Andy Ward | Photo: Daily Echo

Andy Ward is the first kitesurfer to complete the cross from the Channel Islands to the coast of England.

The British kitesurfer from Dorset departed from Alderney and arrived in Poole, where he lives.

Ward made the 70 nautical mile race in almost six hours in aid of the Special Boat Service Association (SBSA).

He raised £3,000 so far.

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Kite Rally

It’s getting to be that time of year again.

The wind’s blowing, the waves are building, the slicks are huge, and we’ve been exploring some incredible new places to kite.

Of course, we love having guest riders in town any time, but we really pull out all the stops for the Kite Rally, in Cape Charles, Virginia, USA.

So mark your calendars now, and plan on being on the Eastern Shore for the Harvest Festival on October 7th as 3000 of our closest friends celebrate Dave Loop’s Birthday.

And stay through the weekend to kite like your life depends on it (it actually may at times).

More details to come. Hope you all have been spending as much time on the water as we have.

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KPWT Dakhla will host a sliding competition

KPWT is proud to announce that the event in Dakhla will host sliders!

The local organisers have agreed to build 3 sliders (Kicker, Box Frame, and Up Flat Down) on the beautifull lagoon for the event and we will run expression sessions like before in Canada.

This discipline is growing fast and we encourage all riders to participate in this exciting new branch of the sport.

We are all really looking forward to the event in Morocco.

It promises super conditions for kiteboarding and we hope it to be an exciting spot on the World Tour in the future.

Thank you again to the local organisers for hosting the KPWT and all the international riders that will be attending the event this month.

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