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Surfing News

  • 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>

  • Kiteboarding confirmed in major sports events

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/kitesails.jpg" /></p><h2>World Sailing Council and AGM have confirmed kiteboarding events in both the 2012 World Sailing Youth World Championships, in The Hague, and the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar.</h2> <p>The World Sailing Youth World Championships will feature the same format as the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, a relay format where a male and female kiteboarder compete for medals in a mixed team.</p> <p>The 2022 Olympic Games will see either a mixed team relay event, individual medals for male and female athletes as in the recent ANOC World Beach Games, or even three events where athletes can compete for individual and team medals.</p>

  • A kiteboard-to-skateboard transfer? Just ask Nick Jacobsen

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/nickjacobsen15.jpg" /></p><h2>The coolest kiteboarder on planet earth is back with a fresh collection of stunts.</h2> <p>Is there anything Nick Jacobsen hasn't tried yet? Probably not. But after watching the following video, you'll figure out why the Danish is the ultimate kite punk.</p> <p>Jacobsen shows us why kiteboarding is all about having fun. And he truly embraces the spirit of getting the most of a sport with a pinch of creativity and irreverence.</p>

  • "Kororo": a kite mission to the Russian Far East

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/kororo.jpg" /></p><h2>Camille Delannoy, Maxime Chabloz, Mallory de la Villemarqué, and Paul Serin went on a strike mission to Kamchatka in the Russian Far East.</h2> <p>The place is a raw gem, home of untouched landscapes, angry volcanoes, rugged coastlines, thriving wildlife, and the kingdom of vodka.</p> <p>The crew took four years to get the right local team, coordinate the kiteboarders' busy agendas, logistics, and the photographer and a cameraman.</p>

  • Ewan Jaspan and Annelous Lammerts crowned 2019 Kite Park League champions

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/ewanjaspan3.jpg" /></p><h2>Ewan Jaspan and Annelous Lammerts have been crowned 2019 Kite Park League (KPL) world champions.</h2> <p>The fourth and final stage of the KPL season got underway at Icapuí Beach, in Brazil, with athletes from ten different nations.</p> <p>Spanish kiteboarder Noè Font ended up winning Kite Mansion Open and ended up with an overall third place.</p>

  • A 500-kilometer adventure called Dakhla Downwind Challenge

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/dakhladownwindchallenge.jpg" /></p><h2>A group of kiteboarders has successfully completed the 2019 Dakhla Downwind Challenge.</h2> <p>The fifth edition of the 500-kilometer kiteboarding adventure has once again seen dozens of sails flying above the African coastline.</p> <p>The journey took participants from Dakhla to Lagouira, in Western Sahara. Riders spent a week exploring the winds and the breathtaking landscapes of the region.</p>

  • Nick Jacobsen leaps off 84-meter Caribbean mountain

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/nickjacobsen14.jpg" /></p><h2>What would kiteboarding be without Nick Jacobsen's creative, death-defying stunts?</h2> <p>This time, the Danish big air specialist literally launched into orbit somewhere in a deserted and Caribbean island.</p> <p>The mission, which he embraced with all his natural enthusiasm, started with a hike up the mountain surrounded by trees, bushes, and cactus and under hot temperatures.</p>

  • Kitesurfers beat windsurfers in Red Bull Tarifa 2

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/redbulltarifa2.jpg" /></p><h2>Kiteboarding has officially been crowned the Tarifa's fastest water sport in 2019.</h2> <p>Red Bull Tarifa 2, the competition that pits kitesurfers against windsurfers, transformed the historic rivalry into a fair play battle between both sports.</p> <p>The event, however, concluded with the twinning between both disciplines at Valdevaqueros Beach, in Spain.</p>