KB4girls: female kite power Photo: KB4girls

The International Female Kite Week 2014 will be run worldwide between December 1st-7th.

The initiative was developed by Kristin Boese, former world kiteboarding champion and founder of KB4girls. The mission is to get girls and women around the planet into the celebrations, whether in non-competitive female kiteboarding meetings or social events held by the KB4girls chapters.

The highlight of the International Female Kite Week 2014 celebrations will be a big online raffle, starting on the 30th November, and ending on 7th December 7th. There are over $8000 in prizes up for grabs, including kites, boards, shopping vouchers, surf cameras, gadgets, harnesses, watches and surf gear.

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Kiteboarding: sailing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics | Photo: IKA/Travis Hayto

Kiteboarding is opening a new chapter in its route to the Olympic Games. The wind sport will be showcased in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Grand Final 2014, in Abu Dhabi.

A total of 20 male and female course race kiteboarders will compete before a representative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), looking after a recommendation and inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The sport failed the 2016 Olympic Games, but the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has continued to lobby and make presentations to the IOC. The delegates seemed to like the idea of a short track format.

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Kiteboarding with a fridge door: looks promising

Kiteboarders are getting more and more creative. Can you imagine sailing away with a fridge door or a wood plank? A team of innovative kitesurfers gave it a go.

They're asking us: "can you kite it? What can be kitesurfed?" Felix Pivec, the "strapless guru", and Greta Menardo, the "kite Babe", met up in Mokuleia, on the Oahu's North Shore for an unusual challenge.

What's the craziest thing you can kite? The first object passed the test. Kiteboarding with a snowboard doesn't make sense, but it works. In a way, snow is water, and water can be snow.

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