Lighthouse to Leighton: 19 kilometers of Indian Ocean | Photo: Red Bull

One hundred and ten kiteboarders will try to finish Southern Hemisphere's largest kiteboarding race, on the 6th December.

The 2014 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton will kick off from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island. Riders will try to sail in less than 25 minutes before touching firm land in Leighton Beach, Fremantle.

The record is set at 23 minutes and 50 seconds by Marvin Baumeister. The fifth edition of the kiteboarding race will feature international champions, including Steph and Olly Bridge, as well as past winners of the event.

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Airton Cozzolino: no straps, no glue

Airton Cozzolino completed the first ever unhooked and unstrapped backside air reverse in kiteboarding, during the Merimbula Classic, held in Australia.

The Italian daredevil was not competing in the Kiteboarding Australia National Wave Riding Championships 2014. He was just a guest. But the truth is that it is hard to keep Cozzolino quiet.

The dreadlocked rider decided to hit a small wave ramp, launched into the sky and pulled the impossible, blending the traditional surfing style with the kiteboarding possibilities. No straps, no glue.

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Oliver Bridge: sweet revenge | Photo: ISAF/Jesus Renedo

Oliver Bridge claimed the Formula Kite title at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

None of his rivals have been able to catch Bridge. He was fast and strategic enough to win the gold medal in the final and decisive race of the event.

"That was pretty intense. I managed to remain unbeaten in all of my heats and then I won the final, so I'm really happy. I've had good results all year," explained Oliver Bridge.

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