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A solitary wind surfer off the beach at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Brickman Wonders Of The World

NZLive.com - Sun 13 May 2018
Friday 30th Mar, 10.00am – Sunday 13th May, 5.00pm, Touring Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland

How can a windsurfer survive beatings and wipeouts?

Surf Today Windsurfing - Fri 11 May 2018

You don't need to be a beginner to get caught by a three-wave set or closeout wave. It happens to the best us. Here's what you should do when getting washed by waves.

In windsurfing, potentially life-threatening wipeouts are especially dangerous in wave sailing. If you're freestyling in flat waters, the risks are significantly lower.

Waves do not wait for us. They keep coming and hitting everything they encounter with no mercy at all for windsurfers.

Deury Corniel and Nina Font Castells crowned 2018 TwinTip:Racing world champions

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Fri 11 May 2018

Deury Corniel and Nina Font Castells claimed the 2018 TwinTip:Racing (TT:R) Slalom Youth World Championship, in Hainan Island, China.

The final qualification event for the upcoming 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) defined the 24 athletes that, in October, will live the dream in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It will be the first that kiteboarders will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in an Olympic event. The historical moment will also mean random clashes and tangles during hard-fought water battles.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

"Dreamland," a kitesurfing film featuring Keahi De Aboitiz and Moona Whyte

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Wed 9 May 2018

There has always been a dispute over the name of the sport. Is it kiteboarding or kitesurfing?

"Dreamland," a compilation of wave kiting footage featuring Keahi De Aboitiz and Moona Whyte, helps us figure out how to distinguish both terms.

In fact, kitesurfing is more about flying a kite and hitting the waves. Somehow like a surfer, but pulled by a large kite. Interestingly, purist kitesurfing enthusiasts tend to use strapless surfboards, only.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

Nicolas Parlier conquers the 2018 Défi Kite

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Wed 9 May 2018

Nicolas Parlier and Alexia Fancelli were the fastest kiteboarders of the 2018 Défi Kite, held in Gruissan, France.

The 100-kilometer kitesurfing marathon attracted 320 riders. Four races were run, and the famous Tramontane wind didn't disappoint and blew in the 20-to-45-knot range.

The competition mixed, once again amateur and professional kiteboarders. A large majority of the riders flew 15-meter kites. Nico led his foil to victory with a flawless performance.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

The story of Naomi Albrecht, the world's first female windsurfer

Surf Today Windsurfing - Tue 8 May 2018

In 1964, a young woman named Naomi Albrecht became the first ever woman to stand up on a sailboard.

It was summer day like many others. But what was about to take place in a Wyoming Mountain lake, in Pennsylvania, would change the course of water sports forever.

Naomi Albrecht and her boyfriend, Sidney Newman Darby Jr., were testing an innovative board controlled by a simple sail. She was a canoe racer and photography student. He was a talented 36-year-old amateur inventor.

Le Défi: The windsurfing and kiteboarding marathon in numbers

Surf Today Windsurfing - Sat 5 May 2018

Hailed as the largest wind sports events on the planet, the Défi Wind and the Défi Kite are a sum of impressive facts and figures.

Every year, between April and May, the windy waters of Gruissan welcome thousands of windsurfers and kiteboarders for a unique, exhausting challenge.

They are all invited to face the elements along the beautiful beaches of Occitania, and complete a 40-kilometer sailing marathon.

Wildcards announced for the 2018 Triple-S Invitational

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Thu 3 May 2018

Aymeric Martin, Nicolas Gilomen, Manuela Jungo, and Isabel Von Zastrow claimed the four wildcards on offer for the upcoming 2018 Triple-S Invitational.

The event will take place between June 2-8 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and showcases the world's best progressive wake-style kiteboarders putting their skills to the test on slider and kicker features.

The 12th Annual Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational will feature 24 male riders and 10 female athletes from all corners of the planet.

Categories: Kiteboarding general

Tonky Frans steals the 2018 Surf Worldcup

Surf Today Windsurfing - Wed 2 May 2018

Tonky Frans has taken out the first event of the 2018 European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT).

The windsurfer from Bonaire claimed the Surf Worldcup, in Neusiedl am See, Austria, after beating Sam Esteve in an exciting super final blessed by howling southerly winds.

The 20th anniversary year of the Austrian competition brought plenty of action into the local cold waters. Esteve and Frans were probably the most in-form sailors of the entire contest and fully deserved their spots in the decisive heats.

A brief history of recent large kites

Surf Today Kiteboarding - Tue 1 May 2018

Before Dominic Jalbert's 1950s development of "soft" kites, which use the stagnation pressure of airflow (Bernoulli's principle) as a structural element, large kites were size-limited by frame strength.

The largest Japanese Wan Wans could be more than 20-meter diameter (315 m2), but weighed an impractical two tonnes or more.

The Holland Kite Team, led by Gerard van der Loo, made the first successful very large soft kite - the CS550 (550 m2, <150 kgs), in 1982.

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