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2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Saturday 4/14: Pimso Delivers Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Saturday 4/14: Pimso Delivers Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

With sunny skies, head-high surf, and great wind Pismo Beach delivered perfect kiteboarding conditions for today's demos.

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2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Friday 4/13: Join Us for Great Kiteboarding Conditions!

2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Friday 4/13: Join Us for Great Kiteboarding Conditions!

The 2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo got off to an exciting start today when the day began with periods of heavy rain. Around noon the skies cleared and the wind began to blow.

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Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido take PKRA France

Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido take PKRA France

In the fifth and final day of competition, PKRA competitors turned up on the beach with the best-laid plans to make it to the podium.

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Support a Feature Length Kiteboarding Film on Kickstarter

Support a Feature Length Kiteboarding Film on Kickstarter

Jewell and Ginnie, a Charleston/Atlanta based filmmaking company launched plans for “With A Kite,” a feature-length kiteboarding documentary. Shooting is scheduled to start in June 2012 and be centered around the 2012 Triple - S Invitational in Cape Hatteras, NC, which attracts the biggest names in the world of kiteboarding.

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VIDEO: Niccolo Porcella’s Jaws Session

VIDEO: Niccolo Porcella’s Jaws Session

Check out this video of Niccolo Porcella's Jaws session. A photo from this session was printed as a full spread in the current issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine.

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Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

We started off with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter. We also reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size. Efficiency is king so we completely updated the design geometry as well as added a few new features in increase on-water performance.

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EVENT REPORT: 2012 Miami Kite Masters

EVENT REPORT: 2012 Miami Kite Masters

We could have not asked for a better day as the wind was averaging 15 to 20 knots at 10am. First up was racing! A two-lap figure eight course made for exciting racing as the riders dodged one another at over 20 knots!

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VIDEO: Stitched – Inside the Best Kiteboarding Factory

VIDEO: Stitched – Inside the Best Kiteboarding Factory

When the wind wasn't blowing on his recent trip to Sri Lanka Global Team rider and Videographer Miguel Willis called in to see how this season's BEST kites are put together.

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Best Kiteboarding Launches Interactive Online Magazine

Best Kiteboarding Launches Interactive Online Magazine

Just in time for the real start of the season we’ve got some great new content for you. Every few months we will be collecting the best stories, videos, action, and riding tips from our team riders all over the globe to present you their unique take on kitesurfing.

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VIDEO: Free Ride Project Trailer

VIDEO: Free Ride Project Trailer

Here is a little teaser for the up and coming release of the Ripslix/Steez Free Ride Project kiteboarding movie that will be dropping later in 2012. Aiming to release in May, this longer DVD style edit will follow Tom Court, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, and James Boulding through 2011. See them hitting some amazing spots around the world and rocking some international competitions...

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VIDEO: PRKA Dakhla, Morocco

VIDEO: PRKA Dakhla, Morocco

Wrap up of the double elimination during the 2012 PKRA tour stop in Dakhla Morocco.

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VIDEO: 100 Seconds with Bear Karry

VIDEO: 100 Seconds with Bear Karry

100 Seconds with Bear Karry playing around in California and abroad during his trip to Cape Verde. Purely talented, simply stoked, and only riding strapless, Bear mixes wave riding with arials.

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Zoon and Kajiya Win PKRA Dakhla

Zoon and Kajiya Win PKRA Dakhla

Anticipation in this final day reached a crescendo with the men’s final heat . Alex Pastor and World Champion Youri Zoon engaged in a battle to the end, displaying their most spectacular of moves, competing against each other in two last heats.

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Pismo KiteXpo April 13-15: Vendors, prizes, winemaker dinner April 12

Spring is here and that means the wind is on, the sun is shining, and it's time for the annual Pismo Beach KiteXpo in California!

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Erin Swain: La Parguera Session

Erin Swain: La Parguera Session

Since my last post, I've had a few sessions at Shacks and Montones. I have been doing okay, but not really progressing. I realized that the deep ocean at Montones and shallow reef at Shacks were making me nervous and keeping me from working on anything that would make me lose my board.

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