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.
Alex Caizergues and Rob Douglas are currently in France doing their best to reclaim the outright speed sailing record.
Today, on the biggest day of the year, the 2012 Freestyle World Champion was decided, and what an incredible day it was. In fact, no one could have anticipated how close the final results would actually be – and this day went down in history, providing some of the most epic final battles ever witnessed.
One of Tahoe’s most prominent ski areas, Sugar Bowl Resort, has embraced this sport and will be offering a riding and lesson area for people to learn and enjoy.
Get an inside look at the Slingshot board factory where Slingshot’s wakeboards and twin tip kiteboards are built.
Join Sam Medysky as he continues his travels in Europe and meets up with Rui to build a slider.
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.
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 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.
Alby Rondina steps up his game on a recent trip to Brazil.
BEST Kiteboarding continues their streak of adding new team riders with wild man Lewis Crathern.
Wainman Hawaii has released the Rabbit Gang 2.0 White Edition kites and has released this video starring Lou Wainman and Niccolo Porcella riding in Maui to announce the new kites.
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.
Andre Phillip and Jason Stone put on their shoes and go kiteboarding in Maui.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For 2013, Ozone’s Catalyst and Zephyr kites have been completely redesigned while the rest of the line received smaller modifications.
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.
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.
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.
The popular line of Mystic harnesses has received a complete update for 2013 with the introduction of new models and a line of crossover harnesses that can be used for both kiteboarding and windsurfing.
A surfer since the age of 4, California native Gabe Loyd caught the kitesurfing bug in 2004 and never looked back. Learning early on that surfboards work but often don’t stand up to the rigors of kitesurfing, he started shaping his own kite-specific boards.
As one of kiteboarding’s first board companies, Litewave Designs has been passionate about the sport since 1998. Owner and designer Dave Turner is excited to introduce three entirely new board shapes to his 2013 line up.
For 2013 Liquid Force is offering refined versions of the popular Envy and the NRG and is also bringing back the HIFI in the form of the HIFI X. The twin tip line has also been refreshed and all of the boards are lighter for 2013.