December 19, 2008 – The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) formally requested a meeting today with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) through its Executive Secretary Markus Schwendtner to have face to face discussions regarding several issues that the PKRA and IKA have raised since IKA’s formal recognition by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). PKRA Tour […]
This unique event will gather important national and international figures to participate in each of the different disciplines. A winner will be selected in each of the individual sports, but most important of all, there will be the coronation of the athlete who has the highest combined score from all three events. This person, who […]
The Snowkite Summit held at Skyline Drive in Utah represents a sort of opening to the snowkite season and is a chance for riders and key industry participants to ride together and exchange ideas and visions regarding the sport of snowkiting. Skyline drive is about an hour and a half south east of Salt Lake […]
This Saturday, Dec. 20th kiteboarding and kids meet in Portland‘s Pearl District for a holiday extravaganza of art, music, and giving to a great cause! YES, that’s right! We’re bringing kiteboarding into the city! This Saturday, December 20th, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is hosting a day at the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) Holiday Bizarre Art […]
This video features portuguese rider: Rui Duarte Silva For more kiteboarding videos and footage please check out The Kiteboarder YouTube page here!
Progression, a series of instructional DVD’s has come out with a New video to add to the collection. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can see it in high def quality on YouTube. “We want to keep making the best instructional content possible but we need you to give us some insight so we […]
Craig Sparkes, team rider for Flexifoil, launches his new web site. Here you can view all of Craigs news, competition results, photo gallerys and videos. follow what Craig Sparkes is up to in the world of freestyle kite buggying. You can find everything here at www.craigsparkes.com
A Hood River woman has died from injuries she sustained in a kiteboarding accident on vacation near La Ventana, Mexico. Christina Bockius, 43, was treated in a La Paz hospital Tuesday after breaking her neck and was transported by air to OHSU where she died early yesterday morning, her brother-in-law, Peter Hixson, said today. She […]
French adventurer Anne Quemere prepares her kite boat Anne Quemere, who announced she was scrapping her trans-Pacific odyssey on Wednesday after failing to make any progress in the Doldrums, was picked up by a passing container ship, the statement said. She had left San Francisco on November 4 and had traveled some 3,500 kilometers, her […]
Podcast #135: The La Ventana Classic and KiteXpo demo event is once again taking place in La Ventana Mexico from January 22 through the 25. Joining us on this week’s The Kiteboarder Magazine and ASNews.net podcast is Tim Hatler, owner of Palapas Ventana, and founder and grand poopah of pulling this event together in coordination […]
Strap in and ride, uphill. Kiteboarding is all about using the wind to get radical. Come with us as we check out the latest board craze at Powder Mountain.
Video By: PUSH KITING / David Ursell Video can be also found on Kiteforum.com and YouTube.com
The Powerdrive IDS is equipped to take advantage of our new Intelligent Depower System features. With Powerdrive IDS you now have complete control of your kite whether it is flying powered up, or resting completely depowered on the water or land. New Streamlined Design. For more information please check out Cabrinhakites.com – Below the Bar […]
Kristin Boese at 31 years old has secured her 8th title in various disciplines after fighting through a fractured ankle just before the season had started. With unbelievable will power and commitment Kristin Boese worked her way back to the top after her injury, won 5 of 6 Course Racing World Cups and on top […]
Liquid Force TV offers a new video for kiteboarders to watch. This trailer was published by Mauricio Abreu from a collection of webisodes. Click here to check out Liquid Force TV.
There are always questions going around on how to care for your kite. While caring for your kite involves very little maintenance, following a few simple guidelines will increase the longevity of your kite. 1. Sand. The number one enemy. Before packing down your kite, be sure to wipe off all the sand from your […]
CKA Tour Stop #2 from updown productions on Vimeo. Here’s a video recap of the Callegiate Kiteboarding event that went down last weekend. The Boarder-X wrapped up with the following results and was followed by a short sunset/dusk expression session. 1st Kevin O’Neil (FAU) 2nd Ben Sampson (UCF) 3rd Justice Bentz (UNF) For more information […]
Snowkiting is taking winter sports by storm, if you can ski or snowboard and are looking for the next thrill on or off the mountain then you owe it to yourself to try snowkiting. The Snowkite Summit is North America’s start to the snowkite season. The four-day event features a two-day gathering of industry experts […]
This year Snowkitefilm.com has pulled out all the stops to bring you an exploration of all sides that snowkiting has to offer in search of the hidden realm. Join a group of the world’s top kiters on an epic adventure as they continue to raise the bar of what’s possible. Shot in High Definition all […]
PKRA world champion Kristin Boese invites you to attend her Advanced Riding Clinic September 27 and 28, 2008, in celebration if Best’s first test and school center in Amity Harbor, New York.
We got a chance to visit Jeff Howard, Owner of Pro Kitesurf in Corpus Christi, TX. Jeff had some spare time to explain the process of repairing kites and what you can do to prevent any damages to your own kite. Jeff takes us through the materials needed for a repair, what you can do […]
This Week: we are doing things a bit differently! We have two special guests joining us for the ASNews.net and The Kiteboarder Magazine podcast. Bay Area kiteboarder Jeff Kafka will join us live Thursday night to talk to us and answer any questions you might have about his experience kitesurfing at Maverick’s – a day […]
Check out Naish Kiteboarding’s new website! Click Here Naish International is excited to announce the launch of the 2008 Naish Kiteboarding website! A completely new interactive format allows you to navigate around the entire 2008 kiteboarding range – whether it is kite sizes, board widths, instructional videos, or simple and concise product descriptions. With detailed […]
BACKYARD SPOTS YOU NEED TO RIDE | By Marina Chang Summer is here and for many of us, it is the peak season for our local riding spots when the water and wind conditions are ideal. Your summer plans may take you to various social events away from your local area or it may be […]