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Erin Swain: Windy Downwinder to Jocky’s Ridge

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I am back at it. I just completed a great downwinder to Jockeys Ridge, but this session started out as a bummer. My bud Scott (from the last blog) came to get me and I started grabbing all my gear.

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Vote for 2011 Kiteboarder of the Year

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Who do you think has been the best kiteboarder of 2011? Now through July 5 you can submit your vote now for the 2011 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony during Surf Expo on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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The Kiteboarder Wind Page

You can now get live wind data from sensors across North America on The Kiteboarder Wind Page. The Kiteboarder Wind Page is proudly powered by WindAlert.

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Two Days in Santa Cruz

Josh "Cornfed' Nehf

With no wind anywhere nearby, I found myself starting to go a little stir crazy in the office, so I sent an email to Brendan Richards to see what the conditions in Santa Cruz had been like lately.

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Erin Swain: Downwinder from Ramp 46 to Somewhere in Salvo

Oh My Gosh! Downwinders are a beginner kiter's best friend! I had the best day ever. I went right to the board instead of doing the body drags first. That was a great accomplishment.

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In a Rut? How KB4Girls Helps You and Others

The author setting up to perfect her unhooked raleys.

When I heard Kristin Boese was holding one of her KB4Girls clinics in San Francisco it didn’t take long before I committed myself to the clinic that weekend.

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2011 REAL Triple-S Results

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Friday, June 10th, the final day of the Triple-S Invitational, saw strong SW winds and a full day (and night!) of action on and off the water. Riders hit the water at 10am for SLICKS freestyle action. This session lasted about 3 hours with riders throwing down every trick in the book in nearly perfect flatwater conditions!

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2011 REAL Triple S Update: SURF

Bhoto Bryan Elkus

Triple-S Thursday saw a full day of SURF action down on the southside at Ramp 55/Hatteras Ferry Docks. Kites were flying at 1pm with 12m and then 9m being the call.

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Erin Swain: Back in the Water!

Ok! I had my first session since snowkiting in Colorado! It was amazing! I launched down in Rodanthe, North Carolina, early in the morning when it was blowing 12 to 18 knots.

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Help Maui Kiteboarding Legend Jim Bones

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A short while ago, Jim Bones was diagnosed with lymphoma stage 4 and the doctors believe it has slowly been consuming him for at least two years.

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What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

photo courtesy www.12kite.com

You don’t have to be kiteboarding for very long to hear about the epic conditions that Cape Hatteras in North Carolina offers.

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2011 REAL Triple-S Update from Billy Parker – First 3 Days

We’re only halfway through the event and we still have wind and waves to ride. This could go down as one of the best Triple S events of all time!

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Patrick Rebstock Joins Slingshot

Slingshot is stoked to welcome Patrick Rebstock to the family. Patrick is the latest rider to recently join Slingshot Surf along with Mauricio Abreu and Jeff Kafka.

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Liquid Force 2011 Envy Analyze This Kite Review

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The Envy is a three-strut one-pump kite with a bridle that features one pulley per side. The rear section of the bridle can be adjusted to change the turning speed of the kite.

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GK 2011 Trix Analyze This Kite Review

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The 2011 GK Trix looks very similar to last year’s model. This is a five-strut one-pump kite with a unique and very adjustable bridle.

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