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VIDEO: Bertrand Fleury: Indo 2.0

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Bertrand Fleury has a little fun in his own front yard.

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History of the La Ventana Classic

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What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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VIDEO: PKRA New Caledonia Wrap Up Show

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Check out this 26-minute wrap up episode of the Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro, the last event of the 2011 PKRA Season!

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6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer Announced for July 13-15, 2012

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As North America’s largest amateur kiteboarding event, KB4C is part of the Tenacity Games, a year-long series of action-sport events that fundraise for Athletes for Cancer’s Adventure-based Survivorship Program.

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TKB Review: Underwave Imperial Harness

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Underwave is a company new to the US and Bay Area Kitesurf, the North American distributors, sent us the Underwave Imperial to try out.

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Johnny Heineken Chosen as a Finalist for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award

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"I am honored to have made the list," said Johnny Henieken, who had an amazing year on his race board. "It’s an amazing feeling to be considered for the most prestigious award in American sailing, and even more incredible to see kite racing recognized at the highest possibly level by the sailing community."

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KSP World Tour Crowns its First World Champions

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“We had insane conditions on tour this year,” said KSP rider and Vice President Sky Solbach. “ We scored the most perfect surf ever seen in competition in Mauritius and the longest waves on the planet in Peru. Unfortunately Mother Nature did not cooperate in Cape Verde, but we still had a blast in the Super Sessions here.”

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Erin Swain: Cold Hatteras Session!

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The sun was out, but it was about 50 degrees and blowing strong. I had been out the day before in the clouds and wind and was cold but I figured the sun would warm everything up. I had a posse of 9 people ready to do a downwinder. The weathervane on top of the building was going nuts when we arrived at Kitty Hawk Kites. One minute it was south west, the next it was turning east.

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

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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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Video: How Snowkiter Tyler Brown Sees Things

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Ride With Tyler: More winter snow action with US rider Tyler Brown putting it down in the powder.

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VIDEO: Scheid in Brazil

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Check out this video Brandon Scheid tearing it up down in Brazil.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

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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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PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

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After seven events on five continents all the results are in: Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) and Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) are the 2011 world champions. The wind never came up on the last day to run the best trick competition, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful New Caledonian weather and the closing ceremony.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

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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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VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

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The Superkite Brazil 2011 was the first event of its kind. Held in Cumbuco, Brazil the event featured some of the top names in kitesurfing.

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