Christophe Tack: three victories in a row

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have claimed the top spots at the 2014 Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup, held in Soma Bay, Egypt.

The sound of wind whistling through the palm lined shores of the hotel was an alarm clock for riders and crew starting the final day of competition in the Red Sea.

The wind was measured at 25-43knots, and the competition area had to be adjusted to accommodate the more offshore direction wind compared to previous days.


Battle for the Bay 2014: jumping over buoys in Dublin

James Boulding and Hannah Whiteley have been crowned King and Queen at the Battle for the Bay 2014, in Dublin, Ireland.

The biggest kiteboarding event in Ireland has been running for eight years. The second stop of the Kite Boarder Cross (KBC) Tour saw kite skills come into play as riders manoeuvre their kites to ensure they jump over each of the floating obstacles.

Missing an obstacle incurs a penalty, and you've got to keep an eye on opponents, as they race to the finish line. The KBC ran heats for Juniors, Amateurs and Pros. In the end, Boulding and Whiteley prevailed.


Kite Skating: two sports in one

A group of water sports enthusiasts is blending kiteboarding with skateboarding. The result could only be kite skating.

When you think a skateboard, you imagine small finless planks, grip tape, and tricks. Multiple maneuvers. Now, if you're willing to take the street action sport into the water, then grab a kite a hit the freestyle button.

The self-titled Kite Skate Lab collective is pushing the limits of kiteboarding with new approaches, and new riding techniques. They leave foot straps behind and ask their fellow wakeboarders a few ramps and obstacles.