- 08 May 2015 | Kiteboarding
He says he lives in paradise. We should trust him. He's a 77-year-old kiteboarder.
"I live in paradise, don't tell too many people. I've been kitesurfing for seven or eight years. Before that, and I still do, windsurf for the last 40 years," explains David, a passionate waterman.
The man who enjoys "flying on a cloud" believes "if heaven's like this, I'd be quite happy to go. This is poetry in motion." There will never be age limitations to learn kiteboarding, and he's proving it.
- 07 May 2015 | Kiteboarding
The 2015 Virgin Kitesurfing Armada will try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of kitesurfers ever, in Hayling Island, England.
Five hundred kiteboarders will try to ride the 15-mile course from Hayling Island to Pagham in order to beat the record currently held by the Spanish Kitesurfing Armada.
"We are delighted to see the event expanding internationally, inspiring thousands of recreational kiters like me to get involved!" notes Richard Branson, the patron of the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada.
- 06 May 2015 | Kiteboarding
Francisco Lufinha will debut a special kiteboard for oceanic crossings in his 1000-kilometer (539 nautical miles) adventure between Lisbon and Madeira Island, in Portugal.
They called it a "special project." In the last month, the kite marathoner and Lacrau Surfboards started developing a completely new board. They wanted to shape a custom-made board for transatlantic adventures.
"After evaluating my old board, we discussed what we could improve to create the first kiteboard specially designed for oceanic crossings. After many fine-tunings and improvements, here it is. It won't be easy to stand 40 hours on top of a kiteboard," says Francisco Lufinha.