2014 Triple-S Invitational: the best riders in the best of places

Sam Light is the grand overall winner of the 2014 Triple-S Invitational, held in Cape Hatteras.

The British kiteboarder has confirmed the quality of his ride across all divisions. Light won the Sliders, finished runner-up in the Surf category, and claimed the combined title.

"I didn't expect it, to be honest. The level was so high this year. It was really close across every discipline, so I'm blown away. I can't believe I won back-to-back," Light tells our friends at The Kiteboarder Magazine.

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Juniors Kiteboarding Freestyle World Championship: showing off in Costa Brava

The 2014 Juniors Kiteboarding Freestyle World Championship will return to the beautiful shores of Costa Brava, Spain, between June 28th and July 4th.

Sant Pere Pescador is ready to host a unique and much-anticipated event. The special format for this Championship is both competitive and nurturing, with competitors ranging from age eight through 16.

While the competition element will pit the young kiteboarders against one another in a battle to crown the Junior World Champions in five categories by age group and gender, the event will also include daily clinics prior to the start of competition.

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Plastic surfboard: turning waste into stoke

Merijn Tinga will kitesurf along the entire Dutch coastline on a surfboard shaped with plastic waste.

The self-titled "Plastic Soup Surfer" has a very clear goal - to raise awareness for the astronomical amount of plastics floating in the North Sea.

Tinga, a Dutch artist, collected plastic waste found on local beaches and used it to create a fully functional surfboard. The kite expedition will ride almost 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Knokke, in Belgium, to the island of Borkum, in Germany.

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