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VIDEO: Caution Lucha Libre Fight Night at the La Ventana Classic

This video just surfaced online and is proof that this wild night really did happen south of the border.

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2011 Best Superfly Open 2011 Results

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The 4th Annual BEST SuperFly Open had some epic conditions over the President’s Day weekend with rider participation coming from all over the world to showcase their skills. The event was located in new venue this year, Strawberry Reservoir, UT.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Photo Jason Brooks

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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Close Up: Karolina Winkowska

When she was just 13 she tried kiteboarding for the first time with her dad, who attached her to a rope so she wouldn’t fly away. Now Karolina is 20 and travels the globe on the PKRA circuit, finishing the 2010 season in second place in freestyle.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE: Peter Trow

At the beginning of the sport I became completely absorbed in kiteboarding. I had the opportunity to be a team rider for Flexifoil and to work closely with the international team and designers. Everything just sort of evolved from there.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Best KB Signature Board

The KB Signature Pro Model is Best Kiteboarding’s response to the requests of female riders for a board that is ideally suited to their size, shape, weight, and preferred styles of riding.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Slingshot RPM

The RPM is Slingshot’s most tuneable kite for 2011 and features a three-strut design built on an Open-C kite platform. Designer Amery Bernard tells us more about the RPM, now in its third year of refinement.

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Association of Wind Sports Industries Hiring Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for developing and maintaining legal and ethical internal operations of the AWSI and communicating and building relationships with external audiences to ensure successful implementation of AWSI’s mission.

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Lesson Fundraiser for KinsleyThomasWong of Xtreme Big Air

To keep the support coming so Kinsley can recover as quickly as possible, James is making a contribution to the KINSLEY THOMAS WONG DONATION FUND by being the instructor for Xtreme Big Air this season. Half of every lesson will go straight to Kinsley's Fund.

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VIDEO: Kitesurfing with Sharks

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Kitesurfing with lots of big sharks at Delray Beach. Yikes!

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VIDEO: F-One Source 2-Line SUP Kite Instructional

A video about how to use the F-One Source, an innovative 2-line kite specifically made for use in light wind with stand up paddleboards.

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VIDEO: H-Wood’s Trip to Mexico

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Check out this video diary of a month-long visit to Baja.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Wainman Hawaii Surf Series

All of the Wainman Hawaii surfboards now feature five fin boxes, which allow the rider to choose to ride the board as either a thruster or a quad. Photo courtesy Wainman Hawaii

Through team rider Bertrand Fleury, they heard that their good Maui friend Sean Ordonez was enthusiastic about cooperating with the brand. As Sean had already shaped many sick boards for Lou in the past, the ideals and philosophies of surfing and kiting they shared resulted in the birth of the partnership.

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On the Road and On the Loose with Lenten and Hadlow

Ruben lays it down in the Gorge. Photo Lance Koudele

With support from Red Bull, One the Loose is now shown on the air in certain parts of Europe and is bringing not just kiteboarding action, but the kiteboarding lifestyle to millions of homes.

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VIDEO: Nate Appel on his New Kiteboarding Movie Present Tense

TKB caught up with Nate Appel at the international premier of Present Tense to talk about his latest kiteboarding movie.

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