course racing


The Race Board

Brian Kender talks light wind and the need for speed.

VIDEO: The Need for Speed

North Kiteboarding takes to Egypt with an inside look at the 2013 African Course Racing Championships.

IKA Proposes a Kiteboarding Formula Class for Olympics

IKA has released a press release today announcing that they have proposed a Formula Kite class for kiteboarding Olympic competition. This is a box rule meaning that any equipment that meets the IKA's guidelines can be used.

VIDEO: Adam Koch Profile

Rider profile of kiteboarding course racer Adam Koch. Filmed during the 2012 PKRA Gold Games in France.

VIDEO: Johnny Heineken Profiled

Video profile of US rider John Heineken, current World Champion kite racer. This profile has been shot during the PKRA 2012 in Mexico, Playa del Carmen, first tour stop of the PKRA World Tour.
Sometimes it feels like I'm getting this figured out.

Learning to Ride a Race Board: A Few More Sessions

Anxious to get a few more race board sessions, I tried going out in wind that was just too light. Not one to learn lessons quickly, I did this two days in a row, each day ending up getting to swim back in.

The Kite Racer Interviews

The Kiteboarder Magazine sat down with some of the world's top kiteboarding course racers and designers to talk to them about the direction of course racing and what it means for the sport of kiteboarding.
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PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 9: Finals: Zoon and Pulido are World Champions for 2011

By winning this event and the fifth one in a row, Youri Zoon takes home his first world champion title! Youri commented “I couldn’t be happier, it’s hard to believe, I’ve been fighting for so long now, I had my knee injuries that have held me back for a while but now, finally I got it! Super stoked!” The same thing happened in the girls with Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) taking her fourth PKRA World Title.
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