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IKA Racing Worlds Day 2 Update

Around noon the wind started turning but also to completely die down, and it took another couple of hours until it came back up. Around 5 pm there were first signs of wind on the horizon, and suddenly at 5:30pm the wind switched on, turned to west, and had 17-20 knots in strength.

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VIDEO: TDZ: BLOWN OUT SURF

VIDEO: TDZ: BLOWN OUT SURF

We mostly rode on 6m kites. We found crazy sandbars, wedges, and long point breaks. There is a lot of untouched coastline that is very hard to get to.

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VIDEO: Hadlow and Lenten 900 Series Episode 6

VIDEO: Hadlow and Lenten 900 Series Episode 6

Aaron Hadlow lands the elusive 900.

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Day 1 Report from Johnny Heineken at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

Six of the top seven are Americans and almost all of the Mike's Lab boards are in the top 10...pretty cool. Today the wind was kind of backwards from normal. It started side-off and really puffy and the kite call was super hard to make because figuring out how windy it was out there was next to impossible.

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Six US Riders in Top 10 at Worlds in Germany

Sunshine and warm weather welcomed competitors of the 2011 world kite racing championships in Sylt, Germany, today, and after the opening ceremony it went straight to racing.

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The Kiteboarder School: A New Resource for Kiteboarding Instructional Information

The Kiteboarder School: A New Resource for Kiteboarding Instructional Information

Today The Kiteboarder Magazine announces The Kiteboarder School, a new kiteboarding instructional website. The Kiteboarder School is a central resource for beginner through advanced kiteboarding instructional topics.

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Hood River Fundraiser to Help Founder of The Gorge Games: “Peg Lalor Rocks”

If wealth were measured by the number and quality of friends one cultivates over a life time, Peg Lalor would be a very rich woman indeed! Yet all it took was a split-second accident last year to change this once local entrepreneur's life.

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VIDEO: 2011 Kitaddict Slider Party

VIDEO: 2011 Kitaddict Slider Party

Check out this video from the 2011 Kiteaddict Slider Party in France featuring the riding of Aaron Hadlow, Billy Parker, Alex Fox, Sean Reyngoudt, Matt Sexton, and others.

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Erin Swain: Windy Downwinder to Jocky’s Ridge

Erin Swain: Windy Downwinder to Jocky’s Ridge

I am back at it. I just completed a great downwinder to Jockeys Ridge, but this session started out as a bummer. My bud Scott (from the last blog) came to get me and I started grabbing all my gear.

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Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

Who do you think has been the best kiteboarder of 2011? Now through July 5 you can submit your vote now for the 2011 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony during Surf Expo on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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VIDEO: Gisela Pulido Kiteboarding a Natural Wonder

VIDEO: Gisela Pulido Kiteboarding a Natural Wonder

Gisela Pulido kiteboards one of the world's natural wonders, the 12 apostles. Located in the Port Campbell National Park, the 12 Apostles are a group of eight limestone stacks that jut out of the water up to 150 feet.

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The Kiteboarder Wind Page

You can now get live wind data from sensors across North America on The Kiteboarder Wind Page. The Kiteboarder Wind Page is proudly powered by WindAlert.

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Two Days in Santa Cruz

Two Days in Santa Cruz

With no wind anywhere nearby, I found myself starting to go a little stir crazy in the office, so I sent an email to Brendan Richards to see what the conditions in Santa Cruz had been like lately.

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VIDEO: Winter in Santa Cruz

VIDEO: Winter in Santa Cruz

Here's the latest video from Caution Kiteboarding's hometown of Santa Cruz. If you think it looks cold, that because it is.

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Erin Swain: Downwinder from Ramp 46 to Somewhere in Salvo

Oh My Gosh! Downwinders are a beginner kiter's best friend! I had the best day ever. I went right to the board instead of doing the body drags first. That was a great accomplishment.

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