Kiteboarding: learn how to land a kite safely on the beach | Photo: Gunther Eysenbach/Creative Commons

Learning how to land a kite is an essential requirement for beginners and advanced riders. And knowing how to do it by yourself on a public beach is critical.

You've ridden your kite for a couple of hours. You're tired, exhausted, and needing a rest. Suddenly, the wind conditions change. Gusts are hitting your kite like bullets, and you desperately want to land it as soon as possible.

In the best case scenario, you've got a friend or relative to help bring the giant down. But are you aware of the safety procedures? Let's review what you and your kite assistant should do.

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Just because you ride a kite doesn't mean you can't get barreled at Teahupoo.

Keahi de Aboitiz is one of the best wave kitesurfers in the planet. He won two Kite Surf Pro (KSP) World Championship Tour titles, and he has always had a special taste for big wave riding.

The Australian kiteboarder has Hawai, Mauritius, and Indonesia as his favourite kite destinations, but this time he chose Tahiti to deliver one of the most exciting clips of the year.

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Rob Douglas: when speed sailing is a war | Photo: Mike Petrikov

Rob Douglas has conquered his fifth consecutive title at the 2015 North American Speed Sailing Invitational (NASSI).

Martha's Vineyard is probably the best speed sailing venue in the American continent. With consistent strong winds and natural channels, it's the perfect island for training and setting new records.

Katama Bay, Sengekontacket Pond and Cape Pogue are three spots for different sailing angles. The 2016 NASSI got underway between October 17th-31st, and kiteboarders competed in 14 races.

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