Snow kiteboarding: cold and windy | Photo: Red Bull

The first ever Red Bull Kite Farm will be held in Regina, Canada, on the 14th February, 2015.

The Red Bull Kite Farm is an endurance snow kiteboarding contest taking place only three minutes northwest of Regina, off Highway 11, a location renowned to Saskatchewan kiters for its rolling prairie terrain and 30-foot cliff of powder leading into the creek bed.

The competition invites North American snow kiteboarders to test their racing skills against local talents, in a 50-kilometer challenge. The winners of the ski and snowboard divisions will win an all-expense paid trip to Norway to represent North America at Red Bull Ragnarok, in April 2015.

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Francisco Lufinha: tired and happy

Portuguese kiteboarder Francisco Lufinha has successfully sailed between the Savage Islands (Ilhas Selvagens) and Funchal, in Madeira.

Lufinha, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest kiteboarding journey, left the small Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic at 6am and touched firm land at 6pm.

The kiteboarder embarked on a 12-hour adventure for a total of 303 kilometers (163 nautical miles). The wind and swell were not always on his side, but that was not the main problem.

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Olly Bridge: setting a new record time in Western Australia | Photo: Peta North

Olly Bridge set a new record time at the 5th Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kiteboarding race, in Western Australia.

The 17-year-old kiteboarder stormed Southern Hemisphere's largest kiteboarding race with a total time of 22 minutes and seven seconds, a huge one minute 43 seconds ahead of the previous mark.

"It was pretty tough, it was nice and windy actually. So we went really fast, and I broke the record so that's really good. There was a bit of seaweed in the middle, but I managed to only crash once, and that helped me out," explained Bridge.

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