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.
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.
The second day of the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, was marked by a compromise on the vexed issue of Kiteboarding versus Windsurfing for the 2016 Olympics.
Very cool video from powerkites.de showing the beauty of snowkiting in Norway…. Some really amazing scenery and riders. Check it out!
Want a chance to try out all the new 2013 Freeride/All Around/Crossover kites? How do daily downwinders or an island crossing sound?
Florida kiteboarder Rimas Kinka has done it again. Starting off on October 13, 2012, at 7:30 am in Jacksonville, Florida, and finishing near Palm Beach, Florida, the driven kiteboarder sailed 281.1 miles for 34 hours, 41 minutes, and 27 seconds, 52 miles more than the previous record.
Almost one year after he broke the Guinness Book of World Records’ Longest Nonstop Kitesurfing Distance record, Rimas Kinka from Florida is attempting to break the record once again.
Double S-bends to Blind… nuke glide to wrapped… s-mobes and more….check out the latest edit from BEST team rider Chris Bobryk!
LivingTheDream catches up with Old School legend Mauricio Abreu and makes you question what is old school?
With more than 200 pre-registered riders from all around the world, it will be a fierce battle for the title.
Enjoy the latest freestyle video from Best Kiteboarding.
MACkite would like to invite you to the 12th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition and Test Fest. From September 28-30, MACkite will be hosting a family-friendly kiteboarding competition formally known as the King of the Great Lakes (KoGL).
BEST Kiteboarding today announced that Shannon Best is leaving his day-to-day role with the company to pursue new opportunities within the consumer sports industry, effective October 1st.
Eight years ago founder Tim Hatler and a few locals thought it would be cool to see if they could kiteboard the 11 miles from Isla Cerralvo to La Ventana.
Team Fluid has started started the American Kiteboarding Association (AKA), a non-profit whose initial goal is to meet the requirements needed to get America a vote and a voice within the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA). Now all they need is members!
For the Fall Issue of The Kiteboarder, we contacted Olympic Windsurfing Gold Medal Winner Dorian van Rijsselberghe for his thoughts on Kite Racing being accepted into the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, possibly at the expense of windsurfing
Join Liquid Force International team rider Jason Slezak at the inaugural Wave Accelerator Camp September 29th through October 6th 2012 at the world class Solo Sports Advernture Camp located on the point of Punta San Carlos, Baja, California Mexico.
Kiting the Golden Gate Bridge at Crissy Field is a different flavor of epic than a perfect wave trip to a remote part of the world. Some people may not see the point. The water is cold, there’s all kinds of crazy boat traffic, and the currents are strong and constantly changing.
Zenith Ocean Voyages is a worldwide dedicated kiteboarding expedition aboard their brand new catamaran, Meercat, in collaboration with Naish.
IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) announced today it has released the Top Ten Safety Directives for kiters.
The 13th Annual Bridge of the Gods event kicked off this past weekend with a new twist. Known as the event that has launched the pro careers of many riders, this year organizers divided the event into two weekends and tested a new format.
The forecast for the 6th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event called for strong wind and thunderstorms and the day delivered as promised, and then some!
For the launch of NP, Susi Mai helped recreate the famous Jenna de Rosnay advertisement. Here’s a peak behind the scenes…
The Kiteboarder is stoked to announce a new addition to the TKB crew. Amy Hunter comes to the Kiteboarder Magazine with a professional background in marketing and international communications.
As the title states, this is truly the most comprehensive beginner instructional video I have seen since I started kiting in 1999.
Starting Friday, May 18, competitors from Jalsico, Colima, Sinaloa, Baja, Merida, Cozumel and Cancun got warmed up at the spot, enjoying the warm water, conditions and hospitality of the event location, sponsors, and organizers.
HR Sports Resorts and Pryde Group America announced that PGA has purchased the Vela Windsurf Resorts and Vela Kitesurf Resorts brands from HR Sports and will be expanding the number of destination resort facilities
Thanks to everyone who helped in the event this year – below are the first round of projects you helped raise money for -and there are more to come!
This is already in place and could affect access at your local beach. Don’t let this precedence be set for our sport and help out your fellow riders in New York! Please sign the petition and enlist the support of your other kiting friends to help out the cause.
Festival del Viento is the biggest freestyle event in Mexico. It is held in Bucerias, Nayarit which is just 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. This year the dates will be May 18-20.