Julien Kerneur: performing a strapless double back loop

Clean and complete. Julien Kerneur has successfully landed the world's first strapless double back loop.

Strapless kiteboarding is the future, they say. Grab a surfboard, wax it up, pump your kite and go for it. There couldn't be a simpler formula. In a time when kiteboarders are going foil and strapless, you've got to step up your game.

Julien Kerneur, gold medalist at the 2012 Kiteboarding Slalom World Championships and winner of multiple PKRA events, traveled to Brazil and surprised everyone with a beautifully landed double back roll.

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The Kite and Windsurfing Navigator+: runs on all iOS devices

"The Kite and Windsurfing Navigator+" will guide you through the world's finest wind spots. The app designed by Stoked Publications runs on all iOS devices.

With over 3,500 kite and windsurfing spots covering 200 regions worldwide, "The Kite and Windsurfing Navigator+" is the ultimate digital guide for exploring and sailing the planet.

The app includes all information about wind and waves, conditions in the water and ashore, as well as accurate first-hand local knowledge based on the classic books published by Stoked Publications.

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Marc Jacobs: winning his 8th title at Foxton Beach | Photo: Switch Kites

Marc Jacobs has taken out the 2015 New Zealand Kite Nationals, at Foxton Beach.

After spending the year traveling the globe competing in world kiteboarding events, Jacobs returned home to steal the national title, at the Manawatu Estuary in the Lower North Island.

The river mouth at Foxton Beach is one of New Zealand's premier kiteboarding locations. Marc won the event for the eighth consecutive time.

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