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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offshore Odysseys' Gavin McClurg joins us to talk about the recent article in The Kiteboarder Magazine about his 5-year circumnavigation with the Best Odyssey and also announces his next project, the Cabrinha Quest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.