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VIDEO: Modus Operandi, New Sam Light Video

Sam Light (Naish/O'Neill) in Australia, second in a 2 part series from Western Australia. Filmed and edited by James Boulding (Steez Productions)

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VIDEO: 1 day, 1 sick wave, & 4 different types of surfing

From Ben Wilson: Here’s a clip from a really sick day at P-pass in Micronesia with Robby Naish, Beau Young, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Kalama, Reo Steven’s & Myself.

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El Nino: Blessing or Curse?

El Niño has been the scapegoat of weather phenomena for years. In fact, the Peruvian fishermen who are credited with discovering El Niño in the early 1500’s viewed it as a curse. And not without reason, for the arrival of El Niño marks the beginning of an extended period of poor fishing for these generally productive waters.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Compete in the Triple-S?

Submit your video by April 1, 2010, and you could win yourself one of three wild card spots in the 2010 Triple-S.

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TKB PODCAST: SPI Kite Roundup, May 1-9, 2010

2010 SPI Kite Roundup organizer Brett Newcomb calls in from South Parde Island, Texas to fill us in on the details of the upcoming event, scheduled for May 1-9, 2010.

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TKB PODCAST: Kite Racing World Championships Happening April 22-25, 2010

This week, The Kiteboarder Magazine interviewed Nils Stolzlechner about the 2010 Kite Racing World Championship, being held this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nils gives us an update on the event, which is no longer associated with the Texas International Boat Show.

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Kiteboarders Cross Lake Pontchartrain for Leukemia Awareness

March 21 marked the second time Lake Pontchartrain’s 24 mile stretch was conquered by a local kiteboarder on a mission to create awareness and raise $10,000 for blood cancer research.

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Slingshot 2010 Skud Skimboard Analyze This Board Review

The Scud is a skim board, and it rides like one. Even with the center fin, the Scud is loose. If you try to ride this board like you would ride a twin tip or surfboard, be prepared to slide around all over the place.

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Best 2010 Waroo Analyze This Kite Review

Riding the new 2010 Waroo, it became immediately apparent that this is kite is quite different from the previous designs. While the kite seemed to pivot in the turns, it was easy to control and handle throughout the window.

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INSTRUCTIONAL: Off to the Rescue: Helping Riders in Trouble

Most of us have experienced seeing another rider whose kite is down and is having trouble relaunching. Here’s my question: Did you consider helping out, or did you just watch as the kiter thrashed around, thinking to yourself that they’ll be OK?

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DISPATCH: Brandon Scheid: Action Packed Day!

It was another great day to be on Hatteras Island! I awoke to the rushing sound of wind on my window, thats got to be the worlds best alarm clock.

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Photos: Pismo Beach Riding After the KiteXpo

Of course, as soon as the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo was done, the wind turned back on.

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VIDEO: Naish House 2.0 Trailer

Here is a sneak peak at the highly anticipated Naish House 2.0 Movie. The Naish International Team Riders all gathered in Hawaii this year during an ideal winter for watersports. Phenomenal kiting was coupled with island adventures and had the boys hopping from Maui to Oahu following conditions.

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Shades of Green: The Making of a Kitesurf Movie

The different variables that need to come together in kitesurfing to produce a truly memorable day of barrels make even the most consistently windy waves difficult to score.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Sunday, 3/21/2010

The 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo concluded today and, unfortunately, the wind never showed up as forecasted. Despite the lack of wind, the event was a success, with tons of kiteboarders from throughout California coming down to the beach to check out the latest kiteboarding gear from all of the manufacturers here.

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