Kiteboarding is still divided by two walls: PKRA and KPWT

Kiteboarding, as fast growing world sport, lives days of thunder.

Right now, we have two major kite competitions at the same time: PKRA and KPWT. Both of them have stops in the same countries and, sometimes, even in the same beach.

There are world champions for two tastes. Despite the passing of time, managers of PKRA and KPWT could not unite efforts and bring a true modern and spectacular kiteboarding world tour. But, the problems do not end here.

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Kristin Boese teaches kiteboarding in Augusta

The first KB4girls 2010 World Tour kiteboarding clinic was held this weekend Jan. 8-10 at Augusta/ Western Australia and was a soaring success with a full house. There were 30 participants in attendance coming from Australia, USA, UK, Sweden, France and even Germany.

Kristin Boese: "I am really happy to say that our very first KB4girls event turned out to be a great success! The girls were so motivated and eager to learn new things that it was a real joy to teach them on and off the water. The vibe was just great and even during the periods when the wind was not blowing there was plenty going on and it was great to see how the group was bonding together during the event!"

Friday the girls gathered and enjoyed a free-ride session with everyone on the water in the light but steady wind until 6 pm. They began learning their first new tricks and had a beautiful afternoon. In the evening everyone gathered for the official opening BBQ at Turner Caravan Park.

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Richard Branson supports the BVI Kite Jam

As BVI Kite Jam quickly approaches, leading star athletes of the kiteboarding world have been confirmed to compete and participate in the March 1-5, 2010 event in the British Virgin Islands.

The BVI Tourist Board, along with the support of Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, are proud to announce the following accomplished international kiteboarders lending their skill, enthusiasm and professionalism to this exciting five-day event.

Kristin Boese – This world champion of multiple disciplines has brought kiteboarding to the masses with her alluring media presence, two instructional books and a DVD on kiteboarding, and continues to motivate female kiters and athletes around the globe.

Susi Mai – This 23-year-old from Cabarete, Dominican Republic, has been turning heads with her aggressive riding style and contest results on the pro tour. She is a 3-time winner of the Red Bull Queen of the Air title and holds consecutive worldwide titles.

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