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PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

After seven events on five continents all the results are in: Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) and Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) are the 2011 world champions. The wind never came up on the last day to run the best trick competition, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful New Caledonian weather and the closing ceremony.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

Strong wind and small, inconsistent surf greeted competitors at the primary contest venue of Ponta Preta for the 8:00a.m. riders meeting. KSP Head Judge Brad Price quickly made the call to move competitors to the back-up location at “Secret Spot” along Sal’s rocky and dusty North Shore.

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VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

The Superkite Brazil 2011 was the first event of its kind. Held in Cumbuco, Brazil the event featured some of the top names in kitesurfing.

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KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway

KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway

Keeping a close eye on Secrets (the secondary contest site) this morning, contest directors selected Ponta Preta as the most suitable location to commence the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro. Indeed, the world-famous break proved to be the best choice, although the inconsistent conditions left the contest largely in standby mode.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Alex Pastor Wins the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

PKRA New Caledonia: Alex Pastor Wins the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

The final heats of the 2011 PKRA season took place at the Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro, New Caledonia in perfect conditions with a solid twenty knots of wind. The double elimination was completed today, Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush) won the event in the men’s category and Asia Litwin in the women’s.

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PKRA New Caledonia: End of Singles, Youri Zoon Loses First Heat of the Year

PKRA New Caledonia: End of Singles, Youri Zoon Loses First Heat of the Year

The one thing that all the riders agreed on was that the conditions were challenging. This did not stop them from landing an array of great tricks. Unexpectedly, World Champion Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) lost against Mario Rodwald (GER, North) in the quarter finals leaving Alex Pastor (ESP, Airsuh) to win the singles today.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Trials and Singles in Noumea

PKRA New Caledonia: Trials and Singles in Noumea

The Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro started with light wind and a few rain showers but we quickly saw the sun come out and twenty knots of wind. In the morning the trials competition started to qualify the sixteen men who will go on into the main event and face the top eight riders in the world. The trials were dominated by local riders and Australians. In the afternoon the weather cleared up and the first two rounds of men were completed.

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2012 TKB Kiteboarding Calendars Now Available for Holiday Shipping

2012 TKB Kiteboarding Calendars Now Available for Holiday Shipping

Every year, we are stoked to offer our annual TKB Calendar and every year, we think it's our best one yet! 2012 is no different -- check out our new calendar and we think you'll agree...

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7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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Just Another Day in California

Just Another Day in California

How's the weather in your home town? Summer's over, and for many people that means the end of sunny days spent on the water. Not so out here in California.

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Best Kiteboarding 2012 Catalog Now Online

Best Kiteboarding 2012 Catalog Now Online

The complete 2012 line-up from BEST is finally ready. We've been putting together loads of new video content, rider and staff interviews, tech pieces, and everything else you could possibly want to know about this years line-up.

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Weendy: A New Way to Catch the Wind

Weendy: A New Way to Catch the Wind

How often have you loaded up your gear and set out for a great day on the water, only to find out that the weather forecast was wrong? You end up chasing the wind, driving around to different beaches, only to find out later that your mates found an awesome place to ride. “The forecasts didn’t predict it,” they say, “but there was a steady breeze and we rode for two straight hours!”

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Hatteras After Irene: A Community Rebuilds and Rediscovers Its Passion for Kiteboarding

Hatteras After Irene: A Community Rebuilds and Rediscovers Its Passion for Kiteboarding

The slender islands of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are no stranger to tropical storms; so, despite a mandatory hurricane evacuation declared for all visitors and residents of Dare County, many locals decided to stay.

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Guinness Long Distance Kiteboarding Record Broken?

On Saturday 11/12/2011, kiter Rimas Kinka unofficially broken the Guinness Book of World Records Longest Distance Kitesurfed within a 24 hour period, a record currently held by American Phil Midler.

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New Music Video from Trusted Waters featuring Julien Fillion

New Music Video from Trusted Waters featuring Julien Fillion

Many of you may recognize Julien Fillion's name as the designer for Liquid Force, but he's also a talented musician who heads Trusted Waters, a Montreal-based band.

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