Dec 28, 2011

Provisional KTE Schedule 2012

The provisional KTE schedule for 2012 has been published – some of the events are still to be confirmed due to sponsorship commitments, and will be finally confirmed in January.
April 6th. – 9th
Spain (Castelldefels/Barcelona)
Status: To be confirmed
Austria (Vienna/Bratislava
Status: To be confirmed
June 26th. – July 1st.
Germany (Sylt/Hamburg)
Status: Sheduled
July 19th. – 22nd.
Italy (La Mezia Therme/Naples)
Status: Sheduled
August 16th. – 19th.
Netherlands (Brouwersdam/Rotterdam)
Status: To be confirmed
August 22nd. – 26th.
France (Vendeé region/Nantes)
Status: Sheduled

Dec 18, 2011

Nick Jacobsen – Crane Jump

Nick Jacobsen is back to Cape Town and guess what… he is back to the Crane Jump =)

Dec 16, 2011

Slingshot RPM 2012

First comes in many forms. The Slingshot RPM is the original “Open C” kite that started it all. It evolved to become the kite that took Youri Zoon to a world title. It has become a riders favorite throughout the world in just a few short years.

Building on it’s dramatic success of the Open-C canopy and Slingshot’s patented Split Strut technology, the RPM pushes kite design to a whole new level. We have refined the “Full Suspension Bridle” and modified custom wing tip attachment points to optimize kite performance and deliver complete tuning customization. These additional features and the new 7m allows complete versatility in all conditions and all riding styles.


Dec 13, 2011

2012 Airush Lithium Video

The 2012 Airush Lithium, Choose Your Element whether it be entry level performance, freeride, freestyle or waves.

Kiteboarding Magazines Test Winner, the 2012 Airush Lithium, has gained much respect in its versatility and ease of use. Tester making comments like "best relaunching", "responsive and direct" and "smooth handling" the 2012 Airush Lithium has gained the respect from all types of riders. check out more at

Dec 10, 2011

Kai Lenny: 4 in 1

A massive southern hemisphere swell cut its path through the Islands of the South Pacific. On August 30th, 2011 the swell made landfall in Hawaii, marking the last day of Hawaiian Summer.

Hawaii based OXBOW Progression Team rider and SUP World Champion Kai Lenny (18 years old), tracked the swell with precision to his secret spot. He raced through the day against time and odds to be the first athlete ever to tackle 4 sports in one day (Surfing, SUP, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing), in 15-20 foot waves. This day made its mark in the history books as the largest south swell to hit the Hawaiian Islands in 15 years, and cemented Kai Lenny’s position as one of the world most versatile ocean athletes.
The OXBOW Production Crew captured Kai’s amazing day in detail. The 46 second teaser shows a glimpse of Kai’s performance with a Paparrazi style twist. In the spirit of “catch me if you can,” Kai moves with lightning speed through his day.
Being no match for the cameras, Kai’s ocean performance speaks for itself.

Gin GURU Kite First Shots!

Here are the very first shots of the brand new GURU!


Pictures were taken yesterday at GIN KITEBOARDING’s home spot, Neuchâtel lake in Switzerland. The R&D GIN KITEBOARDING Team is making the last fine tunings to be ready for the GURU series in March 2012.


The Man that touched the sky (2011) - Full Length Film

Dec 4, 2011

Alex Pastor wins 2011 PKRA New Caledonia!

Alex Pastor wins 2011 PKRA New Caledonia!

December 02 2011 / 0 comments
An amazing display of athleticism during this event when Alex Pastor grabbed 1st place on the last event.  Alex feeling extremely comfortable in the best conditions that the tour has to offer, this event was the location where Alex won his first 1st place event in 2009 before signing with Airush.  Speaking with Alex just afterwards, he said even though he had a bad start with delayed flights (almost not making it to the event), it was all worth it in the end.  Time to party Pastor, bring on 2012!
Finals Pastor vs Jacobs:

Nov 30, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Bertrand Fleury @ Home

Ozone 2012 Online Brochure

Tom Court Cabarete Freestyle Session 2011

Here is a short, chill cut from a few sessions earlier this year out in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean. A few days into Tom’s trip out there they met up to shoot with the Miss Reef Girls at LaBoca in the DR.

Nov 19, 2011

The Likely Suspects

It’s pretty rare that all the Florida boys get together for a session but when they do it really is special. These guys are best friends and it definitely shows. This is a short documentation of one weekend in the keys with the boys.
These are Florida’s Likely Suspects..
Riders: BP, Aaron Abel, Matthew Sexton, Dave Scott, Sean Reyngoudt, Alex Fox, Stefan Cerf….

Nov 18, 2011

Trick Minute: Hasselhoff

by Tobias Hölter

Nov 12, 2011

The After Party

For the riders in Big Windy, the only thing better than scoring all over the world, is scoring at home. Davey Blair, Reo Stevens, John Amundson, Konrad Bright, Ian Alldredge and Ben Wilson riding.

Naish Alaia Surfboard

Target: A light wind gem in a simple finless, strapless design.

When Captain Cook discovered Hawaii in the 18th century, he and his crew witnessed surfing for the first time. True to its roots, the Alaia takes it back to where surfing began in Hawaii.

The Alaia is shaped out of solid Paulownia wood, with a design that has been refined for modern day surfing. This inspired the Alaia’s transition into kiteboarding.

The Alaia shines in light wind. It has amazing upwind performance and is super fun to ride when the winds aren’t cranking.

Can be used as an Alaia surfboard.

Sizes: 5’9” x 15½”

A Trick in a Minute - S-Bend

Nov 9, 2011

North EVO 2012 video

The EVO is the most universal kite in North Kiteboarding range. Check out how Jaime explains the new Adaptive Tip and see Cesar Portas, Jaime Herraiz, Jan Marcos Riveras rockin´it on the new gear!

Nov 7, 2011


LTD gets on a plane and explores around Indonesia to find surf, wind, pretty girls, awesome food, and a laid back good time. This is from our first stop in LTD's island hopping exploits.
Its pretty sick traveling with surf and kite gear because no matter the conditions you know you are going to have a good time and spend some hours in the water.
Good times.

Patrick Rebstock
Mauricio Abreu

Nov 5, 2011

The 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational

The 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational comes to a close with 12 races completed racing almost everyday. It was the first ever speed event to have Port Tack races, 2nd event to have speeds greater than 50 Knots, Biggest Prize purse in kite Sailing, and the first National team trophy the “Lynch Cup”. As the best speed sailers in the world share the waters with storm force conditions. Hitting speeds over 50 knots……..


1st: Rob Douglas
2nd: Alex Caizergues
3rd: Jamie Douglas

Nobile 50fifty



50Fifty is our new freestyle kite in the line. It comes as a replacement for a highly appreciated NHP kite, and is even more freestyle & new school focused than its predecessor. The construction is a hybrid C kite featuring advantages of both C-shape and bow types. 50Fifty features new super fast, thin profile designed especially for freestyle. In the middle of the kite you will find the floating strut. Not only it's lightweight, but also absorbs the vibrations caused by sudden gusts of wind and eliminates fluttering of the kite. Additionally, side struts were redesigned. Thanks to aerodynamics – based innovations, the kite is fast (less drag), quickly loose it's power when necessary (you'll appreciate this feature while performing new school tricks) and features excellent depower. Large surface kite wing tips improve kite's agility and secure accurate (not too much) bar pressure.

50Fifty is a powerful kite, that replies with excellent lift and POP combined with constant power while performing tricks. Impressive speed, nice pull during the whole turning process, stability, direct feeling, great unhooked performance and easy relaunch make it the kite of choice for all freestyle and new school riders, like Mike „The Knife” Blomvall.


Oct 22, 2011

A Surfboard Bag for Dedicated Beach Bums

Camping on the beach with the sound of the surf is a great way to relax, but when you're a surfer, it's also the easiest way to guarantee you won't miss a great wave when the tide rolls in. So the Wave Cave is kind of like an emergency shelter for a situation that's not really an emergency.

It's primarily designed for use as a padded case, capable of storing up to four surfboards of various sizes. But in a side pocket you'll find a pop-up tent that clips and zippers to the case, which doubles as a padded floor when empty for comfortable sleeping. The Wave Cave is available in three different sizes depending on how many boards you want to carry, and vary in price from about $260 to $315. It looks like each model provides the same amount of sleeping space when setup, and while the tent will protect you from the sun and the rain while you spend your days at the beach, it's not going to do much to keep your critical parents at bay.

Oct 21, 2011

Oct 19, 2011

Oct 16, 2011

Kitesurfing Game for iPhone & iPad

Epic Kiteboarding announced a new kiteboarding app game for iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

This game features 20 real world class kitesurfing locations.

More levels and moves will come with each update!

Kiteboard features:

* High resolution OpenGL 3D graphics
* MP3 music player controls – play your own songs while you ride!
* Full kiteboard and kitesurf training levels
* Many different kiteboard jump moves and combinations
* Hidden features and missions!
* Multiple different kite designs

You can get the app for $1.99 HERE

Kitesurfer completes journey round Isle of Wight

Congratulations to Eric Diamond who has kitesurfed round the Isle of Wight.
Starting at Ryde, Eric took 5 hours 2 minutes to complete the journey, which took him past Yarmouth, Ventnor and Appley.

This marathon round the Isle of Wight journey had the goal to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Eric, who works at GKN in East Cowes, battled blustery conditions to complete the 55-mile challenge has raised almost £4,000 for the charity.

He said: “Apart from a near wipe-out near The Needles, which ended up with my kite inverted in the sky and wasted about 20 minutes, it went perfectly.

“It was pretty rough though. One of the support crew was thrown from his RIB via the wind shield after hitting a big wave but luckily no serious bodily harm was incurred.

Congrats to Eric Diamond and to the Macmillan Cancer Support

Nobile T5-Koinobori Kite

T5-Koinobori is a freeride machine designed to bring a smile to riders' faces. Fast, direct, responsive and forgiving, this kite delivers striking performance and incredible hangtime. Aerodynamics driven improvements, including a new profile, redesigned leading edge area, flattened wing tips and thinner bridle lines not only broadens the kite's wind range, but also benefits from astonishing low-end power and amazing upwind abilities.
Find out more at:

Oct 15, 2011

Meet The Ozone Race Team

Meet the Ozone U.S. Race Team / Team Fluid - Johnny Heineken (2011 Course Racing World Champion), Adam Koch, Andrew Koch and Chip Wasson. Interviews with the team sharing experiences and their thoughts on the future of kite course racing.

Sep 25, 2011

KSP One Eye Pro

As winds hovered around 10 to 12 knots and 3- to 4-meter swell detonated on the reef during the morning and early afternoon of day two of the KSP One Eye Pro, competitors stayed on call for the wind to ramp up just a bit more. “The wind hasn’t come up quite enough yet, but this is the best conditions I’ve ever seen,” commented KSP Event Photographer John Bilderback. “It’s retarded.”

As the wind slowly increased, event organizers ran 30 minute Expression Sessions for the men and women in order to see if the wind would hold and to set the judging scale for the massive waves, groomed to perfection by the side-offshore winds. The wind remained a bit light at the start of the men’s heat, making it challenging for some of the 24 competitors to ride One Eye top to bottom. Nevertheless, the athletes put on an incredible show, catching waves up to triple overhead. With his fluid, powerful riding, 2008 Kite Surfing World Champion Mitu Monteiro (Cabo Verde) won the Men’s Expression Session with some seriously committed turns and barrels. And Mauritian resident Ninja Bichler (originally from Germany) — who caught some incredible waves and used her local knowledge to ride better than some of the men — won the Women’s Expression Session.

The first three heats of Men’s Round 1 followed, comprised of three competitors per 15-minute heat. Strapped riders Max Bonieux (Mauritius) and Mauricio Pedreira (Brazil) won the first two heats, respectively. Pedreira had the highest scoring wave of the day, amidst the most action-packed heat of the three. 2010 Kite Surf World Champion Guilly Brandao, who rode in heat two, pulled into a deep tube on a massive closeout set, resulting in the most spectacular wipe out of the day and a shredded kite. With his fluid unstrapped riding, tight in the pocket, Airton Cozzolino (Cabo Verde) won heat three, the closest heat of the day. Juan Pabloo Diban (Chile) also put on a great show, linking a lot of turns and exhibiting wise wave selection.

Today marked the official start of the competition and the forecast looks incredible for the week ahead. Men’s Round 1 heats will resume tomorrow morning (conditions permitting), along with the start of Women’s Round 1.

The Mauritius One Eye Pro 2011 is sponsored by the Indian Resort & Spa, MTPA (Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority), Air Mauritius, Mauritours, Le Gall, Habit, Club Mistral and Silent Partners. The KSP World Tour is supported by ION and Vitamizzer.

The Filthy West – teaser

The Filthy West” is BWS’s latest film. Ben Wilson, Ryland Blakeney, Josh Mulcoy and Ian Alldredge embark on the ultimate surfing and kiting road trip across the Western Australian coastline.

The video will be available to watch online at the start of October.

Sep 23, 2011

All you need to know about Raceboards

Clinton Filen – Board Designer – Airush HQ, Cape Town, South Africa

This is an interesting blog to write from the perspective that the progression in the race shapes is moving much quicker than most other board design and has various factors affecting the final design outside of the norm. These include the perspective of emerging rules for the race category, specifically if you look at “One board rule racing” while considering the variety of conditions one might be racing in. Another area is the rate at which the riders are improving their skill level to deal with progression in design and what might work best, for the more recreationally oriented rider.

Without a doubt almost anything I say below has a sell by date, as development is often very cyclic in nature, as the boards get better we can run different fins, as the riders get better they can run bigger/different boards and the same for kites etc. An example is our first Monaro V2 prototypes were simply uncontrollable with double foiled 22cm fins, as the fins created so much drive off the wind you would just explode. As soon as we went to single foil, the control went up significantly. Right now a good racer could run vertical double foil fins 10cm longer and still keep it together.

Range of use & Skill level
The first consideration for your race or freerace boards is your range of use and skill level. Currently there is relatively clear line between a board that is made to go upwind faster than anything (especially in light wind) and the sacrifices you have to make in ease of use, more specifically with reaching and downwind. So at this stage I would say that if you are a recreational racer or racing with anything smaller than a 12 metre you should avoid a race board over 60cm with fins any bigger than 26cm for the biggest set.

You should see this trend change after a year or two when board designs become more controllable and the skill level of the average recreational riders improve.

If you are looking for a board to go blasting around on and having fun, even in marginal wind, I would be very cautious about the newer generation all out race boards unless you are prepared to put the time in to learn how to ride them and are working towards a racing career. Something like the Airush Sector 60 (V1 or V2) would be your best bet by far.

Quad Vs Tri Vs Single
This is currently one of the big areas of debate and to some degree I feel this is a question of control, versus efficiency. We have tried most configurations from single, to twin, to tri fin and inverted tri fin (Single fin in the front). In theory I would say the less fins the better when you are looking at pure efficiency, however as soon as you only have a single centre of lateral resistance the stability challenges become significant.

Currently our test results give us the best control in the quads and the best angle upwind. The weakness is drag so we opt for thinner foils and in most cases on our production boards we have asymmetrical foils to aid control.

Symmetrical foils vs. asymmetrical foils

This is a significant debate even in our own team. In places that are windy where control is more of an issue, asymmetrical foils (or flat foils on the inside) are the preferred choice. This is most obvious if you have a board with cant on the fins, as this increases the control problems significantly. Full vertical fins with symmetrical foils, specifically with the top racers in light wind are increasingly popular however this has drag and control challenges.

Fin Placement/ Further apart vs. closer together
The further apart you put your back and front fin sets the stiffer the board will be. BUT this is a generalization and has very much got to be considered in conjunction with how far forward your fins are. The further forward you put your fins, specifically your front fin set, the harder the board is to control. If you have your fins further back the board is generally easier to control but does not edge upwind as well.

Cant (Angle away from vertical)
Generally if you are used to riding a board by edging it to windward (Twintip style), then a board with canted fins will be much easier too use and more comfortable. Vertical fins require the board to be ridden dead flat or with a leeward cant. Theoretically riding the board flatter is faster, as you limit the amount of drag created by the trim angle resistance from the rail, but that doesn’t help if you crash and explode every 30 meters, or you simply cannot get comfortable.

Our initial wide body development found 60cm to be a very comfortable all round size even in higher wind racing. Our race team will still be on 60cm wide boards such as the Sector V2 or Monaro V2 above 30 knots. This size also works very efficiently in light wind for intermediate racers and freerace. 65cm, like the Monaro V3, and over will give you an advantage in lighter conditions and bigger kites, specifically upwind. For reaching racing, the game changes completely and boards such as the Sector 52 V2 maintains a huge amount of control at speed. But keep in mind most course races are currently straight upwind and straight downwind. However, emerging categories such as boardercross, slalom and long distance require completely different boards that focus primarily on control on a reach, something a full blown raceboard is not really designed for.

Where does volume come into play?
This is open to debate as I would generally argue that once you are planning buoyancy is almost irrelevant, until you start to encounter some displacement such as dropping off the plane or engaging the rail to leeward when going upwind, specifically on vertical finned boards that need to be edged over to leeward.

What about kites?
That’s another whole exciting topic, all of this tech talks and I think I need go for a quick wave session to clear my head. But I will ask Mark our kite guru to

put together an overview on angles of attack, ideal foils and of course the much heralded aspect ratio in a later blog.

Next week Airush kite designer, Mark Pattison, talks about the ins and outs of developing the upcoming season of race kites.

Sep 18, 2011

X3 - Kite Compression Kit

Kit Includes:
1 x Vac Adapter, Compatible with all kite pumps and all vacuum bags, made from durable plastic and has a keychain hole for safe keeping.

3 x kite compression bag, made of extra thick durable plastic, size 50cm x 100cm
with a lockable one way valve.

£19.99 @

Sep 17, 2011

Kiteracing Fins

all info & prices

Airush Varial X Race 2012

Kite Features

The Varial X and Varial X Race kites introduced by Airush for the 2012 season are two new generation types of flying machines. Both have similar structures, with minor differences. The Varial X is a perfect freestyle and freeride kite for hardcore riders, while the Varial X Race is dedicated to racing enthusiasts. The Airush Varial X Race blends the successful features of the Varial with those of the Vapor X to offer a unique riding experience.
• V3 Bridle System
• C-Kite Structure
• High Aspect Ratio
• One Pump Inflation System
• Excellent Light Wind Performance
• Excellent Upwind Performance
The new kite line introduced by Airush for the 2012 season it intended to shape a new futire for the kiteboarding world. Every kite model has been carefully tuned and tweaked and it is ready to offer the best performance in its class. Especially for hardcore and dedicated racing enthusiasts, the Airush team has designed the Varial X Race. The kite has a similar design as the 2012 Varial X, but it is available in 13 and 17 square meters sizes only and it is a race and lightwind oriented kite.
The Varial X Race can get you running at incredible speeds when all the other riders sit on the beach and wait for the wind to pick up. At the same time it is ready to take you on the first podium position of any racing competition. The kite is engineered suing a high aspect ratio and a refined C-shape structure. It deploys plenty of power and reaches the top speed in no time. The canopy is supported by a V connection for the bridle to assure that the rider can steer the kite even if it is depowered.
The kite uses the innovative V3 bridle system which provides excellent depower and relaunch. The bridle uses a simple pulley system to keep the rider in control at all times. The kite generates massive power and incredible hangtime. It is guaranteed to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding and extreme riders out there. The narrower race profile and thinner struts make the kite extremely aerodynamic and fast. The kite can propel you like a rocket in light winds without a problem.
Although it is powerful and fast, the Airush Varial X Race is easy to operate and very stable. It has an optimal bar pressure and it is very reactive. The rider can perform spectacular tricks without worries. Used with a dedicated racing board, the Airush Varial X Race is ready to win all world class competitions. The kite is available in three color schemes and comes complete with leash, lines, bar, pump and bag.

Control Bar

The Airush Smart Bar was developed to offer high performance kite handling. It is perfect for both beginner and advanced riders, and blends new technology with user friendly features. It offers maximum efficiency and simplicity at the same time.

- BRAIN Quick Release System
- Total Depower Safety
- Pull off depower strap
- 4 or 5 line set up options
- Adjustable length
- OS Handles
- Active removable stopper ball
- Color coded connections
- Center Safety Line
- Auto Orienting QR

Best TS

TS: Be Untouchable

Ride optimized kite geometry
Responsive unhooked handling
Wide wind range
Stable in all conditions

Every size of the TS kite is uniquely engineered for a specific set of riding conditions - allowing the TS range to cover all riders and riding styles. Every aspect of design, shaping, material selection and construction in the TS has been refined to bring each size even closer to perfection.

Any rider looking for a high wind kite that is stable and predictable needs look no further than the 4m and 5.5m TS kites. Unhooked wave riders will find that the medium size TS kites offer the perfect blend of tight and fast steering responsiveness, light bar pressure and unhooked control, allowing them to express their style like never before.

New-school riders searching for blistering performance will be blown away by the improvements in handling, power delivery and jumping from the mid-sized TS kites. Hooked or unhooked the 7m -14m TS kites deliver greater stability, precise feedback and more performance than ever before.

For course racing and light wind conditions, the 15m and 17m TS kites are the most aerodynamically refined kites we've ever made. Refined even further they have been trimmed back to deliver maximum light wind performance and racing advantage. Changes to the center strut design and bridle positioning make them even easier to relaunch in the lightest conditions.

With sizes ranging from 4m to 17m there is a TS for every rider and every riding style.

Alex Pastor 2012 Team Series Video

Gaastra Hatch 2

Huge power reserves combined with total control make the Hatch2, the most user-friendly package of all time. Quick and easy to assemble, the high quality workmanship and easy relaunch are standards for designer Urs Hungerbühler.

What makes the Hatch2 stand out from the crowd is an uncompromising user experience on the water, coupled with anything but a boring character.The Hatch2 comes to life when you realize the sheer power it has.
Together with the balanced flying characteristics and the absolutely safe handling in any situation, it guarantees quick success. And it does not matter if you are a beginner or pro- the Hatch2 is the best tool for endless fun on the water.

The RNEH (Radial Nose Easy Handling) profile in the center area provides a balanced ratio of power and easy handling. The profile provides medium drag, which makes the kite predictability and keeping it from stalling. It generages big lift and huge hangtime! The medium bar pressure gives you direct feedback from the bar, so you always know exactly where the kite is. Shaping characteristics are made for effortless relaunch capabilities. The Hatch gives a straight steering behavior and follows your commands without fail. The NACA 0018 profiles in the tip area allow for clean and fast steering. A very sportive kite that will boost any skill level!

more photo & info @

Sep 8, 2011

Wainman 2012 series preview

Progression Trick App

New iPhone app is now live in the app store and ready to download! You can find out more on our website here -

Get A Head Start with The PROGRESSION Player!
Progression Sports, makers of the worlds finest instructional videos for kiteboarders, have launched a new mobile app for iOS devices. Available download now in the iTunes store!

A Free Player App With In App Video Purchases
The Progression Player is an essential tool for any kiteboarder wanting to get a head start on their session, anytime, anywhere. The key features:

★ Free ‘player’ app comes with free video trailers and promotional videos
★ Browse available videos by level
★ Over 60 trick chapters available to download
★ New instructional videos regularly released
★ Individual chapters from £1.99, running from 6mins up to 36mins
★ Online account storage to save phone space
★ Recommendations direct from us

Prize Draw To Win A Shinn Board!

We have teamed up with Shinn to bring The Progression Player app to market with
a bang!
Anyone who downloads a chapter in our app in its first month of launch (September)
will be entered into a prize draw to win a brand new, literally just released,
SuperShinn Board!!
The prize draw will take place on 1st October with winners announced on our
website and informed by email.
More app information is available on our website including a short demo video that
will be ready next week.

No Strut Kite by Airush

Batman3 300x199 Airush 2012:  Primo kite senza struct

L’ anno scorso molti produttori avevano introdotto vele con un solo struct quest’ anno Airush sta testando una vela senza struct.

Eccovi alcune foto in anteprima:

Batman1 Airush 2012:  Primo kite senza struct

Batman2 Airush 2012:  Primo kite senza struct

Sep 4, 2011

Best Taboo 2012

Taboo Series 2012!

Sep 2, 2011

Somewhere in Mexico.

Ian Alldredge, Bear Karry and Ted Lyons somewhere in Mexico.

Small Day in Mex from TDZ on Vimeo.

Aug 27, 2011

Aug 4, 2011

Jul 30, 2011

Flyboards FlyRace

The new FlyRace is the only twintip racing board on the market and offers extreme lightwind and upwind performance, like you have never experienced before! Don’t waste time lugging your big race board to the beach and screwing 4 huge fins to your fragile directional board before every session. The FlyRace ensures fast and easy tacks and jibes.

The adjustable middle fin length, makes sure you have the perfect combination of fin length and control on every course. During its development phase, the FlyRace has proven itself to be very competitive in national and world class Course Racing and Long Distance competitions.

Enjoy this instructional video with Flysurfer & Flyboards teamriders Sebastian Bubmann and Gunnar Biniasch which show exactly how you can get the most out of the FlyRace!

More info:​en/​produkte/​boards/​flyrace/​

Flyboards FlyRace - How To from Flysurfer Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

NAISH 2012 in video

Jul 6, 2011

2012 Cabrinha Switchblade

It’s official, Cabrinha has announced the release of the 2012 Switchblades. The Switchblade 2011 was such a huge hit, they sold out quickly and pushed the production of the 2012 Switchblade to middle of the summer!

The 2012 Cabrinha Switchblade is one of the most stable and predictable kites you will ever find. This kite was so popular we sold out of the 2011′s months ago and are stoked the 2012 is almost here. The first 2012 Cabrinha Switchblades should be here in early July so look for a full review and more pics.

The 2012 Cabrinha Switchblade has become synonymous with versatility. Its reliability and predictability are two of the reasons why it excels as a performance wakestyle kite as well as an all around freeride kite. The number one choice of Wakestyle riders world wide, the Switchblade delivers a stable source of power which transfers into incredible pop. Once in the air, the kite will steer effortlessly with minimal input from the rider. The Switchblade is excellent for unhooked or hooked in riding in just about any conditions. If there is one kite that can back up all of the accolades being thrown at it, it’s the Switchblade wakestyle, freeride kite.

For 2012, refinements to the Switchblade include a repositioned and retuned bridle that also has drastic handling differences between custom Wake and Freeride settings, a lighter feel, improved balance, and a new improved canopy material providing both looks and strength.

The 2012 Cabrinha Switchblade comes complete with the all new Quicklink IDS control system, the first control system ever that has 100% capability for free spinning front lines, landing line, and leash independently. The Quicklink also has a wider center hole for easier steering and trimming of the kite, improved line winders, and a removable security pin.

Jun 11, 2011

Best 2012 - C Kite

Those pictures where taken at the Triple S and represent what might be the 2012 Best kiteboarding C kite...

Apr 12, 2011

Apr 6, 2011

Episode Three: Team Meet Up Down Under

Sam Light hooks up with Naish Riders Jalou Langeree, Flo Daubos and young Australian Ewan Jaspan for a kiteboarding paradise session in Oz. Three guys, a girl and a...kangaroo? wallaby? wombat?...Check out the action!

Apr 5, 2011

PKRA Marocco: results

It was a great final day in Dakhla, Morocco. Riders prepared their 10-14m kites for the continuation of the men and women freestyle double eliminations, which began early this morning under cloudy skies with winds averaging 15 knots. The conditions were stable for the last round of heats.

The women kicked off the final day of competition as Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR) battled Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL) in the first heat of the day. Schibevaag broke her kite leash on her first trick therefore Litwin advanced to the next heat Podium freestyle women against Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL). It was a great heat for the two Polish riders however Winkowska takes the win due to her cleaner landings, kite position, technical difficulty such as a switch blind judge and blind judge 3.

Winkowska advanced to challenge Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP). Pulido eliminated Winkowska in a 5/0 judge’s decision due to more technical difficulty and variety of tricks such as an air back to blind and a kite loop slim chance which is a very technical trick for women competitors. Pulido went on to the final heat to face Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA). It was a close heat with a 3/2 judge’s decision in favor of Kajiya. Kajiya’s power, speed and execution of tricks such as a switch blind judge, air back to blind with a grab and kite loop with a 360 rotation won over Pulido’s kite loop slim chance, switch 313 and front low mobe enabling Kajiya first place in the freestyle double eliminations while Pulido finished in second.

It was an exciting final round of men’s freestyle. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA) eliminated Tom Hebert (North, NCL) in the first men’s heat of the day advancing him to the next heat against Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS). Yates defeated Podium freestyle menRondina in a 5/0 judge’s decision due to his variety of switch tricks, kite position, speed and power such as a S-Bend pass landing toeside (S3), front mobe to blind and KGB to blind. Yates moved up the ladder to challenge Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP). It was a very close heat however Yates takes the win for variety and execution of tricks such as his powered front mobe to blind and S3 over Pastor’s front mobe, blind judge 3, air back to blind, switch low mobe and KGB -180. Yates moved up the ladder to face Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) in the men’s final. It was a close heat however Zoon was on fire with his double set of trick combo’s such as a back mobe, 313, blind judge 3 and non-inverted slim chance then a front mobe, switch blind judge 3 and non-inverted slim chance, defeating Yates in a 5/0 judges decision due to variety, technical difficulty and better execution of tricks.Podium wave men

A couple of attempts to resume the wave double elimination came to an end shortly after 2:00pm due to the light wind conditions. An award ceremony to announce the event winners was held at the Dakhla-Attitude campsite where the local press, officials, government executives, as well riders and crew attended.


1. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)
2. Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS)
3. Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP)
4. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)

1. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)
2. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)
3. Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL)
4. Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)


1. Keahi De Aboitiz (Cabrinha, AUS)
2. Airton Cozzolino (North, CPV)
3. Abel Lago (RRD, ESP)

1. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)
2. Angela Peral (North, ESP)
3. Ainhoa Garcia (Ozone, ESP)