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Erin Swain: Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

Erin Swain: Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

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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Erin Swain: Planet of the Apes

Erin Swain: Planet of the Apes

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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Just Another Day in California

Just Another Day in California

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: Wainman Hawaii in the DR

VIDEO: Wainman Hawaii in the DR

It has been a windy and amazing summer in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The Wainman Hawaii DR team (Kelvin Corniel, Luciano Gonzales and Aryen Gonzales), along with Canadian team rider (Simon Gill) put together some action! Enjoy the video!

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Erin Swain: Lessons for Self-Sufficient Riders?

Erin Swain: Lessons for Self-Sufficient Riders?

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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2012 TKB Buyer’s Guide: 126 Pages on the Latest Kiteboarding Gear from 19 Brands

2012 TKB Buyer’s Guide: 126 Pages on the Latest Kiteboarding Gear from 19 Brands

We sat down with representatives from the different kiteboarding brands and we asked the questions you wanted to know the answers to! This electronic magazine is full of links to videos, product information pages, 2012 catalogs, and more.

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Erin Swain: Lost Board

Erin Swain: Lost Board

The last time I kited, I started to realize that I needed a smaller board. I finally decided to buy a used one, and Dimitiri Maramenides happened to have one great for me. It was 129 cm long which was perfect for me. I was stoked. Not only did I grab the board just in time for a session, but Dimitri had a 10M screamer for me to demo.

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Erin Swain: Lessons to Learn in Gusty Wind

Erin Swain: Lessons to Learn in Gusty Wind

I went to JR after Scott told me it was blowing well until a rainstorm chased him out. He said it would continue to blow, but to watch out for storm bands. I got there and there were four kites in the air. Dimitri and his son were rocking some custom wet suits in bright colors that made them look like super heros (which I think they are!).

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EPIC Announces New Kiteboarding Game for iPhone & iPad

EPIC Announces New Kiteboarding Game for iPhone & iPad

Today Epic Kiteboarding announced a new kiteboarding app game for iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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VIDEO: Red Bull Battle of Trafalgar

VIDEO: Red Bull Battle of Trafalgar

Summer's not over yet in some areas of Spain, like in Caños de Meca. With temperatures up to 30 degrees celsius and winds up to 20 knots, this weekend was the perfect moment to celebrate the first Red Bull Batalla de Trafalgar, a kitesurf event that closed the season.

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PKRA News: New Caledonia Confirmed, Australia and South Africa Cancelled

PKRA News: New Caledonia Confirmed, Australia and South Africa Cancelled

The final PKRA event this year will be held in the beautiful lagoon of Noumea in New Caledonia and is confirmed for the following dates: 30th of November until December 4th, with registration of the 29th of November.

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VIDEO: Tom Herbert Profile

Video profile of French rider Tom Hebert, ranked fifth overall on the PKRA 2011 tour.

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Erin Swain: My Session with Dimitri Maramenides

Erin Swain: My Session with Dimitri Maramenides

It’s a pretty cool experience when you live on the Outer Banks and get to watch Dimitri Miramenides kite on his home turf. As Scott and I arrived to JR, it was blowing almost 20 knots! YEY! 7M time! While I was pumping my kite, Dimitri shows up and is pumping right next to me.

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VIDEO: PKRA Brazil Half Hour Highlight Show

Check out this show about the recent PKRA competition in Barra Do Cunhau, Brazil.

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TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

The X3 Kite Compression Kit includes three large vacuum bags and an adapter that allows you to use your kite pump to suck the air out of the bags to shrink your kites, making them easier to pack. The bags are made out of a heavier material than we've seen on consumer vacuum bags made for traveling and feature a large one-way valve.

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