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SF Bay Area to Unveil World’s Tallest Ramp; host first US Kite Course Nationals

Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA, will soon welcome thousands of spectators and Big-Air Freestyle, Course Race, and BoarderX competitors during Crissy Kite Days, July 25-29, 2007.  The five-day kiteboarding extravaganza kicks off with the first ever US Kite Course Nationals ...

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ASNews this week: Peru, the next hot kite destination?

This Week: Cabarete wave riding veteran Brent “Skip” Schippidinni recently relocated to Mancora, North Peru, to pioneer what may be the next emerging hot kiteboarding spot in South America. Drawn by the country’s fabled left hand point breaks, endless down ...

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Asnews: Kite/Paddle board 4 Cancer and win new 08 Quivers!

This Week: Great Lakes waterman Joe Bidawid and co-founder of the Women’s Kiteboarding Association, Tonia Farman. Both have been personally affected by loved ones with Cancer and are spearheading two events this August to raise awareness and funds for this ...

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Asnews this week: A New Era for Designer Simone Vannucci

This Week: pro rider and designer Simone Vannucci, formerly of RRD. Simone just branched out on his own this year and is gearing up to roll out Royal Kiteboarding’s first product line up, mid next month. He joins us to ...

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ASnews this week: What’s up with the Big Air Wind Jam

This Week: This week, our guests are Gabe Brown and John Gomes, who are involved in the organization of the upcoming Big Air Wind Jam in San Francisco, this July 25-29. The all new event will feature the first ever ...

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Asnews interviews Will James as he launches Blade Kites US demo tour

This Week: Will is one of the early kiteboarding pioneers whose name, face and riding shots have appeared in virtually every kiteboard magazine worldwide. Passionate about the surf side of the sport from the beginning, Will just launched Blade’s US ...

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Asnews Interviews Board Shaper Dereck Camacho

This Week: Dereck Camacho was born in Trinidad, grew up and Singapore and Hawaii, and lived in Antigua and Barbados before finally settling down in Florida. He is the founder of Kitescoop.com and started shaping surf and windsurf boards in ...

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US Wind and Water Open Wrap Up

McGee Beach is the perfect site for an event with a huge beach, built-in bleachers, and within walking distance of downtown.  Over 40 kiteboarders from the US, Canada, South Africa, Europe and Mexico turned out for the annual US Wind & ...

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Live Webcasting from US Wind & Water Open Starts Friday!

ASnews.net and The Kiteboarder Magazine will be webcasting LIVE from the US Wind & Water Open (formerly The Velocity Games) May 11, 12 and 13, wind and internet connection cooperating! Check out the live action and interviews anytime after 12noon ...

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Velocity Games now US Wind & Water Open, Other Updates

 FYI, the name of the event has changed from the Velocity Games to the US Wind & Water Open. Here are some other updates: Podcast and live webcasting: May 10 we will podcast from the event opening night mixer and ...

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Asnews Interviews Eclipse Kiteboarding This Thursday

This Week: Just six months ago, pro-rider Dimitri Maramenidis took many of us by surprise and launched Eclipse Kiteboarding. Together with his partner Chris Cousins, the two have been busy setting up their network and getting Eclipse kites into the ...

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ASnews Podcast: The Resurrection of F.One in the US

This Week: ASNews.net interviews guests Nico Ostermann and Bruce Johnson, the new US distributors for F.One. F.one was one of the original kiteteboarding companies, founded by French waterman Raphael Salles in 1996. 100% dedicated to kiteboarding, the company has enjoyed ...

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ASnews this week: Kiteboarding in the Olympics?

This Week: Kite Course Racing continues to grow in popularity as the Cabrinha Race series gears up to begin their season, and The Velocity Games hosts the competition format for the first time this May. Race Series Organizer John Games ...

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Windsurfers, Kiters and the Port of Hood River Coordinate for Shared Access

In light of the enlarged sandbar and expected congestion at the Event Site, this year, representatives from various key groups have worked out a viable solution for shared access along the Hood River Waterfront. Though the new real-estate is property ...

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Asnews Interviews Best on New Yarga: Listen and Win a Kite!

This Week: Managing director of kite design and R&D Peter Stiewe joins ASnews.net this week from Best’s new testing facility in Western Oz. Peter has been designing traction, LEI and windsurfing sails for more than 10 years. He will be ...

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