Aaron Hadlow vs Ruben Lenten in Tarifa

Tarifa is ready for the a battle of kiteboarding giants.

This weekend (9th and 10th May), five-time world champion Aaron Hadlow will fight Ruben Lenten - the "MegaLoopMan" - in a full power kiteboarding confrontation.

The spanish kite combat will be held in Playa de Valdevaqueros, in Tarifa.

Spectator in the beach are invited to decide who's the extreme kiteboarder: Hadlow or Lenten.

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Sean Farley and Melissa Gil shine on the US Kite Nationals

Sean Farley and Melissa Gil lead after the first day of racing

After the first day of racing in very windy conditions, average wind speed 25 to 30 mph Sean Farley, (MEX) North/NJS Designs and Melissa Gil, (PUE) Cabrinha/NJS Designs lead off the rankings.

Five exiting races had 20 competitors on the starting line with clean starts and no collisions or protest in the almost all Professional field. On the men’s side Sean Farley took four out of the five races.

On the woman’s side it has been toe to toe racing between the top three with the finishes in most races 10 seconds apart from each other.

Melissa Gil is in the lead for now.

Winds are forecasted at 20 to 25 mph for Thursday and 30 to 35 mph for the rest of the week ensuring a great set up for the remainder of the competition.

The race course is set with a one mile upwind mark and average times to finish the course are between 16 to 18 minutes.

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Kiteboarders have successufully crossed the English Channel 

Five men have kitesurfed across the Channel in an attempt to break the world record (2h30m) and helped raising cash for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Jamie Brakewell and friends have successfully made it from Dungeness (Kent, UK) to Boulogne (France) and collected £6,700 so far.

The sportsmen checked the weather forecast (swell and winds), ship traffic and gear conditions before departure.

It is still not clear if the kitesurfers have bettered the world record, but they have certainly crossed the Channel.

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