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Guy Bridge and Daniela Moroz crowned 2018 Formula Kite European champions

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Guy Bridge and Daniela Moroz have taken out the 2018 Formula Kite European Championships in Warnemünde, in the north of Germany.

After a long week of racing with wind conditions ranging from six to 25 knots, the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) crowned two new Old Continent champions.

The 81st edition of the Warnemuender Woche had 59 riders from 18 nations and four continents, who battled for medals in eight qualifying races, and eight final series races.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

14-year-old kiteboarder crosses the English Channel

Thu 12 Jul 2018

A 14-year-old teenager became the youngest person to kitesurf across the English Channel.

Adam Farrington rode his kite from Swanage Beach, in England, to Cherbourg-Octeville, in France, in five hours and 19 minutes.

The schoolboy from Ferndown battled rough seas, 25 mph winds, and had to dodge a few large container ships as he navigated the busy shipping lane.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

Jesse Richman flies higher at the inaugural Air Games event

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Jesse Richman won the first-ever GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games event, in Tarifa, Spain.

After the wind failed to appear in Leucate, the world's best big air kiteboarders were able to fly high in the skies of Europe's wind sports mecca.

The Air Games format requires athletes to complete tricks in three categories: big air (including board-offs), handle-passes and kite loops.

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Kite + wake + foil: what do you call this?

Wed 4 Jul 2018

What happens when you combine kiteboarding, wakesurfing, and foiling? Well, the answer could be a bit complicated.

How about kite tow-in wake foil surfing? It is something like that. Whatever you call it, and according to the creative water sportsmen, this is a world's first.

Laurent Sublet and Jerome Falconnat merged two water sports - kiteboarding and wakesurfing - and a new discipline that is common to both boardsports.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

The best kitesurfing spots in Maui

Fri 29 Jun 2018

When you think of a tropical destination with superb conditions for kitesurfing, Maui is one of those places that will always make you a better rider.

Once hailed the best island in the world, Maui is also often considered the world's windsurfing capital; a place where wind-and-water sports enthusiasts put their skills to test.

But it is also one of the birthplaces of kiteboarding. The world's first kite competition was held in Maui, in September 1996, and won by Marcus "Flash" Austin.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

Nick Jacobsen draws colored smoke lines in the skies of Hayling Island

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Nick Jacobsen is not a fan of competition. Instead, he prefers to inspire people through life-threatening, one-off projects.

This time, he joined the Kitesurfing Armada for a side-off event that involved colored smoke, similar to what the military uses for signaling landing or target zones.

Twenty-four hours after watching David Hastilow, and friends performing a kite formation display that included red, white and blue smoke, the Danish kiteboarder decided to do the same... towed by a boat.

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