Dominik Zimmermann: nice helmet

Florian Gruber, Dominik Zimmermann and Romain Luppi dominated the Ozone Snowkite Masters 2014, at Bernina Pass and Silvaplana, Switzerland.

The event was run alongside the Swiss Snowkite Tour. A total of 40 riders got racing together around marks and natural obstacles, in exciting wind conditions.

The Bernina Pass is located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, near St. Moritz, on the Italian border. Snow is simply everywhere.


Keahi de Aboitiz: who said kitesurfers don't get barreled?

The official wave kitesurfing champions will be crowned at the end of the year, according to the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) world rankings.

Wave kitesurfing is the black sheep of kiteboarding. The exciting division has never matured into a proper class of its own, with full support from the industry.

Therefore, the International Kiteboarding Association has decided to change the rules. The world ranking will aggregate events by Kite Surf Pro (KSP), PKRA and independent event organizers.


Kiteboarding: dreaming of the Olympic Games

Kiteboarding has been added as a demonstration sport to the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014, to be held in Medemblik, Netherlands.

The Delta Lloyd Regatta is one of the world's most important events for Olympic Classes. In 2014, the competition will include kiteboarding for the first time in its history. Kiteboarders have an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"The intention of the organizing authority is to use formats as recommended by the International Olympic Committee for a future inclusion of kiteboarding in the Olympic Games 2020," explains the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA).