Carlos Mario and Bruna Kajiya crowned 2017 WKL Freestyle champions

Carlos Mario and Bruna Kajiya are the 2017 World Kiteboarding League (WKL) champions.

The Brazilians riders dominated the Elite League season held in Leucate (France), Texel (Netherlands), Akyaka (Turkey), El Gouna (Egypt), and Cumbuco (Brazil).

Unfortunately, the wind conditions were mediocre in two or three events, which eventually led to a less competitive world circuit. Nevertheless, it was possible to crown new world champions.

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Olly Bridge wins the 2017 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton

Olly and Steph Bridge have taken out the 2017 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The event attracted a record-breaking number of 140 kiteboarders from all corners of the globe and got underway with clear blue skies and 17 knots of wind.

The British duo claimed the men's and women's titles and repeated the feat of 2014, but it was Olly who crossed the finish line first with a total time of 19 minutes, 34 seconds, and 42 seconds.

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277 meters: Nick Jacobsen breaks kite tow-up world record

Nick Jacobsen set a new kite tow-up world record in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Danish kiteboarder flew his kite 277 meters (908.8 feet) high in the sky with the help of Team Brunel, a sailing team who competes in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Jacobsen attached himself to nearly 500 meters of rope, which was dragged behind the 65-foot yacht. Kyle Langford, the trimmer for Team Brunel and a kitesurfer himself, managed the release of the line that got the stuntman up in the sky.

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Johan De Goede has taken out the 2018 Digicape Tand Invitational. The legendary event got underway in pumping eight-to-ten-foot waves in Cape Town, South Africa.

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