How much wind does a kiteboarder need to fly a kite?

Is the wind already waving flags? Are you feeling a breeze on your face? How do you know there's enough wind to launch a kite?

Minimum wind speed is one of kiteboarding's classic dilemmas. One thing is certain: a windless day is for kitesurfing what a flat ocean is for a surfer.

So, what's the minimum wind speed you need to launch a kite, have fun for a couple of hours, and then land it safely on the beach?

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Daniela Moroz nominated for World Sailor of the Year 2018

Daniela Moroz is one of the five female sailors nominated for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 awards.

The American kiteboarder has been shortlisted alongside Caterina Banti (2018 Nacra 17 world champion), Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou (Volvo Ocean Race winners), and Wendy Tuck (Clipper Round the World Race winning skipper).

Moroz stormed the 2018 Formula Kiteboarding World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark. She won 14 of the 15 races sailed, and claimed the gold medal for the third consecutive time.

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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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Kelly Slater shocked surfing fans with an unbelievable mid-barrel recovery at Pipeline. Yes, that's it, the magician is back with his latest surf trick.

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