Al Gharbia Watersports Festival: exotic kiteboarding

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, final preparations are underway for the 2nd Al Gharbia Watersports Festival, which will be held in Mirfa, Al Gharbia from April 22 to May 1st, 2010.

The festival, in its 2nd year, is initiated by the Western Region Development Council (WRDC), and organised by Abu Dhabi Motors Club.

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Big Wind: full of kiteboarding stars

"Big Windy" is a new kitesurfing movie featuring Moehau Goold, Davey Blair, Reo Stevens, John Amundson, Josh Mulcoy, Mauricio Abreua, Ian Alldredge, Bertrand Fleury, Marc Ramseier, Guilly Brandao, Tuva Jansen, Kristin Boese and Pete Cabrinha.

It was filmed by John Bilderback and Alexis Bilderback in Micronesia, Polynesia, and Indonesia. The movie is available in DVD and Blue-Ray.

Kiting is more than just a sport.With the way things are in the world, it’s obvious that wind and alternative energies have to be part of the solution.

Who knows the power and potential of the wind better than people who already harness it. Part of it is having a small footprint in the world, but the other part is enjoying this gift from the sea, as much as we possibly can.

Mondial du Vent: they should change the title of the competition

Today was much like the past few days. The wind decided that it was going to be stubborn yet again. Eager riders, crew and spectators waited patiently for the wind to pick up but in the end it never did. Unfortunately the forecast had predicted much the same weather conditions as the whole week.

Race director, Erik Troostheide took advantage of the no wind and organized a stand up paddleboard competition. Competitors made their way to the beach at 14:00.

The horn sounded and the racers were off. Numerous amounts of people who had come to the beach anticipating some freestyle action were not disappointed because they had the opportunity to take some photos with their favorite pro riders as well as have some autographs signed.

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