Christophe Tack: the photographer loved it | Photo: Romantsova/VKWC

The 2015 Fuerteventura World Cup came to a close in tricky wind conditions. Bruna Kajiya, Christophe Tack and Carlos Mario were crowned winners of the Freestyle competition held in the Canary Islands.

They tried it, but it just was not possible. Shifting winds forced a premature end to the Men's final, so Christophe Tack and Carlos Mario took first place, and Alex Pastor and David Tonijuan finished third.

"I was lucky to have some great wind for 12 meters, and had a good heat against Alex. I was stoked to be able to find some kicker tricks, I pulled a heelside frontside 720 and toeside backside 540," explained Tack.

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Sean Murphy: kite jumping over Tramore Beach

Sean Murphy has successfully kite jumped from the Tramore Beach to the Back Strand, in Ireland.

The kitesurfer from Waterford had been eyeing this dangerous stunt for quite a while. Despite the high winds and flash floods that hit this Irish southwest region, Murphy decided it was time to do it.

Surrounded by friends and kiteboarding enthusiasts, the intrepid rider accelerated, reached shallow waters and jumped over the dune and into the tidal lagoon known as the Back Strand.

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Kiteboarding: the best is yet to come | Photo: Ungaro/VKWC

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the upcoming Fuerteventura Kitesurfing World Championships will go ahead under the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) insignia.

The ISAF, the VKWC and the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) have met in London to discuss the future of professional kiteboarding and the official world tour.

"The positive and productive discussions between the parties included the exciting investment being made by Virgin in this growing area of the sport, and all bodies are working together to conclude a long-term agreement to govern the future management and operations of the Championship," ISAF tells in a statement.

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