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Northern Colombia: Still Undiscovered

Photo Paul Menta

After a quick two and a half hour flight, I was picked up and we headed to the coast. Wladamir is excitedly telling me how you can ride flat water on one side with perfect side-onshore conditions for freestyle or racing while the other side, a short five minute walk away, serves up perfect long peeling waves formed by sandbars with side-offshore winds.

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San Carlos South Swell Alert: July 9-16th

When SoloSports started their South Swell Alert program, most of their subscribers wanted the RHINO SIZE MACKERS, so they created a program to send an alert when it was BIG.

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What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

photo courtesy www.12kite.com

You don’t have to be kiteboarding for very long to hear about the epic conditions that Cape Hatteras in North Carolina offers.

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Jeremie Tronet Launches New TV Series

Many of us have enjoyed the travel videos put out by Ocean Rodeo’s Jeremie Tronet and Linn Svendsen. Tronet has now put together all this footage together and more for his new series called “Ride Along”. Check out the trailer ...

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Rum Cay: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas

You can find kiteboarders all over the world. It seems like virtually every ridable place has been conquered and written about either online or in print. Our signature is on every continent and in almost every country on the planet. We have kited exotic places like Alaska, Korea, Cambodia, New Caledonia, and even Antarctica, so it’s hard to imagine that a location with warm water, steady wind, pristine beaches, and long consistent waves with a mix of reef breaks and soft sandy bottom barrels has so far been home to only a single kiteboarder.

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St. Martin: The Pearl of the Caribbean

With a water temperature of 75°, there is no need for a wetsuit in St. Martin.  Photo courtesy Wind-Adventures

Just 186 miles from Puerto Rico, St. Martin is the smallest island in the world to have been partitioned between two nations, France and the Netherlands.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Photo Jason Brooks

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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Tobago Cays: Jewel of the Grenadines

Photo courtesy Zenith Ocean Voyages

Accessible only by boat, The Tobago Cays consists of five small uninhabited islands surrounded by the infamous Horseshoe Reef. Abundant with beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and sea turtles, the area offers off-the-hook kiteboarding in crystal clear blue-green waters surrounded by white sandy beaches.

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Light it Up at Burning Bush

With your mind full of doubt that anything is actually happening out here, you come over a small hill and find a few hundred people gathered around various contraptions that are either on fire or about to be lit up.

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Kiteboarding in Merry Old England

The atmosphere here creates a rather different kiting experience. With a large steel works located a mile down the road, those on the hunt for a tropical session need not apply.

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Alaska Road Trippin’

Way up north in Alaska, there’s a little town where the wind blows across vast glaciers and up mountains so large that simply calling them big doesn’t do them justice.

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4 Good Reasons to Head South this Winter

If you’re pining for some sunshine and warm water this winter season, you have more reasons than ever to head south to Baja California.

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Kiteboarding Vanuatu: A Step Back in Time

A quick look online confirmed my vague suspicion that Vanuatu is located in the Southern Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles northeast of Australia.

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13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing

15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van

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Children of the Point: The Story Behind the Manera Video

They would score the swell of the decade, but they were just visitors here. The swell gave the local crew, who grew up poor and learned to ride on donated gear, their chance to shine.

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