• Bruna Kajiya rode the Theewaterskloof Dam during Cape Town's worst drought in 100 years
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 25 april 2019 at 15:19

    Between mid-2017 and mid-2018, Cape Town became the world's first major city to run out of water completely. The severe water shortage led to the creation of the concept of "Day Zero," the day the water levels of major regional dams supplying the Cape Town fell below 13.5 percent. The authorities implemented acute water restrictions. On February 1, 2018, and the limit for personal water use reached 50 liters per day, a sixth of average daily use in the United States. […]

  • The second life of the Slingwing
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 20 april 2019 at 12:03

    The inventor of the Slingwing says that the new product by Slingshot was not designed to replace windsurfing or kitesurfing. The origins of wing surfing date back to the mid-1980s, when Tom Magruder invented the Wind Weapon and rode it in the Columbia River Gorge. More recently, snow windsurfers used portable sails to glide across frozen lakes. […]

  • How check and trim your kite bar and lines
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 16 april 2019 at 11:33

    Have you ever felt that your old kite is not behaving as it used to? Maybe your kite bar and lines need an adjustment. With time, lines tend to stretch, and when you pull your bar, the kite tends to back stall. Why? Because small particles of sand and dust will get into your lines, making them thicker and, overall, slightly shorter. So, nothing like a smart kite hack to bring the old feel back to your favorite wing. […]

  • Riders announced for the 2019 Triple-S Invitational
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 10 april 2019 at 11:43

    The riders that will take part in the 2019 Triple-S Invitational have been announced. The most prestigious wakestyle kiteboarding event on the planet is back in 2019 with game-changing news. There will be equal prize money for both men and women. The contest organizers, Real Watersports, announced a total prize purse of $70,000 for this year's edition. […]

  • Felix Kersten conquers 2019 Red Bull Ragnarok
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 8 april 2019 at 11:12

    Felix Kersten claimed the 2019 Red Bull Ragnarok, held Hardangervidda, a mountain plateau located on Norway. This year, the world's largest snowkiting race attracted riders from 30 nations. They all wanted to relive the last battle (Ragnarok) between Norse mythology's good and evil Gods. The name "Ragnarok" stems from an incident in Norse mythology, describing the last battle between the good and evil Gods, where only the heroes of the battlefield survive. […]

  • Czech duo wins 2019 VAKE snowkiting marathon
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 4 april 2019 at 14:59

    Honza Simek and Miroslav Schutz claimed the 2019 Long Distance Kiting WISSA World Championship, Finnmark, Norway. This year's Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro (VAKE) featured 32 teams from 11 countries, including three all-female teams, five mixed teams, and four family teams. The Czech duo named Navrhuju Sníst Psy was the only team to complete the challenge before 10 o'clock in the morning of April 4. […]

  • Riders announced for the 2019 Red Bull Megaloop
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 29 maart 2019 at 12:05

    The 16 riders that will compete at the 2019 Red Bull Megaloop have been announced. The waiting period for the extreme kiteboarding event created by Ruben Lenten runs from April 1 through November 1st. Sixteen experienced athletes will wait for the perfect storm to hit Zandvoort, the Netherlands. […]

  • "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. […]