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Red Bull KOTA Entries for 2019

There is no doubt that the most spectacular kitesurf event is the Red Bull King of the Air in Capetown. This years entries are all showing that super high kiteloops with late backrolls are just not good enough anymore, no, you now have to add board offs into our trick box too.

Megaloop over the pier at Balneario in Tarifa

Back in 2011 Ruben Lenten jumped the pier in Tarifa that separates the Atlantic from the Mediterranean, something that does not only require balls of steel but also the right kind of Levante wind. Even then, he had one very close call where he did not manage to clear it completely and nearly ended up […]

Kiteloops on Land: Taming the Beast

While for most kitesurfers the mere thought of pulling the trigger gets their hearts racing, these boys are on a different level. Coming down from a missed kiteloop can hurt and we all know how hard water gets when you impact it like a dinosaur-killing-asteroid. But now imagine the same scenario but swap the water […]

The North Dice 2018 is out

  Its the time of year again when all the large kiteboarding brands start flooding the internet with their new product clips and this week it’s the Dice that is being promoted as the “ultimate kite for unhooked performance, jumping and wave riding”. But is it really? North has kites that seem to do it […]

Kiteboarding in Greece is something special

Once again my ex student Liam Whaley is doing what we all would prefer to do – discover new and fantastic kitespots. So this time he came over to visit us in Greece and shoot an episode of his Cloud 9 series and I think you will agree, this is a fantastic place to come kiting […]

PIQ and North working on the Jaime Kiteboard of the future

During the last years we have seen more tech gadgets enter the world of kiteboarding but who would have thought that one day we will plugging a USB cable into a kiteboard! North and PIQ are now working on integrating their excellent kiteboarding tracker (which we reviewed here) into the Jaime kiteboard. It really is […]