• Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen ride the "Floating Lake"
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 19 juni 2018 at 15:14

    Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen went on a crazy adventure to the Faroe Islands to ride their kites on Sørvágsvatn, also known as Leitisvatn or the "Floating Lake." Turquoise water, coconuts, and palm trees are trending. People flocking to paradise to fill their Instagram feeds with smoothy breakfast bowls and bikini shots. Well, one thing was sure - Howes and Jacobsen wanted none of that. "The idea came about in Cape Town over summer. Everyone was booking their tickets to Bali, Tarifa, and Cabarete," Graham Howes tells SurferToday.com. […]

  • Matchu Lopes lands first ever triple front roll in competition
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 13 juni 2018 at 10:58

    Matchu Lopes and Moona Whyte have taken out the inaugural Viana World Cup, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The third stop on the 2018 Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite-Surf World Tour got underway in the beautiful coastal city located in the north of Portugal. Cabedelo Beach is famous for its "Nortada" wind, and it is also the spot chosen by the PWA World Cup to run this year's slalom and freestyle events in Portugal. […]

  • The illustrated Kitesurf Map features over 500 wind spots
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 12 juni 2018 at 15:32

    When we talk about maps, it's safe to say that details matter. A lot. In 2010, a German surfer named Simon Schuetz was searching for a world map with the best surf spots, but he didn't find what he was looking for. That's when he decided to found Awesome Maps, a startup based between Berlin and Bali that makes illustrated world map posters for the active traveler. […]

  • Brandon Scheid claims the 2018 Triple-S Invitational
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 11 juni 2018 at 11:02

    Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska have taken out the 2018 Triple-S Invitational, at Cape Hatteras, in North Carolina. It's been hailed as the most prestigious wake-style kiteboarding contest on the planet and, this year, the Triple-S Invitational got underway in all wind directions. Once again, 34 riders put their skills to test and attacked the two kickers, 82-foot A-frame, 56-ft rooftop rail and 45-ft reverse rainbow on offer. […]

  • 73-year-old kiteboarder loses life in San Francisco Bay
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 4 juni 2018 at 15:04

    A kitesurfer lost his life at Crown Memorial State Beach, in Alameda, California. Alameda firefighters received a call at 4:25 pm for a kitesurfer in distress. A 73-year-old general surgeon was found in the water unresponsive and facing down by bystanders and fellow kite riders. They dragged him to the beach and performed CPR, although there was no sign of life from the man, who had been flying his kite at San Francisco Bay. […]

  • Project 65+: the 14 women aged 65-76 who ride kites
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 30 mei 2018 at 09:35

    The Women's Kiteboarding Collective (WKC) launched a short film that celebrates the 14 female kitesurfers who range in age from 65 to 76. "Life with a kite is damn near perfection." The words are from Betsy, a 69-year-old kiteboarder from Baja California Sur. She is one of the many senior riders flying kites around the world. Contrary to the usual stereotypes of older women, these girls are skilled, experienced and accomplished kiters. […]

  • Italian rider dies in tragic kite accident in Porto Seguro
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 29 mei 2018 at 11:52

    A 37-year-old Italian died while kitesurfing off the coast of Porto Seguro, Brazil. According to police, he was lifted by the wind to a height of about 100 feet (30 meters) and then fell into the water near Praia do Muta, north of Porto Seguro. Originally from Thiene, in Italy, Christian Pesavento was living in Porto Seguro for seven years, and he knew the local kite spots very well. […]

  • The challenges of kiteboarding as an Olympic sport
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 23 mei 2018 at 15:43

    Windsurfing is an Olympic sport since 1984. Surfing is about to join the movement in Tokyo 2020. Get ready to greet kiteboarding in the most important sports event on the planet. Now that kiteboarding was introduced in the Olympic program for Paris 2024, it's time to correct, improve and fine-tune some of the issues that the sport has been confronted with in the past couple of decades. Is it a sailing sport? What are the "official" disciplines within the sport? Shall it be ruled under World Sailing or any other governing body? […]

  • Danny Barnette goes puddle jumping in the Outer Banks
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 18 mei 2018 at 11:09

    Danny Barnette has just enjoyed a pure freeride experience in the Outer Banks. The kiteboarder from Raleigh, North Carolina, completed a 20-mile downwind run that led him through some of the best slicks on the East Coast. One thing's for sure: his jumping skills are now better than ever, and that's probably why he named his video edit "Puddle Jumping." By the end of the clip, you may feel a bit dizzy, but it will be worth. […]