HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge: 27 days in the water

The HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge has successfully been completed. Six kiteboarders have sailed more than 7800 kilometers in the first ever non-stop kiteboard crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.


Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar, Camilla Ringvold, Max Blom, Eric Pequeno, Dennis Gijsbers and Ike Frans set sail from the Canary Islands on the 20th November, and arrived at Turks and Caicos, in the Caribbean, on the 17th December.

"We finished off the end of our milk and juice two days ago, and the last bottle of water yesterday. The only drinkable liquids left is the tap water supplied by the water maker", the riders wrote only 24 hours before touching the Caribbean.

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Nitro City: the Gulf of Panama is for kiteboarders

The 2014 PKRA World Tour will kick off at Nitro City, Panama, on the 18th February, 2014.


The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) has announced changes and pertinent information regarding the upcoming pro kiteboarding season.

The 2014 PKRA Freestyle competitors are informed that "any Hinterberger Mobe attempt will be scored as a Hinterberger Mobe. However, if not performing a proper Raley prior to the rotation, scoring will be significantly lower".

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Florian Gruber: he celebrated with an Heineken

Florian Gruber has been crowned the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships winner, at Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Australia.


The German rider, 19, took out all but three races in the five-day competition. Gruber won a A$5000 first prize cheque and 100 Championship points.

"It was good to win the last race, and now I'll party. I do enjoy the light wind a bit more, but I trained more in strong winds and now have the perfect package", says Florian Gruber.

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