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Kitesurfing pioneers: the story of Don Montague

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Wed 1 Nov 2017

Don Montague is a Canadian watersports inventor and designer. He was at the heart of the kiteboarding revolution and, today, continues to innovate with his kiteboat experimentations.

Don Montague has always been passionate about the ocean. When he was young, he made sails for his skateboard and canoe.

He only discovered windsurfing at the age of 16, after watching Robby Naish in VHS videos. But he instantly knew, he wanted to ride the wind.

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Kitesurfing pioneers: the story of Laird Hamilton

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Wed 1 Nov 2017

Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. Here's how he lived the early kiteboarding years.

When kiteboarding was born, Laird John Zerfas was already an accomplished wave rider. His stepfather, Bill Hamilton, was a phenomenal, well-respected surfer.

Today, the Hawaiian athlete-businessman lives in Kauai surrounded by women - his wife and three daughters. And they all share the same passion for water and the ocean.

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Co-inventor of kitesurfing reveals his side of the story

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Tue 31 Oct 2017

The co-inventor of kitesurfing released "Kitesurf: Du Rêve À La Réalité," a book that promises to reveal the details behind the creation of the world's first kite sail.

In 1984, and inspired by the famous "Jacob's Ladder" catamaran, French brothers Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux developed an inflatable wing that would change watersports forever.

The trial-and-error process eventually culminated in an outdoor activity that rapidly gained millions of participants worldwide. Today, kiteboarding is an exciting sport that can be enjoyed both in the water and on land.

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