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BCS Steps Up as a Best International Team Rider

BEST Rider Brian Smith (aka "BCS") has made the jump to the International Team. Fighting off strong competition from National Team riders from all over the world BCS stakes his claim at the top table following an excellent showing at this years REAL Watersports Triple-S invitational.

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IKA Racing Worlds Day 2 Update

Around noon the wind started turning but also to completely die down, and it took another couple of hours until it came back up. Around 5 pm there were first signs of wind on the horizon, and suddenly at 5:30pm the wind switched on, turned to west, and had 17-20 knots in strength.

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Day 1 Report from Johnny Heineken at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

Six of the top seven are Americans and almost all of the Mike's Lab boards are in the top 10...pretty cool. Today the wind was kind of backwards from normal. It started side-off and really puffy and the kite call was super hard to make because figuring out how windy it was out there was next to impossible.

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Six US Riders in Top 10 at Worlds in Germany

Sunshine and warm weather welcomed competitors of the 2011 world kite racing championships in Sylt, Germany, today, and after the opening ceremony it went straight to racing.

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The Kiteboarder School: A New Resource for Kiteboarding Instructional Information

The Kiteboarder School: A New Resource for Kiteboarding Instructional Information

Today The Kiteboarder Magazine announces The Kiteboarder School, a new kiteboarding instructional website. The Kiteboarder School is a central resource for beginner through advanced kiteboarding instructional topics.

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Hood River Fundraiser to Help Founder of The Gorge Games: “Peg Lalor Rocks”

If wealth were measured by the number and quality of friends one cultivates over a life time, Peg Lalor would be a very rich woman indeed! Yet all it took was a split-second accident last year to change this once local entrepreneur's life.

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Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

Who do you think has been the best kiteboarder of 2011? Now through July 5 you can submit your vote now for the 2011 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony during Surf Expo on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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The Kiteboarder Wind Page

You can now get live wind data from sensors across North America on The Kiteboarder Wind Page. The Kiteboarder Wind Page is proudly powered by WindAlert.

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Two Days in Santa Cruz

Two Days in Santa Cruz

With no wind anywhere nearby, I found myself starting to go a little stir crazy in the office, so I sent an email to Brendan Richards to see what the conditions in Santa Cruz had been like lately.

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VIDEO: Ben Wilson Kitesurfing Huge Wave at Cloudbreak

Last month Ben Wilson caught what some are calling the world's largest wave ever ridden strapless with a kite. What do you think?

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In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

When I heard Kristin Boese was holding one of her KB4Girls clinics in San Francisco it didn’t take long before I committed myself to the clinic that weekend.

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VIDEO: Kitefix.com presents Burning Hot Lips

Every year, the crew at KiteFix tries to put together a video that will feature their products but is also be fun and entertaining to watch. They got tons of feedback on their first video, Kill2Kite,when they cut two kites in half and put them together using KiteFix products. Here's their newest video. Enjoy!

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2011 REAL Triple-S Results

2011 REAL Triple-S Results

Friday, June 10th, the final day of the Triple-S Invitational, saw strong SW winds and a full day (and night!) of action on and off the water. Riders hit the water at 10am for SLICKS freestyle action. This session lasted about 3 hours with riders throwing down every trick in the book in nearly perfect flatwater conditions!

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2011 REAL Triple S Update: SURF

2011 REAL Triple S Update: SURF

Triple-S Thursday saw a full day of SURF action down on the southside at Ramp 55/Hatteras Ferry Docks. Kites were flying at 1pm with 12m and then 9m being the call.

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Help Maui Kiteboarding Legend Jim Bones

Help Maui Kiteboarding Legend Jim Bones

A short while ago, Jim Bones was diagnosed with lymphoma stage 4 and the doctors believe it has slowly been consuming him for at least two years.

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