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Surfing News

  • "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>

  • Kiteboarders complete 115-kilometer downwinder between Cabarete and Buen Hombre

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/xtremedownwinderchallenge.jpg" /></p><h2>A group of kiteboarders has completed a downwinder between Cabarete and Buen Hombre, in the Dominican Republic.</h2> <p>What started as a joke between Roberto Pereyra and Charles Osterlund resulted in the Xtreme Downwinder Challenge.</p> <p>But they knew they needed the right wind conditions along the coastline and a good sailing pace, in order to wrap up the journey before nightfall.</p>

  • German kitesurfer unintentionally films a meteoroid entering the atmosphere

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/doriancieloch.jpg" /></p><h2>A German kitesurfer has unintentionally filmed a small asteroid in the sky while enjoying his time in the water near Wremen.</h2> <p>Dorian Cieloch was riding his kite and filming his session with a waterproof camera when the fireball appeared on camera behind him.</p> <p>The unusual event took place on September 12, at 2:45 pm, near Bremerhaven, a port city on Germany's North Sea coast.</p>

  • Red Bull King of the Air revolutionizes its competitive format

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/redbullkota.jpg" /></p><h2>The competitive format of the Red Bull King of the Air will change dramatically, starting in 2020.</h2> <p>The highly-celebrated big air kiteboarding contest wants to give both professionals and amateurs a better chance at competing in the event.</p> <p>The new format, which will make its debut in 2020, will see an increased number of athletes in the main competition through a qualification round.</p>

  • The do's and don'ts of kiteboarding

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/kitelesson.jpg" /></p><h2>Kiteboarding is an extreme water sport that requires responsibility and a lot of common sense.</h2> <p>Despite being invisible, the wind is a very powerful source of energy and a sometimes unpredictable force of nature.</p> <p>An unexpected shift in weather patterns can dramatically put the life of kiteboarders, water sports enthusiasts, and beachgoers in danger.</p>

  • New documentary unveils the Kitesurf Odyssey between Azores and mainland Portugal

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/franciscolufinha12.jpg" /></p><h2>In September 2017, professional kitesurfers Francisco Lufinha and Anke Brandt kite crossed the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and mainland Portugal.</h2> <p>The Portuguese-German duo took turns of morning and night shifts and, after <a title="Lufinha and Brandt complete kite cross between the Azores and mainland Portugal" href="https://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding/lufinha-and-brandt-complete-kite-cross-between-the-azores-and-mainland-portugal"><strong>nine days of sailing</strong></a>, they were finally able to complete the 888-nautical-mile (1,646 kilometers) journey.</p> <p>Lufinha and Brandt set a new Guinness World Record, but the adventure - name Kitesurf Odyssey - was a not a smooth ride.</p>

  • Seven-year-old Leyton Harris introduces bar boarding

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/leytonharris.jpg" /></p><h2>Two years ago, when SurferToday introduced the "<a title="The crazy kitesurfing kid" href="https://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding/the-crazy-kitesurfing-kid">crazy kitesurfing kid</a>" to the world.</h2> <p>Today, Leyton Harris is no longer a toddler - he's become an accomplished "bar boarder" with an innovative bag of tricks for the sport he invented.</p> <p>Leyton's father - Vaughan - is not only proud of his son's ability, but he also thinks that the youngster can set a good example for present and future parents.</p>

  • Finnish kitesurfers break world record in the Baltic Sea

    <p><img src="https://www.surfertoday.com/images/stories/tilaeusahvonenrintala.jpg" /></p><h2>Three Finnish kitesurfers broke the world record for the longest simultaneous kiteboarding journey.</h2> <p>Juuso Tilaéus, Otso Ahvonen and Pekka Rintala sailed 316 kilometers across the Baltic Sea, from Sweden to Finland.</p> <p>The previous record was set at 279,46 kilometers. The trio began their journey on August 19, at 7.08 am, in Sandhamn, Sweden.</p>