Kite Foilboarding: Bruno Sroka loves it

Foilboarding is conquering new enthusiasts. Some say it's the fastest growing class in kiteboarding, some say it's hasn't future. So, what's good and bad in the hydrofoil design?


Foilboarding, kite foiling, hydrofoil kiteboarding, foil kiteboarding. Actually, you can call it many names, but it all leads to the same discipline. Riding a kite with a hydrofoil board under your feet.

Hydrofoils have been used on different watercraft since 1906, when Enrico Forlanini, an Italian inventor, introduced the first foil design in a boat.

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Lord of the Wind Showdown: sailing the winds of Los Barriles

Bryan Lake has conquered the Lord of the Wind Showdown, at Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico.


The fourth edition of the Lord of the Wind Showdown had great winds and completed the entire program consisting of Course Racing, Slalom, Freestyle, Big Air and the classic long distance race.

Foilboards were a surprise for many spectators. Adam Koch surprisingly won the Big Air on a foilboard, while Adam Withington showed outstanding technique and control on his own hydrofoil, in both Course Race and Slalom.

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Nils Stolzlechner: he didn't eat his morning cereals

Narapichit Pudla and Dylan van der Meij have taken out three kiteboarding divisions, at the KTA Indonesia 2014, held in Trikora Beach, Bintan.


Pudla won the Raceboard and Twin-Tip classes. He is now one of the best riders in the Asian continent. "I think overall I finished first. Quite a good four days' work, really."

Swiss rider Astrid Berz, 41, was similarly elated with her performance, particularly in the changing conditions that ameliorated as the contest progressed.

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