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Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

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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

Josh "Cornfed' Nehf

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

The author setting up to perfect her unhooked raleys.

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

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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

Bhoto Bryan Elkus

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

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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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2011 REAL Triple-S Update from Billy Parker – First 3 Days

We’re only halfway through the event and we still have wind and waves to ride. This could go down as one of the best Triple S events of all time!

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KSP TOUR – WILDCARD APPLICANTS LIST AND FINAL NOTICE FOR SUBMISSION JUNE 11

To ensure that that they received all applications for those that applied for a wildcard spot on the KSP tour, IKA and KSP are asking that riders double check that you are on the below list. If not, please contact the KSP or IKA by June 11 with proof of your in-time application.

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Patrick Rebstock Joins Slingshot

Slingshot is stoked to welcome Patrick Rebstock to the family. Patrick is the latest rider to recently join Slingshot Surf along with Mauricio Abreu and Jeff Kafka.

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You’ve Heard the Hype – Now Come Demo the Gear at the Hatteras Kite Expo!

You have heard the hype about the new 2011 gear — now come and try it out for yourself! Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding Resort and The Kiteboarder Magazine are proud to bring you the Hatteras Kite Expo from May 28-30, ...

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Maurcio Abreu Joins Slingshot Global Team

There is no question Mauricio Abreu is a legend in kiteboarding. From the very beginning, he has pushed the boundaries as much as anyone who has been involved with the sport. Now he has decided Slingshot is the best place for him to continue doing that.

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La Ventana Classic and Kitexpo 2011: What Your Support Did for the Community

Thank you to all who made it to Baja this year for the 2011 La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo! This year’s event raised $18,547 for the local community. Here is a list of what your support has accomplished: Projects Realized ...

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