[ad_1] In the heart of the disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist attraction after kitesurfers discovered that the windswept desert coast is perfect for their sport. In Dakhla, an Atlantic port city dotted with military buildings in the Moroccan-administered Western Sahara, swarms of kitesurfersRead More →

[ad_1] A man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg while kitesurfing past Storm Lorenzo. The incident occurred at Lady’s Island Lake in County Wexford this afternoon. Eyewitness Brendan Cooney told the Irish Mirror: “I work as a Senior Executive Scientist with the Environment and Marine Section of WexfordRead More →

[ad_1] Catching a wave on a skimboard involves two important variables: timing and technique. Skimboarding can be broken down into two main disciplines: wave skimboarding and flat skimboarding. Flat skimboarding is practiced in very shallow, non-coastal waters and does not involve surfing the waves. On the other side of theRead More →

[ad_1] Francesca Maini A brother and sister from East Kent will be among the competitors in the final leg of the 2019 Freestyle Kitesurfing National Championships in Ramsgate this month. Mattia and Francesca Maini, of Herne Bay, are promoted among the most exciting and upcoming kitesurfers in the industry. ThereRead More →

[ad_1] Ramsgate Kitesurfing Championships Photo Brian Whitehead Ramsgate will host the final round of the British Freestyle Kitesurfing Championships this year. The event will take place on August 24th and 25th and follows on from the success of organizing the championships last year. It is sponsored by Active Ramsgate, aRead More →

[ad_1] 101 surf sports: 115 Third St., San Rafael; 415-524-8492; 101surfsports.com. In progress: Lessons and equipment for stand-up paddle, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing weekends. The prices vary. Bay Area Discovery Museum: 557 McReynolds Road, Fort Baker, Sausalito; 415-339-3968; baykidsmuseum.org. In progress: Kids’ Nature Lab and hikes. The prices vary. SummerRead More →

[ad_1] Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. This is how he lived the early years of kitesurfing. When kitesurfing was born, Laird John Zerfas was already an accomplished wave surfer. His stepfather, Bill Hamilton, was a phenomenal and highlyRead More →

[ad_1] Choosing the right skimboard can be complicated. The good news is that a sizing chart and a few rules of skimmed science will solve the most common doubts. How to choose a skimboard? First, write down your height and weight, as these variables will count when purchasing new equipment.Read More →

[ad_1] Mike Waltze lives and breathes Hawaii. The surfer-filmmaker who directed “That First Glide” was one of the first surfers to take on Jaws and ride the waves using dynamic air kites. Waltze was born in Port Beach, California, but moved to Oahu, Hawaii when he was still young. HeRead More →

[ad_1] Professional skimboards are works of art, science and design. But you don’t necessarily need a high-end skimboard to shred and have fun. Let’s learn how to shape a skimboard. The good news is that producing your own skimboard doesn’t cost a lot. With a few phone calls, you willRead More →

[ad_1] Hawaiian water sports legends Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha, and Don Montague share their personal stories in an audiobook filled with great music and a laid back vibe. Through never-before-seen interview recordings from the award-winning film “Chapter One – The Kiteboard Legacy Begins”, the three men talk about the evolutionRead More →

[ad_1] Chilling stuff! Thick-skinned athlete wakeboarding on glacier around ‘iceberg capital of the world’ in subzero temperatures Nikita Martyanov, 28, from Russia, traveled to the remote town of Ilulissat on the west coast of Greenland Creepy footage shows the daredevil surfing at high speed through the icy landscape Martyanov hadRead More →

[ad_1] Guinness World Records confirmed this. Nuno “Stru” Figueiredo has officially surfed the biggest kitesurfing wave in the world. On November 8, 2017, the kitesurfer from Porto, Portugal launched his kite in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, and sailed one of the most dangerous beach breaks on the planet. The windRead More →

[ad_1] Mike Dowdy rides Wake Superior A big part of being the best in the business is being dynamic. It’s about being versatile, creative and curious. One-turn static ponies – although they’re really good at winning – don’t move people. It is the pioneers, the travelers, the astronauts who doRead More →

[ad_1] Billy Bryan signs autographs for young fans during the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso Beach Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Laguna Beach, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer) Noah Webb competes in the 18-21 amateur semi-final at the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso BeachRead More →

[ad_1] How to choose and buy a skimboard? Do you plan to ride crashing waves or just slide on a wet surface? First of all, you need to choose the board that matches your weight and level of experience. Ultimately, it all depends on how fast you can haul throughRead More →

[ad_1] Maya Gabeira almost escaped death by drowning in Nazaré. What are the impacts and risks of big wave surfing on the physical and mental health of extreme surf athletes? The European Association of Surf Doctors (EASD) has analyzed The shocking erasure of Maya Gabeira in Praia do Norte, Nazaré,Read More →

Kitesurfers discussed the judging guidelines that should score performance in wave kiteboarding competitions. The Kite Surf Pro (KSP) confirms that judges will track major elements such as commitment, degree of difficulty, innovative and progressive maneuvers, combination of major maneuvers, variety of maneuvers, speed, power and debit. Additionally, judges will alsoRead More →

[ad_1] The first combination with an integrated instantly inflatable air bladder was invented. This exceptional new survival development was developed by big wave legend Shane Dorian, Billabong Wetsuits and Mustang Survival Corporation. Named “Billabong V1”, the revolutionary suit was designed after Dorian’s near-drowning incident in 2010 at Maverick’s, the famousRead More →