Tandem kiteboarding: Tamatoa Gillot only travels with girls

Tamatoa Gillot has created a special harness which allows for tandem kiteboarding.


The passionate kiteboarder enjoys sharing all the feelings he gets when riding the transparent waters of Tahiti. But, how could he kite with someone? Unless you're Richard Branson, it would be difficult.

Tamatoa Gillot managed to develop a kite harness, which allows him to carry a person. There's one rule, though. Girls only.

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Foil kiteboarding: is this the future? | Photo: Carafino

The 2014 KiteFoil GoldCup will make its debut with five world events.


The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) is giving the kite class a brand new global competition series.

"The format of racing will include a wider variety of courses depending on the local conditions, to make racing as challenging and fun as possible", IKA explains.

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Kiteboard Racing: tight, fast and full of adrenaline

Mirco Babini is the newly elected president of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA). What plans has he got for the future of sport?


Kiteboarding keeps growing and has already defined its place in the heart of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). It's time to move, with a new leader commanding the fleet of kites.

"Kiteboarding is getting wider. Kiteboard racing is not over. Kiteboarding has been voted to be part of the elite of the Sailing World Cup, and it will be the 11th discipline for the World Cup Series", confirms Mirco Babini.

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