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Surfing News

  • The future of everything in a post-Covid-19 world

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/snow-kiteboarder.jpg" /></p><h2>We woke up one morning not so long ago, and the world had changed.</h2> <p>By the long view, not much has happened. There's a viral pandemic underway, which is quite infectious but not very lethal.</p> <p>Humankind will easily survive this and would have even if no action had been taken to limit its spread.</p>

  • The 2020 Red Bull Megaloop lineup

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/red-bull-megaloop.jpg" /></p><h2>The riders line-up for the 2020 Red Bull Megaloop has been unveiled.</h2> <p>Last month, the organization announced the first 12 invited athletes. Now, the Red Bull Megaloop committee and judges have selected the last four riders out of 47 video submissions.</p> <p>Usually, the wind window runs from April 1 to November 1.</p>

  • Access to Canada's premier kiteboarding destination under threat

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/steven-akkersdijk.jpg" /></p><h2>Canada is on the brink of losing a world-class recreational amenity, which serves as a training ground for Olympians while attracting athletes and tourists from around the globe.</h2> <p>Two years ago, West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones stood on the southern tip of Squamish's training dike for a big announcement.</p> <p>She handed over a $1.5 million cheque to the Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS).</p>

  • GKA Kite World Tour adopts dingle elimination ladder

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/gka-kitesurfing.jpg" /></p><h2>The professional kiteboarding circuit is about to kick off a new season with relevant changes in the competition format.</h2> <p>The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) World Tour plans to run 16 events and crown champions in two major disciplines: kitesurfing and freestyle.</p> <p>The 2020 GKA World Tour is also introducing dingle elimination in both disciplines' competitive format.</p>

  • Pete Cabrinha and Jon Modica acquire Cabrinha

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/pete-cabrinha-kitesurfing.jpg" /></p><h2>Wind sports pioneer Pete Cabrinha and Floridian professional kitesurfer Jon Modica have announced the acquisition of the Cabrinha brand and its assets.</h2> <p>The company founded by Pete Cabrinha in 2000 was a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Pryde Group, the conglomerate that owns the legendary windsurfing brand, Neil Pryde.</p> <p>The kitesurfing equipment manufacturer has recently relocated to its birthplace on the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii.</p>

  • Jesse Richman crowned 2020 Red Bull King of the Air

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/jesse-richman.jpg" /></p><h2>Jesse Richman has taken out the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air at Kite Beach, in Cape Town, South Africa.</h2> <p>The elite field headed to Blouberg in South Africa's legislative capital city, looking to use monster waves and wind to produce stunning tricks for the judges and fans.</p> <p>The American kiteboarder got the better of fellow former Red Bull King of the Air champions Nick Jacobsen and Aaron Hadlow to win for the second time.</p>

  • The quest to set up a new single line kite genre

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/heart-kite.jpg" /></p><h2>The founder of Peter Lynn Kites is on a mission to establish a new single line, single skin kite genre. Here's what he has been doing to make it a reality.</h2> <p>After seven years, approaching 200 prototypes and quite a few thousand hours of stuffing around, what do I know for sure, what am I unsure about, and what can't I understand at all?</p>

  • The kitesurfing bindings that prevent foot injuries

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/dalion-kitesurfing-bindings.jpg" /></p><h2>German startup Dalion Watersports developed what they believe to be the world's first safety binding for water sports.</h2> <p>Around 80,000 athletes are injured annually in kitesurfing alone because their feet remain fixed on the board in the event of a fall.</p> <p>But, according to Dalion Watersports, these foot injuries are said to be history in the near future.</p>

  • Reedin: the new kite brand by Kevin Langeree

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/reedin-kites.jpg" /></p><h2>Professional kiteboarder Kevin Langeree and experienced kite designer Damien Girardin teamed up to start a new kiteboarding brand - Reedin.</h2> <p>The former world champion and multiple-time King of the Air is getting into the business world with a company that aims to develop the "perfect kite gear."</p> <p>"I'm going to start my own brand, and I'm going to be doing that with Damien Girardin, the best kite designer in the world," explained Langeree.</p>

  • Riders list announced for 2020 Red Bull King of the Air

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/lewis-crathern.jpg" /></p><h2>The full list of riders that will compete at the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air has been announced.</h2> <p>The big air kiteboarding event held in Cape Town, South Africa, will debut a new competitive format.</p> <p>And there's a female competitor - Angely Bouillot - among the 24 chosen ones. She has been trying to be selected for three years, and now she has a chance to unleash her talent.</p>

  • Olly Bridge claims third Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/rblighthouse2leighton.jpg" /></p><h2>Olly Bridge has won the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton for the third time, in Australia.</h2> <p>The British kiteboarder crossed the Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, in Fremantle, in 21 minutes and 8 seconds.</p> <p>The 10th edition of the kiteboarding race got underway with winds of over 20 knots and choppy waters. The 19-kilometer crossing attracted 138 riders.</p>

  • Real Watersports puts an end to the Triple-S Invitational

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/triplesinvitational7.jpg" /></p><h2>It's all over. The organizers of the most prestigious wake-style kiteboarding event on the planet will no longer run the Triple-S Invitational.</h2> <p>The announcement was made in a lengthy statement issued by Real Watersports.</p> <p>The kiteboarding event was held non-stop since 2006 in the Outer Banks.</p>