KTA Vietnam

Mui Ne has lived up to its reputation as one of Asia’s most consistent wind venues by giving round three of the KTA tour four days of competition.

This saw the event beginning with both the men’s and women’s course racing on day one, with day two and three focusing on the freestyle events, plus the added bonus of the extremely popular Big Air contest, which left the final day open again for further course racing to finishing things as they were begun.

After some very tough technical racing on day one, which left Yo from Thailand and Kathryn Bogwardt on top of things, the winds increased more to favour a call for the freestyle, which ran the double eliminator for the 12 women competitors and the 26 men.

There were many great rounds on the way through to the finals, with standards noticeably on the up from the first two rounds of the tour with the great conditions and the improving level of riders taking part from 19 different countries. In the end many heats were so close that only a split decision would separate who carried on and who would have to fight back through the loser brackets.

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Kiteboarding near the Squamish River

There are precious few spots on the globe where wind, water and land combine to provide flawless conditions for wind surfing and kite boarding. The Squamish Spit at the mouth of the Squamish River is one of those places with warm wind and sunshine.

While surrounding lakes make for good practice areas, those seeking the delicate balance necessary for high performance days need look no further than the Squamish Spit. Recent upgrades have made this secret spot accessible to all with much needed renovations to the parking and launch area.

Key points to remember when entering this playground: dress warm. The Squamish River is primarily snowmelt so wet or dry suits are a must. Of course, like any outdoor activity, check the forecast before you head out. To catch the perfect day it should be cooler in Vancouver than Squamish and cooler in Squamish than Whistler. If it’s clear in Squamish and Whistler chances are it will be an epic day.

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Damien Leroy was second in the 2010 Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion

Billy Parker and Jessica Sickinger are the winners of the 2010 Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion, held in Jupiter, Florida, USA.

With nice blowing winds, the kiteboarding invasion was again concluded with absolute success.

Trey Sedalik won the Amateur competition, while Richie Gardner took the lead of the Masters division.

Finally, the Big Air award went to the kiteboarder Jeremy Lund.

Full Results:

Pro: 1) Billy Parker 2) Damien LeRoy 3) Matt Collins / Brandon Rowe
Amateur: 1) Trey Sedalik 2) Luke Nagashima 3) Brandon Cordina
Women: 1) Jessica Sickinger 2) Helga Goebel 3) Debbie Jackson
Masters: 1) Richie Gardner 2) Mike Carson 3) Victor Mathison
Big Air: 1) Jeremy Lund