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Kiteboarding to be Included in 2016 Olympics as an Evaluation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics.

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Get WindAlert Widgets for Your Website

WindAlert has announced their new weather widgets, which you can customize to show wind info for whatever region you choose.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

DESIGNER’S CORNER: 2011 Best Kahoona V3 and Nemesis HP

Now in their third revisions, both the Best Kahoona and Nemesis HP kites have gone through significant design and performance changes over the years. Best Kiteboarding’s designer, Peter Stiewe, answered our questions about these two new kites.

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DESIGNER’S CORNER: Epic Renegade Infinity

DESIGNER’S CORNER: Epic Renegade Infinity

New for 2011, Epic is introducing the Renegade Infinity, its first light wind specific kite. The Infinity is in the same family as the rest of the Renegades, but it was designed a little differently and larger to take advantage of light wind options.

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WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

Have you ever been on a long downwinder and have something break? Ever been on a kite vacation where the nearest shop is hundreds of miles away? Sometimes gear breaks and you just don’t have the resources to fix it the right way. Here are a few quick fixes to get you back on the water, or at least to get you to where you need to go.

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F-One Rolls Out New Bamboo SUP Line for 2011

  Check out F-One’s beautiful new SUP line at http://en.f-onesup.com

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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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