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Skunked but Stoked in the Land of Left Point Breaks

The author kiting in the reserve and loving it. Photo Jorge Ibanez

I chose Peru for this holiday in October as my partner on the trip, Holt Alden, an aspiring kiter, was a surfer who is as stoked getting tubed now as he was 30 years ago as a teenager. I am goofy foot so the thought of experiencing the endless left point breaks that I have heard so much about had me excited to try out my recently conquered strapless board riding skills.

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VIDEO: 2012 Best GP C-Kite: Back to the Future

The GP C-kite from Best will take you back to the future, back to when all that mattered was raw performance and nailing every new trick you tried. The GP is team rider designed, tuned, and tested and delivers an unbeatable combination of pop, responsive steering, and amazing unhooked feel.

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VIDEO: 2011 PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Wrap Up

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Video wrap up of the 2011 PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters in El Medano, Tenerife.

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TKB Review: Spex Amphibian Eyeware

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My first impression after opening the box was that they looked kind of goofy as they look like a combination of sunglasses and goggles. Once I adjusted the headband to fit my extra large head I was blown away with the colors of the water. The Spex I tested came with polarized gray (smoke) lenses. The frame fit my face nicely and was very comfortable, but they might be too big for smaller faces and children.

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Erin Swain: Kite Point Perfection

I dove the kite and was instantly lit. I raced across the water out into the sound trying my best to keep my form, but I don’t think I had ever been this powered up. It was scary and fun at the same time. I had some tacks upwind, but since I was traveling so fast, when I sat down to turn I would instantly lose ground (note to self: Must work on transition turns as soon as I can stay upwind).

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Conquer Your Fears and Do Something Awesome

Ginette Buffone on the dance floor. Photo Quin O'Hara

Oftentimes when I ride with Danny, he yells to me out on the water, “DO SOMETHING AWESOME!” and he’ll trail me until I show him something. It pushes me. It’s fun. And, it always results in me having a better session in the end.

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Results

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This was a beautiful week of wind and sunshine in El Medano, Tenerife. We’ve had five days of action in which to pick the best four male and best two female riders who got into the finals today. The competition started with 25 knots side shore winds and nice waves rolling into the bay.

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Day 4 Update

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It has been a long day of action here in Tenerife, with the wind quickly picking up to 25-30 knots for the fourth day of Kite Master’s action. Head Judge Sami Gali was impressed by the amount of high jumps, which resulted from the conditions, “Height and power are the most important factors in this competition and we saw some great displays of both today.”

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Update: Youri Zoon Lands 900

Today another 16 heats of the Tenerife Kite Masters 2011 were disputed here in El Medano. According to Race Director Olaf Van Tol the riders are now getting used to the conditions, “This afternoon we began to see some higher board offs as the riders used the nice kickers which line the spot.”

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TKRA Tenerife Kite Masters: Update after 22 Heats

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The stronger the wind got, the higher the kitesurfers jumped. The high jumps allowed the riders to perform great boards off. They also executed handle passes which are considered as the most technical tricks, and are also referred to as wakeboard tricks.

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Tired of the Hype? Join the TKB Team for Test Week in La Ventana

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Tired of the smoke and mirrors behind gear reviews? The Kiteboarder is opening up testing to all brands and will be holding TKB Test Weeks throughout the year where you can try out the new gear and become part of the TKB Test Crew.

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Blade Kites Officially Enters US Market

After focusing on the European market for the past 6 years, Blade Kites now has representation in the USA

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VIDEO: Swamp Vegas

Aaron Hadlow, Billy Parker and the LTR Team: Brian Smith, Evan Netsch, Eric Rienstra and Brandon Scheid riding in Swamp Vegas.

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VIDEO: 5 Reasons Why Surfers Should Start Kitesurfing

Essentially kitesurfing is like whipping yourself into a wave like a jetski would a tow surfer. You ride the wave the same way you would surfing it and you use the same boards. This video shows you 5 reason's why you should give it a go if you're a surfer.

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VIDEO: TDZ: OREGON

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Ian Alldredge, Patrick Rebstock, and Josh Mulcoy on the Oregon coast.

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