Kiteboarding: IKA will crown all champions | Photo: Travis Hayto/IKA

The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKA) is taking over professional kitesurfing.

The governing body for the sport of kiteboarding has announced that, in 2016, it will crown world champions across all disciplines: Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom.

IKA released an official statement promising events all around the globe. The organization led by Mirco Babini also confirmed the end of a contract with PKRA/VKWC, the brand and world tour founded by Richard Branson (Virgin) and Javier Perez Dolset (Zed Group).

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Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015: all for the records | Photo: Jonathan Tait/LSC

The quest for world speed sailing records is on. The opening day of the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015 had a new national record.

It's really windy in Namibia, but the picturesque town of Luderitz is not worried about it. Some of the world's best kiteboarders and windsurfers have returned once again to impress the world.

Sebastien Cattelan and his team have handled the power of recent storms, and the speed channel is ready for unbelievable records. The one-kilometer raceway is fine-tuned and ready for 50-knot plus winds.

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Nick Jacobsen: following the instructions | Photo: Lars Daniel

Nick Jacobsen is one of craziest characters in the sport of kiteboarding. You'll confirm it for yourself.

In "Fly Me To The Moon," the fearless kite jump specialist stays true to his bold roots. In 13 minutes, Jacobsen embarks on an epic wind adventure.

Huge wave jumps, nude kiteboarding, caravan life, dangerous lake transfers, firing rides, jumps over piers, freestyle atrocities, swimming pool stunts, and skate kiteboarding are some of the experiences Nick made in 2015.

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