Oliver Bridge: the future of kiteboarding | Photo: Bogo/Sieplywa.pl

Oliver Bridge and Elena Kalinina are the new king and queen of European kiteboarding. They've won the 2014 Formula Kite European Championship, at Mielno, Poland.

With winds ranging between one and five knots, the medal races were not run, and the Championship was officially closed.

Oliver Bridge successfully defended his top podium spot secured in the previous races. The young British kiteboarder was crowned European champion in three categories: Under 18, Under 21 and Open Men. A stunning achievement.


Christophe Tack: making history in Tarifa | Photo: PKRA/Toby Bromwich

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska has been crowned winners of the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014, in Spain.

Winds in the 16-knot range returned to Tarifa for the final day of competition. The world's best freestyle kiteboarders concluded eight days of action, including a Big Air contest.

The Women's final proved to be a close heat when Karolina Winkowska met Bruna Kajiya in the battle for the top spot. Kajiya began solid and rode with consistency and confidence, but it was Winkowska's execution that gave her the win, edging out Kajiya by 0.8 points.


Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014: the Big Air showdown

Big Air kiteboarding competitions are getting more popular than ever. Ariel Corniel and Gisela Pulido have proved that humans can fly.

With winds gusting up to 35 knots, the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014 held a Big Air contest. This kiteboarding discipline has its secrets: you've got to time the jumps nicely, as there were large holes on the inside of the competition area.

Riders combined their sky high jumps with variations on spins, kite loops and board-offs. Each high jump sent the crowds lining the beach into a roar, clearly pumping the competitors up with confidence to go even bigger on their next pass.