Salin-de-Giraud: Mistral wind doing its job

It's been considered France's brand new nautical arena. Salin-de-Giraud, located in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, is the new capital of European speed sailing.

The kiteboard and windsurf spot gets the best out of the strong, cold and usually dry regional Mistral wind currents that affects the Mediterranean coasts. It's one of the most famous winds of the world.

"We found the spot using Google Earth. As is always the case with this type of speed attempt, it had to be well-positioned in relation to the strong Mistral in our region”, explains Alex Caizergues, the world's fastest kiteboard.


Hookipa: plenty of wave for the kites

The world's best wave kitesurfer will be crowned in the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro 2013, at Hookipa Beach Park, Hawaii, from November 22nd to December 1st.

The Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro 2013 will start off with a qualification round, leading up to the highlight of the event - the Kite Surf World Championships.

Riders such as Keahi DeAboitiz, Mitu Monteiro, Airton Cozzolino, Pedro Henrique, and Sky Solbach have already a place in the main event.


2013 Luderitz Speed Challenge: kiteboarders are still faster than windsurfers

Sébastien Cattelan has been named the fastest sailor of the 2013 Luderitz Speed Challenge, after clocking at 55.36 knots.

In 14 days of intense racing at the iconic Namibian speed strip, kiteboarders and windsurfers battled for glory and records. With a total of 2005 finished runs, 70 hours and 15 minutes of racing, the 2013 Luderitz Speed Challenge has reached the end.

The numbers are quite impressive: 36 records were broken by riders from 11 nationalities.