Juniors Kiteboarding Freestyle World Championship: showing off in Costa Brava

The 2014 Juniors Kiteboarding Freestyle World Championship will return to the beautiful shores of Costa Brava, Spain, between June 28th and July 4th.

Sant Pere Pescador is ready to host a unique and much-anticipated event. The special format for this Championship is both competitive and nurturing, with competitors ranging from age eight through 16.

While the competition element will pit the young kiteboarders against one another in a battle to crown the Junior World Champions in five categories by age group and gender, the event will also include daily clinics prior to the start of competition.


Plastic surfboard: turning waste into stoke

Merijn Tinga will kitesurf along the entire Dutch coastline on a surfboard shaped with plastic waste.

The self-titled "Plastic Soup Surfer" has a very clear goal - to raise awareness for the astronomical amount of plastics floating in the North Sea.

Tinga, a Dutch artist, collected plastic waste found on local beaches and used it to create a fully functional surfboard. The kite expedition will ride almost 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Knokke, in Belgium, to the island of Borkum, in Germany.


Christophe Tack: three victories in a row

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have claimed the top spots at the 2014 Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup, held in Soma Bay, Egypt.

The sound of wind whistling through the palm lined shores of the hotel was an alarm clock for riders and crew starting the final day of competition in the Red Sea.

The wind was measured at 25-43knots, and the competition area had to be adjusted to accommodate the more offshore direction wind compared to previous days.