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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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The Kiteboarder April issue Now at Shops, Feb Online Issue Now Available

The April issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine is now available at your local shop, instructor, or by subscription.

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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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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Saturday, 3/20/2010

Despite a promising morning, the wind never showed up today at the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo. The marine layer moved in today and kept the weather at the beach cool and cloudy. Hopes are high for tomorrow's promising forecast to deliver.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo, Friday, 3/19/2010

Well, there was no wind today at the first day of the 2010 Pismo Beach KiteXpo, but that didn't stop all of the participants who came out to check out all of the latest gear on the beach. The weather was beautiful here today...

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Designer’s Corner: 2010 Genetrix Origin

We wanted to complement the existing Hydra by offering a brand-new design dedicated to wave riding and freestyle.

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Snow Place Like Home: Domestic Snowkiting Travel Destinations

This year, why not do things a little differently? Here in the US, we have easy access to some of the best snowkiting available on the planet. Why head halfway across the globe, when we have such a great resource right in our own backyard?

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