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The Red Bull King of the Air 2013 Sees the World’s Top Kiteboarders in Cape Town

Ruben Lenten

Sixteen of the world’s best kiteboarders and eight wildcards have been selected to compete in the highly anticipated Red Bull King of the Air 2013. The announcement of the return of the competition has seen kiteboarders around the world doing everything they can to get their hands on an entry.After an eight year hiatus … [Read more...]

Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town

Susi Mai Red Bull King of the Air

Eight years after the last King of the Air was held in Maui’s magic waters, the contest is back to push kiteboarding to its limits and, for the first time, comes to the southern-most tip of Africa.CAPE TOWN (South Africa) - The new concept, a big air format, proposes a “mega airtime” contest with radically high … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Back Roll

Back Roll Kitesurfing Progression Series

Next up in our series of progression tutorials, you'll learn how to do a back roll. This tutorial continues from our previous three in our series of kitesurfing tutorials, Riding Upwind, learning How to Jump and How to do a Board Grab. If you missed these lessons, and you are learning to kitesurf, we recommend reading … [Read more...]

LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge: Lewis Crathern Wins

LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge - Winner with Trophy - Lewis Crathern

Lewis Crathern (UK) pulls out all the stops and is Crowned Champion at the first ever LEN10 MegaLoop Challenge in Big Bay, Cape Town.The wind was pumping and kites were flying high as Lewis Crathern wowed the judges to win this ‘Mega’ kiteboarding event in Cape Town! Lewis Crathern Crathern, from Worthing in the … [Read more...]

LEN10 Megaloop Challenge: Extreme Kiteboarding Event

Ruben Lenten - KiteLoop - Cape Town

In case you haven’t heard yet, extreme pro kiteboarder, Ruben Lenten (NED) is throwing what is set to be the most insane kiteboarding competition of the year!The LEN10 Megaloop Challenge! Every summer Ruben Lenten, King of the Megaloop, heads down to Cape Town, South Africa to enjoy the warm sunny weather and awesome … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Board Grab

Board Grab - Tail Grab - Kitesurfing

Picking up where we left off in our series of progression tutorials, you will now learn how to do a board grab.This tutorial continues from the first and second in our series of kitesurfing tutorials, Riding Upwind and learning How to Jump. If you missed these lessons, and you are learning to kitesurf, you might want to read … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: How to Jump

Kitesurfing - How To Jump - Image

Keen to learn your first kiteboarding trick? Let’s start off with a straight ‘air’, or jump. If you can jump properly, it makes it easier to do other more advanced tricks.This tutorial continues from the first in our series of kitesurfing progression tutorials, Riding Upwind. If you missed that lesson, and you are … [Read more...]

Toeside Wave Riding Tips

Kitesurfing - Wave Riding - Floater - Rob Chrystal

The 12th of August will go down as a day to remember as far as kitesurfing in Durban goes! Surf and wind combined and the crew hit Kite Beach Durban for one of the best kiting sessions in a long time.The swell was SW 3.4 m at 11 seconds and was pushing a solid 4-5ft mid-break that had power, was hollow and grinding. The … [Read more...]

Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind

Kitesurfing - Riding Upwind Image

Learning to stay upwind is one of the first and most important kitesurfing skills you will want to learn as soon as you are up and riding.'Riding Upwind' is the first in our new series of progression tutorials brought to you by Calvin Da Silva from Kitesports, a reputable kiteboarding shop based near Durban, South … [Read more...]

Sliders: The Slippery Slide of Things

Kitesurfing Slider

Not too long ago we put together a portable slider at our local kitesurfing spot and hey did it cause a buzz.  For some reason, be it a childhood fantasy or an adult madness, there seems to be this deep hidden craziness in many of us to want to slide up, down or on things and the evidence is in seeing it like we did.  Once you … [Read more...]