2014 World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship: there's always time to smile

More than 115 riders competed at the 2014 World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

During five days, the best ice kiteboarders and windsurfers battled for medals in the frozen tracks of Saint Petersburg.

The competition was organized by the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA). There were many divisions up and sailing. Kites with snowboards, kites with skis, windsurf rigs, and wings, all being run in course race, freestyle and short slalom tracks.

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Dominik Zimmermann: nice helmet

Florian Gruber, Dominik Zimmermann and Romain Luppi dominated the Ozone Snowkite Masters 2014, at Bernina Pass and Silvaplana, Switzerland.

The event was run alongside the Swiss Snowkite Tour. A total of 40 riders got racing together around marks and natural obstacles, in exciting wind conditions.

The Bernina Pass is located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, near St. Moritz, on the Italian border. Snow is simply everywhere.

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Keahi de Aboitiz: who said kitesurfers don't get barreled?

The official wave kitesurfing champions will be crowned at the end of the year, according to the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) world rankings.

Wave kitesurfing is the black sheep of kiteboarding. The exciting division has never matured into a proper class of its own, with full support from the industry.

Therefore, the International Kiteboarding Association has decided to change the rules. The world ranking will aggregate events by Kite Surf Pro (KSP), PKRA and independent event organizers.

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