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Adriana Harlan: Report from Lobitos, Peru

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This is my first update from Peru and so far it has lived up to everything people said it is. Chuck and I left Hawaii on October 4th and it took us over 35 hours to get from HNL to Lobitios, Peru. When we were in L.A.X we had a small world moment and ran into Felix Pevic who was on his way back to Hawaii from the Mauritius KSP event.

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VIDEO: Bruna Kajiya in A Different Kind of Fix

A Different Kind Of Fix is a new video with Bruna Kajiya shot in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, where she shows that kiting, and life, is about more than performance on the world's highest level - the importance and fun of just being in the water.

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North American Speed Sailing Invitational 2011 Announced for October 17-31, 2011

Twelve of the fastest speed kiting guys in the world and one girl, Charlotte Consorti (who has proven to be as fast as the guys) have been invited to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to see who is the fastest sailor in the world.

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PKRA News: New Caledonia Confirmed, Australia and South Africa Cancelled

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The final PKRA event this year will be held in the beautiful lagoon of Noumea in New Caledonia and is confirmed for the following dates: 30th of November until December 4th, with registration of the 29th of November.

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VIDEO: Hannah Whiteley, Holly Kennedy, and Nicky Rudd

Hannah Whiteley, Holly Kennedy, and Nicky Rudd, the three top British kitesurfers, give us A Lesson in Deportment! Love'em or hate'em they ll keep riding the way they like!

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VIDEO: Tom Herbert Profile

Video profile of French rider Tom Hebert, ranked fifth overall on the PKRA 2011 tour.

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Erin Swain: My Session with Dimitri Maramenides

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It’s a pretty cool experience when you live on the Outer Banks and get to watch Dimitri Miramenides kite on his home turf. As Scott and I arrived to JR, it was blowing almost 20 knots! YEY! 7M time! While I was pumping my kite, Dimitri shows up and is pumping right next to me.

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KSP One Eye: Final Wrap Up and Full Results

With an 11-foot swell at 17 seconds forecast for the day, today started off with a Local’s Expression Session for the resident riders. KSP competitors and staff watched from the judge’s tower, cheering on the 17 locals during the hour-long heat. Laurent Le Bolloch (MRU/Le Gall/North) won the event by showcasing excellent top-to-bottom riding on the 10- to 15-foot-plus wave faces.

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Join the LF PURE FUN West Coast Session Tour

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The Liquid Force crew has a pile of fresh 2012 gear packed in the bus and are headed down the West Coast. Meet and ride with team rider Jason Slezak and team rider and lead designer Julien Fillion.

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VIDEO: PKRA Brazil Half Hour Highlight Show

Check out this show about the recent PKRA competition in Barra Do Cunhau, Brazil.

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TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

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The X3 Kite Compression Kit includes three large vacuum bags and an adapter that allows you to use your kite pump to suck the air out of the bags to shrink your kites, making them easier to pack. The bags are made out of a heavier material than we've seen on consumer vacuum bags made for traveling and feature a large one-way valve.

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KSP One Eye Pro: Final Results!

Kicking off the last six heats of the 2011 KSP One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius, Airton Cozzolino (Italy/North) faced Mauricio Pedreira (Brazil) in the first of two strapless semifinals. Early in the matchup, the 17-year-old Cozzolino was called on interference, resulting in his second highest wave score to be slashed in half. Nevertheless, his progressive kite surfing advanced him to the finals by a slim margin of .47 points.

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KSP One Eye: Epic Kitesurfing Conditions for Day Five

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With the long-anticipated mega swell hitting One Eye today and winds holding strong, the KSP One Eye Pro resumed with Men’s Round 4. Ten to twelve foot faces (and the occasional fifteen footer) kicked the day off to an exhilarating start. Blowing more offshore than normal, the strong winds kept the wave faces exceptionally clean, setting the stage for some history and career-making heats.

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Help Support California Kiter Kelly Wren Strachan Complete the KSP Tour: Fundraiser for Last Stop in Cabo Verde

Kelly Wren Strachan grew up at the beach in Santa Cruz California. She has always been most at home in the water and  her passion is riding waves in the ocean. She was accepted to compete in the Kite Surf ...

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KSP One Eye: Day Four Report

Amidst 25 to 30 knot winds and overhead surf, the KSP One Eye Pro resumed with Round 2 of the Men’s Division. With a total of 54 heats (36 Men and 18 Women) scheduled, the event passed its halfway point today with the completion of Men’s Round 3 Heat 20 and Women’s Round 3 Heat 10.

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