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Spring-Summer Travel Guide 2013

Spring-Summer Travel Guide 2013

31 kiteboarding destinations for the spring and summer seasons

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VIDEO: Matchu Lopes Almeida at Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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