Lancelin Ocean Classic: kiteboarders will race against windsurfers in 2016 | Photo: John Carter/LOC

In 2016, and for the first time, both sailing classes will compete together from Ledge Point to Lancelin, in Western Australia.

The longest windsurfing race on Planet Earth will be back in 2016 between January 14th-17th. But the organization also aims to break the world record for the longest open ocean kitesurfing race.

The Lancelin Ocean Classic will be held for the 31st time, in Australia. The event launched in 1986 and, since then, attracted thousands of windsurfers and kiteboarders to an exciting 25-kilometer marathon.

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Paragliding: kites, please stay away | Photo: Derek Lee/Creative Commons

Kiteboarding and paragliding have a few things in common, but accidents do happen between them as well. In this case, the magnetism was too powerful and obvious.

Learning how a kite flies is valid for kiteboarders and paragliders. After understanding how to master the art of flight, you need to learn the right of way rules. Otherwise, accidents will happen, sooner or later.

In this particular example, you will witness two sports enthusiasts that may have gone too far. We can't understand if they're friends playing around, or if they simply feel abnormally attracted to danger.

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Chris Keeping: it hurts, but he's good to go

Australian kitesurfer Christopher Keeping survived a crocodile attack after fighting off the animal 100 metres off shore at Casuarina Coastal Reserve's Lee Point, Darwin.

Keeping was riding his kite at 11am when the wind dropped off. He was 100 meters away from the beach, in deep water, and floating around on his board when the crocodile emerged.

"I usually look for crocodiles when I'm down there before I enter the water, and there was another kitesurfer setting up at the same time," explained Chris Keeping.

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