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VIDEO: The Year in Review from Damien LeRoy

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Damien Leroy's most memorable highlights of the 2011 kiteboarding season, as he travels from Florida to Mexico, Germany, Idaho, Bahamas, Spain, and more. He finishes the 2011 season as Slalom World Champion and voted Kiteboarding athlete of the year.

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KSP Celebrates the End of their Inagural Season

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Gathering from 20 countries, an exclusive field of some of the world’s best kite surfers traveled the world to compete for the World Championship title. The battle took 24 men and 12 women to each of the three tour stops: the One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius; the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro in Pacasmayo, Peru; and finally, the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro in Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde.

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History of the La Ventana Classic

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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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VIDEO: PKRA New Caledonia Wrap Up Show

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Check out this 26-minute wrap up episode of the Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro, the last event of the 2011 PKRA Season!

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6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer Announced for July 13-15, 2012

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As North America’s largest amateur kiteboarding event, KB4C is part of the Tenacity Games, a year-long series of action-sport events that fundraise for Athletes for Cancer’s Adventure-based Survivorship Program.

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TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Harness

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Underwave is a company new to the US and Bay Area Kitesurf, the North American distributors, sent us the Underwave Imperial to try out.

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KSP World Tour Crowns its First World Champions

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“We had insane conditions on tour this year,” said KSP rider and Vice President Sky Solbach. “ We scored the most perfect surf ever seen in competition in Mauritius and the longest waves on the planet in Peru. Unfortunately Mother Nature did not cooperate in Cape Verde, but we still had a blast in the Super Sessions here.”

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 5: Event Shortened with No Swell on the Way

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Less than promising, the wave forecast projects no swell for the final five days of the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro’s 10-day holding period. Given the dismal forecast, KSP organizers and the rider’s committee made a joint decision to move the awards ceremony forward to Wednesday, December 7.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

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Waking to strong winds and a meager swell at both Ponta Preta and Secrets, event directors deemed the day’s conditions uncontestable for the KSP’s Kite Surfing World Championships. Rather than forcing a contest in less-than-favorable conditions, a fun laidback expression session ensued — the second consecutive Super Session on this fourth day of the event’s 10-day holding period.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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