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Erin Swain: After Irene

Erin Swain: After Irene

After the completely disappointing month of August (for wind and waves), the Outerbanks was met with hurricane Irene. Although she brought us a little much needed swell in the ocean, she destroyed many parts of Hatteras, Manteo, and sound-side residents and businesses.

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The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 8 No. 4 Now Available Online

The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 8 No. 4 Now Available Online

Volume 8, Number 4 is the fist issue of the new The Kiteboarder Magazine, the result of months spent rethinking what a kiteboarding magazine should look like.

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TKB at Surf Expo

TKB at Surf Expo

Watch the TKB Surf Expo 2011 Videos and be the first to learn about 2012 kiteboarding gear.

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VIDEO: 2011 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Damien LeRoy at Surf Expo

Damien LeRoy talks about winning the 2011 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Award at Surf Expo in Orlando.

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Help Victims of Domestic Violence Through Kiting

The Second Annual DREAM EXTREME will kick off on Saturday, September 17th with a day-long beachside bash, two-day female kiteboarding clinic and evening dinner party and auction, all benefiting victims of domestic violence.

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Best Team 2012 Video

Best Team 2012 Video

Check out the 2012 Team shoot from BEST Kiteboarding. Shot on location in Hatteras. Filmed and edited by Miguel Willis, rides and slides by the BEST Global and National teams.

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Return of the Best Kiteboarding RV Tour

Ever since the original RV went up in flames in 2007 there have been a constant stream of requests for us to put another RV tour together. "When will the RV be coming back?"

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VIDEO: TDZ: Small Day in Mex

Another amazing short video from the TDZ crew! Featuring riding by Ian Alldredge, Bear Karry, and Ted Lyons.

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Win a 2012 Naish Park

Naish is pleased to announce this year's Win a Kite Contest. The 2012 Naish Park is getting amazing reviews all over the world already. Now this contest, running from September 1st to October 1st, 2011, will give one lucky winner a new 2012 Park shipped right to their doorstep. Good luck!

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VIDEO: Cape Hatteras Irene Report

Hatteras Realty, one of the main sponsors of the now annual Hatteras KiteXpo has done an excellent job documenting the affects of Irene both right before and after the hurricane hit.

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Kitesurfing China: Report from the Binhai Weifang China International Kitesurfing Tournament

Kitesurfing China: Report from the Binhai Weifang China International Kitesurfing Tournament

The Binhai Weifang China 3rd International Kitesurfing Tournament was held in China’s Shandong province on Saturday. News from China is sometimes hard to come by, firsthand news on Chinese Kitesurfing takes some serious travel time, kooky crunchy food, and an immense amount of brain power used on translation.

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6 Tips to Make Your Kite Last Longer

6 Tips to Make Your Kite Last Longer

With over 10 years in the kite repair business, we at FixMyKite.com have seen it all. We’re often asked about what can be done to prolong the life of kites. With this in mind we’ve made a quick list below to help you keep your kite in your hands and not in ours!

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PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 9: Finals: Zoon and Pulido are World Champions for 2011

By winning this event and the fifth one in a row, Youri Zoon takes home his first world champion title! Youri commented “I couldn’t be happier, it’s hard to believe, I’ve been fighting for so long now, I had my knee injuries that have held me back for a while but now, finally I got it! Super stoked!” The same thing happened in the girls with Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) taking her fourth PKRA World Title.

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PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 8: Zoon and Pulido Win Singles

After a week of sun and light wind conditions, today the typical German weather returned to St. Peter Ording beach. Along with the cloud and rain came a steady twenty knots of wind in which we watched the best PKRA kiteboarders compete on the North Sea.

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PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 7: Wind, Sun, and a Storm

PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 7: Wind, Sun, and a Storm

St. Peter Ording saw a massive crowd gather to enjoy the best freestyle kiteboarding action today with epic conditions: wind, flat water, and sunshine. After finishing the few heats that were left of the trials, the PKRA organized the Junior championships and moved on to the Freestyle single elimination.

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