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Pismo Beach KiteXpo Forecast Rocks! Exhibitor Layout & More….

So far, the forecast rocks for wind all week and into next! It’s cold due to water/air temps so if you’re not used to it, bring a full wetsuit minimum 4/3, booties, gloves and head protection. AIR/WATER 43°F /51°-53° SUNRISE/SET ...

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Legaignoux Brothers Selling Bow Patent as Knockoffs Multiply

April 18 (Bloomberg) — On a windy day in 1985, Bruno Legaignoux jumped into the ocean off France’s Brittany coast with a homemade kite harnessed to his waist and skis on his feet, letting the wind pull him across the ...

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KITEBOARDING ASSOCATION (SCKA) KITEBOARDING SAFETY CLINIC

If you are a beginner kiteboarder, here’s a great chance to hook up with others and get some free tips from top instructors in Southen California. See www.scka.org for complete info and details.  Date: May 10, 2008 Location: Belmont Shores, ...

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Ben Wilson Wave Clinics at Pismo Beach KiteXpo and other updates!

We are stoked to announce that Slingshot Pro Rider Ben Wilson will be hosting two INTRO TO SMACK wave clinics at the Pismo Beach KiteXpo on April 26 and 27! These are condensed versions of Ben’s 1, 2 and 7-day ...

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ASNews Thursday Interview: Slingshot Designers unveil T3 and New 09 Boards!

PODCAST #111: This week, the Slingshot design team joins host Ryan Riccitelli on The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASnews.net podast to talk about the newly released T3 kite. What changed and what didn’t from the 2007 model? What are the new ...

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ASNews Thursday: Finally, A Wave Comp for North America!

This Week: This week, Nelscott Reef is world renowned as a world-class big wave tow in spot when the conditions set up just right. It’s also home and close to many of Central Oregon’s prime flat water and wave spots. ...

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ASNews Thurs: A New IKO/Insurance for US & Canada

This Week: This week, our special guest on The Kiteboarder magazine and ASNews.net podcast is Sandrine Roussos, head of the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). Sandrine joins host Ryan Riccitelli this Thursday to tell us about the many new changes and ...

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Wainman Hawaii to Unveil Line at Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Suncreen for All!

Xtremebigair.com and The Kiteboarder Magazine are stoked to announce that the Pismo Beach KiteXpo will be the first stop where riders can see and test the new products from Wainman Hawaii. Also, newly registered are Windwing and Surfshades bringing the ...

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Adolescene DVD features Great Lakes Kiteboarding

Michigan has a diverse range of riding sites including waves! See it all in the latest video from West Michigan local Andy Bolt and Unreal Films April 1st. Packed with video of the hottest local and visiting pro riders killing ...

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Clarissa Hempel Clinic may 3/4: Fun Girls Weekend and Just $100 for Pro Instruction!

Sorry guys… this clinic is for girls only but you can go party with them afterward at Scotty’s! Participants should expect to learn new tricks, such as jumps, rotations, kite loops, riding blind, handle passes or just transitions, in practice ...

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F-One Demo Alameda, CA May 10/11

If you miss the F-One crew at the Pismo Beach KiteXpo April 26 and 27, head up to San Francisco the weekend of May 10. F-One and Boardsports will be hosting Spring Demo Day in Alameda May 10 and 11. ...

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ASNews Thurs: Carafino Foilboards and Launch of New Twin Tip Line

PODCAST 108: Foilboarding has opened a whole new dimension of kiteboarding fto riders in light wind areas and in racing. Our guest this week is Mango Carabello of Carafino, a Maui big wave tow-in surfer and kitesurfer who first started ...

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Nelscott Reef Kiteboarding Pro-Am May 30-June 1

Photo courtesy Richard Hallman The first annual Nelscott Kiteboarding Contest will include three formats: Kiter Cross – Racing with jumps and Obstacles at Siletz Wave riding and freestyle at Road’s End 5-mile downwind race Road’s End to Nelscott Event Details: ...

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Please Help Jacquline

“An Evening for Jacquline”, a benefit show to support 6 year old Jacquline Steves’ continued fight with Ewing’s Sarcoma (an aggressive form of bone cancer), took place Saturday night, March 15, 2008, at Jacques North Shore Bistro. The event was ...

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ASNews Thurs: New Kitehouse Grand Cayman, Online KiteU & Access Issues Cont.

This Week: Kiteboarding pioneer Paul Menta was one of the first to open a Kite School in North America and was integral to helping establish the first instructional guidelines, lesson programs and handbooks for Wipika’s KISS program (now IKO) and ...

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