Nico Parlier conquers the 2017 IKA KiteFoil World Championship

Nico Parlier and Steph Bridge have been crowned the 2017 IKA KiteFoil world champions, in the Italian island of Sardinia.

The five-day event got underway at the Gulf of Angels, off Cagliari's Poetto Beach, and had great wind conditions for the world's fastest foilboard expert to showcase their riding skills.

On the second day, the gusty Mistral winds invaded the regatta field, hitting 40 knots and putting the fleet to the test.

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What is the difference between kiteboarding and kitesurfing?

What do you call the sport of riding a board on water while being pulled by a kite? Are you a kiteboarder or a kitesurfer? What is the official name for the action sport?

It is one of the youngest boardsports in the world, and it was born in the early 1980s in France and Hawaii. Generally speaking, kiteboarding and kitesurfing are different names for the same water sport.

The majority of people tend to use them both interchangeably in conversations, although purists say they do not represent the same thing. So, why do we have two titles for one single outdoor activity?

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Florian Gruber and Jingle Chen claim the 2017 TwinTip:Racing World Championship titles

Florian Gruber and Jingle Chen claimed the inaugural 2017 TwinTip:Racing World Championship slalom-boardercross titles, in Pingtan, China.

The event was sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and featured an innovative format with obstacles and four-minute downwind races that will be adopted at the 2017 Youth Olympic Games.

For the first edition of the TT:R worlds, there were 65 kiteboarders from 17 nations competing in three divisions: Men, Women/Girls, and Boys.

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A German company specialized in designing and build wake park features announced the creation of the world's first floating outdoor surf pool.

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Although a very young water sport, windsurfing has seen the birth, birth, and rebirth of several sailboard-oriented magazines.

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The Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) has released the full schedule for the 2018 ABA Tour.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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