Maldives: a kiteboarding heaven | Photo: Afraa and Pato

The island of Funadhoo, in Maldives, hosted the first-ever kiteboarding event in the archipelago.

The event took place on the 15th August 2015, and it was organized by the Funadhoo Island Council with the help of the Funadhoo Kite Spot members.

"The youth and the people of the island are hoping for another big event, and mores chances to promote these sports in this island, and in the nearby area. They are proud after making history," underlines Hassan "Rushh" Rasheed, a local photographer and sports enthusiast.

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Kiteboarding: there are thousands of kite fanatics Down Under | Photo: KA

Kiteboarding is changing in Australia. After many years of unstable management formulas, there's finally an official governing body for the sport. And it is up and running.

A grand round of applause to Kiteboarding Australia (KA), the peak body for kiteboarding Down Under. KA is the result of a long and strenuous process, in a country with thousands of enthusiastic riders.

The Australian Kite Surfing Association (AKSA) was founded in 2001 by a group of kiteboarders in the face of growing concern by Australian coastal councils about the dangers that kiteboarding could pose to them legally and financially.

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National Kiteboarding League: hitting Australia and New Zealand | Photo: NKL

The inaugural Australian and New Zealand National Kiteboarding League (NKL) will kick off in November, on the Gold Coast.

The tour series is inspired by Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC), and it is open to all male and female, professional and amateur kiteboarders of all ages.

The NKL will have riders competing in heats of four athletes in Freestyle and Wave divisions. The 2015/2016 season will visit all Australian states and New Zealand. There will be six stops and a grand final. Each stop is a four-day event.

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