Rob Douglas: speed determination

Rob Douglas has been the fastest kiteboarder at the 2014 Sosh Cup, held in Leucate, France.

The North American rider was able to defeat the current world speed record holder Alex Caizergues, as well as the windsurfing speed master Antoine Albeau.

Rob Douglas also managed to set a new course record for Leucate at 46.53 knots. The Sosh Cup takes each rider's two best runs per heat to get the rankings.

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2014 PKRA Surf World Cup: 39 knots of wind

Brian Lake and Katja Roose have claimed the top spots at the 2014 PKRA Surf World Cup, in Podersdorf, Austria.

Only one race was run on the final day of the event due to strong winds. The conditions were clearly extreme for slalom racing. Riders were apprehensive to compete in 39 knots of wind, with higher gusts.

In an exciting Men's final race, the tightly packed fleet of nine riders made an exciting sprint to the first mark. From the beach, spectators could clearly see the intensity of the race as the riders bounced kites and lifted their kites aggressively vying to reach the buoy first.

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Christophe Tack: the unstoppable freestyle machine

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have conquered the Mondial du Vent 2014, in Leucate, France.

The final day of the PKRA Mondial du Vent 2014 kicked off under sunny skies and warm spring-like conditions, with winds in the 16 knots and riders using 7-11m kites, as the wind slowly built to 20 knots later.

Alex Neto rode strong advancing over Youri Zoon and Reno Romeu. Neto unleashed a variety of powerful tricks including the Crow Mobe 5 and Blind Judge 5, proving that he is strong contender for the podium.

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