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Ben Wilson Surf Welcomes Josh Mulcoy to Team

BWS today announced the signing of world-renowned surfer/kitesurfer – Josh Mulcoy. Mulcoy joins the BWS global athlete program alongside Ryland Blakeney and Ben Wilson. The partnership will include the production of a pro model board designed by Josh’s longtime sponsor and legendary surfboard shaper William "Stretch" Riedel.

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MAUI’S RIGHT TO KITE ENDANGERED

Maui's north shore is without question one of the world's ultimate wind sports playgrounds. The faithful trade winds and offshore reef breaks combine to create sensational conditions that foster epic moments and memories. However, some of the kiters who live on Maui and many of the kiters visiting are not aware that having an airport in the middle of our playground is a huge problem.

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VIDEO: Adriana Harlan Kitesurfing Profile

VIDEO: Adriana Harlan Kitesurfing Profile

Check out this video profile of Adriana Harlan.

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February 2011

February 2011

*TRAVEL: Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas in Brazil *BACKWOODS: A up close look at St. Martin *On the Road and On the Loose with Hadlow and Lenten

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La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo January 17-23, 2011: Final Schedule of Events!

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La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo Clinic Schedule January 17-19, 2011: All Proceeds Benefit the Schools!

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2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo: Brand Layout – Where To Go to Demo Gear!

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Erin Swain: A Blog About Learning to Snowkite

Erin Swain: A Blog About Learning to Snowkite

OK, here’s my deal: I am 29 years old and have been snowboarding and surfing for about five years. I have been living in Colorado in the winters and the Outer Banks if North Carolina in the summers. I guess its only natural I attempt to get into the kite world. When I first saw kiteboarding I thought ‘whoa! That is f*ing cool!’ I was in Key West and was 21 years old. Almost nine years later (gosh that sounds like a decade!), I finally had the opportunity to try it out.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Profanity

New for 2011, Best is introducing the Profanity, a dedicated wakestyle twin tip board shaped by board designer Franz Schitzhofer. We spoke with Franz to find out more about the new addition to the Best board line up.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Epic Screamer LTD

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Epic Screamer LTD

Epic introduced the Screamer 10 LTD in 2010, which was positioned as an ultra-performance and super powerful kite. We spoke with Epic Kiteboarding owner Dimitri Maramenides and his kite designer Momi to find out what riders can expect from the 2011 LTD version and what makes the 10 meter so different from the rest of the kites in the Screamer line.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Slingshot Rally

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Slingshot Rally

Slingshot’s 2011 LEI kite product line maintains is roots in the C-shape DNA. Each one of their kites has evolved from the original C-shape kite and then has been refined to meet the needs of various conditions and riding styles. Kite designers Amery Bernhart and Tony Logosz shed some light on their newest creation, the Rally, an open delta C-kite.

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Close Up: Jannicke Stav

We normally focus on North American riders for our profiles, but I met Jannicke at a recent KB4Girls clinic hosted by Kiteopia at Sherman Island in Northern California. At just 29 years old, this native Norweigan’s vibrant spirit and passion for kiteboarding so inspired me that I felt compelled to share her story with others in hopes of motivating you to pursue your own dreams, share the stoke of kiteboarding, and explore the world.

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Wainman Hawaii U.S. Snowkite Tour

New for the 2011 winter snowkite season, Wainman Hawaii will be travelling to the best snowkiting terrain and events in the nation. Hosted by team rider Matt Thames, Wainman Hawaii, & SnowkiteOregon.com will be promoting the durability and performance of ...

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