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Tack and Pulido Win Singles

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Challenging conditions continue for Mondial du Vent, and the women turn up the heat.

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The IKA KiteFoil GoldCup debuts in Mexico

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A brand new discipline emerges in kiting with a competitive tour all its own

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World Champions Crowned in Argentina

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In what could only be described as electrifying, wild, and windy, the sixth and final day of the Kitesurf World Cup Argentina was one for the record books this weekend.  To the surprise of many, the light and variable winds ...

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PKRA Freestyle Action in Changing Winds

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Fickle conditions and more wine in Argentina

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The KSP Needs Your Help

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The Kite Surf Pro (KSP) World Championship Tour had a challenging start to the 2013 season, but they remain committed to running two more events in 2013 and delivering a World Championship Title by the end of the year.  Under the ...

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PKRA Dates Change in China, Booty Gets Big.

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PKRA's 2013 schedule changes. Prize money in China totals $80,000 USD.

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PKRA Germany: The Racing Commences

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Two full rounds of racing were completed at the beetle kite surf World Cup in Saint Peter-Ording Germany yesterday. The racing didn’t start until four in the afternoon, but once it was underway the action was intense.  Julien Kerneur and ...

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NEWS: Pulido and Pastor win Mondial du Vent 2013

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Competition heats up with 61 riders from over twenty countries at the PKRA's second stop in 2013.

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KSP Ireland Wraps Up with a Full Day of Action

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The final day of the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro got underway before daybreak when the 6am call was made to move the mobile event to an alternate location north of Achill Island. Overhead surf and 30 plus knot winds with intermittent rain squalls marked the early morning heats.

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PKRA Announces Updated 2012 Schedule

Just weeks away from the first tour stop of 2012, the PKRA gears up for what is sure to be a phenomenal entrance into this year’s action packed season. Beginning in Morocco, moving on to France, and eventually arriving in Mexico, the PKRA will take advantage of the most stellar riding conditions in order to showcase the full abilities of each and every competitor.

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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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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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KSP Cabo Verde Day 5: Event Shortened with No Swell on the Way

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Less than promising, the wave forecast projects no swell for the final five days of the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro’s 10-day holding period. Given the dismal forecast, KSP organizers and the rider’s committee made a joint decision to move the awards ceremony forward to Wednesday, December 7.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

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Waking to strong winds and a meager swell at both Ponta Preta and Secrets, event directors deemed the day’s conditions uncontestable for the KSP’s Kite Surfing World Championships. Rather than forcing a contest in less-than-favorable conditions, a fun laidback expression session ensued — the second consecutive Super Session on this fourth day of the event’s 10-day holding period.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

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Strong wind and small, inconsistent surf greeted competitors at the primary contest venue of Ponta Preta for the 8:00a.m. riders meeting. KSP Head Judge Brad Price quickly made the call to move competitors to the back-up location at “Secret Spot” along Sal’s rocky and dusty North Shore.

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