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Antoine Auriol flew his kite in Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park

It might not make sense, but Antoine Auriol went kitesurfing in the center of Madrid.

Despite being a landlocked city, the Spanish capital has plenty of bodies of water, including lakes, and the iconic Manzanares River that crosses Madrid from north to south.

But the city in which Emilio Butragueño, Penélope Cruz, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada were born is also home to the famous Buen Retiro Park – in English, Park of the Pleasant Retreat.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Kevin Langeree wins 2019 Red Bull King of the Air

Kevin Langeree claimed the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The event showcased what big air kiteboarding is all about, surrounded by a football stadium atmosphere, and windy, wild and challenging ocean conditions.

The kiteboarding event that is 70 percent about height and 30 percent about extremity had three fantastic athletes in the final: Jesse Richman, Kevin Langeree and Liam Whaley.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Are single-skin, single-line kites a lost cause?

In 2013, I began developing single-skin, single-line kites. They were reliable enough in a range of winds to be useful as pilot and show kites at kite events but don’t have sticks, inflated tubes or ram-air inflated spaces.

It hadn’t been done yet, was probably possible, and was a project I thought myself well suited to by resources and experience – somewhat hubristically as it’s turned out.

I’ve now put some thousands of hours into this, and it’s time for an accounting as to where things are at. Not much progress.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Olly Bridge performs a 650-foot jump over a sand spit in England

Olly Bridge has successfully jumped over a sand spit in Dawlish Warren, England.

The 21-year-old professional kitesurfer performed a 650-foot (200 meters) leap from a tidal pool located in the estuary of River Exe into the ocean.

Bridge believes it’s the first time anyone has attempted it. And he only needed around eight or nine seconds to complete the aerial move.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Olly Bridge performs a 650-foot jump over a sand spit in England

Olly Bridge has successfully jumped over a sand spit in Dawlish Warren, England.

The 21-year-old professional kitesurfer performed a 650-foot (200 meters) leap from a tidal pool located in the estuary of River Exe into the ocean.

Bridge believes it’s the first time anyone has attempted it. And he only needed around eight or nine seconds to complete the aerial move.

…več

Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Naish Kites; The Winningest Brand of King of the Air

Since the return of King of the Air, Naish has won the event more than any other brand. Read on to discover why. …več

Vir: Seabreeze KITE News

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