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TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Harness

TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Harness

Underwave is a company new to the US and Bay Area Kitesurf, the North American distributors, sent us the Underwave Imperial to try out.

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VIDEO: Red Bull Ragnarok 2012 Teaser

VIDEO: Red Bull Ragnarok 2012 Teaser

Take a look at this sneak peek of the 2012 Red Bull Ragnarok, to be held April 12-15, 2012 in Haugastol, Norway . Red Bull Ragnarok takes snowkite riders to the limits and tests their skills in some of the harshest conditions.

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Johnny Heineken Chosen as a Finalist for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award

Johnny Heineken Chosen as a Finalist for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award

"I am honored to have made the list," said Johnny Henieken, who had an amazing year on his race board. "It’s an amazing feeling to be considered for the most prestigious award in American sailing, and even more incredible to see kite racing recognized at the highest possibly level by the sailing community."

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VIDEO: Hannah Whiteley in Turkey

VIDEO: Hannah Whiteley in Turkey

Watch this video documenting Wainman Hawaii's Hannah Whiteley's travels in Turkey.

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KSP World Tour Crowns its First World Champions

KSP World Tour Crowns its First World Champions

“We had insane conditions on tour this year,” said KSP rider and Vice President Sky Solbach. “ We scored the most perfect surf ever seen in competition in Mauritius and the longest waves on the planet in Peru. Unfortunately Mother Nature did not cooperate in Cape Verde, but we still had a blast in the Super Sessions here.”

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Erin Swain: Cold Hatteras Session!

Erin Swain: Cold Hatteras Session!

The sun was out, but it was about 50 degrees and blowing strong. I had been out the day before in the clouds and wind and was cold but I figured the sun would warm everything up. I had a posse of 9 people ready to do a downwinder. The weathervane on top of the building was going nuts when we arrived at Kitty Hawk Kites. One minute it was south west, the next it was turning east.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 5: Event Shortened with No Swell on the Way

KSP Cabo Verde Day 5: Event Shortened with No Swell on the Way

Less than promising, the wave forecast projects no swell for the final five days of the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro’s 10-day holding period. Given the dismal forecast, KSP organizers and the rider’s committee made a joint decision to move the awards ceremony forward to Wednesday, December 7.

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Video: How Snowkiter Tyler Brown Sees Things

Video: How Snowkiter Tyler Brown Sees Things

Ride With Tyler: More winter snow action with US rider Tyler Brown putting it down in the powder.

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VIDEO: Scheid in Brazil

VIDEO: Scheid in Brazil

Check out this video Brandon Scheid tearing it up down in Brazil.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

Waking to strong winds and a meager swell at both Ponta Preta and Secrets, event directors deemed the day’s conditions uncontestable for the KSP’s Kite Surfing World Championships. Rather than forcing a contest in less-than-favorable conditions, a fun laidback expression session ensued — the second consecutive Super Session on this fourth day of the event’s 10-day holding period.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

After seven events on five continents all the results are in: Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) and Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) are the 2011 world champions. The wind never came up on the last day to run the best trick competition, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful New Caledonian weather and the closing ceremony.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

Strong wind and small, inconsistent surf greeted competitors at the primary contest venue of Ponta Preta for the 8:00a.m. riders meeting. KSP Head Judge Brad Price quickly made the call to move competitors to the back-up location at “Secret Spot” along Sal’s rocky and dusty North Shore.

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VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

The Superkite Brazil 2011 was the first event of its kind. Held in Cumbuco, Brazil the event featured some of the top names in kitesurfing.

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VIDEO: Granny Dee Goes Big: The Finale

VIDEO: Granny Dee Goes Big: The Finale

Can your grandma kiteboard?

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KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway

KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway

Keeping a close eye on Secrets (the secondary contest site) this morning, contest directors selected Ponta Preta as the most suitable location to commence the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro. Indeed, the world-famous break proved to be the best choice, although the inconsistent conditions left the contest largely in standby mode.

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