Miami Beach wants to ban kitesurfing

The city of Miami Beach is working on legislation to ban kitesurfing.

According to the Miami Beach Kiteboarders Foundation (MBKF), local authorities in conjunction with ocean rescuers are trying to push all riders to 76th Street and 84th Street.

"They want to force all kiteboarders to ride in one small location, at the edge of the City, far away from our homes, which will, in fact, create a safety hazard," the organization explains.

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Snow kiters challenged the mountains of the Alto Sangro

Thirty Formula GPS kiteboarders battled it out on the mountains of the Alto Sangro, Italy, for the second leg of 2018 IKA Snowkite World Cup.

The first day of racing was scheduled to take place in the Fredda Valley, a rather flat area with less steep slopes where speed and distance were more rewarded than gaining height through the terrain. Some impressive performances were recorded early on, with two GPS tasks completed.

On day two, racing was moved to Toppe del Tesoro, the highest area of the Alto Sangro ski region. Winds were light, and despite some great individual performances in the early stages of the challenge, racing was finally abandoned as the wind completely died.

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The 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour schedule

The Global Kitesports Association announced the full schedule for the 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour.

The strapless freestyle and wave kitesurfing series will feature six stages held in five different countries. However, two extra dates in Ireland and Brazil may be added later in the season.

The world's best kite riders will compete for two officially sanctioned world titles, as determined by World Sailing.

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The authorities of Orihuela, a city and municipality located in the southeast of Spain, are under heavy criticism after banning surfboards from its coastline.

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