Milo: the modern action sports walkie-talkie
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 19 October 2020 at 11:10
Milo is a communication device that lets you talk with friends while kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, skateboarding, BMX, snowboarding. This hands-free, modern walkie-talkie allows action sports enthusiasts to chat in a closed group and doesn't need Wi-Fi or cell signal to operate. Milo combines wireless networking, audio processing, and hardware and is simple to use.
Henning Nockel wins inaugural King of the Wing 2020
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 6 October 2020 at 12:51
Henning Nockel has taken out the first-ever King of the Wing at Gunzenhausen, in Germany. The event run by the newly-founded Global Wingsports Association (GWA) had good wind conditions for wing foiling's first official debut. The King of the Wing 2020 was a perfect all-around contest with race and freestyle competitions for the seasoned wing-foilers, as well as a wing festival and rider meet-ups that brought the community together.
Mental health in extreme sports matters
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 30 September 2020 at 10:44
As a professional athlete, artist and brand owner, depression, insecurities, anxiety, self-doubt, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and epilepsy have played a huge role in who I am today. It's given me strength and courage to push through boundaries, but it has also plagued my road to success, competitions, relationships, and ultimately, happiness. I see it in people, friends, professional athletes, and successful people all around me, and most of them won't dare open up when I try starting a conversion, for their fear of crying, looking weak, feeling uncool.
New qualification rules added to the 2021 Red Bull King of the Air
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 9 September 2020 at 10:45
The organizers of the Red Bull King of the Air (RBKOTA) announced major changes in the qualification process for the 2021 edition. The competition, which is expected to run at Kite Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, will showcase 18 big air kiteboarders in early February. The roster will feature the top three finishers from 2020, and two or three winners from Fly To Red Bull King of the Air satellite events.
Sylvain Hoceini breaks nautical mile speed sailing world record
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 16 July 2020 at 11:40
Sylvain Hoceini broke the nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme, France. On July 15, at 8:40 pm, the French kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.11 knots (44.88 miles per hour) during the 2020 Prince of Speed. Hoceini improved by 0.08 knots last year's record set by American rider Rob Douglas at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour).
Formula Kite: the official foiling equipment for the Olympic Games
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 14 July 2020 at 15:00
The sport of kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut with foiling equipment. As a result, athletes will compete for medals using hydrofoils and specific foil kites licensed under the Formula Kite class rules. International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) invited kite industry manufacturers to submit equipment for validation by the Technical Committee.
Liquid Force Kiteboarding closes down
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 1 July 2020 at 14:46
Liquid Force (LF) announced the closure of its kiteboarding division. The sports company founded in 1995 by wakeboarding pioneers, Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon, has pulled out of the kitesurfing industry. The Hood River office has been closed on June 30, 2020, with all customer service and warranty issues managed out of the office in Carlsbad, San Diego.
Nick Jacobsen jumps off a 60-meter-high ship crane
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 24 June 2020 at 17:21
Nick Jacobsen has jumped off a 60-meter-high crane mounted on a massive cargo vessel, in Demark. In 2011, the Danish kiteboarder jumped off the shipwreck in Table View, Cape Town, South Africa. Nine years later, Jacobsen was finally able to perform his Crane Jump 2.0. It was a longtime dream that saw the light of day aboard "Leap Heart."
Nick Jacobsen jumps over Danish breakwater
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 15 June 2020 at 11:28
Nick Jacobsen has jumped over a breakwater in Hundested, Denmark. At first glance, it looks easy and doable. Kevin Langeree, Ruben Lenten, and Olly Bridge have already landed similar and bigger jumps. But there are a few variables that make this one harder to perform, including a couple of months of confinement, wind speed and direction, a bonus trick, and the landing's condition.
Ozone R1 V4 kite gets Olympic approval
by (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 28 May 2020 at 15:51
The Ozone R1 V4 kites have been approved as registered series production equipment for Formula Kite class. After a successful factory inspection by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Technical Committee, the kite sizes 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 21 meters were officially granted Formula Kite status. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 limitations, the physical factory inspection was replaced by extensive documentation.