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How to beat the airlines baggage allowance as a kitesurferWie man als Kitesurfer fuer Uebergewicht nicht zahlen muss

httpv://youtu.be/MwxQpXmJXAk

Are you tired of being charged for extra luggage as a kitesurfer? So are we! In this video we show you how you pack your kites down to their minimal size and even wear a 7m kite including a bar inside your carry on luggage. the next iksurfmag issue will be publishing a detailed article showing you also what to do with your boards.httpv://youtu.be/MwxQpXmJXAk

Hast du es satt fuer dein Kitegepaeck extra zahlen zu muessen? Wir auch! In diesem Video zeigen wir dir wie man einen Kite so klein wie moeglich zusammenpackt und wie du sogar einen 7m Kite inklusive Bar am Koerper als Handgepaeck tragen kannst. Im naechsten iksurfmag veroeffentlichen wir auch einen ausfuehrlichen Bericht darueber und auch was man mit den Kiteboards tun kann.

 

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Kiteboarding in the Marshall IslandsKiteboarding in the Marshall Islands

Cabrinha Kiteboarding has just released a very inspiring and beautifully shot video about their recent kiteboarding trip to the Marshall Islands.

http://vimeo.com/35828391

Sarah Chosen as KB4Girls Ambassador

Always Windy Gokova Bay KB4Girls

 

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen as a KB4Girls Ambassador.

If you are not familiar with KB4Girls plesae check out the website here.

KB4girls’ visions are driven by the passion to help others and unite females around the world through the sport of kiteboarding. Striving to reach out to a broad audience of girls and women, KB4girls gives females more recognition in the world of watersports but also reaches out to those women and children in need around the world through fundraising events and other programs.

Keep an eye on the Gokova Bay Chapter page for the 2012 event schedule.

The Sailrocket 2 Looks To Set a New World Speed Sailing Record

Sailrocket world speed record wind powered watercraft

The Sailrocket 2 is in Namibia right now trying to smash the world speed record for wind powered watercrafts. The previous record stands at 55.65 knots, or about 64 mph, and was set by a kite surfer in the waters off Namibia which are known for their high winds through the months of September to December. So that’s where the Sailrocket 2 is currently making its attempts to snatch the title.

httpv://youtu.be/GYAzMIwKsJE

One of the problems facing sailboats as they approach 60 knots is that the water passing over their foils turns to vapor, in a phenomenon known as cavitation. Not only does this create drag in the water, but it can also lead to instabilities and crashes. So the Sailrocket 2 is not only designed to remain stable should cavitation become an issue, but it’s also got a secret weapon—specially designed foils that can be deployed that are immune to this problem. They should allow the craft to literally sail past the 60 knot mark, which has been compared to breaking the sound barrier for wind powered watercraft, minus the sonic boom.

Youri Zoon Freestyle World Champion relaxing

Becoming freestyle kitesurf world champion is one thing, staying on top and preparing for the next title another. Youri Zoon is not stressing himself and released this video of him ripping it up.

httpv://youtu.be/UFm7jUogGGU

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Surfing a Massive 30m Wave to Claim the World Record

Apparently born without a sense of fear, Garrett McNamara just broke the world record for Largest Wave Surfed by successfully navigating this 90-foot wall of watery death. The previous record—77 feet—was set by Mike Parsons in 2008.  Even more interesting is that the ride was being recorded with a gopro camera attached to the tip of his surfboard.

httpv://youtu.be/dyBzYCEyUlE

Used Kitesurf Equipment Sale!

Grab yourself a bargain and get in on the Always Windy kitesurf equipment sale! The equipment we sell here is our private equipment and has not been used for any beginner teaching so you can be sure it will last you for some seasons to come.

Last days in Gokova

The season is slowly coming to an end and it looks like today might be the last windy day in Gokova Bay. We had a very good season though, September had a good 28 days of wind. Now we are looking forward to seeing many of you again in Mui Ne, Vietnam where we will be running our popular kitesurfing clinics.

Kiteturkey.com is online!

In our free time, we work on expanding and supporting the young, turkish kitesurfing community. Kiteturkey.com is an online platform which we constantly update with high speed videos and photos shot during the windy days in Gokova Bay. Have a look and see the kitesurfing action on the beach.