Hoek tot Helder is a kitesurfing event that wants to raise money for the Heart Foundation. The participants must collect at least €1000 through sponsorship, after which they kitesurf from Hoek van Holland to Den Helder, which is 130km. This so-called downwinder is known as the longest downwinder in the world that is kitesurfed in one day. This distance in combination with the rough conditions of the North Sea makes this the ultimate ride for the seasoned kite surfer.
The Cold Hawaii Games were back for the second time on 23rd of September 2021! A Big Air competition with an insanely good riders fleet and raging conditions of up to 55 knots - definitely one for the history books! Check out our full event report here!
Interview with Frank Ilfrich, Head of R&D at Core Kiteboarding: With this interview we offer you a look behind the scenes: We met Frank, Head of Development at Core and Carved, and learned about how kites being developed, what challenges there were and whats he most proud of as the designer of the new XR7 - as a fan of Core Kiteboarding you shouldn't miss that (as well as anyone else) - go check it out!
When it gets cold outside and the conditions too harsh for some to hit the water, snow kiting season is in full swing! Often there are snow kiting spots at your doorstep and you can start off using most of your kitesurf gear… some of the reasons, why this sport is becoming increasingly popular each winter. Our German colleague Svenja discovered her passion for snowkiting a while back and now with many being stuck at home, unable to fly to Cape Town, she wrote a blog on how to get started, where to find snowkiting spots, some advice regarding safety and why snowkiting can get addicting very fast! Enjoy the read and give it a go!
We have been eagerly waiting, watching, discussing and re-watching all entry videos and kept changing our personal list of the top eleven KOTA 2021 entry videos, but the wait is finally over now – Red Bull South Africa has just announced the official riders list for the most prestigious and important kiteboarding competition of the year!
Cape Town is opening up and the King of the Air 2021 – will be on… or not?! In this blog, we will dive into the current status quo of KOTA 2021 in Cape Town and will be dealing with the question: Is the King of the Air 2021 going to happen?! Also, we will take a sneak peek at some of the very promising KOTA 2021 entry videos.
The Global Kitesports Association has just announced that the new ISO 21853 standard for Quick Release systems went into force. This is a major step, which will benefit not only you as a kiter, but also kite schools and brands... read here why that is and what this means to you!
We all have the feeling that there are much more men kitesurfing than women. That’s what we see often during competitions, but also when we go down to our home spots. However, this does not mean that the women have sat completely still.