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KEEPING THE PEACE: Kitesurfing Wave Etiquette

Ignorance may be bliss, but not at a heavily kited beach or reef break where everyone knows and expects a lot from each other. Wave etiquette is what maintains the peace and maximizes the fun for everyone. The rules of etiquette are rarely written and are usually implied but they most definitely exist, and failure to figure it out before you jump in can get you into some trouble.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Aiming High

In previous years things were different for Youri. To be in the top 5 of the world he considered good enough. But now there is only one thing on his mind.... To become world champion.

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Jeremie Tronet Launches New TV Series

Many of us have enjoyed the travel videos put out by Ocean Rodeo’s Jeremie Tronet and Linn Svendsen. Tronet has now put together all this footage together and more for his new series called “Ride Along”. Check out the trailer ...

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BWS EXCLUSIVELY PARTNERS WITH REAL WATERSPORTS

   BWS is pleased to announce that they have partnered exclusively with REAL WATERSPORTS for the North America region. Ben said, “REAL absolutely shares our vision of bridging the gap between surfing and kiting and I believe the partnership ...

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VIDEO: Patrick Rebstock’s Triple S Wildcard Entry

This video features Patrick Rebstock over the last week.

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Rum Cay: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas

You can find kiteboarders all over the world. It seems like virtually every ridable place has been conquered and written about either online or in print. Our signature is on every continent and in almost every country on the planet. We have kited exotic places like Alaska, Korea, Cambodia, New Caledonia, and even Antarctica, so it’s hard to imagine that a location with warm water, steady wind, pristine beaches, and long consistent waves with a mix of reef breaks and soft sandy bottom barrels has so far been home to only a single kiteboarder.

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VIDEO: Kiteboarding from the Photographer’s POV

The Kiteboarder Magazine's Paul Lang attached a GoPro HD to his housing while shooting kiteboarders during the 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo.

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PKRA Leucate: Pulido and Zoon Take Single and Double Elimination Titles

The sun was out this morning welcoming the howling 25-35+ knot wind. Riders prepared their smallest kites for what was a day of astounding kiteboarding action. The competition level this year is extremely high making it mandatory for all riders to perform at the best of their ability.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/24/2011

EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/24/2011

The 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo ended on a high note as the predicted wind showed up at the event site today. Despite a gloomy and windless morning, the wind filled in around 1 pm and riders were able to hit the water on 9-12m kites.

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EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/23/2011

EVENT REPORT: Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/23/2011

The forecasted winds never showed up today in Pismo Beach, but plenty of kiteboarders still made their way to the event site to check out the plethora of new 2011 kiteboaridng gear that was on the beach. Starting at 9 am, riders began to demo SUP boards in excellent SUP conditions.

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EVENT REPORT: 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/22/2011

EVENT REPORT: 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo 4/22/2011

Today was the first day of the 2011 Pismo Beach KiteXpo and the conditions delivered on the Central Coast. This morning started with clear blue skies and riders were on the water by 1pm.

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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.

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GET FOCUSED: Shoot Better POV Photos and Videos

GET FOCUSED: Shoot Better POV Photos and Videos

Today, it seems like almost every kiteboarder out there owns a GoPro camera and an assortment of mounts, which has made it possible for anyone to capture interesting photos and video while they ride.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Search for Shape

Winning doesn't come easy, and it can be stressful when things don't run smoothly. "When I arrived here in Australia, I really wanted to push it and train hard, but then you get back on the water, and it's just a lot of frustration!"

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VIDEO: Kite Race Fin Tech

Here's a very interesting video about kite race fin technology and design from Ristafins.com

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