Aaron Hadlow: 13 years with Flexifoil

Aaron Hadlow is leaving Flexifoil. The brand will move forward focussing on core land and water kiting products.

The British kiteboarding star teamed up with Flexifoil, in 2001, to develop the brand's first water kite that would power Hadlow on to winning five consecutive world titles.

In 2009, Flexifoil and Aaron created the first Hadlow signature water kite, and by 2013 Hadlow products populated half of the Flexifoil water kite product range.


Richard Branson: Susi Mai, Alison Di Spaltro and Alice need a ride | Photo: Christian Black

Richard Branson has gone kiteboarding with Susi Mai, Alison DiSpaltro and Alice on his back, at Necker Island, to break the Guinness World Record for the most people riding a kitesurf board.

The Virgin mogul likes a good controversy. In 2009, Sir Richard Branson went kiteboarding with naked model Denni Parkinson on his back, in the British Virgin Islands.

The images spread around the world and later forced him to explain that it was an idea from photographer Stephane Gautronneau.


Kurt Hoffman: bitten by a Floridian shark

A kiteboarder has survived a shark attack at Delray Beach, Florida.

Kurt Hoffman was bitten in his left arm, but he didn't see the shark. The moment he felt something, he warned his friends.

"At first I'm thinking I hit something. What the heck was that? Did I just get hit with a bunch of boards with nails in them? It just happened so fast," Hoffman tells Palm Beach Post.