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Formula Kite set for Paris 2024

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:46:08 +0000

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of World Sailing has confirmed the official line-up of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The sport of kiteboarding will make its debut in the Olympic movement in France with a foil board, and a ram air kite.

The 2024 Olympic sailing events and equipment are as follows:

Marek Bosowski wins 2018 Baltic Kite Wave Jam

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:44:21 +0000

Marek Bosowski has taken out the 2018 Baltic Kite Wave Jam, in Wladyslawowo, Poland.

The kitesurfing event got underway in extreme ocean and weather conditions. Thirty-two competitors challenged 40 knots of wind and four-to-five meter waves.

The one-day event will not be forgotten, as riders launched their three, four, and five-meters kites into the air and battled the wind-affected sea. It looked like Armageddon.

Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo sets new Guinness world record for the largest kitesurfing wave

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:29:45 +0000

The Guinness World Records have confirmed it. Nuno "Stru" Figueiredo has officially ridden the world's biggest kitesurfing wave.

On November 8, 2017, the kitesurfer from Porto, in Portugal, launched his kite at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, and sailed into one of the most dangerous beach breaks on the planet.

The wind was blowing from the north, and the waves were slightly facing south. After jumping off the crest of a couple of waves to get acquainted with the lineup, Figueiredo aimed for record wave.

Maxime Nocher crowned 2018 KiteFoil Gold Cup champion

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:17:59 +0000

Maxime Nocher and Kirstyn O'Brien have taken out the 2018 KiteFoil Gold Cup World Series.

It's all over. The blade-sharp hydrofoils will be put to rest, as the KiteFoil comes to a close in challenging wind conditions in Sardinia, Italy.

The futurist kite class flying under the wing of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) was officially launched in 2014.

Deury Corniel and Sofia Tomasoni win historic gold medals at 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:28:59 +0000

Deury Corniel and Sofia Tomasoni became the first ever kiteboarders to win gold medals at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kiteboarding made a successful Olympic debut with a slalom/boardercross style competition on twin-tip racing equipment.

The winner-takes-all finals got underway at Club Náutico San Isidro and offered no shortage of drama in both men's and women's divisions.

How much wind does a kiteboarder need to fly a kite?

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:11:46 +0000

Is the wind already waving flags? Are you feeling a breeze on your face? How do you know there's enough wind to launch a kite?

Minimum wind speed is one of kiteboarding's classic dilemmas. One thing is certain: a windless day is for kitesurfing what a flat ocean is for a surfer.

So, what's the minimum wind speed you need to launch a kite, have fun for a couple of hours, and then land it safely on the beach?

Daniela Moroz nominated for World Sailor of the Year 2018

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:08:46 +0000

Daniela Moroz is one of the five female sailors nominated for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 awards.

The American kiteboarder has been shortlisted alongside Caterina Banti (2018 Nacra 17 world champion), Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou (Volvo Ocean Race winners), and Wendy Tuck (Clipper Round the World Race winning skipper).

Moroz stormed the 2018 Formula Kiteboarding World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark. She won 14 of the 15 races sailed, and claimed the gold medal for the third consecutive time.

The 2019 Kite-Surf World Tour and Air Games schedule

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:43 +0000

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) released the official competitive schedule for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Kite-Surf World Tour (wave kitesurfing) and the Air Games (big air kiteboarding) calendars feature new event locations.

The tour kicks off at Sal's Ponta Preta in February, and it will travel to improbable spots like Malmö and Maui. Germany is still not in the official lineup for 2019.

The man who went kitesurfing during Hurricane Florence

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:46:15 +0000

Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

Federal authorities were pleading with everyone along the coast not to underestimate the hurricane strength. But Maramenides believed he wasn't doing anything wrong.

"This gives me the opportunity to test the kites and see how they handle in very strong winds," explained Maramenides before hitting the stormy seas.


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