• Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska crowned 2018 Kite Park League champions
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 11 december 2018 at 17:37

    Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska have conquered the 2018 Kite Park League (KPL). The last event of the wake-style kiteboarding series got underway in Brazil and had historical conditions. The inaugural Kite Mansion Open was a huge success. The organization debuted a different competitive format with a left and a right foot forward kicker, both scoring 10 points, and two lines to the left and to the right with two rails, with both scoring 25 points. […]

  • The official roster for the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 10 december 2018 at 10:40

    Video entries are now closed for the most prolific big air kiteboarding contest in the world. After much deliberation, the last nine participants have been chosen, and they now secure their place for the ultimate showdown with the hope of taking the title of 2019 Red Bull King of the Air champion. Kevin Langeree, Liam Whaley and Lewis Crathern, as well as past champions Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, and 2017’s winner Nick Jacobsen have been confirmed for the 2019 event. […]

  • Guy Bridge sets new speed record at 2018 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 8 december 2018 at 15:10

    Guy Bridge set a new speed record at the 2018 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, in Western Australia. The 19-year-old athlete concluded the 19-kilometer kiteboarding marathon from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, in Fremantle, in 18 minutes and 49 seconds. On his hydrofoil board, Bridge cut 45 seconds off the race record established in 2016. […]

  • How to fly a single-line kite
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 5 december 2018 at 18:02

    Kite flying is a simple and fun outdoor activity for both adults and youngsters. Learn how to fly a simple single-line kite. Nothing beats a single-line kite. Why? Because it is easy to set up, control and fly and doesn't require long hours of flight to get it up high in the sky. You can easily self-launch them, and won't find any problem bringing them back to dry land. You'll find models with spectacular designs, built with sturdy materials, and showcasing vibrant colors. […]

  • Kitesurfing pioneers release must-listen audiobook
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 30 november 2018 at 11:07

    Hawaiian watersports legends Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha, and Don Montague share their personal stories in an audiobook that is filled with good music and laid back vibes. Through unreleased interview recordings, taken from the award-winning film "Chapter One - The Kiteboard Legacy Begins," the three men speak about the evolution of watersports in Hawaii, and the birth of a new sport - kitesurfing. In the early 1990s, professional windsurfer and big wave record holder Pete Cabrinha is part of a group of creative individuals in Maui called "The Strapped Crew," which also included Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama. […]

  • A snow kiteboarding adventure in Patagonia
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 29 november 2018 at 12:12

    Three young riders went on a snow kiteboarding trip to Patagonia. Ignacio Ortiz, Ivo Pionetti, and Laurent Guyot explore some of the best kiting spots the territory has to offer and were lucky enough to live unforgettable experiences with Mother Nature. Patagonia is a vast region located at the southernmost tip of South America, and it is shared by Argentina (three quarters) and Chile (a quarter). […]

  • Kitesurfer dies in Supertubos
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 26 november 2018 at 12:22

    A Russian kitesurfer died at Supertubos, in Peniche, Portugal. It was the first time someone died practicing water sports at the spot. The 34-year-old kiteboarder was riding his wing in challenging ocean conditions at the famous beach break when, suddenly, he broke his board and struggled in the surf. Local surfers were able to bring him back to the beach, and he was later transported to the Peniche hospital. […]

  • Nick Levi sets new Guinness World Record
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 22 november 2018 at 12:19

    Nick Levi has officially been awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever kitesurfed in 24 hours. On August 11, 2017, the rider from Sofia, Bulgaria, launched his kite at 4:17 am and rode it until 9:43 pm within the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, in California. The total kite distance was of 418.69 miles (673.83 kilometers). Levi's average riding speed in the first 18 hours was 21.9 miles per hour (35.2 kilometers per hour), and his maximum speed was 19.2 mph (31 kph). […]

  • A kiteboarding trip to Prince Edward Island
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 22 november 2018 at 11:16

    Welcome to Prince Edward Island, the smallest province in Canada. The archipelago also known for its is fabulous red sand beaches, massive dunes, red cliffs, and potatoes. Prince Edward Island, or PEI, offers more than 800 kilometers of beaches, and air temperatures that range between 98°F (36.7°C) and -35°F (-37.2°C). The territory is hugged by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but it ends up receiving several lost swells coming from the North Atlantic Ocean. […]