14-year-old kiteboarder crosses the English Channel

A 14-year-old teenager became the youngest person to kitesurf across the English Channel.

Adam Farrington rode his kite from Swanage Beach, in England, to Cherbourg-Octeville, in France, in five hours and 19 minutes.

The schoolboy from Ferndown battled rough seas, 25 mph winds, and had to dodge a few large container ships as he navigated the busy shipping lane.

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Jesse Richman flies higher at the inaugural Air Games event

Jesse Richman won the first-ever GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games event, in Tarifa, Spain.

After the wind failed to appear in Leucate, the world's best big air kiteboarders were able to fly high in the skies of Europe's wind sports mecca.

The Air Games format requires athletes to complete tricks in three categories: big air (including board-offs), handle-passes and kite loops.

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Kite + wake + foil: what do you call this?

What happens when you combine kiteboarding, wakesurfing, and foiling? Well, the answer could be a bit complicated.

How about kite tow-in wake foil surfing? It is something like that. Whatever you call it, and according to the creative water sportsmen, this is a world's first.

Laurent Sublet and Jerome Falconnat merged two water sports - kiteboarding and wakesurfing - and a new discipline that is common to both boardsports.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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