Freestyle Jam: a retro hat style

Olly Bridge has taken out the Freestyle Jam competition, at the Kiteracing Oceanics Championships, held in Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Australia.

Not satisfied with his second place in the course racing event, 16-year-old Olly Bridge, from Devon, UK, has also conquered the Men's Open Freestyle Jam competition, ahead of Simon Wichterman in second and Luca De Prato in third.

Held in winds of between 15 and 20 knots, the competition included ten categories and a prize pool of $5000. The results were dominated by the talented Bridge family.


KTA Christmas Race Special: girls are faster than boys

Narapichit "Yo" Pudla, Kathrin Borgwardt, Doque Delos Santos, and Lisa Nikitina won the Raceboard and Twin Tip divisions of the KTA Christmas Race Special, at Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand.

The 2013/2014 Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) season is underway. In over three days of intense racing, Pudla and Borgwardt scored bullets in all the Formula Raceboard heats they contested.

One of the biggest surprises of the event was the victory of Lisa Nikitina, in the Twin Tip class, which was run in separate alternate races from the raceboard class, allowing indefatigable riders to contest both divisions.


Kiteamaran: add a catamaran, a kite, and sail away

When you go sailing with a 17-foot catamaran and an 18-meter kiteboarding kite, it's Kiteamaran time.

No, it's not over, there are still inventions to be developed in the kiteboarding lab. This time, the Waterlust crew decided to blend an old NACRA 5.2 performance catamaran with a Cabrinha Velocity kite.

The result is odd, but it works. Six sailors aboard being pushed by kite and wind. The team sailed away, at a quite reasonable speed, around Biscayne Bay, in Miami, Florida.