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TKB Beginner to Advanced Kiteboarding Instructional Guide

Rather than bore you with the same regurgitated newbie beginner information, we enlisted the help of many of the top instructional coaches in the country to share their expertise with you and also added some new sections to ensure The Kiteboarder Instructional Guide is both up-to-date and useful to every level of kiteboarder.

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Kevin Langeree is the New PKRA World Champion!

Today would go down in kiteboarding history as the day the PKRA World Championship crown is passed on to two of the most promising kiteboarders in the world.

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Parking Lot Kiteboarding Repair Kit

There may be nothing more frustrating than broken gear. If you have never had any gear problems, you have not been kiting for very long.

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Backwoods: Saona Island

Situated on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, Saona Island is a pristine tropical paradise that has been featured in many movies and commercials.

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Three Riders are in Contention for the 2009 PKRA World Cup Title

The last leg of the 2009 Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour happening from November 25 to 29, 2009 is the most anticipated event in kiteboarding this year.

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TKB Podcast with Dimitri Maramenides from Epic Kites

For this Podcast from The Kiteboarder Magazine, Dimitri Maramenides called in to tell us all about his new kiteboarding company, Epic Kites.

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Launch and Land By Yourself

While it’s always best to launch and land your kite with the help of a fellow kiteboarder, there are many times when you need help with nobody around to assist you.

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The Exception: Kitesurfing with a Leash

In Santa Cruz, California, some of the best reef breaks are not kite-friendly with variable wind shadows and waves smashing directly onto rock cliffs, often with no beach in sight. In these spots, separation from your board is not an option.

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New World Kitespeed Record, New Outright USA Record

Frenchman Alex Caizergues (F One) has broken the world kiteboarding speed record with an incredible time of 50.98 knots, breaking his previous world record of 50.57.

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Exploring La Ventana

La Ventana is a great place to take a kiteboarding vacation, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a great home base from which you can explore all that Southern Baja has to offer, just a short drive away.

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Get Ready for the La Ventana Classic and Kite/SUP Expo! Jan 17-24, 2010

The 2010 event has been extended to 8 days to offer day trips/clinics early week with the main event happening January 20-24.

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Kiteboarding in the Digital Age

It used to be that the best way to find out if it was windy enough to ride was to drive down to the beach and take a look with your own eyes. Back then, it seemed like I did more driving around trying to find wind than I did actually riding. Of course this was before every 16-year-old and their mom had phones able to access the internet with them at all times.

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Bill Tai: The Kite Guy of Silicon Valley

Like many kiteboarders out there, Bill Tai is passionate about the sport. He is just like the rest of us addicts, every possible opportunity and talking the sport enough that some know him the “Kite Guy” in Silicon Valley, but what seperates Bill from most of the rest of us kite bums is what he does for a living.

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The Kiteboarder October 2009 Issue Now Available Online

Want to see the complete line of 2010 products from your favorite brands? What are riders’ opinions on the new 2010 gear? Looking for the hottest new action or gear videos?

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Kiteboarding’s Biggest Punk: Ruben Lenten

"Energetic, powerful, and solid." That’s how Ruben Lenten describes his riding style in his own words, and I don’t think anyone could come up with a better description.

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