Greg Norman Jr joins Cabrinha Kiteboarding

Cabrinha is proud to announce the addition of Greg Norman Jr. to its team.

Greg is not only an outstanding wakestyle rider, but he is also electrifying at the cable park and his friendly helpful demeanor will fit in nicely with the likes of Damien Leroy, Jon Modica, Clarissa Hempel, Andre Phillip, Susi Mai, Kevin Steen, Rob Douglas, Jesse Richman, David Hastilow, Cameron Dietrich, and Melissa Gil.

Also having joined teams with Ronix wake, Greg will finally bridge the gap for Cabrinha between wakestyle kitesurfing and wakeboarding, specifically cable park riding.

Greg has chosen the Switchblade kite and Custom board as his gear of choice for his riding style.

Greg's primary area of focus will be in the mainland US/Canada, but he also travels extensively to Hawaii, Australia, and the Caribbean.

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FPKite-APD

As result of the work developed by the new APKite board, since May of 2008, we've reached another objective: to transform the Portuguese Kite Association into the Portuguese Kite Federation (FPKite) - Sports Promoting Association (APD).

With the existence of an APD, Kite starts to be recognized by the IDP (Portuguese Sports Institute) as a regulating entity of the sport and, therefore, the official recognition from the Maritime Authorities and Captainships, essential to develop, with solid bases, Kite in Portugal.

Now we are FPKite-APD. We've made it from a simple Association of Athletes to an Association of Clubs and Athletes.

We still aim to promote and develop the portuguese Kite, but we will be more involved with the Clubs and Associations of Athletes so that they can be the arms of our Federation.

We will also deepen relations with all sources of kite, such as Landboard, Kitebuggy and Acrobatic Parrots.

FPKite will try to create the best conditions in order to watch our sport's growth.

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Turnagain Arm

An unknown floatplane pilot has rescued a kitesurfer spotted drifting in Turnagain Arm, Alaska, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.

Apparently, a kitesurfer was found in distress offshore from McHugh Creek, at 17h15, Monday.

As the kite was in the water, the troubled kitesurfer started waving to get attention.

When state troopers and firefighters found out that the tide wouldn't let them get a boat in the water, a mysterious floatplane landed nearby and rescued the troubled kiteboarder.

Turnagain Arm is known for its famous bore tide that occurs just outside Anchorage.

It climbs up to 6–10 feet tall and can reach speeds of 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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