Lasse Walker: how high is he? | Photo: Ydwer van der Heide/Red Bull

Lasse Walker has taken out the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2015 at The Spot, in Zandvoort, the Netherlands.

There were 16 big air kiteboarders, but only one could claim the trophy. In an incredibly windy day, the Dutch storm served the perfect conditions for all aerialists.

There was no holding back and spectacular crashes, too. For example, Steven Akkersdijk suffered a tremendous wipeout while pulling his third mega loop. He is recovering in the hospital.

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Nick Jacobsen: jumping off Richard Branson's party island | Photos: John Dill/Virgin

Nick Jacobsen has kite jumped off the top of Necker Island's Great House, in the British Virgin Islands.

Richard Branson's Necker Island is a party house. But it is also the perfect spot for great stunts and records. And the Virgin boss has plenty of ideas for unattempted feats.

This time, Nick Jacobsen launched himself from 131 feet above sea level, from the roof of the Great House. He cleared more than 300 feet of land and travelled 500 feet to land upright in the water on his board.

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Kiteboarding: ready for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games | Photo: IKA/Icarus Sailing Media

Kiteboarding has been selected as one of the four sailing events in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Executive Committee confirmed that kiteboarding will be tested for potential inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"This is an important development in our Olympic journey and we are excited that young kiteboarders will be given the first opportunity to showcase their talent at the 2018 Youth Olympics," expressed Mirco Babini, president of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA).

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