After a full circumnavigation over the last five years of 54,000 miles offshore; 50 countries; and a lifetime of memories for their guests and crew, the Best Odyssey, now the Ocean Odyssey, is getting ready to set sail once again exploring the Pacific.
Check out the great clinics offered by pro riders in support of the 7th Annual La Ventana Classic Fundraiser
Rumor has it that Bruce Sheldon and crew have more than a few surprises in store for us this year and have truly outdone themselves….
Every year, we are stoked to offer our annual TKB Calendar and every year, we think it’s our best one yet! 2012 is no different — check out our new calendar and we think you’ll agree…
What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.
The slender islands of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are no stranger to tropical storms; so, despite a mandatory hurricane evacuation declared for all visitors and residents of Dare County, many locals decided to stay.
On Saturday 11/12/2011, kiter Rimas Kinka unofficially broken the Guinness Book of World Records Longest Distance Kitesurfed within a 24 hour period, a record currently held by American Phil Midler.
Join Sandy and Donny Parker from www.Kitopia.biz in March to see a side of the Sea of Cortez that few experience when down in Baja. From March 12-17, 2012, up to 14 people only will meet in La Paz to board a 110′ ship and head out for the next five days toward Isla San Jose. From there, the wind will dictate what the next days will hold.
The Dead Bird Buggy Bash – DBBB – is a casual, no-schedule, no-races kite buggy regatta held each November over the Thanksgiving holiday in Galveston Texas.
DownWinderInn in La Ventana now offers guests free access to (2) trucks with secure beds for your gear
Help Core and you could win a brand new 2012 kite! Here’s what Core has to say about their next gen XR2: The XR2 is the new generation of the legendary Riot XR Crossride kite and comes with significant changes. Due to the “Intelligent-ARC,” an optimized profile for early planing and easy upwind ability, the […]
Kelly Wren Strachan grew up at the beach in Santa Cruz California. She has always been most at home in the water and her passion is riding waves in the ocean. She was accepted to compete in the Kite Surf Pro (KSP) World Tour, the first ever, pure wave-riding kite contest with some of the […]
Just got the word from Bruce. If you ‘ve never experienced this event, it’s definitely something you need to add to your bucket list!
The Second Annual DREAM EXTREME will kick off on Saturday, September 17th with a day-long beachside bash, two-day female kiteboarding clinic and evening dinner party and auction, all benefiting victims of domestic violence.
Hatteras Realty, one of the main sponsors of the now annual Hatteras KiteXpo has done an excellent job documenting the affects of Irene both right before and after the hurricane hit.
I chose Peru for this holiday in October as my partner on the trip, Holt Alden, an aspiring kiter, was a surfer who is as stoked getting tubed now as he was 30 years ago as a teenager. I am goofy foot so the thought of experiencing the endless left point breaks that I have heard so much about had me excited to try out my recently conquered strapless board riding skills.
Adam Super has been kiteboarding since April, 2009. He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and now resides in the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Adam is the Eastern Technical Representitive for Roberto Ricci Designs (RRD) and Mystic Kiteboarding.
Tired of the smoke and mirrors behind gear reviews? The Kiteboarder is opening up testing to all brands and will be holding TKB Test Weeks throughout the year where you can try out the new gear and become part of the TKB Test Crew.
After focusing on the European market for the past 6 years, Blade Kites now has representation in the USA
Everyone knows NeilPryde as the windsurfing brand. But not everyone is aware that, before that, Neil Pryde Limited was actually the largest maker of yacht sails in the world until the Oil Shocks put a big hole in demand….
Whatever your riding style, there’s a camp for you at Hatteras KiteWeek. Progress in Wakestyle, Freestyle, or Strapless riding while learning from Kitty Hawk Kite’s (KHK) sponsored riders!
Day 1 started with trials since the competition only had 24 spaces for men and 32 registered (along with 9 women0. The top 8 men automatically qualified, and all the rest had to go into qualifiers where only 16 men could advance into the main event which starts tomorrow.
Best Kiteboarding partnered up with Tramontana Grafixx for a summer contest where riders were able to design their own graphics to be put on a brand new white Kahoona 9.5m! Best would like to thank all of the participants as they had an overwhelming selection to choose from with several amazing designs.
Chuck Patterson, one of kiteboarding’s first pro riders and all around waterman, is back in kiteboarding — kind of! Chuck recently joined the Naish SUP team and has been in Maui kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUPing on their new 2012 gear.
Hood River served up light winds today but enough for organizers to choose qualifier riders for the main event which starts tomorrow.
Jason Wolcott is an amazing surf, kite and lifestyle photographer whose photographs have graced many of the top action sports and travel magazines internationally. Enjoy this slide show that he put together for a grant he was working on.
Kite-O-Ween 2011 will be held on Sunday, August 28th 2011, at 1:00pm in the afternoon at the Squamish Spit in Squamish B.C. It’s a hilarious, fun filled, light hearted, non serious costume day where kit boarders get dressed up in costumes and compete, while kiteboarding the windy Howe sound,
When SoloSports started their South Swell Alert program, most of their subscribers wanted the RHINO SIZE MACKERS, so they created a program to send an alert when it was BIG.
The final Wild Card picks for the 2011 KSP Tour have been chosen: 15 men and 8 women and alternatives for specific stops.
Sunshine and warm weather welcomed competitors of the 2011 world kite racing championships in Sylt, Germany, today, and after the opening ceremony it went straight to racing.