Kiteboarding News Headlines and Top Stories

Kitesurfer to cross the English Channel

In September 2009, Andrew Ward, a kitesurfer from Poole in Dorset will be attempting to Cross the English Channel from Alderney to Poole.

Ruakaka beach

Even though it is a young sport Kiteboarders have been living and riding in the Ruakaka area since 2000. Over this time the number of riders has grown, but still is relatively small with 10 local riders and a similar number based in Whangarei that drive out when conditions are right.

IKA defines the World Kiteboarding Ranking

The current world ranking, or better said "virtual world ranking" is our approach to reflect competition kiteboarding results from last season, and to transform them into a fair ranking in 2009.

Coconet Classic 2009

This year the Coconet Classic will be holding both a freestyle kitesurfing competition (open to all competitors) and the National Kitesurfing Titles. So whether you’re a serious competitor or a social rider the Coconet Classic is for you.The event is scheduled to 8th-12th April, in Boyne Island / Tannum Sands. 

Ruakaka Beach

The bar-tailed godwit, a plump wading bird that undertakes the world's most spectacular migration, is under threat in one of its winter sanctuaries in Northland.

2009 Lake Pontchartrain Kiteboarder Crossing

The 2009 Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of adrenaline infused sailing races that take place at yacht clubs throughout the United States. This Regatta brings sailors, spectators and non-sailors together through competition to raise money to fight leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers.