Month: April 2012


VIDEO: PKRA Mexico Wrap Up

Wrap up video of the 2012 PKRA event in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. This is the first tour stop of the 2012 PKRA Course Racing season.

La Ventana to Los Barriles Downwinder

Congratulations to the Exotikite crew for pioneering what we all believe to be the first downwinder accomplished from La Ventana to Los Barriles! Below is a reprint of the adventure courtesy of Megan O'Leary of Exotikite in Los Barriles.
Photo Paul Lang

PROFILED: Slawek “Suave” Krauze

One of the fixtures at Sherman Island, Slawek “Suave” Krauze is usually the easiest guy to pick out on the water due to the fact that he always seems to be able to find the brightest colored gear to ride.
Sometimes it feels like I'm getting this figured out.

Learning to Ride a Race Board: A Few More Sessions

Anxious to get a few more race board sessions, I tried going out in wind that was just too light. Not one to learn lessons quickly, I did this two days in a row, each day ending up getting to swim back in.

VIDEO: Tom Court in Peru

In this video, I spent two weeks traveling out to Peru and kiting up and down the coast. Starting at a spot called Paracas about 250km south of Lima and heading up northwards for about 1000km to a wave spot called Pacasmayo.

Americans Dominate Racing at PKRA Mexico

The final day played out somewhat as expected with considerably less wind than the previous days. Meeting at 10am, the racers arrived to a calm beach and a more serene atmosphere, with the hopes that the wind would shift and increase enough to hold racing or the remainder of the freestyle competition.

Meet the 2012 Liquid Force Team

Forty. The number of team riders Liquid Force is happy to introduce in its 2012 season. With the introduction of three brand new kite models and unparalleled innovations in board and kite technology, Liquid announces a strong team of riders to support and test this gear.
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Offshore Odysseys Announces the Next Journey: The Cabrinha Quest

A mutual desire to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations, while building awareness and inspiring solutions to the environmental crisis has culminated into a five year agreement between Cabrinha and Offshore Odysseys. The expedition is called the Cabrinha Quest.

VIDEO: Rems Invitational Winning Edit

12 kiteboarders from different backgrounds were invited by Remi Meum to shred for four days at Haugastøl, Norway

. Three teams were been decided by draw. Each team had it’s own videographer and was tasked with making the best edit over four days. 


2012 Pismo Beach Kitexpo Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone for making the 10th Annual Pismo Beach Kitexpo such a great time for all! We couldn't have asked for better conditions or participation and are stoked that so many of you made it down (or up!) starting with the Winemaker Dinner Thursday night and ending with raffle on Sunday.

VIDEO: Hidden Lines Trailer

While re-discovering the essence of kitesurfing, the hidden stories behind their dreamlike lifestyle's are told. Along the way they find themselves in unexpected situations and magical moments.

Support a Feature Length Kiteboarding Film on Kickstarter

Jewell and Ginnie, a Charleston/Atlanta based filmmaking company launched plans for “With A Kite,” a feature-length kiteboarding documentary. Shooting is scheduled to start in June 2012 and be centered around the 2012 Triple - S Invitational in Cape Hatteras, NC, which attracts the biggest names in the world of kiteboarding.

VIDEO: Niccolo Porcella’s Jaws Session

Check out this video of Niccolo Porcella's Jaws session. A photo from this session was printed as a full spread in the current issue of The Kiteboarder Magazine.

Slingshot Announces the 2012 Turbine Light Wind Kite

We started off with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter. We also reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size. Efficiency is king so we completely updated the design geometry as well as added a few new features in increase on-water performance.

EVENT REPORT: 2012 Miami Kite Masters

We could have not asked for a better day as the wind was averaging 15 to 20 knots at 10am. First up was racing! A two-lap figure eight course made for exciting racing as the riders dodged one another at over 20 knots!

Best Kiteboarding Launches Interactive Online Magazine

Just in time for the real start of the season we’ve got some great new content for you. Every few months we will be collecting the best stories, videos, action, and riding tips from our team riders all over the globe to present you their unique take on kitesurfing.

VIDEO: Free Ride Project Trailer

Here is a little teaser for the up and coming release of the Ripslix/Steez Free Ride Project kiteboarding movie that will be dropping later in 2012. Aiming to release in May, this longer DVD style edit will follow Tom Court, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, and James Boulding through 2011. See them hitting some amazing spots around the world and rocking some international competitions...

VIDEO: 100 Seconds with Bear Karry

100 Seconds with Bear Karry playing around in California and abroad during his trip to Cape Verde. Purely talented, simply stoked, and only riding strapless, Bear mixes wave riding with arials.

Zoon and Kajiya Win PKRA Dakhla

Anticipation in this final day reached a crescendo with the men’s final heat . Alex Pastor and World Champion Youri Zoon engaged in a battle to the end, displaying their most spectacular of moves, competing against each other in two last heats.
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