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VIDEO: Dimitri Maramenides: Epic Attack Part 2

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Dimitri Maremenides stars in another Epic Attack video. EPIC ATTACK videos will come in 3 series. This is part 2. Enjoy it.

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VIDEO: It’s Windy Everywhere We Go

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Chasing Wind up the California and Pacific Northwest coasts. Riders in order of appearance are Cody Cerf, James Ropner, Brian Friedmann, James Ropner, Ryan Oates, Cody Cerf, and Dave Oates.

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VIDEO: El Punto

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A video that I threw together after my trip to Punto San Carlos with Brian Caserio, my dad, and sister.....Yes, I know it should be "La Punta."

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Kite-O-Ween Squamish 2011 Set for August 28

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Kite-O-Ween 2011 will be held on Sunday, August 28th 2011, at 1:00pm in the afternoon at the Squamish Spit in Squamish B.C. It's a hilarious, fun filled, light hearted, non serious costume day where kit boarders get dressed up in costumes and compete, while kiteboarding the windy Howe sound,

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San Carlos South Swell Alert: July 9-16th

When SoloSports started their South Swell Alert program, most of their subscribers wanted the RHINO SIZE MACKERS, so they created a program to send an alert when it was BIG.

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Wildcards Chosen for 2011 KSP Wave Tour

The final Wild Card picks for the 2011 KSP Tour have been chosen: 15 men and 8 women and alternatives for specific stops.

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Americans take First-Fourth at the IKA Kite Racing World Championships

Mens podium from left to right: Adam Koch (USA), John Heineken (USA), Bryan Lake (USA) , courtesy REEMEDIA Axel Reese

After 12 races and 3 discards in more than challenging conditions, with winds up to 25 knots and breaking seas of 3+ meters, John Heineken (USA, Ozone) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) are the new world champions in kite course racing. Both riders did it in great fashion, resulting in a perfect score of 6.3 points each!

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July 1 Report from Chip Wasson at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

Here in Sylt, July 1st came in with a bang in the kiteboard racing department at the 2011 World Championships. I don't know about the other riders out there but today offered up some of the most challenging racing conditions I have ever competed in! 6-8 foot breaking waves and swell that was all over the place accompanied a 30+ knot breeze. In these conditions the race committee could not even anchor their start boats which motored in place all day long always in fear of getting rolled.

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Day 3 Report from Johnny Heineken at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

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Yesterday we had 3 more races in really nasty conditions. A lot of the game was finding the weather mark which was a small yellow cone in head high chop. The first race I started conservatively on starboard near the pin (favored). Andy crushed the port tack start, crossing with about 10 other guys. From there I rounded behind Sky, Damo, and Julien, passing them all on the downwind leg.

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Kite Racing World Championships Day 3: Waves and Wind

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The racers went out for three races in strong winds and 2-3 meter waves - not really easy conditions to handle with a race board. Nevertheless, the picture on the water did not change from yesterday. The US-team races in another league with only a few Europeans who can follow the speed of John Heineken, Andy Koch, and Sky Solbach.

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BCS Steps Up as a Best International Team Rider

BEST Rider Brian Smith (aka "BCS") has made the jump to the International Team. Fighting off strong competition from National Team riders from all over the world BCS stakes his claim at the top table following an excellent showing at this years REAL Watersports Triple-S invitational.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Episode 6: Island Vibes

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In the last episode of Youri Zoon RECORDED 2011, Youri sets sail to discover the British Virgin Islands. He rips hard at an island called Anegada, and ends up at the closing party of the BVI Kitejam on Richard Branson's private island.

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Erin Swain: I Finially Did it with a Girl

So, as a newbie to the sport, I called a local bud of mine and said, "Hey, do you know any chicks that kite? I could really use someone on my level that is eager to get out there on days when I can go." With that, my bud says he thinks his friend’s wife is on the same level. Two days later I get a text msg that reads: "Hey Erin, I got your number from Chirs, my name’s Allison.”

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IKA Racing Worlds Day 2 Update

Around noon the wind started turning but also to completely die down, and it took another couple of hours until it came back up. Around 5 pm there were first signs of wind on the horizon, and suddenly at 5:30pm the wind switched on, turned to west, and had 17-20 knots in strength.

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VIDEO: TDZ: BLOWN OUT SURF

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We mostly rode on 6m kites. We found crazy sandbars, wedges, and long point breaks. There is a lot of untouched coastline that is very hard to get to.

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