a repeat of the tour’s first stop...
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Day 1 Livestream | Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Rio 2023

The Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour is excited to hit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2023 for a Kite-Surf world cup event!...
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Cohan goes HUGE in Hood River

Watch Cohan throw down at the Hood River sand bar. Get ready to watch him and the other Pro-1 division riders go huge in...

Brazil GKA Surf: 31 July—11 August

Second stop of wave tour to debut in Rio de Janeiro with top athletes slated to battle for glory in renowned break Copa Kitley GKA...
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3x Kitesurf World Champion Moona Whyte: Catching the Wind with F-ONE

Triumphantly joining the esteemed F-ONE team, three-time Kitesurf World Champion (2013, 2014, 2017) and 2015 Vice-World Champion Moona Whyte is set to add yet...
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Reedin GROM team kitesurfing coach event

After forming the Reedin GROM team at the start of 2023, we've kicked things off with our very first physical event! Bringing together young...
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GKA Youth Kite World Championships Tarifa 2023 | Final Day

Watch Final Day Highlights of the GKA Youth Kite World Championships Tarifa, Spain.

Tested: Mystic Gen 3 Surf Slider Spreader Bar

Kitesurfing Magazine's test team recently put the latest edition of the Stealth Bar through its paces, and we discovered one standout benefit: an incredibly...
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Lorenzo Casati Makes History with a Jaw-Dropping Triple Loop

The kitesurfing world is abuzz with excitement as Lorenzo Casati, one of the sport's rising stars, achieved an incredible feat that will go down...
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Thrilling Finale of Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour in Tarifa | Mikaili Sol’s 7th & James Carew’s Inaugural Title Wins | Witness the...

Experience the adrenaline-fueled climax of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour's big air discipline in Tarifa, a destination famous for its exceptional kiteboarding...

2023 Bridge of the Gods and The Blowout

Bridge of the Gods Kitefest + The Blowout July 14-16 A huge thank you to all of our sponsors! We couldn’t do this without you! Especially: Carbon...
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Qatar Airways GKA Kitesurfing Awards 2023

The Qatar Airways GKA Awards night that pays tribute kiteboarding’s greatest achievements and personalities has again shown its capacity to surprise and delight at...
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The inaugural Kite Park League Sicily – KPL Championship Tour 2023.

The awards ceremony and closing party hosted by the DPC (Duotone Pro Center) kicked off by recognizing the female victors who were able to...

Rope Slider – Tech Talk with Matchu Lopes

Matchu Lopes: “I don’t want to use anything else!” What’s the best way to go wavekiting? With a harness hook or a rope slider? With...
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The Best GoPro Mount Ever?

Tom Court does his best Teletubby impersonation in this video tutorial on how to make a unique GoPro mount using a spare helmet, a...

ALUULA Goes Public

Dear Valued Customers,I am pleased to share that we are about to embark on an exciting new chapter for our company. What began as...

TRITON FOILS T1 Monowing Review

The Triton T1 Monofoil is a unique kite specific foil that features a single front wing with no fuselage or stabilizer. The T1’s stealth...

New 2023 Naish Boxer

All-around Freeride/Foiling Sizes: 2.8 | 3.4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |...
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FINALS | Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite Wod Cup France 2023 – Results

The Lords of Tram GKA Big-Air Kite World Cup France has concluded with a phenomenal display of big air kiting, thanks to the strong...
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Naish Triad Kite 2023

Predictable and versatile, the Triad has had some big upgrades this year. The kite is not only perfect for taking your twin tip riding...
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Fight for Flight | Trailer | Big Air Kiteboarding Docuseries

Get ready for an epic journey into the world of Big Air Kiteboarding! Fight for Flight documents the stories of the amazing athletes, the...
00:00:00

Reedin SuperModel HTF – Any discipline, all conditions, SUPERMODEL DOES IT

SUPERMODEL excels in every discipline. With consistent power through turns and precise control, it’s the easiest and most intuitive do-it-all kite in the skies....
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 DIY Guide: Fixing a Leak in Leading Edge Bladder and Removing Struts

Are you tired of spending a fortune on repairs for your kiteboarding gear? Look no further than this DIY guide to fixing a leak...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde: Moona Whyte (USA) and Matchu Lopes (ESP) and take the win

Spain’s Matchu Lopes came from behind to seize victory in a clash for the ages in the opening round of the GKA Kite-Surf World...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2023 – Day 2 Highlights

On Day 2 of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde, the battle for the title comes to a head. Reigning world champion...
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Live Stream – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2023 – Day 2

Greetings everyone from Ponta Preta, Cape Verde! The perfect weather conditions are here to kick off the first GKA Kite-Surf event of the season,...
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DAY ONE: PONTA PRETA DELIVERS

Kite-Surf season opener kicks off in epic Ponta Preta waves 2019 winner Moona Whyte returns with banging performance Cape Verdeans Mitu Monteiro, Matchu Lopes and Airton...
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Live Stream – GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2023 – DAY 1

Greetings everyone from Ponta Preta, Cape Verde! The perfect weather conditions are here to kick off the first GKA Kite-Surf event of the season,...

Squamish Opening Day May 13, 2023 and Early Bird Passes Launch Tomorrow!

Attention all windsports enthusiasts! The Squamish Windsports Society is thrilled to announce that our season will be opening two days early this year on...
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Just launched: the new RS V7 – Limitless Freeride Performance

RS V7 Designed with 'one-kite-fits-all' versatility, the new RS V7 has limitless freeride performance. Packed with nifty features, the RS will tame any storm, boost massive...
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Finals | GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Colombia 2023

An electric crowd and pumping music set the stage for the women’s and men’s final heats as we wrap up here in Salinas del...
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Insane Tricks and Huge Riding From Colombia!

Day Two Columbia Update: Canadian Jack Rieder stole the show at the GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Colombia 2023 with his insane tricks and huge...
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Day One Highlight | GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Colombia 2022

Report from yesterday's action Wednesday 1st March Words: Sensi Graves Photos: Andre Magarao The GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup 2023 starts up at Salinas del Rey On day one...

AWSI Board Sports Expo 2023

The Wind + Water Sports industry event you know and love will be back in 2023 September 6-8 and our team is busy planning...
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KB4C July 7-9

The 17th annual Kiteboard 4 Cancer is on! More than a kite festival. Kiteboard 4 Cancer (KB4C) is North America’s largest amateur kiteboarding event, drawing in...

GKA’s new Freestyle contest format for 2023 is sick!

Get ready for a showdown royal! The new 2023 GKA Freestyle contest format is beyond epic! The opening event in Qatar was a visual...

DAY TWO: Action Underway in Qatar and Women Reach the Finals

Report from yesterday's action - Wednesday 1st February - Qatar Event dates 31 January - 04 February Visit the official live event page hereVisit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite...
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Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 | DAY TWO | New Freestyle Competition format explained

DAY TWO: Action Underway in Qatar and Women Reach the Finals Report from yesterday's action - Wednesday 1st February - Qatar Event dates 31 January - 04...
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Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup | Day Two

Stream two of day two: The first event of the season at a brand new kiteboarding hotspot, Fuwairit Kite Beach in Qatar! Mika Sol...
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Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 | DAY ONE | Fuwairit Kite Beach Overview

The opening day of the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort in Qatar saw bright blue skies and...

Bridge of the Gods Kitefest – July 14th-16th 2023

Dates for the Bridge of the Gods Kitefest are: July 14th-16th 2023 We hope to see you in Stevenson, Washington for the Youth Kite and Wing...

Italian Casati leads changing of the guard at Red Bull King of the Air

Italian teenager Lorenzo Casati overcame compatriot Andrea Principi and Dutchman Jamie Overbeek to usher in a new area in the most extreme Big Air...
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Kite World Cup Brazil | Day One Highlights

The final freestyle stop of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour season at Taiba got off to an incredible start on day one....

Novotna Nails the Win in Tarifa to Become World Champion!

FIRST WORLD TITLE FOR THE VETERAN FREESTYLE RIDER!  Friday 14th October Report: Gemma Hamaini  Photos: Samuel Cardenas Video: Leleu Creations After over 15 years as a professional kiteboarding and...
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Finals Highlights – GKA Morocco

Women's Final: Canada's Frances Kelly vs France's Capucine Delannoy. Men's Final: Brazil's Sebastian Ribeiro vs Australia's James Carew Westpoint once again continued to deliver hour...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2022 Livestream | Day Three

It's quarter finals day at the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2022! This is round one of Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour's Kite-Surf...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla Day One Highlights

Day one is complete at the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2022, and waves are definitely back on the agenda as 41 male and...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2022 Livestream | Day Two

We re-join the action at Westpoint, Dakhla in Morocco where the Kite-Surf riders of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour are in action,...
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GKA Live from Morocco

Dakhla, Morocco: 27 September – 02 October The GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla has just kicked off at Westpoint in quality wave conditions! This is round one...

Introducing the Helios Yellow collection

Enjoy the Summer sunshine feeling every day, with the new Airush Helios Yellow collection. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and...

Cold Hawaii 2022 Big Air

The past two editions of the Cold Hawaii Big Air Games have made kite history. 2021’s was the windiest kite event, ever. 2022 was...
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CONGRATS JEREMY BURLANDO!

Jeremy Burlando wins in Tatajuba Big congrats to Jeremy Burlando on his first BAKL (Big Air Kite League) tour win. This past Sunday, 17-year-old Jeremy Burlando...
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2023 F-One Kites

Owner Raphaël Salles talks R&D with Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson and walks us through the updated F-One Bandit 16 and new big...
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2023 North Kites preview

Mike Raper gives Kitesurfing Magazine head gear tester Shane Thompson a run through the North lineup. Uli Sommerlatt then goes through the North Code...
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2023 Core Kitesurfing preview

Core pro team riders Eric Rienstra and Steven Akkersdijk take Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson through the highlights of the 2023 lineup.  
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2023 Airush and AK Durable Supply Foils, Wingsurfing, and new Kites!

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson catches up with Airush designers Clinton Filen and DK (Dave Kay). AK Durable Supply Company has 3600 possible...
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2023 Slingshot Code Preview and more

Slingshot Kite Brand Manager Elliot Tauscher walks Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompon through the long-anticipated 3-strut Slingshot Code kite, and pro rider Fred...
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2023 Reedin Kites

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson caught up with Reedin designer Damien Girardin. The Reedin Super Model 3 was a test favourite at our...
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2023 Duotone Neo SLS and DLAB

R&D master extraordinaire Sky Solback takes us through the new 2023 Duotone Neo Dlab and SLS surf kite. Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson...
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Win! Lieuwe Board Give Away

This is your chance to win a custom built Lieuwe board. All you need to do is like Kitesurfing Magazine and Lieuwe's instagram accounts, and...
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Top 5 Gear Trends 2023 – Wing and Kite

Editor-in-chief John Bryja, and test editor Shane Thompson run through the top 5 trends at the 2023 AWSI trade show in Hood River. http://www.kitesurfingmag.com http://www.wingsurfingmag.com
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2023 Naish Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing Magazine head tester Shane Thompson Interview with Naish pro rider Ewan Jaspan. New Naish 2023 Pivot, Phonix, Kite Foils, Micro Chip, and sick...

North Code Zero – Check Out Review

North has an exciting new model in their lineup called the Code Zero. This light and aerodynamic shape is North’s first foray into the...

Core XC Wing

Core introduces their new Core XC Wing for 2023! CoreTex 2 The stretch in the profile is reduced to a minimum, especially in load peaks. The CoreTex2...
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Stormchase to Denmark #WOOWORLDS

Stijn Koster had an epic trip to Denmark. His goal to take the top spot at WooWorlds!
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ELEVEIGHT – BREAKING LIMITS – XS V3 Kite

Big Air gets even bigger with the new XS V3. Smashing boundaries for height and hangtime, version 3 delivers raw power to the most extreme...
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GKA Big Air World Championships – Men’s Twin-Tip Highlights

Strap in and hold on tight for highlights from the groundbreaking event that rocked Balneario, Tarifa on Friday 1st July! The young guns in...

Duotone Juice D/LAB Review

Synopsis: The newest king of light air sessions, theDuotone  Juice D/LAB features new and unrivalled levels of low-end power, with quick and reactive steering...

SLINGSHOT MACHINE V1

SYNOPSIS: THE MACHINE V1 IS A SMOOTH PULLING AND EXPLOSIVE-LIFTING BIG AIR KITE WITH ITS FLAT OPEN C CANOPY THAT OFFERS EXTRA HANG TIME...

REEDIN SUPERMODEL 3

Likes: The Reedin brand emerged two seasons ago from the minds and passion of legendary kite pro and Red Bull King of the Air...

OCEAN RODEO RISE A-SERIES

SYNOPSIS: CONSTRUCTED WITH THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY ALUULA FABRIC, THE RISE IS A FIVE STRUT, HIGH ASPECT RATIO SHAPE THAT OFFERS THE ULTIMATE IN STRATOSPHERIC...

NORTH ORBIT

SYNOPSIS: THE EMERGING ICON OF BIG AIR, THE THIRD EDITION OF THE ORBIT IS A HIGH WIND, HIGH PERFORMANCE KITELOOPING MACHINE THAT OFFERS THE...

NAISH PIVOT

SYNOPSIS: THE DO-IT-ALL MASTER THAT SETS THE BAR IN VERSATILITY WITH AMAZING BOOSTING ABILITY AND THE POWER BAND CONTROL AND MANOEUVRABILITY THAT CAN CATER...

F-ONE BANDIT XV

SYNOPSIS: THE BANDIT XV CONTINUES TO DELIVER–AS IT HAS FOR A DECADE AND A HALF–BREAKING THE BARRIERS OF PERFORMANCE WITH MORE BOOST AND GLIDE...

ELEVEIGHT XS V2

SYNOPSIS: THE ELEVEIGHT XS V2 CAN BOOST AND GLIDE WITH THE BEST OF THEM AND YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A KITELOOPING SUPERSTAR TO...

DUOTONE REBEL SLS

SYNOPSIS: THE FIVE STRUT, BIG AIR FREERIDE LEGEND IS REDESIGNED WITH A LIGHTER, MORE REACTIVE FRAME THAT DELIVERS MORE DEPOWER, FASTER RESPONSIVE STEERING AND...

2022 CORE XR7 SKYSCRAPER

SYNOPSIS: A LEGEND THAT MAKES EVERY LEVEL OF RIDER BETTER AT BOOSTING BIG AIRS WITH A HUGE SWEET SPOT, SMOOTH DRIVING PULL AND TONS...

2022 Big Air Freeride Kites – Head-to-Head Tests

Be sure to check out the individual 2023 & 2024 Big Air Kite Reviews tested as well, but not part of this 2022 head-to-head...

Tested: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING & AIRUSH TEAM FOIL 135 V2

FOIL: AK DURABLE SUPPLY TREK 1000 FRONT WING  Airush Kiteboarding has three foil ranges that are all cross foil discipline suitable for whatever foil mode...

Tested: CORE SLC FOIL 1250 CARBON WING & Core SLC 135

FOIL: CORE SLC FOIL 1250 CARBON WING, 72 CM ALUMINUM MAST  Core introduces their first foil line the SLC which includes two sizes of front...

Tested: CORE SLC FOIL 1000 CARBON WING & SLC 125 Deck

The smaller of the two front wings has the same smooth driving and carving feel of the 1250 but with better speed and control...

Tested: DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL

DELTA REFLEX 1500 FOIL, 85 CM ALUMINUM MAST & 60 CM FUSELAGE  The Delta Reflex 1500 foil is an amazing crossover wing that can be...

Tested: F-ONE GRAVITY CARBON 1200 & POCKET CARBON 110 

The F-One Gravity 1200 matched with the 85 cm High Modulus Carbon mast is a premium set up that can take any rider to...

Tested: NAISH S26 MA 1000 AND KITE 810

FOIL: NAISH S26 MA 1000 AND KITE 810  The S26 foil lineup is constructed from high quality 100 per cent, 3K pre-preg carbon on both...

Tested: NORTH SONAR 1150cm Wing , 72 CM CARBON MAST

The North Sonar Foil range has expanded for 2022 with both pre-preg carbon or aluminum options available. The range is comprehensive but also logical...

Tested: North Sonar CF 1500R Hydrofoil Wing Tested

NORTH SONAR CF 1500R CF 72 CM CARBON MAST & C600 CARBON FUSELAGE The Sonar 1500R was one of the standouts in the test for...
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New 2022 Flight A Series

Ocean Rodeo set the standard with the launch of their Aluula constructed kites two years ago. New for 2022 the updated A-Flight series promises...
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Pippa van Iersel’s BIG DAY at the COMPETITION

OH MY GOD! Hahah, didn't expect to come back like this. Couldn't even hope for this. I was more nervous going into the first...
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Lord of Tram – 2022 Results

Podium day - BARCARES TV #EP3 Thanks to everyone who have been part of it Here you can see the amateur and the women competing....
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Lord of Tram Big Air Pro division 2022

Pro division - BARCARES TV #EP2 Sponsored by : @villebarcares @duotone.kiteboarding Mercedes-Benz Monopole Automobiles @aneo_conseil @soulshakeco @bigairkiteleague @ffvlofficiel @windsup.com_baston Our partners : @railey_clothing @julbo_eyewear...

Cape Hatteras Wave & Cable Park Moves Forward

April 1, 2022 Following seven years of delays, the long awaited Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) Wave Pool in partnership with REAL Watersports is breaking ground...

COMO Cocoa Island Launches Kitesurfing Retreat with Two-Time World Champion, Youri Zoon

Power up your kitesurfing ability this summer under the expert guidance of two-time world champion, Youri Zoon, during a week-long retreat at COMO Cocoa...
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Reedin Collection 3

Kevin and Damien share the same passion for being out on the water, and this lies deep in the foundation of Reedin. We've actively...
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North Pulse 2022

Set the air on fire. The Pulse is  @Tom Bridge and Bruna Kajiya's kite of choice. A modern, progressive freestyle kite that's fully loopable, with explosive pop...
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This is Freestyle 2022

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Let it burn, ever brighter. Introducing the fresh new 2022 Freestyle collection, forged make powered unhooked tricks even easier. To ignite...
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North Reach 2022

Nimble and easy to ride, but now with a cleaner profile that’s even more stable in kite loops, the Reach is your go-to kite...
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Eleveight Product Video – Master V6, Master S V2 and Master C+ V4 master video product

Our renowned shred stick, the Master, continues to exceed the expectations of riders with an aggressive style, pushing their limits. Developed with world champion...
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Manoel Soares and Mikaili Sol win!

Brazilians Manoel Soares and Mikaili Sol are your 2022 GKA Freestyle World Cup Colombia Winners! It’s finals day here in Colombia! A quiet tension started...
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What’s the best big air kite in the Duotone kitesurfing range?

Pro rider Liam Whaley puts the 2022 Duotone kites to the test! The Duotone Vegas, Duotone Rebel SLS, Duotone Evo SLS, and Duotone Dice...
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Maui Missions with Jesse Richman | Episode Two

Tune into Jesse Richman’s second episode of Maui Missions. Website: https://www.northkb.com/en/ #ItCalls #NorthKiteboarding #NorthCharge #NorthCarve #NorthNavigator #NorthSurf #Surf #Kiteboarding #Kitesurf #Kitesurfing #Kiting #Water #Master #Free #Maui...
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BAKL Cape Town | The FINAL Stop of The Big Air Tour

The final stop of the 2021 tour and with it we will crown our first ever Big Air Kite League Champion! It’s been one...

2022 AWSI Trade Show Gear Preview

What’s better than an outdoor trade show in a windy location where retailers and Kitesurfing Magazine can try out the gear? One held in...

KITEBOARD 4 CANCER 2021 – POWERED BY WIND VOYAGER

Kiteboard 4 Cancer was founded in 2007 by Garret Zallen, pediatric surgeon and Tonia Farman, whose brother passed away from leukemia. The two set...
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Karlie Thoma joins North!

She's not just a kiteboarder! Meet Karlie Thoma! The latest addition to the North Team. It's human nature to want to label someone and put...

2021 Red Bull King of the Air Champion Marc Jacobs

Kiwi kiteboarder takes crown in world’s most prestigious kiteboarding event. Marc Jacobs edges out three-time champion Langeree to win the Red Bull King of the Air...

Win a Limited Edition Red Bull King of the Air North Atmos TwinTip

North is proud to partner with Red Bull King Of The Air, an event that celebrates the power of the elements and our athletes...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco 2021 | Day 4 | Epic wave action in Dakhla

It was a non-stop action for Day 4 in Dakhla, Morocco as the conditions were pumping and the action was epic. We completed all...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco 2021 | Wave riding in Dakhla | DAY 1

The GKA Kite World Tour returns to Dakhla, a location that is known for epic waves and consistent wind, making it the ideal place...
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GKA News Show | Episode 4

Jo Ciastula from the Global Kitesports Association has a new monthly news series about what's happening on the world tour. "The fourth episode of the...
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Kite Foil Success – HOVER GLIDE FKITE V5 – Slingshot Foil

Taking design inspiration and cues from our carbon foil ranges, we have developed the all-new Hover Glide FKite V5. Featuring an all-new front wing...

Ocean Rodeo 2022 THE RISE

INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST BIG AIR KITE BUILT WITH A FULL ALUULA AIRFRAME… Vancouver Island, Canada Our highly effective partnership with ALUULA Composites saw us revolutionize...
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California’s Daniela Moroz wins 5th World Championship

The US’s Daniela Moroz closed out a remarkable five titles in a row at the Formula Kite World Championships on the Italian island of...
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Duotone Rebel SLS Product Clip

REBEL SLS HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE/BIG AIR The all-new Rebel SLS for 2022 gets the Stronger Lighter Superior treatment to create the best big air and high...

Alex Mazella triumphs at Sardinia Grand Slam

IKA KiteFoil World Series' leader withstood the attack of his rivals in a day marked by light and shifty wind. Lauriane Nolot was the...
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Pro Review F-ONE BANDIT XV – WHAT’S NEW Feat. Liam Whaley

15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create...
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George Hradil -Foil Design Tech Talk

George Hradil is the designer at Delta Hydrofoils. Learn the secrets behind the reflex design that is used in the Delta wings and the...
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Sardinia Grand Slam IKA KiteFoil World Series – Day 1

Only the finest margins separated the top men and women in the opening salvos at the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Cagliari, as tough conditions...
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Ryan Parsons joins Ocean Rodeo

The ambitious Australian rider Ryan Parsons has been kiting since he could hold onto one is preparing to take his taste for boosting to...
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Cold Hawaii Big Air 2021 presented by: NORTH – recap

We can't think of a better name for an event in epic cold conditions than Cold Hawaii Games. Dig deeper into the action with...
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Cold Hawaii Big Air 2021 presented by: NORTH

Cold Hawaii Big Air 2021 results: ⁣?⁣ Liam Whaley ?⁣ Lorenzo Casati ? Lasse Walker A massive thank you to you all. See you in 2022! Video: 280 -...
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Most EXTREME Kitesurfing competition EVER – Cold Hawaii Games

The 2021 Cold Hawaii Games Big Air event will go down in history as one of the most extreme Kitesurfing competitions ever. With winds...
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Airush – Convertible & Foil Board Range Overview

Watch as Clint Filen and Dave Kay take us through the new Convertible and Foilboard range that Airush has to offer. From pure foiling...
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Chicken of the Sea

Rescued by the Chicken of the Sea, Fred Hope flys around the Sea of Cortez on his Phantasm hydrofoil. Whether it be by Wing,...

Duotone 2022 Foils and Foil Boards

The DUOTONE 2022 foiling range is looking really sharp in these four new product information videos from Duotone. The Kitesurfing Magazine test team will...
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Duotone Surfboards D/LAB

Surfboards D/LAB Fish D/LAB Wam D/LAB Whip D/LAB Duotone's new RMF (Reflex Memory Foam) Shock Absorber in combination with the Innegra Shield offers decisive technical advantages over the...
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AWSI Tradeshow – Ocean Rodeo Aluula Rise and Wings

Ocean Rodeo ambassador John shows us the new wings from Ocean Rodeo, and the new big air Aluula Rise kite.
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Kite VS Wing

When do you wingsurf vs kitesurf? Four of the world's top watermen talk wingsurfing vs kitesurfing. Check out: Is wing foiling easier than kiting?
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Top 10 Kitesurfing Items 2022 AWSI

Publisher John Bryja and head tester Shane Thompson discuss Kitesurfing Magazine's top ten items at the 2022 AWSI Tradeshow that you should check out.  
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AWSI Tradeshow – Core Kiteboarding 2022 Preview

Core has one of the most refined kite line-ups in the industry and the Core/Carved Imperator board series has a reputation as one of...

Kite Designer Pat Goodman has departed North

North’s newly strengthened design team recently farewelled kite Designer, Pat Goodman, and would like to take this moment to thank Pat and acknowledge the hard...
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First-time Wingsurfing Buyer’s Guide with Robby Naish

What is the ideal setup for a family getting into Wing Foiling? The legend himself, Robby Naish, share the details of how to choose...
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AWSI Trade Show – Eleveight Kiteboarding

Eleveight team rider Chris Bobryk walks Kitesurfing Magazine test editor Shane Thompson through the 2022 Eleveight kitesurfing range.  
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North Kiteboarding 2022 Preview

Pro rider and King of the Air Jesse Richman shares details of North Kiteboarding's 2022 line.
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AWSI Trade Show – Slingshot Kitesurfing 2022 PREVIEW

Alex Fox walks us through a massively revamped Slingshot lineup. New lighter weight kites, the lightest twin tip we have ever picked up and...
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AWSI Show – Duotone 2022 Kitesurfing PREVIEW

Duotone is stepping up the use of advanced lightweight materials (SLS & D Lab)  in both it's kites and surfboards in the hot new...
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AWSI Show – Naish 2022 Kitesurfing PREVIEW

Check out Ewan Jaspan's fresh new pro model when he shares details of the Naish 2022 kitesurfing lineup.
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Canadian Reece Myerscough cracks top four in Sylt, Germany!

It was another insane day of intense action on the water as stormy Sylt continued to deliver the goods. The competition started bright and...
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New Youth One-Design Foil Racing – Formula Kite VS Youth A’s

Jis Van Hees walks us through the differences between the Youth Formula and new Youth A's racing class during day 3 of the Youth...
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The Session kite and surfboard range

In the video above, Airush discuss: The kite's development The bridle system The kite's durable technology Clinton takes us through the surfboard range and how each board...
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California’s Daniela Moroz wins KiteFoil World Series Season Opener

California's Daniela Moroz was the top female at the Gizzeria KiteFoil World Series at Hang Loose Beach in Italy. Cape Hatteras transplant Dimitri Maramenidis...

Big Air Kitesurfing + FPV Racing Drone | Janek ft. Cola

Big Air Kitesurfing captured by FPV racing drone. Pilot ??‍✈️ - @COLA FPV "I messaged Cola on Instagram inviting him to Tarifa because of his original...

Robert Bratz – Trade Secrets – Eleveight’s

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with a number of brands to find out about the impact of COVID-19 on their design, marketing, and production processes....
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A UK Kitesurfing Road Trip “STAYCATION” – Hadlow, Court, Crathern

So with the inevitable 'cancelation' on traveling this season it is going to be clear that we will need to explore our local area's...

YDWER’S RECOVERY

Fundraiser launches for prolific kiteboarding photographer, Ydwer van der Heide, as he faces recovery from a serious spinal injury 2ndMarch 2021:Our special friend and one...
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Marley Franco joins North!

Marley (otherwise known as Gnarly Marley) is a Maui local, growing up surrounded by legends such as Jesse Richman. At 12 years old, he’s...

Slingshot Sports Welcomes Sensi Graves to the Team

Slingshot Sports is pleased to announce the addition of SENSI GRAVES to the Kiteboarding, Foil & Wingsurfing Team. Sensi first started kiting full time while...
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FRED HOPE WINS GKA SUPERFOIL FORTALEZA 2020

Highlights from the Final Day at the GKA SuperKite Brazil Hydrofoil event in Fortaleza.  
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Apex & Apex Team | Tech Video

Specializing in board design and with over 15 years of experience, this is the first twintip series from Dave Kay for Airush. His shapes have...

Brandon Scheid joins Slingshot & 7-Nation

Slingshot Sports is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Scheid, a notable figure in wind and watersports industries, to the newly created role of Product...
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GKA Distance Battle Freestyle Finals

The world's first fully digital kitesurfing competition the GKA Distance Battle crowned it’s Freestyle winners last night in nail bitingly close heats! The pandemic forced...
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Ride Engine 2021 – The Future is Now

Ride Engine’s humble origins started with a vision to improve a critical yet often-overlooked piece of equipment for kiteboarding and windsurfing: the harness. In...
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Strapless Freestyle Men’s and Women’s Finals – Distance Battle

The GKA Distance Battle Freestyle Champions have been crowned! Last night the GKA Distance Battle, the first of its kind, online kitesurfing competition, crowned it’s Strapless Freestyle winners....
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GKA Pro Tour – Distance Battle Semi Finals

Strapless Freestyle Men's and Women's Semi Finals LIVE The GKA Distance Battle is the first online video competition in kitesurfing, bringing you the best action...
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GKA Distance Battle Strapless Freestyle Men’s Quarter Finals LIVE

The GKA Distance Battle is the first online video competition in kitesurfing, bringing you the best action from top twintip freestyle and strapless freestyle...
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Robby Naish on the 2021 S25 Naish Kite Foilboards

Soar above the surface with an increased range of sizes for all skill levels - from our super compact Hover 97 to our stable...

Win an Ocean Rodeo A-Series kite – Powered by ALUULA

Celebrating the worldwide release of their new ultra-light A-Series kites featuring the ALUULA airframe, Ocean Rodeo are giving away an A-Series Flite or Roam...
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Welcome to Our World – S25 Naish Midseason Kites

With change comes innovation. In a time where kiteboarding has been outlawed, the Naish team went out in search of a new life for...

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic 

The 2019 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented by Patagonia went off! We had epic Cape Hatteras conditions, cranking wind and well overhead surf. Everyone...

SLINGSHOT GHOST V.1

SIZES TESTED (M): 10 / SIZES AVAILABLE (M): 2.5, 4, 6, 8,10, 12, 15, 17  CONTROL SYSTEM: COMPSTICK GUARDIAN  SYNOPSIS  A round, playful and nimble performance, perfect...

New International Quick-Release (QR) Safety Standard

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) has achieved a milestone in kiteboarding safety! The new ISO Standard for kitesurfing quick-release systems is here! Since 2014, the...

2020 BIG AIR KITES TESTED

WORDS BY TEST EDITOR SHANE THOMPSON  / PHOTOS BY DAVE MARSHAL   The big air category of kites continues to grow in 2020 with more brands offering...

2020 Head-to-Head Hydrofoil Tests

by Kitesurfing Magazine Test Editor, Shane Thompson, Photos by Dave Marshall The hydrofoil revolution continues to evolve and expand with an explosion of new, cutting...
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2020 North Reach Kite

North Launches the ultimate desert island kite The Reach Performance Freeride Kite by North Kiteboarding We’ve always dreamed of making one kite you could take anywhere....
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Christophe Tack Joins the Naish Team

Maui, Hawaii – The Naish team is getting bigger and better as the year progresses and we are stoked to share Christophe Tack will be...
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Helena Brochocka – Naish’s Newest International Team Rider

Maui, Hawaii – Naish continues to charge into the new decade with the addition of Polish ripper Helena Brochocka to our International Kiteboarding Team. Born...

Cabrinha announces new ownership

New Ownership On Eve of Cabrinha’s 20th Anniversary Pete Cabrinha and Water Bound Investments Purchase CABRINHA MAUI, Hawaii – February 12, 2020 Cabrinha the world leader in...

New F-One Big Air Kite for 2020 – The Bullet

Coming April 2020! After months of development, F-ONE is proud to announce the newest kite in their range. "The F-One BULLIT is the ultimate kite to boost...
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Reedin Kites

Kevin Langeree and Damien Girardin fuse their talents to launch Reedin Kites January 13th 2020 – Capetown – South Africa After years of riding, designing, and developing...

2019 GKA KITE WORLD TOUR FINAL STANDINGS 

Here’s how the final championship podiums stand at the end of the 2019 season: MEN'S KITE-SURF  World Champion: Airton Cozzolino (CV) (Duotone, ION) 2 Mitu Monteiro (CV) (F-One,...

Valentin Rodriguez crowned 2019 Freestyle World Champion

It took three incredible nine point scores and an 8.97 to do it, but 17 year-old Valentin Rodriguez from Colombia claimed his first World...
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2019 GKA Women’s World Freestyle Champions Crowned

GKA Freestyle World Cup Cumbuco - Day FiveSOL TAKES THE WORLD TITLE AS WELL AS THE TOP STEP IN BRAZILAlready assured of the title, regardless of what...
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THE PROCESS – Coleman Buckley / HARDSHELL HARNESS CREATION

Santa Cruz surfer and tinkerer, Coleman Buckley, didn’t like the way his kitesurfing harness fit or functioned, and as he searched for something better,...

Champions are Crowned!

The 2019 KPL season comes to a close after an insane week of competition at the Kite Mansion Open presented by Wind Voyager Authentic...

Coming Soon… 100% transparent Bikinis!

In 2012, professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves launched her swimwear label, Sensi Graves Bikinis, to meet the demands of her sport. After losing one too...
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Naish Welcomes Ross-Dillon Player

Naish International proudly welcomes Ross-Dillon Player to the team. Read more about this exciting new addition here: http://www.naishkites.com    
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Top 5 Kitesurfing Gear Trends of 2020

Kitesurfing Magazine's test editor Shane Thompson and editor-in-chief John Bryja sit down at the AWSI trade show in Hood River, Oregon to discuss the...
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Aluula Strength Test

Aluula is a revolutionary light weight material that can reduce a kite's weight by as much as half. Kitesurfing magazine test editor Shane Thompson...
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The North 2020 Brand Movie

The North Action Sports Group launched the new North Kiteboarding website with all their 2020 collection. www.northkb.com is now live!  
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Duotone Rebel 2020

The kite that redefined kiteboarding is back once again; if freeriding, big air and unreal hangtime is your goal, the Rebel is your best...

Eleveight RS 2020

The RSeries is the one kite to tackle any spot, tame any storm and boost massive airs even in light wind. Eleveight streamlined its...
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Raptor V1 Vs. Rally GT V1 Comparison

For 2020 Slingshot have added two completely new kite platforms to their ever-popular lineup; The Raptor V1 and the Rally GT V1. Both of...
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BANDIT 2020 vs BANDIT-S

F-One owner Raphael Salles explains the differences between the 2020 F-One Bandit and the new Bandit S. Learn more about F-ONE BANDIT KITES on their...
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BANDIT 2020 | Product video by Raphael Salles

"The legend is back with massive amount of control and incredible comfort, mega loops and loads of hangtime, the BANDIT 2020 delivers. Read more...
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2020 – Cabrinha’s 20th Kitesurfing Collection

"Some 20 years ago, Cabrinha set out on a pathway with one overriding goal…To innovate and design product that enhances your kiteboarding experience. Safety,...

HOOD JAM 2019 IS ON!

The 2019 Hood Jam is fast approaching! For its 5th installment, the event will once again be held at the Slider Project Kite Park at the...
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Putting the Tech into…TETA

This is some next level R&D going on at Duotone! TETA. What is TETA? Test and Evaluation of Tethered Airfoils! 'Imagine if you could compare kite...
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GKA Freestyle World Cup – Gran Canaria – Day Three Highlights

Duotone rider Mikaili Sol won the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria in a sunset final against North's Bruna Kajiya, Rita Arnaus (Duotone)  and...
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GKA Gran Canaria Freestyle World Cup – Day One Highlights

All the action from Day One at Playa de Vargas in Gran Canaria, the second stop of the GKA Freestyle World Cup 2019. Men's...

Maldives Kitesurfing Festival Announces Slingshot as Official Sponsor

Since Slingshot Sports has been involved with more than its fair share of kiteboarding world championships, it seemed like the perfect pairing for the...
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Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational – Behind the Scenes

This is what happens while the Open runs... Everyone is getting ready for the contest!  

Sam Light Promoted to Kite Team Manager

Light brings experience and character to the newly-created position. Slingshot Sports is pleased to announce longtime team rider Sam Light has been promoted to the newly...
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New Parking Lot at Kite Point

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore officially opened a new parking lot at Kite Point in Cape Hatteras, NC. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja joined...
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BREAK BOUNDARIES A TO X BRAND MOVIE

"We're proud to release our new Break Boundaries brand movie A to X. Breaking boundaries is a journey into the unknown, one that starts outside of your...

100% Love Guaranteed from Slingshot Sports

Celebrating 20 Years of Customer Confidence! Introducing the Slingshot 30-Day Kite Performance Guarantee "As we move into the longer days and time on the water we want...
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Naish Boxer | Freeride/Foiling Kite

The new 2019/2020 Naish Boxer was release this week. Kitesurfing Magazine's test team  will be getting our hands on one for our massive head-to-head...

Simpsons go kiteboarding

Some pretty funny stuff in this 2 minute Simpsons kitesurfing bit. The name of the scariest fastest kite is the best!
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Robby Naish and Damien Girardin Unveil the Brand New Triad

In the sport since the very beginning, Naish has seen kiteboarding grow and develop from an extremely fringe sport, aka the Wong sport for...

Moona Whyte and Mitu Monteiro dominate at the Cabo Verde World Cup

Words: Matt Pearce / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide   Wednesday's livestream action - first possible start 8.30am (GMT -1)  Yesterday we saw another non-stop day...
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Kite Design Secrets Damien Girardin – King of the Air Winner

Kevin Langeree just won this year's 2019 King of the Air. His third King of the Air victory. Interested in the gear he uses...
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Behind the scenes: 2019 King of the Air – Day 1

A behind the scene look at the 2019 Redbull King of the Air with Kevin Langeree.    

North Actionsports Group signs Jesse Richman

North Actionsports Group is proud to announce that Jesse Richman is joining both North Kiteboarding and Mystic’s growing team of international riders! Jesse is one...

North and Mystic joining forces!!

The North Kiteboarding brand has joined forces with Mystic to create the North Action Sports Group!  For retailers and consumers this is the biggest...
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New Kitesurfing Land Speed Record on a mountain board… 100 kph!

California's Thierry Collado has set a new land speed record in Leucate, France reaching 100 kph! "It was so, so long since I dreamed that moment,...
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2019 Liquid Force WOW V4 Surf Kite

"Liquid Force  are excited to bring you the Liquid Force WOW Version 4 (v4).  Completely redesigned offering a new feel that will bring all...
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New 2019 Slingshot RPM and more Interview with Alex Fox

Interview with Slingshot's Alex Fox about the upcoming 2019 RPM. Originally broadcast on Facebook live from the 2019 AWSI trade show.
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NOT THE RPM – THE NEW RPM (2019) SLINGSHOT KITEBOARDING

FROM SLACK TO SOAR: For years, the RPM was fine-tuned to load, pop and go slack in the air before re-engaging. We had the tuning...

NICK JACOBSEN JOINS NORTH KITEBOARDING AS TEAM MANAGER

North Technology Group (NTG) is extremely proud to announce that world-renowned kiteboarder Nick Jacobsen has joined North Kiteboarding. Danish daredevil Jacobsen, who jumped off of...
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Gary Siskar and the 2019 Liquid Force Kites Lineup

Broadcast live to Facebook from the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Liquid Force's Gary Siskar walks Kitesurfing Magazine through the 2019 Liquid Force...
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Sky Solbach shares the 2019 Duotone surf line.

Board designer Sky Solbach shares details of the 2019 Duotone surf collection. Filmed live to Facebook at the AWSI trade show in Hood River,...
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2019 Naish Kite preview with designer Damien Girardin

Kitesurfing Magazine's test editor Shane Thompson interviews Naish kite designer Damien Girardin about the 2019 Naish kites. Filmed live to Facebook at the AWSI...
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2019 Airush Surfboard Line with Reider Decker

Kitesurfing Magazine Facebook live interview with Airush pro team rider, Reider Decker. Filmed at the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Oregon.
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2019 Mystic Boarding Preview with Matt Aiken

Mystic's Matt Aiken walks Kitesurfing Magazine through the 2019 product lineup. Filmed live to Facebook from the AWSI Trade Show in Hood River, Oregon.
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2019 Airush Kite Preview Live at AWSI

Pro rider Sam Medysky walks us through the 2019 Airush kite lineup. Filmed live by Kitesurfing Magazine at the 2019 AWSI Trade Show in...
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2019 AWSI Trade Show Steady Cam Tour

Kitesurfing Magazine's steady cam walk through at the 2019 AWSI North American Kitesurfing trade show. Have you ever seen this much gear on one...
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The Full Story – Duotone

The real story behind the behind the new brand Duotone. Filmed live by Kitesurfing Magazine at the 2019 AWSI dealer presentation in Hood River...
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Robby Naish and the 2019 Naish Foil lineup.

Robby Naish speaks with Kitesurfing Magazine test editor Shane Thompson about the 2019 Naish foils.
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2019 Cabrinha Kiteboarding Collection with Pete Cabrinha

Pete Cabrinha takes us through some of the hot new products that make it into the Cabrinha kites lineup for 2019.

AIRUSH WAVE

SIZES TESTED (m): 7, 9, 12 / SIZES AVAILABLE (m): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 / CONTROL SYSTEM: Core Bar Synopsis  Solid, dedicated wave...

2018 Hood Jam – Final Results

It would be an understatement to say this years Hood Jam event scored epic Kiteboarding conditions. Ian Daly (local rider and judge for the...
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Naish Foiling 2019 Gear Preview

The evolution of free ride and surf foils continues at a rapid pace. The new Naish Abracadabra quick connection system for the mast looks...
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NAISH KITEBOARDING 2019 | Fuel the Impulse. Live Boldly!

Naish launches their 2019 kiteboarding lineup today.  Naish have gone with clean and bold graphics for the new year. Aside from highlighting the shaping, this...

North is Back… Coming Fall 2019!

NORTH IS COMING HOME World-leader North Kiteboarding is not going anywhere, North is coming home, back to the source to be designed and built by...
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2018 CABARETE KITESURFING RESULTS

With the main even wrapped up on Saturday, Sunday was all about the Best Trick competition. The riders would be released on to the water...

KITECLASH 2018 RESULTS

Canada’s new power couple Lucas Arsenault and Lauren Holman crowned champs! By Rebecca Aldous Prince Edward Island’s Lucas Arsenault and Ontario’s Lauren Holman showed everybody what...
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Head to Head: Naish Pivot vs Torch

"I've been getting a lot of questions on why I switched from the Torch to the Pivot. In this little video I'll give an...

Farewell North Kiteboarding… Hello Duotone!

Many in the industry were sworn to secrecy when rumours started to swirl about Boards and More dropping the North brand. We can now...
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Sneak Peek- Airush Ultra V2!

Airush was the first to introduce the single strut kite with its Airush One in 2011. It was break through in kite design at...

Coming this summer KiteClash 2018

This summer, some of the world’s best kiteboarders will hit Canadian waters. Among them will be a group of young athletes racking up a...
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Reece Myerscough – Tools of the Trade

Ever wonder what gear the pros ride? Canada's Reece Myerscough takes us through the quiver he’s carrying on this year’s KSWT.    
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New P1 from Liquid Force Kiteboarding

The New P1 kite from Liquid Force Kiteboarding.
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Youth Olympic Games Kitesurfing Qualifiers – Documentary

The victors of both the boys and girls titles at the TwinTip:Racing (TT:R) Slalom Youth World Champions sealed their wins with dominant performances that...

World Class Kiteboard Academy is hiring!

World Class Kiteboard Academy is looking for a number of faculty members to join us for the 2018-19 school year. We have some incredibly talented...
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2018 Kitesurfing Twin Tip Racing Youth World Championships

The 2018 Youth Worlds were the last chance for young kitesurfing athletes to qualify for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Dakhla – The Final Climax

THE GKA DAKHLA CHAMPS ARE CROWNED It’s been an action packed few days in Dakhla but on Friday, at the end of the third full...
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GKA World Tour – Dakhla

Day three in Dakhla and the crew pushed through the double eliminations until just eight riders remained in both the men's and the women's...

Hood River Junior Jam 2018!

Calling all junior kiteboarders! Save the date: July 16-19, 2018 The Hood River Junior Jam is coming! Key Information Who - Open to all junior kiteboarders age 20...

Airush – 2018 Gear Trends – Marc Schmid

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Airush Marketing director Marc Schmid for a look at the changes at Airush for 2018. He did such a...

F-One – 2018 Gear Trends – Chloé Scamps

Kitesurfing Magazine: It wasn’t that long ago that F-One’s Bandit was the only kite in the lineup. Will we see the lineup grow even more?  Chloé...

Naish – Gear Trends 2018 – with Damien Girardin

Kitesurfing Magazine tracked down Naish designer Damien Girardin to find out the influences behind the design innovations at Naish. Kitesurfing Magazine: Naish has embraced foiling...

Cabrinha – Gear Trends 2018 – with Pete Cabrinha

Cabrinha has been a leading kiteboarding brand right from the start. Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with Pete Cabrinha himself for a look at the...

CORE & Carved Customs – 2018 Gear Trends – with Phil Janke

How has Hiss-Tec’s roots as a high-end custom board builder transferred over into the CORE brand vision? Back in 2001, our founder and CEO, Bernie...

Ocean Rodeo – 2018 Gear Trends – with Richard Myerscough

We had a chance to ride a competitors rear line adjustment control bar and it was a game-changer for us. We’re looking forward to...

Liquid Force – 2018 Gear Trends – with Gary Siskar

Liquid Force Kites’s parent company is one of the leading wakeboard brands in the world. One would assume you would focus on the wake...

North Kitesurfing – 2018 Design Trends – with Philipp Becker

Kitesurfing Magazine: North Kiteboarding has been the top-selling brand in the world for a few years now, and has done it by developing the...

Slingshot – 2018 Gear Trends – with LynDee Talmage

Slingshot has led the way with the Foil Acadamy and introduced many riders to the concept of adjusting their mast height as they progress....

ION – 2018 Gear Trends – with Marc Burhans

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Ion product manager Marc Burhans. Kitesurfing Magazine: What design features make ION’s suits better suited to kiting than traditional surf suits? Marc...

Chris Gilbert – Dakine -2018 Gear Trends

Dakine's kitesurfing designer Chris Gilbert speaks with Kitesurfing Magazine about the biggest gear trends for 2018. Kitesurfing Magazine: You’ve been involved in the kite industry as...

Ride Engine – 2018 Gear Trends – Interview with LynDee Talmage

Kitesurfing Magazine: Ride Engine introduced the world to the concept of the hardshell harness and they are now dominating.  What changes are in store...

Matt Aiken – Mystic – WMFG – 2018 Gear Trends

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with WMFG founder, and Mystic North America distributor Matt Aiken. Kitesurfing Magazine: You have been in the action sports and water...
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MOONA MAKES IT HAPPEN AT ‘SECRETS’ IN THE WOMEN’S FINAL IN CAPE VERDE

Report: Matt Pearce / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide Day 5 event report: The Women's Final Defending GKA World Champion Moona Whyte sealed the deal yesterday...
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Top 5 Must Have GoPro Accessories!

Here are Jake Kelsick's top five GoPro accessories to buy if you want to shoot better kitesurfing photo and video with your GoPro! Check...
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2018 Youth Olympics Europe and Africa Qualifications – Opening & Practice Day

Leading Riders Set to Battle for Coveted Kiteboarding Spots in Upcoming Youth Olympics. Dakhla, Morocco - Many of the top contenders for the inaugural kiteboarding...

UPDATE ON THE WOMENS’ CONTEST: CAPE VERDE

Report: Matt Pearce / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide As yesterday (Tuesday) was a lay day in the end with inadequate conditions for competition, the...

Eleveight – 2018 Gear Trends – Peter Stiewe

Kitesurfing Magazine: After designing kites for Best for the past decade-and-a-half you are starting your own independent brand Eleveight. What’s the most challenging part...
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AIRTON AIRS TO VICTORY ON HOME TURF AT PONTA PRETA!

GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018  Report: Matt Pearce / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide Sunday’s solid swell continued on through Monday, so it was a lightning-quick...
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Nick Jacobsen sets Tow-Up Kite world record at 277 meters

Nick Jacobsen flew his kite 277 meters (908.8 feet) high in the sky with the help of Team Brunel, a sailing team who competes...

Exceptional Race Efficiency – SONIC RACE

Press Release The SONIC RACE shows FLYSURFER Kiteboarding’s full commitment to kite racing. We are continually improving performance with each new model – striving for...

New Destination Dream Spot, Sri Lanka

Press Release How about spending this winter kitesurfing in a tropical Sri Lankan lagoon? KiteWorldWide prides itself on creating happy, social communities among its guests, many of...
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Largest Wave ever Kitesurfed – Nuno Figueiredo – 19 meters

Official Guinness World Record of the biggest wave ever ridden by a kitesurfer . Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo dropped into a wave of 62ft 4" /...

Mercedes-Benz Kitesurfing World Cup Strapless event

Video highlights from the Mercedes-Benz Kitesurfing World Cup Strapless event in Fehmarn, Germany. Plus action from the Big-Air competition. The highlights from day one of the...

Trade Secrets: The Liquid Force Solo V3

Kitesurfing Magazine sat down with Liquid Force kite designer Julien Fillion, and team rider/product developer Jason Slezak for the inside scoop about the much...

Reider Decker advances to top 5

Germany: Day One Airton Aims to Secure a Commanding Lead in The GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Championship   NEWSFLASH: Championship contender Mitu Monteiro crashes out early, while...

2017 Spornado Hood River Slider Jam – Contest Update

A long beautiful day in Hood River, Oregon for all the riders and their die hard fans with winds gradually increasing till sunset.  As...

2017 Spornado Hood Jam – Contest action kicks off

An unexpected wind filled the Columbia River Corridor from early this morning until the evening sunset.  It was one of the classic gusty gorge...

MITU MONTEIRO defeats KEAHI DE ABOITIZ in exciting Dakhla final

It all came down to a Friday finale in Dakhla with the strongest wind all this week, blowing right off the point as the...

USA’s Cameron Maramenides and Daniela Moroz kicking butt in Europe

Cameron Maramenides (USA) jumped up to lead the standings in the boys’ division after the overnight leader Toni Vodisek (SLO) had a forgettable day...

AIRTON COZZOLINO SEALS THE DEAL IN PUMPING LEVANTE WINDS DAY FIVE GKA KITE-SURF WORLD TOUR TARIFA

1st July 2017: Valdevaqueros, Tarifa, Spain 
Report: Matt Pearce / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide Yesterday's faltering winds brought about the abandonment of the final, but...

2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S – Finals

The level of competition has never been higher in the REAL Slick. Monday, June 5th provided breeze steadily increasing through the day, enabling us...
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GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 Action Promo

As we approach the start of the new GKA Kite-Surf World Tour season that kicks off in Tarifa at the end of June, let's...

Kitesurfing adventure of a lifetime

The Cabrinha Quest is wrapping up the final year of their 5-year world kitesurfing expedition, and are opening up a limited number of cabins...

WMFG Double Pump Review

If Arnold Schwarzenegger built a pump, this would be it! The Kitesurfing Magazine test team had a chance to check out WMFG's new massive double...
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Understanding Kite Design

Legend Robby Naish and  kite designer Damien Girardin sit down for an in-depth  conversation about kites! They explain kite designs, choices designers make and the...

Hydrofoil Pro Tour – La Ventana Day 3

Again, a little chill set in last night and promises for a great day of wind for today for the final day of Racing....
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2017 / 2018 Mid-season Naish Kiteboarding Collection

"Inspired by the collective efforts of the industry's top talent, Naish has been pioneering advancement in kiteboarding from the very beginning. Two decades later,...
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Liquid Force Kites 2017 SOLO V3

Lightweight, powerful, and reliable. The Solo V3 lends itself to the rider looking for an easy to fly, no hassles, smooth feeling kite. Learn more...
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Mystic 2017: Break Boundaries

Mystic starts where your life begins; outside of your comfort zone. For 2017 Mystic challenges you to break all existing boundaries and reach goals...
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2017 Solaire Blue Palawan Open Winners

It was a successful first stop at the Kite Park League World Tour 2017 at the Solaire Blue Kiteboard Open 2017. It was an epic...
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Barack Obama learns to Kiteboard

It's true. Barack Obama has learned to kiteboard! Sir Richard Branson invited President Barack Obama down to the BVI for a challenge. Branson was learning to...

IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to Equipment

IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to Equipment for Youth Olympics, future Olympic and Regional Games, and strengthens governance model. The General Assembly of the...
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PEAK3 … Designer talk

In this German spoken video Maxi Kühnhauser, from the FLYSURFER Research and Development Team, talks together with top-racer and fellow kite developer Benni Bölli,...
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hydrofoil fail – stuck at sea!

Stuck out at sea miles from where I started!  

Big-Air world record with the CORE GTS4

Woohoo! Joshua smashes WOO record with an amazing 27.5m (90-foot) jump! CORE Rider Joshua Emanuel gets the yellow (and white) jersey on WOO’s Big Air...
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Boostfest 2017

Here is a solid edit from this year's Boost Fest from Justin Bruns. Congrats to the 90+ competitors that came for the Boost Fest. Its a beautiful thing...

Best of 2016: Colleen Carroll

Best Event: Colleen Carroll: Hood Jam!  I have to say that because I organized it 😉 Best Trip: Colleen Carroll: Watamu, Kenya with Craig Cunningham.  It was...
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2017 LFK Echo

For Brandon Scheid's 2017 pro model Echo promo video, he decided to make the most hammers park/wakestyle edit you can think of.  He collaborated with...
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Ducking power lines in Kamchatka

Exporing terrain is one of the best aspects of snow kiting, but always be mindful of power lines and cow fences.    

The 2016 World Kiteboarding League Champions

There could not have been a more perfect ending to our 2016 season than this final at the Aircalin Kitesurf Pro in New Caledonia....
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How to repair a kite bladder

In this clip Tom Court shows you how to repair a strut bladder on a North Dice. Some times the procedure changes according to...
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Ride Engine: Why We Ride

Ride Engine is at it again…. Born in the wind and waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean, Ride Engine is committed to creating genuine...

GKA RIDERS OF THE YEAR

The GKA Global Kitesports Association, is the newly formed kiteboarding industry group featuring all major brands. Amongst the situation between various tour operators,...
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TEASER: Aaron Hadlow in Sicily

September 2016. Aaron Hadlow. Movie by Laci Kobulsky kobulsky.com Production ProKite Alby Rondina ProKiteAlbyRondina.com Cover by Tim Wer  

aron and Bruna – Leading Contender interviews

The Pringles Kitesurf World Cup event run by the WKL this week is the last event in the GKA's Grand Slam series to crown...
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Aerial footage from Pringles Kitesurf World Cup

Collection of aerial footage at the 2016 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup in Fehmarn, Germany.

New GKA Board elected!

A very solid and well respected industry board was elected for 2017. Here is a copy of the official press release. GERMANY 
31st August 2016

 The GKA...

Pringles Kitesurf World Cup Day Five

Day Five in Fehmarn, Germany, started with a bang. After another early 7am skipper's meeting, the much anticipated Men's Freestyle Main Event finally got underway. The conditions were a...
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Join the Movement | Naish Kiteboarding 2017

Naturally driven to shake things up, innovation is in our DNA and the 2017 season does not disappoint. The new line-up features Quad-Tex, the strongest...
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Stevenson’s Bridge of The Gods: Pro

This event has always been about the Amateur's eventually launching the dedicated into the pro world. Well after launching so many kids into mens...
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Masters & Amateur Cabrinha BOTG

Welcome to the main event! This is the heart and sole of Stevenson's Bridge of The Gods contest. Amateur men and women of all ages...
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Liquid Force 2017 – WOW V2

Welcome to the new 2017 WOW V2 from LFK. Designed to feel like a seamless extension of your board and body, the WOW flies...

Light & Lammerts take the win!

In an exciting conclusion to an epic week, Sam Light and Annelous Lammerts come out victorious. Following Sam Light were Brandon Scheid in second...

Exciting Finale for the 2016 Hood Jam

Sunshine and clear skies surrounded the Columbia River Gorge this morning allowing the trusted thermal winds to kick in and funnel down the corridor...
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Stevenson’s Bridge of The Gods: Surf division

Every year one of the biggest kiteboarding events in America goes down here in Stevenson, Washington and to kick it off we like to...
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GKA Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam – Fuerteventura – Day 4

Expression session action from the 2016 GKA Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam - Fuerteventura.  
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Rebel 2017 Product Clip

"A high performance Freeride and Big Air kite suited to everyone from beginner to expert. The North Rebel will deliver maxim output with minimum...

OCEAN RODEO LT – 138 Review

Model Tested: OCEAN RODEO LT – 138 Style: High Performance Freestyle Twin Size : 138 x 42 cm Foot strap and bed: Bliss Pads Ocean Rodeo LT twin tip is their Pro Series...
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GKA Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam – Fuerteventura – Day 1

Video from the first official training session from the 2016 GKA Strapless Freestyle event in Fuerteventura. The GKA event team and strapless freestyle tour riders...

Strapless Frontroll practice – Evan Netsch

Practice makes perfect... That's right! We're talking about practice! Finally figured out unhooked fronts on a surfboard. Not sure if this has been done yet...

Hood River Slider Jam wildcard winners!

The winners of the Hood River Slider Jam wildcard spots are: Men's Winners: Eric Reinstra (USA), Pierre Vogel (France), Noe Font (Spain), Brandon Bowe (USA), John...
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THIS IS 2017 AIRUSH

The 2017 Airush Team and Diamond Collection is the first launch of Airush's 2017 range. Focusing on specific disciplines of kiteboarding, these collections identify...
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2017 Airush Team Series Black Preview

The 2017 Airush Team Series Black showcases our premium freestyle and wave technologies, with a completely fresh visual direction. Inspired by subtlety, details and...
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CORE GTS4 – Freestyle Ninja. Megaloop Machine. And more.

CORE releases its new: CORE GTS4 and GTS4 LW Freestyle Ninja. Megaloop Machine. And more. Meet the newest member of the Universal+ Series: The indomitable GTS4....

2016 Triple-S Invitational – Schedule

2016 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational The 2016 Triple-S Invitational promises to be the must attend pro kiteboarding event of the year! If you are...

Morocco events confirmed

IKA confirms two pro kiteboarding events in Morocco for 2016. ---- The Interntional Kiteboarding Association is pleased to confirm two new events in Morocco commencing later this...
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SLO Kiting

The west coasts BIP crew is at it with a fresh new edit. A weekend of kiting with the boys. Directed by Albert Strietmann Riders: Brendan Kerr,...
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American Rob Douglas wins Leucate

Rob Douglas has won the Speed discipline in Leucate, France. 1 - Robbie Douglas - Top Speed 41.925 knots 2 - Sylvain Hoceini - Top Speed 39.002...
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2016 Leucate Grand Slam Highlights / Freestyle

With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal...
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Gisela Pulido joins Liquid Force!

10-time kiteboarding world champion Gisela Pulido joins Liquid Force kiteboarding global team Liquid Force is exited to welcome 10-time kiteboarding world champion Gisela Pulido, to...
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11th annual Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational returns to REAL June 4-10 2016

The world’s most progressive kiteboarding competition returns to REAL Watersports in Cape Hatteras, NC, June 4th – 10th. Continuing on the success of last...

2016 Wind Voyager Triple-S Video Wildcard Submission Information

The Wind Voyager Triple-S Wildcard Video Contest will close April 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Winners will be announced on TripleSinvitational.com on Wednesday April 20th,...

Foil boards now approved for Formula racing!

Great news for foil racers. Formula Kite Class rules have been updated to allow foil boards! Does this mean our old formula boards are...

Issue 3 Out Now

On the Cover:  Location: Peahi, Jaws, Maui / Rider: Jesse Richman / Photographer: Quincy Dein Cover Story: JAWS: THE ULTIMATE GOAL Jesse Richman is no stranger to Jaws. This past wave season, Richman pushed...
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Pro Tour – Mario and Winkowska win Freestyle in El Gouna

Freestyle action from day two of the 2016 El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam An early start once again saw riders in the water at 7am,...
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2016 El Gouna Grand Slam Day 1

Freestyle action from day one of the 2016 El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam Day one started early for both riders and staff with qualifications kicking...
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Liquid Force 2016 – FOCUS

Product video for the 2016 Liquid Force Focus twin-tip board. For more information about the 2016 Liquid Force Kites products visit : http://liquidforcekites.com
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Reach New Heights with the 2016-17 Naish Kite Collection

“Quality or Quantity?”—When it comes to your time on the water, you deserve both! Designed to deliver on that promise, the mid-season lineup features...
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Solo Strap product video

New Liquid Force Solo footstrap fits 6" to 7.5" inserts to allow compatibility with pretty much every twin tip board on the market. Liquid Force...
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Liquid Force Elite ram air kite HowTos

Julien Fillion demonstrates several great tips about rigging, launching, landing and packing up the Liquid Force Elite ram air foil kite.

SPEED5 – Access all Areas

The SPEED5 is the best kite system for the highest all-round performance on any terrain and for every ability level. The SPEED5 is a...

Brandon Scheid Pro Model – Liquid Force 2016 – ECHO

Check out America's top wake style rider Brendan Scheild's pro model board... The Liquid Force Echo. For more information about the 2016 Liquid Force Kites...
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SLINGSHOT’S LEARN TO FLY “FOILING FLIGHT SCHOOL”

Slingshot’s exclusive Foiling Flight School program takes much of the pain and frustration out of learning to foil. You wouldn’t learn your first kite...
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Airush Welcomes Victor Hays To The Team!

Airush is stoked to announce the addition of French kiteboarder, Victor Hays, to the team. Victor’s relationship with kiteboarding extends over 10 long years....
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WorldSnowkiteContestAltosangro2016 – Highlights

40 Pro Rider are challenging in the mountains of the district of Alto Sangro.  After the presentation in Roccaraso the riders immediately got into...

Youri Zoon back on Slingshot

Slingshot announced today that 2-time world champion Youri Zoon will be riding the Slingshot RPM as he competes for his third world title. That...
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New Flysurfer Speed5

After a 10 year success story, the FLYSURFER classic “SPEED” receives a facelift and convinces with improved performance and use-ability.  As an excellent all-round...

Light and Winkowska Winners!

Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open After a few days of lighter than expected conditions, the winds finally cooperated giving the competitors at the first Blue...
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Lord of the Wind 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 update from the 2016 Lord of the Wind event in Baja from Icarus Sailing Media. Official Website: http://www.icarussailingmedia.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/icarussailin... Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlympicSailing
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Lord of the Wind 2016 – Day 4

Video update from Day 4 of Lord of the Wind in Baja. Joey Pasquali dominates the racing. Official Website: http://www.icarussailingmedia.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/icarussailin... Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlympicSailing  

No world champions! IKA negotiations fail

Negotiations between IKA and WKT (former PKRA and last year called VKWC) failed. The GKA issued an ultimatum to GKA and WKT until the 15th...
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Lord of the Wind 2016 – Day 2

Joey Pasquali leads the fleet after day two at the IKA North American Kite Foil Championships. Freestyle competition is also underway at the 2016...

Carlos Mario and Karolina Winkowska crowned 2015 IKA Freestyle World Champions

After a turbulent season the International Kiteboarding Association announces the final rankings for 2015, with the leaders of the world rankings being awarded the...

Industry Ultimatum to IKA and PKRA / VKWT

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) – representing the majority of the kite-sport companies sponsoring professional riders worldwide – called upon the representatives of IKA...

2015 World Kitesurfing Tour Champions

Who are the 2015 Kitesurfing World Tour Champions? At five fantastic kitesurfing events of the 2015 season all athletes were fighting for the titles of...

Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open – Day 3

Light Wind and Photo Sessions The expected front to arrive for today's wind in Puerto Princessa on Palawan Island came in early last night bringing...

Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open – Day 2

What was originally expected to be a lay day with the mornings light forecast surprisingly turned into more action for day 2 of the...
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Enjoying Indonesia

Bertrand Fleury & Tuva Jansen at their home break. After watching these fun looking conditions, I think its about time we visit their kite...
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2016 North Gambler Product Clip

North team rider Craig Cunningham and the new 2016 North Gambler park style kite board. "A proper shredding machine, which will take impacts of any...
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Carlos “The Freak” Mario x 2016 RPM

The new 2016 Slingshot RPM with pro rider Carlos Mario. Six years after its debut, we find the RPM harder than ever to define. Never...

PEAK2 – no matter land or snow, instantly ready to go!

A new video and press release out this week about the Peak2 single-skin foil kite from our friends at Flysurfer. Flysurfer built the PEAK, the...
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Win 2016 Naish Motion | Twin Tip Kiteboard

Win a 2016 Naish Motion Twin Tip! Enter the contest here: Naish Motion Contest

Flysurfer PEAK2 Tweaked!

From mid-December on, the PEAK2 sizes 6.0m and 9.0m are coated in refreshed colors. The 6.0m shines in a fresh aubergine/yellow, while the 9.0m...
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How to trim your 2016 North Trust bar with Colleen Carroll

Out in Brazil this se