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.... Read More...

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. ... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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. ... Read More...
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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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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.... Read More...

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. ... Read More...