Joe Pasquali: accelerating in San Francisco | Photo: Brendan Richards

Joey Pasquali has claimed the 2015 Bluerush Kite Race Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, in San Francisco.

The winner of the event was only decided in the last race of the decisive night. Pasquali defeated experienced speedster, Johnny Heineken. Stefaans Viljoen finished third, and Bay Area rider Seth Besse kept fourth.

"It has been a great year for the 2015 Bluerush Kite Race Series. It just shows how fast the sport is developing that 34 out of 36 season competitors switched to racing hydrofoils this year, with about 80 percent making the change to ram air kites as well," underlined Joey Pasquali.

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La Ventana WindFest: four days of intense riding | Photo: La Ventana WindFest

La Ventana WindFest will return to Baja California, in Mexico, between January 20th-23rd.

The four-day kiteboarding and windsurfing competition invites riders to downwind races, slalom, big air, freestyle, course racing, and stand-up paddle while benefiting the local economy and encouraging the next generation of champions.

The 2015 La Ventana WindFest is open to contestants of all levels from ages 10 on up. Races will be run by the professional race director, Robbie Dean, who has led international regattas such as Rolex Big Boat Series, Kite Foil Gold Cup, and the Kiteboarding North Americans.

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Reider Decker: winner of the 2015 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic | Photo: REAL/Richard Hallman

Reider Decker and Jalou Langeree have won the 2015 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented Patagonia, in North Carolina.

Some of the world's best male and female kitesurfers competed for three days in challenging conditions at the Lighthouse. The unique Open format got underway in overhead waves.

The strapless kitesurfing event showcased insane aerials, innovative tricks and in-the-pocket wave riding. A few riders even tried to get barreled on occasional rollers.

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