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Pismo Beach KiteXpo Raffle Winners – Unclaimed Prize Numbers

  Thanks to everyone who made it out to the 9th Annual Pismo Beach KiteXpo this year and supported the fundraising effort for Kinsley and his family!  Below are the numbers and prizes for unclaimed raffle prizes. Please email marina@thekiteboarder.com ...

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PKRA Leucate: Pulido and Zoon Take Single and Double Elimination Titles

The sun was out this morning welcoming the howling 25-35+ knot wind. Riders prepared their smallest kites for what was a day of astounding kiteboarding action. The competition level this year is extremely high making it mandatory for all riders to perform at the best of their ability.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/24/2011

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The 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo ended on a high note as the predicted wind showed up at the event site today. Despite a gloomy and windless morning, the wind filled in around 1 pm and riders were able to hit the water on 9-12m kites.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/23/2011

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The forecasted winds never showed up today in Pismo Beach, but plenty of kiteboarders still made their way to the event site to check out the plethora of new 2011 kiteboaridng gear that was on the beach. Starting at 9 am, riders began to demo SUP boards in excellent SUP conditions.

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EVENT REPORT: 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/22/2011

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Today was the first day of the 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo and the conditions delivered on the Central Coast. This morning started with clear blue skies and riders were on the water by 1pm.

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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.

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North Campground open for Pismo Beach KiteXpo!

Great news! just found out that the North campground has been opened for the holiday weekend and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can also be made for beach camping with no facilities through www.reserveamerica.com

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GET FOCUSED: Shoot Better POV Photos and Videos

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Today, it seems like almost every kiteboarder out there owns a GoPro camera and an assortment of mounts, which has made it possible for anyone to capture interesting photos and video while they ride.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Search for Shape

Winning doesn't come easy, and it can be stressful when things don't run smoothly. "When I arrived here in Australia, I really wanted to push it and train hard, but then you get back on the water, and it's just a lot of frustration!"

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VIDEO: Kite Race Fin Tech

Here's a very interesting video about kite race fin technology and design from Ristafins.com

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VIDEO: Karolina Winkowska Training in FUERTEVENTURA

A drowned camera, almost drowned rider, and a car rally chasing perfect conditions. That's what it takes to produce a little video clip like this.

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April 2011 Issue of TKB Now Available Online

The READ TKB page has just been updated with the full April 2011 issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine. Here, you can flip the pages of TKB just like you would the print magazine.

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April 2011

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*TRAVEL: 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo *INTERVIEW: Slingshot Designer Amery Bernard *RUM CAY: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas

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VIDEO: 2011 Red Bull Ragnarok

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This isn't your average day in the park, the challenging 63 mile (100 km) long track has tough natural obstacles with huge mountain climbs and descents.

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VIDEO: Interview with Liquid Force Kiteboarding Designer Julien Fillion

Kiteboarding Designer and Musician Julien Fillion talks with The Kiteboarder Magazine over Skype about how he started kiteboarding, his history as a designer, and his band's upcoming album. Julien is the current Liquid Force Kiteboarding kite designer.

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