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The 2008 US Nationals were held in wild conditions just under the Golden Gate Bridge. Like the 2007 event, the 2008 event was hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club and run with the precision of a finely tuned Swiss watch.

With overwhelming support from the kiteboarding community, the globally recognized Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) will be organizing two major events at the Kite Masters - Portimão World Tour 2008 in Portimão, Portugal.
In recent years, the Oregon Public Health Division has received reports from a number of windsurfers and kiteboarders about respiratory ailments and skin infections they experienced after surfing.

A kitesurfer has powered his way into the record books via the Isle of Wight. Despite strong wind warnings and adverse tide conditions, James Meaning completed what is believed to be the first circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight using a kitesurfing board.

Kite lines laid out on the beach perceived as an entanglement hazard, getting close to other users while traveling at high speeds, jumping over other users and disruption of fish, leading to poor fishing are the main problems often reported by Hawaiian users (swimmers, fishermen, sunbathers, vessel operators, etc), a State of Hawaii study has concluded.

The inaugural Nelscott Kiteboard Rodeo Pro-Am is scheduled for Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1, in Lincoln City. The rodeo is a combination of three disciplines to determine the overall winners.

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