Richard Branson: Susi Mai, Alison Di Spaltro and Alice need a ride | Photo: Christian Black

Richard Branson has gone kiteboarding with Susi Mai, Alison DiSpaltro and Alice on his back, at Necker Island, to break the Guinness World Record for the most people riding a kitesurf board.

The Virgin mogul likes a good controversy. In 2009, Sir Richard Branson went kiteboarding with naked model Denni Parkinson on his back, in the British Virgin Islands.

The images spread around the world and later forced him to explain that it was an idea from photographer Stephane Gautronneau.

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Kurt Hoffman: bitten by a Floridian shark

A kiteboarder has survived a shark attack at Delray Beach, Florida.

Kurt Hoffman was bitten in his left arm, but he didn't see the shark. The moment he felt something, he warned his friends.

"At first I'm thinking I hit something. What the heck was that? Did I just get hit with a bunch of boards with nails in them? It just happened so fast," Hoffman tells Palm Beach Post.

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La Ventana: plenty of blades cutting the local waters

Maxime Nocher stormed the inaugural stage of the Kite Foil Gold Cup 2014, held at La Ventana, Mexico.

The new kiteboarding circuit attracted a fleet of 30 kite foil riders, divided into two divisions - Gold and Silver.

The main category had 11 races. The French bullet Maxime Nocher won them all leaving the American master Johnny Heineken in the runner-up position.

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