• "Behold & Sea": a freestyle and wake-style kiteboarding movie by Ewan Jaspan
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 19 februari 2019 at 14:42

    Ewan Jaspan released a medium-length movie. "Behold & Sea" showcases the best of contemporary freestyle and wake-style kiteboarding. In a time of one-minute social media videos, it is rare to see a professional kiteboarder releasing a 25-minute film. Unless you're Aaron Hadlow, of course. For those who have never heard of him, Ewan Jaspan won the Triple-S Invitational in 2017, and the Australian Freestyle Kiteboarding Nationals. […]

  • The 2019 GKA Kite World Tour schedule
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 18 februari 2019 at 11:45

    The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) announced a last-minute change in the official designation of the professional kiteboarding circuit. The GKA Kite World Tour is the new umbrella name for the Kite-Surf World Tour (wave and strapless freestyle) and the Freestyle World Tour (twin tip big air and wakestyle). Each kiteboarding discipline will have their own World Cup events and will crown male and female world champions. […]

  • Antoine Auriol flew his kite in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 12 februari 2019 at 17:54

    It might not make sense, but Antoine Auriol went kitesurfing in the center of Madrid. Despite being a landlocked city, the Spanish capital has plenty of bodies of water, including lakes, and the iconic Manzanares River that crosses Madrid from north to south. But the city in which Emilio Butragueño, Penélope Cruz, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada were born is also home to the famous Buen Retiro Park - in English, Park of the Pleasant Retreat. […]

  • Kevin Langeree wins 2019 Red Bull King of the Air
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 6 februari 2019 at 15:43

    Kevin Langeree claimed the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air, in Cape Town, South Africa. The event showcased what big air kiteboarding is all about, surrounded by a football stadium atmosphere, and windy, wild and challenging ocean conditions. The world's top riders did not disappoint and treated the 9,000-plus spectators to the highest level of big air kiteboarding. […]

  • Are single-skin, single-line kites a lost cause?
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 1 februari 2019 at 12:58

    In 2013, I began developing single-skin, single-line kites. They were reliable enough in a range of winds to be useful as pilot and show kites at kite events, but don't have sticks, inflated tubes or ram-air inflated spaces. It hadn't been done yet, it was probably possible, and it was a project I thought myself well suited to by resources and experience - somewhat hubristically as it's turned out. I've now put some thousands of hours into this, and it's time for an accounting as to where things are at. Not much progress. […]

  • Olly Bridge performs a 650-foot jump over a sand spit in England
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 29 januari 2019 at 16:08

    Olly Bridge has successfully jumped over a sand spit in Dawlish Warren, England. The 21-year-old professional kitesurfer performed a 650-foot (200 meters) leap from a tidal pool located in the estuary of River Exe into the ocean. Bridge believes it's the first time anyone has attempted it. And he only needed around eight or nine seconds to complete the aerial move. […]

  • How to make a flying Origami kite
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 18 januari 2019 at 16:19

    Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. Kites were probably invented in China around 500 BC. Let's blend both crafts and make a simple, high-flying Origami kite. It's feasible, and it only takes less than 10 minutes to get a small and stylish paper kite flying up in the sky. It will definitely impress kids, but will also keep adults entertained for a long time. Here's what you need to produce an eye-catching Origami kite: […]

  • North Kiteboarding and Mystic team up
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 9 januari 2019 at 12:10

    North Kiteboarding announced that it will join forces with Mystic. They call it a "strategic alliance." Professionals from both companies will run the recently created watersports company, North Actionsports Group (NTG). The financial terms of the deal have not been revealed, and it is not clear whether North Kiteboarding has bought Mystic, or if they just joined forces equally. […]

  • "Twenty" marks Aaron Hadlow's 20th year in kiteboarding
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 8 januari 2019 at 12:09

    Time goes by quickly. Can you believe Aaron Hadlow is riding his kite for 20 years? 2019 marks Hadlow's 20th year since he first flew a kite, and a feature-length movie will be released during summer. "I took this milestone as a challenge to document the best action and the journey through my favorite disciplines in kiteboarding," explains Aaron Hadlow. […]

  • GKA World Tour will unify wave and freestyle kiteboarding
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 7 januari 2019 at 14:35

    Because changes in professional kiteboarding are a must, here's another one. The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) will be the umbrella for the upcoming wave and strapless freestyle, and freestyle kiteboarding world tours. According to GKA, the former World Kiteboarding Championships (WKC) will be dropped, and the home of the freestylers and wave kitesurfers will be one. […]