Month: November 2012


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.

Patagonia Announces Plant-Based Wetsuit

Patagonia Inc., a leading designer of core outdoor, surf, and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories, and Yulex Corporation, a clean technology company developing agricultural-based biomaterials for medical, consumer, industrial, and bioenergy products, announced today the introduction of a guayule-based wetsuit, a renewable biorubber that is the first alternative to traditional fossil-based Neoprene.
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Lord of the Wind Showdown Slated for January 10-15, 2013

The 2013 Lord of the Wind Showdown is off and running, Jan 10 through Jan 15 in Los Barriles Mexico. With the consistent north winds blowing and the warm water, this is the perfect destination for one of the sport’s top competitions.

VIDEO: LEGO Man Goes Kitesurfing

Another rainy day as winter approaches in the UK finds a LEGO man kiter and the kite launcher making the most of the left-hand towel reef break that was barreling in the corner of my room.
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Kite Racing Shut Out of 2016 Olympics

The Annual General Meeting of the International Sailing Federation approved the decision to keep windsurfing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 51.3% of the votes, reverting the initial option for kiteboarding.
Photo Quincy Dein

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Wainman Hawaii

Wainman Hawaii strives to provide the highest quality gear so riders can maximize their fun and stoke in each session. They do not feel the need to release new gear every year for the sake of saying they have something new and shiny to check out but instead release products when they are 100% confident that they are ready for market.
Photo Paul Lang

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Underwave

Underwave was introduced to the US market in 2012 and is back with a refreshed line of softgood products for 2013. Some of the Underwave harnesses feature the unique Vacust technology, which allows you to create a true custom fit with your harness.
Photo Chuck Harlan

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Switch

Now in its second year in the market, Switch Kites is entering its first phase of next-generation gear and has added two new kites to its line.
Photo Lance Koudele

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Slingshot

For 2013, Slingshot further streamlined its product line up. Slingshot’s kite surfboard line will see the biggest changes with the introduction of EPX construction and Fluid X technology.
Photo courtesy Shinn

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Shinn

After growing up in the UK, Mark Shinn moved to the Canary Islands to pursue a windsurfing career. He discovered kiteboarding in 1999 and quickly rose to the top, competing on the circuit until 2005 when he refocused his efforts to start his own board company.

2013 Buyer’s Guide: RRD

For 2013 RRD is offering a number of refinements on it's extensive kiteboarding product line. In a unique move, RRD is offering two versions of the popular Vision kite.
Photo Jon Malmberg

2013 Buyer’s Guide: ProMotion

Based in the Gorge for 28 years, ProMotion Wetsuits was founded by waterman Dana Love. A surfer at heart, Dana got into windsports to extend his time on the water.
Photo Ian Alldredge

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Prolimit

The Prolimit lineup of harnesses, wetsuits, and travel bags has been freshly updated for 2013. New for this year is the C4, a kiteboarding-specific wetsuit.
Photo Abner Kingman

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Ozone

For 2013, Ozone’s Catalyst and Zephyr kites have been completely redesigned while the rest of the line received smaller modifications.
Photo Alan Van Gysen

2013 Buyer’s Guide: NP Surf

NP is a brand new line of technical softgood products from Neil Pryde. Besides a stand-out line of wetsuits, harnesses, and SUP paddles, NP has also release the S1 spreader bar, the first aluminum spreader bar designed for kiteboarding.
Photo Vincent Bergeron

2013 Buyer’s Guide: North Kiteboarding

The biggest changes to North’s lineup for 2013 relate to their control bar, Vegas kite, and Jamie Pro board. New products include the Pro Series, a surfboard shape with the most rocker and outline of all directional boards in North’s lineup, and the Spike Textreme, a new carbon light wind board.
Photo Lukas Nazdraczew

2013 Buyer’s Guide: Nobile

Most of the changes to Nobile’s 2013 line represent refinements that improve upon construction and performance. Additionally, Nobile switched kite production to Sri Lanka, which they say has afforded them higher levels of quality control.
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