Christophe Tack: making history in Tarifa | Photo: PKRA/Toby Bromwich

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska has been crowned winners of the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014, in Spain.

Winds in the 16-knot range returned to Tarifa for the final day of competition. The world's best freestyle kiteboarders concluded eight days of action, including a Big Air contest.

The Women's final proved to be a close heat when Karolina Winkowska met Bruna Kajiya in the battle for the top spot. Kajiya began solid and rode with consistency and confidence, but it was Winkowska's execution that gave her the win, edging out Kajiya by 0.8 points.


Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014: the Big Air showdown

Big Air kiteboarding competitions are getting more popular than ever. Ariel Corniel and Gisela Pulido have proved that humans can fly.

With winds gusting up to 35 knots, the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014 held a Big Air contest. This kiteboarding discipline has its secrets: you've got to time the jumps nicely, as there were large holes on the inside of the competition area.

Riders combined their sky high jumps with variations on spins, kite loops and board-offs. Each high jump sent the crowds lining the beach into a roar, clearly pumping the competitors up with confidence to go even bigger on their next pass.


Virgin Kitesurfing Armada: Gisela Pulido celebrates in Tarifa

The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has set a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of kitesurfers, in Tarifa, Spain.

The event boosted by Richard Branson attracted a total of 352 riders to the warm waters of the south of Spain. The previous record was set in 2013 with 318 kiteboarders.

The world record has rules: the fleet must sail together for one nautical mile. And that is exactly what 352 kiteboarders did.