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2012 Ro-Sham Throwdown Final Report

2012 Ro Sham Throwdown Winner Sam Light. Photo Paul Lang

Bringing the world’s first-ever kiteboarding slopestyle contest to a close, yesterday concluded the third annual Ro Sham Throwdown, a week-long international pro-am event set in Hood River’s world-class terrain park.

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Ro-Sham Qualifiers Wrap Up, Men’s Semi Finals and Finals Today

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While day five of the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown started off with super light winds, conditions improved greatly by early Friday afternoon and Heat 3 Round 2 kicked off in Hood River’s world-renowned terrain park.

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Ro-Sham Throwdown Day 4: Women’s Finals and Men’s Qualifiers.

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As the wind filled in through the Columbia River Gorge early yesterday afternoon, the Women’s Finals of the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown resumed.

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Slingshot Announces the 2013 Rally

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This 4-line crossover kite has been completely re-engineered and features new Connect Forward attachment points, Reflex Wingtip technology, and a new bridle configuration all bundled into a surf tough construction with a reinforced trailing edge.

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Big Winds for the 2012 Ro-Sham

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Day three of the world’s first slopestyle kiteboarding contest received excellent conditions, perfect for women’s finals and the first round of men’s qualifiers.

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Ro-Sham Throwdown Kicks Off with Women’s Qualifiers

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Amidst strong, steady winds on Tuesday in the Columbia River Gorge, the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown kiteboarding competition commenced with two rounds of Women’s Qualifiers.

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Ro-Sham Starts Today with Kiteboarding’s First Ever Slopestyle Event

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Thirty‐five men and eight women from Antigua, Australia, England, Scotland, the U.S., and Uruguay will battle it out throughout the week at the first‐ever slopestyle kiteboarding competition.

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A Little Bit of Everything at 6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer 2012

The forecast for the 6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event called for strong wind and thunderstorms and the day delivered as promised, and then some!

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PKRA Germany: Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle at the Beetle Kitesurf World Cup

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Measuring around 11-25 knots, the conditions proved challenging, yet well-suited to the continuation and completion of both disciplines – allowing for the crowning of the official champions at the Beetle Kitesurf World Cup.

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Watch the 2012 Kiteboarding 4 Cancer Live Stream

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is streaming all the action from the 2012 event in Hood River this weekend, July 14-15.

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IKO Announces Online Videos to Supplement Your Kiteboarding Lesson

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While these videos are not intended to take the place of an IKO instructional live course, they will provide demos for the beginning, intermediate and independent kiteboarder.

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: Like Learning to Kiteboard All Over Again

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It's been awhile since I last wrote about my experiences of learning to ride a race board and I feel like I've come a long way since I first tried to ride this thing.

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Behind the Scenes with Susi Mai

For the launch of NP, Susi Mai helped recreate the famous Jenna de Rosnay advertisement. Here's a peak behind the scenes...

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TKB Welcomes Amy Hunter to the Crew

The Kiteboarder is stoked to announce a new addition to the TKB crew. Amy Hunter comes to the Kiteboarder Magazine with a professional background in marketing and international communications.

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The Kiteboarder Volume 9, Number 2 Now Available (Summer 2012)

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The Kiteboarder Magazine is proud to announce the release of Volume 9, Number 2, the Summer 2012 print issue of TKB.

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