Posts Tagged ‘kiteboarding’

Prince William Goes Kiteboarding In The Seychelles

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Seychelles: a Royal kiteboarding arena

Seychelles: a Royal kiteboarding arena

 

Prince William keeps making the headlines with his water sports’ skills. After spending his bachelor party hitting the waves of the United Kingdom, the British monarch tried a new ride in the Indian Ocean.

 

William went kiteboarding in Seychelles, during the honeymoon with Kate Middleton. With strong trade winds and huge waves, this island country gets the best weather conditions for wave sports.

 

“Kate was tempted to try it because she’s quite adventurous but she preferred relaxing on a sun-lounger and watching Wills do it. He’s got quite good at it,” a Daily Star source revealed.

 

SurferToday.com had already reported the addiction of the British Royal family for water activities. In the late 70’s, Prince Charles went windsurfing in Australia.

 

Back in that time, Windsurfer One Design equipment was a must-have and you didn’t need an harness to enjoy the winds and flat waters of oceans and lakes.

 

Prince William has already surfed and kiteboarded. Let’s see if he completes the wave checklist. There’s still windsurfing and bodyboarding before being crowned King of Water Sports. Source: SurferToday

Windsurfing, Kiteboarding Or Both At The Olympics

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Windsurfing, kiteboarding or both? The sailing world is counting the days until the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) decides which regatta classes will be heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Which will be the newest Olympic event?

Which will be the newest Olympic event?

 

After several lobbying actions, consultations, background analysis and public support letters, it’s time to take decisions. On the 8th May, ISAF will reveal and deliberate who will smile in Rio de Janeiro, in 2016.

 

Everything can happen. Windsurfers believe they can sail in all wind conditions and can promise tight races and dramatic finishes. The RS:X class also says that windsurfing is a secure and TV-friendly sport with a consolidated tradition in the Olympic Games.

 

Kiteboarders promise action, speed, adrenaline and competitive contests. The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKA) has worked hard to gather a broad support from VIP’s like Richard Branso, the Virgin mogul and intrepid kiteboarder.

 

A total of 65 urgent submissions have been received by the ISAF. These submissions will be considered by the Events Committee and the ISAF Council alongside three submissions deferred from the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference relating to Olympic Class World Championships.

 

The ISAF Council will be taking the final decisions at the Astoria Hotel, in St Petersburg, Russia. Source: SurferToday

Sand Kiteboarding

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Sand kiteboarding is a growing trend in the sport

Sand kiteboarding is a growing trend in the sport

 

Sand kiteboarding is the new wind riding “discipline”. There are a growing number of videos being uploaded with adventures in the dunes, deserts and beaches of this world.

 

The new kiteboarding trend has been emerging particularly when winds do not cope with water sessions and large areas of sand are close.

 

Today, there’s no need for wheels any more. Some kite boards have already special designed rails for improved performance in tougher surfaces. Of course, kiteboarders must have in mind the danger of severe injuries while sand kiteboarding. A helmet is compulsory.

 

When the wind is too weak, sand kiteboarding can be safe and fun. Dunes are perfect for this new style, but the quality of the sand is very important. The lighter and fine the grain is the better.

 

 

 

Kiteboarders have already experienced challenging sand rides, from the Oregon coastal dunes to Double Island Point, in Queensland, Australia.

 

So, if you’re going to ride the sand mountains of your local town, make sure to enjoy it safely and with friends. Wear a helmet and protect your knees and feet. Source: SurferToday

Bart Simpson Goes Kiteboarding

Monday, December 27th, 2010
What will Bart Simpson master next?

What will Bart Simpson master next?

 

 

Bart Simpson has always been addicted to skateboarding.

 

In several episodes, the fictional character designed by cartoonist Matt Groening has showed incredible skills for outdoors sports.

 

 

This time, Bart shows off in front of his school colleagues.

 

There’s a kite race track full of mud and the Simpson’s boy even manages to complete the famous “Jesus Walk”, a Leander Vyvey trademark trick. Source: SurferToday

Kiteboarding Is The New Golf

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Will kiteboarding replace golf?

Will kiteboarding replace golf?

 

Business magazine Forbes has considered kiteboarding to be the new golf.

 

The famous news periodical has published a small article and video about the CEOs, CTOs and CFO who are gathering at the beach to ride or to learn kiteboarding at the 2010 MaiTai Kite Camp.

 

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists now seem to have business meeting and deals at the beach.

 

Even the creator of Farmville, the (in)famous Facebook videogame, attended the kiteboarding event for executives of Silicon Valley, where hierarchy does not really have a meaning. Source: SurferToday

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