Parlier and Moroz win the 2017 Formula Kite World Championships

Nicolas Parlier and Daniela Moroz have been crowned 2017 Formula Kite world champions, at Al Mouj Beach, in Muscat, Oman.

The world best kite foil performers wrapped up an intense week of sailing in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. The five-day competition attracted 58 riders from 22 countries.

The wind varied from 6 to 20 knots, and the organization ran 108 short track races. Each race barely lasted eight minutes, framed by a stunning mountain backdrop.

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57.97 knots: Alex Caizergues breaks his own world speed kiteboarding record

Alexandre Caizergues has broken his own world speed kiteboarding record.

The French kitesurfer sailed at 57.97 knots (107.36 km/h) over 500 meters during the 2017 Salt and Speed, a speed sailing event held in Salin-de-Giraud, France.

Caizergues, who had set a new world record in 2013 with 56.62 knots (104.86 km/h), improved his own mark by 1.35 knots (2.5 km/h).

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What are the different disciplines of kiteboarding?

Kiteboarding is a multidisciplinary wind sport that can be practiced almost everywhere. Discover the different "types" of kiteboarding.

The sport of kiteboarding combines the characteristics of several action sports, including surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, skateboarding, paragliding and sailing.

And because riders are propelled by kite wings, they may execute tricks and maneuvers in a wide variety of wind-affected environments, either in the water or on solid ground.

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Invented by Southern California surfers, kneeboarding is a crossover water sport that blends the thrill of wakeboarding and water skiing with the adrenaline rush of surfing.

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The Kiteboarding Riders United (KRU) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) released a joint statement clarifying the current situation in professional freestyle kiteboarding.

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The full schedule for the 2018 European Skimboarding Cup (ESC) has been released.