Year: 2012


TKB REVIEW: Patagonia R2 Front-Zip Wetsuit

We've heard about the Patagonia wetsuits for quite some time and see a lot of them on the water in our area, so we were excited to receive a Patagonia R2 Front-Zip wetsuit to test for kitesurfing.

Volume 9, Number 3

The Fall 2012 issue of TKB features Rediscovering Baja, The Unexpected Honduras, and Kiteboarding Egypt

VIDEO: Hidden Lines Chapter III

Surrounded by naked girls they discover Nitro City, which proves to be the perfect ending to their trip with crazy stunts, perfect freestyle conditions, and poolside parties.

VIDEO: Brandon Scheid in Brazil

This was shot during Brandon's six-week trip to the sleepy town of Tiaba, Brazil. Filmed by James Boulding, Sam Medysky, and Daniel Koenig.

TKB REVIEW: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Besides being amazingly lightweight and able to pack down into its own pocket for traveling or when hiking, I’ve found that the Patagonia Nano Puff is now my go-to jacket for a wide variety of conditions.

VIDEO: The Mauritius Episode

Right after the KSP Mauritius the North Kiteboarding team took the chance to really enjoy Mauritius and managed to get some sick shots of barrels, huge walls, and also massive wipe outs.

VIDEO: Wyoming Snowkiting

Join Jason Slezak, Julien Filion, Fletchter Chouinard, and friends as they try to harness the winds in the Wyoming mountains.

VIDEO: Colleen Carrol in Brazil

Immediately after joining the North International and Ion teams, I headed down to Brazil this October to try out my new gear and explore the butter flat lagoons of the windy South American country.
Photo Kiteboat Project/Darrell Wong

The Kiteboat Project

Don Montague has a long history in kiteboarding and was one of the people involved in very early kite development. While still working at Naish as the head of R&D, he began to play with attaching kites to outrigger canoes and boats.

VIDEO: North American Snowkite Tour

Join BEST team riders Tyler Brown, Jacob Buzianis, and Jen Milton as they hit the tour stops of the North American Snowkite Tour last winter. Check out the epic conditions they had and hear about why they love to snowkite and get ready for the 2013 tour!

2012 KSP World Champions Crowned in Maui

The final day of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro delivered classic Ho’okipa conditions and saw major upsets in the world title race. Event winners and overall KSP World Champions were crowned on Maui’s north shore today.

The Chicken Bike Adventure

The first test for the chicken bikes came when we stopped at the Mexican consulate on our way out of town. As we pulled up a guard actually opened the razor wire gate for us thinking we were delivering food to employees. When we asked where we go for visas he simply asked, “No pollo?” and kicked us out.
Photo courtesy Broneah

The Great Lakes: The Forgotten Coast

Within an hour drive from my home are eight wave riding spots, two thermal wind spots that crank with clockwork reliability, and two long jetties that provide butter-flat riding conditions. In a normal year more than half of my kiteboarding sessions are in waves that range in height from waist to well overhead.

VIDEO: Hidden Lines Chapter 1: Chile

Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree, and Nick Jacobsen set out to travel the destinations on their bucket list. First up is Chile, where they discover a mountain lake called Puclaro and score a wave session at Matanzas. Along the way we get to know the different characters and their intertwined history. But most of all, this is where a road trip full of fun starts.

VIDEO: Early Season Snowkiting in the Bighorn Mountains

Everyone we talked to had bailed because of the bad snow reports. We couldn't stand it anymore! We had to go see for ourselves and get some time under our kites. It was a "Hail Marry" so to speak. Snowkiting itself made the poor conditions epic for us.

VIDEO: Salt & Speed Preview

Alex Caizergues and Rob Douglas are currently in France doing their best to reclaim the outright speed sailing record.

Much Anticipated Hidden Lines Movie to be Posted Online

Get out your big screen, plug in your sound system, and invite your friends over to watch the first part of Hidden Lines. EyEFORcE is proud to announce that the first part of Hidden Lines will be released online on November 21.

PKRA China Wraps Up with LIght Wind Conditions

Each competitor retained high expectations for this closing day in such an enchanting place; however, the wind gods turned out to have different plans. Hanging around the event site checking emails, playing games, and socializing, the riders paid close attention to the official notice board and any sign of a greater breeze.
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