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.


Foil kiteboarder and Land Rover Extreme 40: partners in speed

The Land Rover Extreme 40 catamaran has towed a foil kiteboarder, during the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao, in China.

British surf manufacturer Carbon 6ix has hitched a ride from the 62-foot high Land Rover Extreme 40, during Act 3 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, held in Chinese waters.

That's two carbon watercrafts in action, in an unusual sailing picture. The giant catamaran designed by Yves Loday gave the foil kiteboarder a ride at more than 20 knots.


Défi Kite 2014: the Tramontane plays its game

Alex Caizergues has sailed to victory at the Défi Kite 2014, at Plage des Chalets, Gruissan, France.

Light winds were not enough for a second round of races at the Defi Kite 2014, so the organization put out just-for-fun competitions. Fans got the opportunity to discover the virtues of the foil board.

Although the Tramontane was not present all the time during the weekend, it did, however, offer the contestants one exceptional race. The first day of competition saw strong winds coming into play.