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ASNews.net Thurs: Eclipse Rolls Out 2009 Line!

PODCAST #129: In just two years, Eclipse Kiteboarding has grown from a start up company of two guys with a dream to a legitimate player in the kiteboarding world. Founders Dimitri Maramenides and Chris Cousins have worked hard to build ...

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Kitesurfer/Coast Guard Pilot lost in Helo Crash – Help Out the Family

Lt. Commander Andy Wischmeier, an avid kitesurfer, was one of four in a Coast Guard helicopter crew that was lost last week in a crash near Honolulu during training. All four crewmen were married and had kids. Andy Wischmeier’s wife ...

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Escape to Bimini Bahamas this November: $235 RT Air from Florida!

Bimini Island Air Announces Special Flight for the “Bimini Winds” event in November We are happy to announce that Bimini Island Air has made arrangements for a special flight to make getting to Bimini faster, easier, and less expensive than ...

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New Website: ISUPING.com (stand up paddle)

The founder of ikiteboarding.com, just launched a new website called www.ISuping.com. Check it out!

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Off the coast of southeast England, surfers eagerly await the completion of an artificial reef that will double the size of wavesThe artificial reef is intended to act as a ramp, pushing waves upwards and increasing their size and quality ...

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Makani Power whips up another $5 million windfall from Google

Makani Power, the company founded in part by Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s kitesurfing buddy Don Montague, has scored another $5 million in investment from Google as part of a second round that could net as much as $20 million. ...

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Kiteboarding Community Rallys to Help Downed VA Kiter

On Friday, August 15, US Flysurfer Distributor Ted Bautista posted a plea on forums worldwide to help out local  kiter, Walt Goldsmith, pay for a much needed operation. Ted started out the drive with $400 from his own pocket.  In ...

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Luderitz Speed Challenge happening now: will a kiter establish the 50+ knot record?

The Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2008 is to be held in Lüderitz, Namibia, from 15 September 2008 to 13 October 2008. This is the second edition of the event. The event is held under the scrutiny of the World Speed Sailing ...

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Help Kiteboarding 4 Cancer reach $100K

Starting this Thursday and going through next Thursday, Kiteforum.com will host an online auction for KB4C, through post threads, to raise additional funds to get KB4C to $100K. We are auctioning off two items: Andre Phillip’s wetsuit (worn by Andre ...

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The Kiteboarder Oct08 issue now out: 09 Preview Guide/release dates and more!

Rider: Marti Vari | Location: Indonesia | Photographer Stef Fournet The latest print edition (Oct08) of The Kiteboarder Magazine is now available at your local shop/school or by subscription. LAUNCH: Save the World with your kite! 411/SMACK: Get the latest ...

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ASNews this week: RRD rolls out the 2009 product line

PODCAST #128 For 27 years, Roberto Ricci has led the designs efforts for RRD International, first in windsurfing and surf, and now in kiteboarding. Full of passion after all this time, he said he still gets the feeling of excitement ...

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Florida Kiteboarder Speaks Out on GMA After Fay Lofting

Click here for interview with Kevin Kearny, the Florida kiteboarder who made international news when he got lofted riding Hurricane Fay in pre-frontal conditions….

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Billabong to Acquire Dakine

GOLD COAST, 22 August 2008: Billabong International Limited today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of DaKine Hawaii, Inc., a leader in the premium accessories category within the surf, skate, snow and windsurf markets. DaKine ...

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Kiteboarding featured on CNN Money Videos

Interesting inteview with Best Kiteboarding’s CEO Ian Huschle re: demographics and growth of kiteboarding. Click here for full video!

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Beat Airline Bag Charges: NEWind Split/Wake Travel Board Review

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