• 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. […]

  • Maarten Haeger pulls a 32-meter big air jump
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 3 januari 2019 at 16:46

    Maarten Haeger became the first kiteboarder to record a 30-meter plus jump on a tracking sensor. The rider from the Netherlands crushed the world record by flying 32 meters (104.9 feet) high in the skies of Misty Cliffs, in Cape Town, South Africa. The wind was blowing in the 40-to-48-knot range, and the 17-year-old improved the previous record set at 29.6 meters (97.1 feet) by Gijs Wassenaar. […]

  • Mindoro: a sheltered kite paradise lost in the Philippines
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 31 december 2018 at 15:09

    Beach, mountains, nature, waterfalls, wilderness and a mecca for kitesurfers. You can find it all on one island: the scenic Mindoro, in the Philippines. After landing on Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, we change terminal and fly for another 45 minutes from Manila to Mindoro's San Jose with Cebu Pacific, then get into the taxi and head full speed to Bulalacao. It is not the final destination yet, but from that little harbor town, it is a pleasant drive through bamboo forests, banana and melon plantation, that gets us through rice fields and locals waving, and sharing big smiles at the roadside. […]

  • Airton Cozzolino crowned 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour champion
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 17 december 2018 at 15:55

    Airton Cozzolino and Jalou Langeree have been crowned 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour champions. The last event of the season got underway at Point Danger, in Torquay, Australia, with the finals being run in cross-off winds and shoulder-high waves. Local star, Keahi de Aboitiz ended up taking a tasty home win after beating an in-form Sebastian Ribeiro in the final. […]

  • Thomas De Wispelaere jumps over The Belgium Pier in Blankenberge
    by *protected email* (Editor at SurferToday.com) on 12 december 2018 at 18:03

    Ten years ago, Thomas De Wispelaere said: "One day, I'll jump over this pier." On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Belgium kitesurfer, 29, has finally accomplished his dream. De Wispelaere has successfully jumped over The Belgium Pier, in Blankenberge. "This pier is special for Belgian kite surfers. I have been waiting for the right conditions for years. I needed eight-to-nine Beaufort westerly wind combined with a spring tide - and that is relatively uncommon," said De Wispelaere. […]

  • 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. […]