Keahi de Aboitiz: floating

Keahi de Aboitiz and Moona Whyte have taken out the Wave division of the Dakhla Kiteboard World Cup 2014, in Morocco.

The mixed swell and large tidal range played a big factor in the finals. With a shifty peak and slightly offshore winds, it was difficult for riders to know where to line-up.

Despite some long lulls between waves, fun chest to head-high sets appeared in most of the heats. Riders were rewarded with lengthy rides and multiple sections allowing a variety of aerial and face maneuvers.


Airton Cozzolino: strapless master

The inaugural Red Bull Unfastened will be ridden in Sardinia, Italy, between 9th-14th April, 2014.

Airton Cozzolino and seven more kiteboarding stars will be competing in the "first pure" strapless contest. Kites and classic surfboards, only.

The freestyle event will have a judging criteria based on wave riding, tricks on flat water and aerial maneuvers.


Steph Bridge: she's fast

The United Kingdom Windsurfing Association (UKWA) and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) have announced a groundbreaking partnership for 2014.

The UKWA will run kite racing competitions during three national windsurfing championship events. It's the first time these "rival" wind sports unite efforts at national level.

"The time has long gone for any hostility. We are a stronger voice together than we ever will be apart. Whilst windsurfing is safe for 2016 and 2020, it may well be that kiteboards will also get their chance in 2020 if extra medals can be achieved," says Bob Ingram, Chairman of the UKWA.