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Kite Racing Shut Out of 2016 Olympics

The Annual General Meeting of the International Sailing Federation approved the decision to keep windsurfing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 51.3% of the votes, reverting the initial option for kiteboarding.

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ISAF Conference: Kites and Windsurfer deal brokered?

The second day of the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, was marked by a compromise on the vexed issue of Kiteboarding versus Windsurfing for the 2016 Olympics.

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In the Middle of Norway: A Snowkite Video

Very cool video from powerkites.de showing the beauty of snowkiting in Norway.... Some really amazing scenery and riders. Check it out!

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Update TKB Test Week Jan 3-12, 2013 La Ventana: A Few Spots Still Open!

Want a chance to try out all the new 2013 Freeride/All Around/Crossover kites? How do daily downwinders or an island crossing sound?

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New Guinness Book of World Records Set for Longest Nonstop Distance Kitesurfed

Florida kiteboarder Rimas Kinka has done it again. Starting off on October 13, 2012, at 7:30 am in Jacksonville, Florida, and finishing near Palm Beach, Florida, the driven kiteboarder sailed 281.1 miles for 34 hours, 41 minutes, and 27 seconds, 52 miles more than the previous record.

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Long Distance Kitesurfing World Record Attempt Tomorrow

Almost one year after he broke the Guinness Book of World Records' Longest Nonstop Kitesurfing Distance record, Rimas Kinka from Florida is attempting to break the record once again.

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Chris Bobyrk On Fire in Cape Hatteras

Double S-bends to Blind... nuke glide to wrapped... s-mobes and more….check out the latest edit from BEST team rider Chris Bobryk!

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Old School Legend Mauricio Abreu Still Killing It!

LivingTheDream catches up with Old School legend Mauricio Abreu and makes you question what is old school?

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Kiteboard Racing World Championship Starts Thursday

With more than 200 pre-registered riders from all around the world, it will be a fierce battle for the title.

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Mobbin: New Video from Best Kiteboarding

Mobbin: New Video from Best Kiteboarding

Enjoy the latest freestyle video from Best Kiteboarding.

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King of the Great Lakes Test Fest Starts this Friday!

King of the Great Lakes Test Fest Starts this Friday!

MACkite would like to invite you to the 12th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition and Test Fest. From September 28-30, MACkite will be hosting a family-friendly kiteboarding competition formally known as the King of the Great Lakes (KoGL).

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Shannon Best Leaving Best Kiteboarding

BEST Kiteboarding today announced that Shannon Best is leaving his day-to-day role with the company to pursue new opportunities within the consumer sports industry, effective October 1st.

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La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo Canceled for 2013, Will Return in 2014

Eight years ago founder Tim Hatler and a few locals thought it would be cool to see if they could kiteboard the 11 miles from Isla Cerralvo to La Ventana.

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Support Needed for American Kiteboarding Association: Help Give the US a Voice in November!

Team Fluid has started started the American Kiteboarding Association (AKA), a non-profit whose initial goal is to meet the requirements needed to get America a vote and a voice within the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA). Now all they need is members!

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Exclusive: Olympic Gold Windsurfer Speaks Out on Kitesurfing

Exclusive: Olympic Gold Windsurfer Speaks Out on Kitesurfing

​For the Fall Issue of The Kiteboarder, we contacted Olympic Windsurfing Gold Medal Winner Dorian van Rijsselberghe for his thoughts on Kite Racing being accepted into the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, possibly at the expense of windsurfing

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