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Gisela Pulido rides her kite at Jaws

Spanish kitesurfer Gisela Pulido had her first kitesurfing session at Peahi, on the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii.

The 24-year-old rider kicked off her new adventure – the Big Wave Challenge – in the iconic Hawaiian surf break. In 2018, Pulido aims to surf the world’s biggest waves.

“What a day! I have no words to describe how I feel right now! Jaws is one of the most amazing waves on Earth. I was dreaming of this moment so much, and I can’t believe it finally happened,” expressed Pulido.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Top-ranked kite stars join the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) announced that a growing number of athletes is joining the newly-formed GKA Kiteboarding World Tour.

The World Kiteboarding League (WKL) era seems to be over. The stars of contemporary big air and freestyle kiteboarding are moving towards the new competitive discipline: the air games.

In March 2018, World Sailing (WS) dropped its support to the WKL, and GKA became the sole entity responsible for running the freestyle, wave and air games world tours.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

Big names sign up to the first GKA Kiteboarding World Tour

The GKA aims to work with the riders to create a strong tour for the athletes, public and sport. …več

Vir: Seabreeze KITE News

It was tough, but Florian Gruber clinched the 2018 Red Bull Ragnarok

Florian Gruber has taken out the 2018 Red Bull Ragnarok, Hardangervidda, Norway.

This year’s event gathered more than 350 snow kiteboarders from 30 different countries. The challenge was cut by 25 kilometers because, last year, only eight athletes finished the 130-kilometer course.

This time, however, and due to the light winds, only three athletes managed to cross the finish line.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

99.62 km/h: Thierry Collado sets a new world speed land kiting record

Land kiting, also known as kite landboarding or land kiteboarding, is one of the most underrated disciplines in kiteboarding.

Nevertheless, and despite the fact that it is performed on terra firma, riders can reach high speeds. Surprisingly, or maybe not, land kiteboarders are nearly as fast as their fellow water performers.

Recently, Thierry Collado set a new world speed land kiting record. The rider living in Ventura, California, drove his equipment at 61.9 miles per hour (99.62 kilometers per hour, or 53.78 knots) at La Franqui, in France.

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Vir: Surfertoday Kitesurfing

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