The 2019 Kite-Surf World Tour and Air Games schedule

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) released the official competitive schedule for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Kite-Surf World Tour (wave kitesurfing) and the Air Games (big air kiteboarding) calendars feature new event locations.

The tour kicks off at Sal's Ponta Preta in February, and it will travel to improbable spots like Malmö and Maui. Germany is still not in the official lineup for 2019.

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The man who went kitesurfing during Hurricane Florence

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.

Federal authorities were pleading with everyone along the coast not to underestimate the hurricane strength. But Maramenides believed he wasn't doing anything wrong.

"This gives me the opportunity to test the kites and see how they handle in very strong winds," explained Maramenides before hitting the stormy seas.

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A cold water kiteboarding experience in Lewis and Harris

How can a cold water kiteboarding session turn out an unforgettable experience?

Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland. Located in the Outer Hebrides, it is also the third largest island of the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland.

With a population of around 20,000 residents, Lewis and Harris is a quiet, yet fascinating region surrounded by mighty Atlantic swells, high winds, and shifting weather patterns.

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