Erika, Tyler, Joey, Johnny and Bryan: nominees for the American Kiteboarding Association 2013 Kite Racer of the Year

Bryan Lake, Erika Heineken, Joey Pasquali, John Heineken and Tybur Reed have nominated for the American Kiteboarding Association 2013 Kite Racer of the Year.

The newly established American Kiteboarding Association (AKA) has picked the first nominees for the Kite Racer of the Year awards.

Bryan Lake, from San Diego, claimed the 2013 PKRA Kite Slalom Racing World Championship, in style, undefeated. From skimboards to foilboards, Bryan just simply goes fast.


Kiteboarding books: learn and master the kite techniques

Kiteboarding books provide precious knowledge and technical details on how to control and sail better with a kite.

Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In less than two decades, this thrilling water sport has conquered new participants and breakthrough technologies.

Kitesurfing books allow you to improve and fine-tune your sailing performances, but they also teach initial techniques to beginner kiteboarders. How to choose a kite? What is a trainer kite?


Red Bull King of the Air: getting high

The Red Bull King of the Air 2014 will defy the world's best kiteboarders, on Big Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa, for a breathtaking extreme challenge, on the 25th January.

Twelve invited riders from 2013 and 12 wildcards will be performing impossible tricks and moves in the skies of Cape Town, as the Red Bull King of the Air 2014 invites spectators for a show of megaloops and high jumps.

Jesse Richman, Nick Jacobsen, Sam Light, Gianni Aragno, Ruben Lenten, Lewis Crathern, Oswald Smith, Shawn Richman, Billy Parker, Kevin de Smidt, Kevin Langeree, and Andries Fourie are the masters of ceremony.