Alex Caizergues: the French kite bullet

Alex Caizergues has sailed at 56.62 knots to set a new world speed kiteboarding record, in Salin-de-Giraud, France.


The French kiteboarder was trying to establish Salin-de-Giraud as the best speed sailing location in the world, during the third edition of "Salt and Speed", when the record came.

"I am delighted. It's great, it's fantastic. We validate the capabilities of our spot. We knew for a while that this could happen, we could go very quickly", says Alex Caizergues.

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Robert Kidnie: lined and barreled

Robert Kidnie has shown kite lines are no problem when you really want to get barreled, deep in the wave.


A kitesurfer getting barreled? Is that possible? The correct answer is "yes, but it's rare and difficult".

Robert Kidnie has been traveling around the globe with his kitesurfing gear and skills. In a recent trip to the Southeast Asia, in search for wind, he transformed what is usually rare into an "easy" task.

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Kanaha Beach: kitesurfers versus children?

A group of water sports enthusiasts is trying to keep kiteboarding, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and surfing authorized activities at Kanaha Beach Park, in Maui.


The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation of the State of Hawaii is planning to keep all water sports out of Ka'a Point, by enforcing swimming zones in the area.

Beachgoers claim that kitesurfers are endangering children and that they sought to "escalate the issue into a physical altercation" when encountered.

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