- 15 August 2014 | Kiteboarding
Johnny Heineken celebrated victory in Silvaplana, Switzerland, during the second stop of the KiteFoil GoldCup.
Kiteboarders from 15 nations traveled to Engadin, in the Swiss Alps, a mecca for skiers in winter, to compete at 1,800 meters above sea level in the latest sailing sensation: kite foilboarding.
The crystal-clear blue lake tested the long high tech fins, which require incredible skill to control - you're literally flying on a knife edge, at warp speed, and with almost no drag resistance.
- 11 August 2014 | Kiteboarding
Aaron Hadlow won the Think Blue Kitesurf World Cup 2014, at St. Peter-Ording, in Germany. It's his first podium spot since 2009.
Former world freestyle kiteboarding champion Aaron Hadlow has, once again, celebrated victory in a PKRA stage. The British rider pulled his biggest and best tricks in optimal flat water and waist-high kickers to steal the event.
"Finally done it. I couldn't get my hopes up yesterday; I just knew I was in a good position and luckily I was able to make it," explains Hadlow.
- 10 August 2014 | Kiteboarding
Richard Branson is preparing to buy the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA).
The Virgin mogul, a passionate and avid kiteboarder, has bought the rights of the PKRA World Tour, in an unusual joint-venture agreement with the Spanish entrepreneur behind Zed. Best Kiteboarding has denied any involvement in the deal.
According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, the deal is sealed, and a new umbrella company will start controlling the PKRA World Tour at the end of August, when the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014 runs in Spain.