Kite Boarder Cross: jumping over a set of explosives

The 2014 Kite Boarder Cross (KBC) Tour will be hosted in France, Spain and Ireland.


Inspired by the winter Olympic sport of Boardercross, the KBC Tour is a global competition open to all levels of kiteboarders, both professionals and amateurs.

Riders compete in four-man heats around a course of banked turns, and perform jumps over buoys. The largest jumping module is two meters high.

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Florian Gruber: from Germany with speed

Florian Gruber won all his heats in the opening day of the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships, at Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Australia.


With clear blue skies, winds averaging 14 knots, smooth seas and temperatures in the high 20's, the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships took off in great style.

Overall results put Florian Gruber in first place, in the Men's division, followed by Maks Zakowski, from Poland. The German says he's "feeling good, but pointing upwind is a little slower than usual. I think it's the current".

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HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge: 3728 miles of sharks, dolphins, waves and lightning

The HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge keeps adding miles to the Atlantic Ocean crossing.


They've had boat problems, they've sailed with dolphins, they've ridden through the night, and they've tasted the power of the elements.

The HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge has reached the halfway mark, on its adventure crossing through the Atlantic Ocean.

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