Kites: learn how to avoid accidents with fellow kitesurfers | Photo: Cabrinha Kites

In the kiteboarding universe, windy days can easily mean crowded waters. When dozens of near-invisible kite lines cross the skies, accidents can happen. Learn how you and others can lower chances of suffering unwanted crashes.

With more than 20 riders jumping, accelerating and performing tricks in the water, it's never easy to think and act fast. Knowing kitesurfing's right of way rules is mandatory, but we never know what others are about to do.

For example, if a rider falls off, the lines will be invisible on the water, and they will easily catch the fins of fellow windsurfers, surfers, and kiteboarders.

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Aaron Hadlow: tasty victory at St Peter-Ording | Photo: Pringles Kitesurf World Cup

Aaron Hadlow and Gisela Pulido have emerged victorious in the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup 2015, at St. Peter-Ording, in Germany.

The 30-knot winds pushed freestyle kiteboarders to their limits, in the final day of competition. The Men's ultimate clash had a classic matchup: Aaron Hadlow versus Liam Whaley.

Because they were both overpowered on seven-meter kites, they couldn't land double passes. However, Hadlow nailed a Front Blind Mobe and Back Mobe 5, and Whaley completed a Double Heart Attack and Crow Mobe 5, but his S-Mobe was ruled out of the competition box.

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Ruben Lenten: ready to overcome cancer | Photo: Chidiac/Red Bull

Ruben Lenten has revealed he is suffering from cancer.

The Dutch kiteboarder explained that he wasn't feeling well lately. Lenten wrote that he had "a really strange pain in the chest and in my throat," so he decided to see a doctor.

The specialist checked his heart, lungs and blood pressure and everything seemed to be okay. So, Lenten and his girlfriend Nikki traveled to California to visit friends and embark on new adventures.

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