Lennart Schulenburg: he spent eight months kiteboarding

Lennart Schulenburg has transformed eight months of travelling into "Gone With The Wind", a 13-minute short film.

The German kiteboarder, born in the Baltic Sea town of Lübeck, rode the best winds and waters of Cumbuco (Peru), Jericoacoara (Brazil), Bolivia, South Africa and Australia.

"When I was a little kid, I always dreamt of exploring the world. Travelling to places far away, seeing bizarre nature, and practicing the sport I love. After university I had a choice: start my career or go abroad and see the world," explains Lennart Schulenburg.

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2014 West Coast Tour: six stops, plenty of action | Photo: West Coast Tour

Andrew Wong and Erika Heineken have claimed the 2014 West Coast Tour, a six-stop kite racing circuit spanning from Vancouver Island to San Diego.

The competition attracted 47 participants from 15 countries to both Foil and Formula Raceboard divisions. Wong won two Raceboard events and took the overall title.

"The level of competition is super high. I just tried to stay focused at each event. The sport is going in a great direction. I'm so stoked," expressed the Canadian kiteboarder.

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Kite relaunch: learn how to put your kite up in the air | Photo: Blue Mountain Kiteboarding

Beginner and intermediate kiteboarders should master the art of relaunching kites. Knowing how to get a kite back up in the air will take you out of danger zones, and it will also keep your confidence levels high.

Today, with all the improvements made by the kiteboarding industry in the controllability of modern kites, relaunching is definitely easier and safer. Getting a kite out of the water and flying once again is a process that will take a few seconds.

Basically, you can learn generic guidelines for all tube kites and specific tips for foil kites. Which kite are you riding?

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