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La Ventana to Los Barriles Downwinder

La Ventana to Los Barriles Downwinder

Congratulations to the Exotikite crew for pioneering what we all believe to be the first downwinder accomplished from La Ventana to Los Barriles! Below is a reprint of the adventure courtesy of Megan O'Leary of Exotikite in Los Barriles.

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In Hatteras? Demos, Parties, Live Music and More at Frisco Woods and Kitty Hawk

This weekend, Frisco Woods Campgrounds is hosting WindFest 2012 April 27-29. Come join the fun, demo new gear, enjoy an awesome BBQ and win some great swag!

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: A Few More Sessions

Learning to Ride a Race Board: A Few More Sessions

Anxious to get a few more race board sessions, I tried going out in wind that was just too light. Not one to learn lessons quickly, I did this two days in a row, each day ending up getting to swim back in.

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Americans Dominate Racing at PKRA Mexico

Americans Dominate Racing at PKRA Mexico

The final day played out somewhat as expected with considerably less wind than the previous days. Meeting at 10am, the racers arrived to a calm beach and a more serene atmosphere, with the hopes that the wind would shift and increase enough to hold racing or the remainder of the freestyle competition.

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Meet the 2012 Liquid Force Team

Meet the 2012 Liquid Force Team

Forty. The number of team riders Liquid Force is happy to introduce in its 2012 season. With the introduction of three brand new kite models and unparalleled innovations in board and kite technology, Liquid announces a strong team of riders to support and test this gear.

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Offshore Odysseys Announces the Next Journey: The Cabrinha Quest

Offshore Odysseys Announces the Next Journey: The Cabrinha Quest

A mutual desire to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations, while building awareness and inspiring solutions to the environmental crisis has culminated into a five year agreement between Cabrinha and Offshore Odysseys. The expedition is called the Cabrinha Quest.

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Interview with Gavin McClurg of Offshore Odysseys, Announces the Cabrinha Quest

Interview with Gavin McClurg of Offshore Odysseys, Announces the Cabrinha Quest

Offshore Odysseys' Gavin McClurg joins us to talk about the recent article in The Kiteboarder Magazine about his 5-year circumnavigation with the Best Odyssey and also announces his next project, the Cabrinha Quest.

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2012 Pismo Beach Kitexpo Raffle Winners

2012 Pismo Beach Kitexpo  Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone for making the 10th Annual Pismo Beach Kitexpo such a great time for all! We couldn't have asked for better conditions or participation and are stoked that so many of you made it down (or up!) starting with the Winemaker Dinner Thursday night and ending with raffle on Sunday.

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2012 Pismo Kite Expo Finishes Three Days of Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

2012 Pismo Kite Expo Finishes Three Days of Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

The 2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo came to a close yesterday after three full days of excellent kiteboarding conditions.

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2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Saturday 4/14: Pimso Delivers Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Saturday 4/14: Pimso Delivers Perfect Kiteboarding Conditions

With sunny skies, head-high surf, and great wind Pismo Beach delivered perfect kiteboarding conditions for today's demos.

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2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Friday 4/13: Join Us for Great Kiteboarding Conditions!

2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo Update for Friday 4/13: Join Us for Great Kiteboarding Conditions!

The 2012 Pismo Beach Kite Expo got off to an exciting start today when the day began with periods of heavy rain. Around noon the skies cleared and the wind began to blow.

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Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido take PKRA France

Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido take PKRA France

In the fifth and final day of competition, PKRA competitors turned up on the beach with the best-laid plans to make it to the podium.

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Support a Feature Length Kiteboarding Film on Kickstarter

Support a Feature Length Kiteboarding Film on Kickstarter

Jewell and Ginnie, a Charleston/Atlanta based filmmaking company launched plans for “With A Kite,” a feature-length kiteboarding documentary. Shooting is scheduled to start in June 2012 and be centered around the 2012 Triple - S Invitational in Cape Hatteras, NC, which attracts the biggest names in the world of kiteboarding.

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Pismo Kitexpo Update: Forecast, Online Raffle Tickets Available, More Cool Prizes Donated!

Pismo Kitexpo Update: Forecast, Online Raffle Tickets Available, More Cool Prizes Donated!

It's still a bit early to tell but looks like we will have wind and swell for the 10th Annual Pismo KiteXpo!

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Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

We started off with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter. We also reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size. Efficiency is king so we completely updated the design geometry as well as added a few new features in increase on-water performance.

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