Crazy French kitesurfers in the L'orange Speed Crossing.

100 angry French kitesurfers at 40 knots, scary!
Ever wondered what it's like to stare down 100 angry french kite surfers when they're hurtling towards you at 40 knots? Something a little like this pictures I can assume! 

Welcome to the L’orange Speed Crossing Pro-am Longue Distance. A conjoined event with the PKRA Freestyle competition in Leucate, France this weekend.

It's been around for ages, in fact it started 16 years ago as a windsurfing event. Back then butter flat water and perfect downwind angles of the Leucate beach this time of year were like heaven to the flat rocketed slalom boards used at the time. But as kites took over, the speeds rose and now the windsurfers are only a minor part of the event every year. 

This year is set to be the biggest in the events history, with over 100 kiters expressing interest in the racing alone, plus all the competitors in the PKRA freestyle event, Stand up paddling races and of course the slow old windsurfers who just want to keep up with the kites. It should prove to be a great event this year, so check back later in the month when we'll bring you the videos and reports from the speed racing. 

The Biggest Tech Advance Since the Bow Kite!

Truly Revolutionary, the new Click Bar from North kiteboarding has features that you probably never knew you needed. But after riding one for just a few sessions, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

NKL Returns in 2017, bigger and BETTER!

The National Kiteboarding League is back for the 2016/2017 kiteboarding season, and this time it's set to be bigger than ever, with some key changes to make the NKL better for both spectators and riders.

Is this the most efficient inflatable yet?

With high aspect ratios, come efficiency and high performance. Could the Cabrinha Apollo break the barriers that inflatable kites face today?

Less Weight. More Durability. The Airush Load Frame

This week Airush kiteboarding released their core range of equipment to complement their more specialised pro collections, and shared a little more information about their "Load Frame' technology in 2017.

Kiteboarding in Patagonia is Truly Breathtaking

Three of the North Team set out in search of a truly unique kiteboarding experience, to kite in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia.

Sands of Time - Futuristic Freestyle by Aaron Hadlow

You won't see freestyle like this for at least a couple of years, or until the kids learn to mimic the grand masters of modern freestyle like Hadlow...

Presenting the 2017 Cabrinha Collection

Lots of goodies from Cabrinha kties this summer

This Clip will Get Kids Stoked on Kiting!

Taken from the animated movie 'Capture the Flag', this short film isn't quite factually correct when it comes to kiteboarding, but it sure will get the kids stoked on the sport!

Quad-Tex - Naish releases Quadrupal Ripstop for less tears!

How many rips can rip-stop stop, if you add four stops to stop rips?

Girls can go strapless too!

Cynthia Brown shows that girls don't need footstraps, as she flies high over the Hood River and Baja...