Kiteboarding: dreaming of the Olympic Games

Kiteboarding has been added as a demonstration sport to the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014, to be held in Medemblik, Netherlands.

The Delta Lloyd Regatta is one of the world's most important events for Olympic Classes. In 2014, the competition will include kiteboarding for the first time in its history. Kiteboarders have an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"The intention of the organizing authority is to use formats as recommended by the International Olympic Committee for a future inclusion of kiteboarding in the Olympic Games 2020," explains the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA).


Kite Ride Bonaire: blue water kiteboarding

The 2014 Kite Ride Bonaire will have 14 riders battling for the best tricks, at Atlantis Beach, Bonaire, between 17th-22nd June.

Ruben Lenten, Sam Light, Aaron Hadlow, and many more international kiteboarders will be showing their talent in a wake style water park, in the beautiful island of Bonaire.

"Our goal is that this will challenge and stimulate local youth so that in a few years Bonaire will also have its own top kiteboarders," says Patrick van Seumeren, organizer of the Kite Ride Bonaire.


San Juan Foil Cup: party comes first

Jon Modica has conquered the San Juan Foil Cup 2014, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The international, hydrofoil kitesurfing race launched from the beaches of Isla Verde, Carolina. The event had both local and international competitors coming from California, France, Colombia, Brazil and Dubai.

The four days of races ended up with 15-20 knots of winds, and perfect blue skies. Riders took out their 9-meter kites and Jon Modica was the man to beat.