Thomas De Wispelaere jumps over The Belgium Pier in Blankenberge

Ten years ago, Thomas De Wispelaere said: "One day, I'll jump over this pier."

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Belgium kitesurfer, 29, has finally accomplished his dream. De Wispelaere has successfully jumped over The Belgium Pier, in Blankenberge.

"This pier is special for Belgian kite surfers. I have been waiting for the right conditions for years. I needed eight-to-nine Beaufort westerly wind combined with a spring tide - and that is relatively uncommon," said De Wispelaere.

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Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska crowned 2018 Kite Park League champions

Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska have conquered the 2018 Kite Park League (KPL).

The last event of the wake-style kiteboarding series got underway in Brazil and had historical conditions. The inaugural Kite Mansion Open was a huge success.

The organization debuted a different competitive format with a left and a right foot forward kicker, both scoring 10 points, and two lines to the left and to the right with two rails, with both scoring 25 points.

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The official roster for the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air

Video entries are now closed for the most prolific big air kiteboarding contest in the world.

After much deliberation, the last nine participants have been chosen, and they now secure their place for the ultimate showdown with the hope of taking the title of 2019 Red Bull King of the Air champion.

Kevin Langeree, Liam Whaley and Lewis Crathern, as well as past champions Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, and 2017’s winner Nick Jacobsen have been confirmed for the 2019 event.

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Brad Spencer, Annissa Flynn, and Daniel Tarapchak have taken out the 2018 World Flowboarding Championships, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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