Kitesurfing pioneers: the story of Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. Here's how he lived the early kiteboarding years.

When kiteboarding was born, Laird John Zerfas was already an accomplished wave rider. His stepfather, Bill Hamilton, was a phenomenal, well-respected surfer.

Today, the Hawaiian athlete-businessman lives in Kauai surrounded by women - his wife and three daughters. And they all share the same passion for water and the ocean.

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Co-inventor of kitesurfing reveals his side of the story

The co-inventor of kitesurfing released "Kitesurf: Du Rêve À La Réalité," a book that promises to reveal the details behind the creation of the world's first kite sail.

In 1984, and inspired by the famous "Jacob's Ladder" catamaran, French brothers Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux developed an inflatable wing that would change watersports forever.

The trial-and-error process eventually culminated in an outdoor activity that rapidly gained millions of participants worldwide. Today, kiteboarding is an exciting sport that can be enjoyed both in the water and on land.

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Windmills and waterways: Kevin Langeree gets creative in Netherlands

Kevin Langeree has gone kitesurfing in the waterways of Kinderdijk, in South Holland. And not even the police could stop him.

People from the Netherlands use to say "if you're not Dutch, you're not much." Do you still doubt that saying? Watch what happens when Kevin Langeree and Lasse Walker get creative.

Kiteboarding is all about the experience. You can ride a kite almost anywhere, as long as you've got the skills and enough wind to go. But pro rider Kevin Langeree has set a new standard.

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