Year: 2010

Photo courtesy Zenith Ocean Voyages

Tobago Cays: Jewel of the Grenadines

Accessible only by boat, The Tobago Cays consists of five small uninhabited islands surrounded by the infamous Horseshoe Reef. Abundant with beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and sea turtles, the area offers off-the-hook kiteboarding in crystal clear blue-green waters surrounded by white sandy beaches.
Several new sizes were added to F-One's 2011 surf program. Photo Gilles Calvet

DESIGNER’S CORNER: F-One Bandit 4 and Bamboo Surfboards

For 2011, the Bandit 4 (B4) has changed considerably with a new shape and bar. For F-One’s 2011 surf program, several new sizes were added and the boards now all feature a double concave bottom. Founder Raphael Salles helps explain what we can expect from the new B4 and F-one’s 2011 surf line.
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Close Up: Sean Mertens

Growing up with windsports-addicted parents, free (and sometimes mandatory) rides to the beach whenever it was windy didn’t give Sean much of a choice. It was either learn to kite or be bored to tears.
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La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo January 17-23: Early Clinics and Schedule

Get ready for our island crossing 12 mile kite race, course racing, freestyle contest, Paddle Royale - SUP races including a 12 mile island crossing challenge, biggest KiteXpo ever with tons of gear to test, food, bands, parties every night, and fun—all in the name of raising money for the local schools in La Ventana!
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Final World Rankings for 2010

After the last events of the season, the final rankings for 2010 in all disciplines have been published. The overall world cup winners are: Andy Yates / Gisela Pulido (Freestyle), Bruno Sroka / Steph Bridge (Course Racing) and Guilly Brandao / Gisela Pulido (Wave Riding).
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I met my good buddy and business partner Nico at a local kite spot and we found out through Arnaud of Kitemasters that F-One was looking for a new distributor for the US market.
Peter Schiebel likes to push wear to the limits. Photo Brendan Richards

How Far Do You Push Wear?

This being the one part of kite equipment that requires periodic maintenance, the condition of a rider’s main depower line can give you hints about the personality of the kiter.
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Light it Up at Burning Bush

With your mind full of doubt that anything is actually happening out here, you come over a small hill and find a few hundred people gathered around various contraptions that are either on fire or about to be lit up.
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Kiteboarding in Merry Old England

The atmosphere here creates a rather different kiting experience. With a large steel works located a mile down the road, those on the hunt for a tropical session need not apply.
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Alaska Road Trippin’

Way up north in Alaska, there’s a little town where the wind blows across vast glaciers and up mountains so large that simply calling them big doesn’t do them justice.
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How to Sell Your Gear

Now that much of the new 2011 kiteboarding gear is on the market, it’s time to think about upgrading your old busted gear to something new and shiny.
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PKRA New Caledonia Final Results/Report

Andy Yates and Gisela Pulido take the world title in New Caledonia. All riders were on top of their game and did not take one minute for granted out on the water.
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December 2010

*TRAVEL: Alaska Roadtrippin: A Trip to Thompson Pass *BACKWOODS: Tobago Cays with the Zenith Ocean Crew *How to Save Access at Your Local Beach
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