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Gisela Pulido Joins Best Kiteboarding

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Big news in the world of professional kiteboarding today, Best Kiteboarding has announced that 2011 PKRA World Champion and 8 X World Champion GISELA PULIDO is joining the BEST FAMILY!

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VIDEO: Hannah Whiteley’s Sweet Escape

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Professional kiteboarder Hannah Whiteley riding at Pro Kite Brasil - Uruaú - Ceará in December of 2011. Shot and cut by Andre Magarao.

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Get Ready for Burning Bush La Ventana January 14: T-Shirts Now On Sale!

Rumor has it that Bruce Sheldon and crew have more than a few surprises in store for us this year and have truly outdone themselves....

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon: The Ultimate Reward

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This is the story of Youri Zoon, the new world champion in kiteboarding. EyEFORcE productions has followed Brunotti rider Youri Zoon over the last couple of years, filming him on locations across the globe.

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Erin Swain: First Ocean Session

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OK, so today was THE DAY! My first Ocean Kiting experience! I have been waiting for this day for what feels like an eternity! I went to a spot on the north coast of Puerto Rico called Montones. It's a cove that has a huge rock on one side where sets of waves wrap around and break. The beach is beautiful and there is a mix of sand and reef bottom. The water gets shallow in spots but mostly its pretty deep. Luckily, it's sandy by the shore so its easy to get in and out of the water.

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VIDEO: The Year in Review from Damien LeRoy

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Damien Leroy's most memorable highlights of the 2011 kiteboarding season, as he travels from Florida to Mexico, Germany, Idaho, Bahamas, Spain, and more. He finishes the 2011 season as Slalom World Champion and voted Kiteboarding athlete of the year.

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KSP Celebrates the End of their Inagural Season

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Gathering from 20 countries, an exclusive field of some of the world’s best kite surfers traveled the world to compete for the World Championship title. The battle took 24 men and 12 women to each of the three tour stops: the One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius; the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro in Pacasmayo, Peru; and finally, the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro in Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde.

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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

Event founder Tim Hatler.

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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