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If Ozone Did Birthdays


Waves, wind and a Cape Verde birthday surprise

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Get Together

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A Strapless Society feature film

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North Profile: Matchu

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Surf and strapless freestyle extraordinaire

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The Roots

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Follow the Strapless Society to Cape Verde in search of strong wind and big waves

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Backside with Matchu


Backside strapless surf in Cape Verde

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Get Your Summer Issue Now


Volume 11, Number 2 is loaded with stories and photos to inspire your riding

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The Free Episode


Two of the world's greatest freestyle wave riders and how it all began

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The TKB Spring-Summer Travel Guide


It's back! 31 kiteboarding destinations for the spring and summer seasons

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VIDEO: Matchu Lopes Almeida at Home


Matchu is getting ready for his second year on the KSP World Tour and these are his home training grounds.

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VIDEO: Back to Boa with the Bridge Brothers


Back to Boa. Brothers Olly (15), Guy (13), and Tom (11) Bridge recently headed with their parents to Boa Vista, one of the Cape Verde Islands to enjoy wind, waves, and island life.

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VIDEO: Cape Verde


Kirsty Jones organized a trip to explore the Cape Verde Islands with current world champion Airton Cozzolino. She spent time living in an ethnic tent, a five star yacht, and a surf hostel in areas of Cape Verde far from the beaten track. What followed was a two-week lifestyle surf trip with some stunning scenery.

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


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


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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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets


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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KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway


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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