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PKRA New Caledonia: Alex Pastor Wins the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

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The final heats of the 2011 PKRA season took place at the Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro, New Caledonia in perfect conditions with a solid twenty knots of wind. The double elimination was completed today, Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush) won the event in the men’s category and Asia Litwin in the women’s.

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PKRA New Caledonia: End of Singles, Youri Zoon Loses First Heat of the Year

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The one thing that all the riders agreed on was that the conditions were challenging. This did not stop them from landing an array of great tricks. Unexpectedly, World Champion Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) lost against Mario Rodwald (GER, North) in the quarter finals leaving Alex Pastor (ESP, Airsuh) to win the singles today.

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VIDEO: Brazil Road Trippin’

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The BEST crew head off down the coast from Paracuru to Ilha Do Guajiru picking up the new Brazilian groms as they travel to the newest and sickest spots that Brazil has to offer.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Trials and Singles in Noumea

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The Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro started with light wind and a few rain showers but we quickly saw the sun come out and twenty knots of wind. In the morning the trials competition started to qualify the sixteen men who will go on into the main event and face the top eight riders in the world. The trials were dominated by local riders and Australians. In the afternoon the weather cleared up and the first two rounds of men were completed.

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Erin Swain: Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

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I was on a staycation - That’s a term I adopted from my friend Billy. It’s when you take time off work and enjoy everything your home has to offer. In my case, surfing and kiting! So I woke up early and headed over to Kite Point down near Buxton.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon New Caledonia 2011

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Check out a few clips of Youri Zoon warming up before for the final stop on the 2011 PKRA world tour in New Caledonia.

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Erin Swain: Planet of the Apes

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After my day of light wind and a lesson with Kite Club Hatteras, I was able to go on a downwinder known as Planet of the Apes. I started at MP 46 and was going to the Kitty Hawk Kites location in Waves.

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2012 TKB Kiteboarding Calendars Now Available for Holiday Shipping

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Every year, we are stoked to offer our annual TKB Calendar and every year, we think it's our best one yet! 2012 is no different -- check out our new calendar and we think you'll agree...

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7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

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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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Just Another Day in California

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How's the weather in your home town? Summer's over, and for many people that means the end of sunny days spent on the water. Not so out here in California.

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VIDEO: Best Kiteboarding in the Snow

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Sam, Jake and Oli take to the hills for a month long road trip that takes them to some of the best winter kiting spots that the US has to offer.

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Hatteras After Irene: A Community Rebuilds and Rediscovers Its Passion for Kiteboarding

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The slender islands of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are no stranger to tropical storms; so, despite a mandatory hurricane evacuation declared for all visitors and residents of Dare County, many locals decided to stay.

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Erin Swain: Lessons for Self-Sufficient Riders?

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With a new 9M Epic Renegade and a borrowed Aggression kiteboard, I was curious to see what a lesson could do for my progress. I headed down to Avon to meet up with a Bulgarian and his girlfriend. They run a kite school and I had met them up at Jockeys Ridge a couple weeks prior to this meeting.

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New Music Video from Trusted Waters featuring Julien Fillion

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Many of you may recognize Julien Fillion's name as the designer for Liquid Force, but he's also a talented musician who heads Trusted Waters, a Montreal-based band.

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2012 BUYER’S GUIDE:Underwave

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Soft launched in North America in mid-2011, the full collection of Underwave apparel and water wear will be available at your local dealer in 2012. Underwave’s North American distributor Nicolas Ostermann explains why his distribution company is bringing the brand to the US market and highlights some of the key products he is most excited about.

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