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. 

Say No to life jackets! Sign this Petition

A recent ruling by NSW Maritime has changed the rules relating to Kiteboarders and Life Jackets. Now, kiters must wear a life jacket. All the time. No matter how close they're kiting from the beach!

This is 2017 Airush - Team | Reefer | Diamond | Progression

Fresh off the cutting room floor - Airush have shown a sneak peak of their 2017 lineup in an appropriately titled video 'This is 2017 Airush'.

Chapter One - A story about how kiteboarding became great.

This movie promises an incredible story of the sport of kiteboarding, delivered in a full length feature film, shot in 4k.

Twintip Kite Foil Released with Inflatable Board!

The first video of a twintip hydrofoil have just hit the internet, complete with

Cabrinha Fireball - Set to change the way kiters 'hook up'.

Why design a system for unhooking, when 90% of riders will never do it? Cabrinha have designed the first connection system exclusively for the sport of kiteboarding, called the Fireball.

Bridge Bro's Break World Sailing Record on Kites

A long standing record in the UK has been broken by two brothers on kite foils, with the womens record being broken by their mum!!

Learn how to S-Bend with Ewan Jaspan

It's a great move to learn just after the Railey, and when done right, an S-Bend is one of the best looking tricks in the book. Learn how to do one, with Ewan Jaspan.

Job Opportunity - Working with the sports you love

The Kite and SUP industry are ever changing and this is an exciting opportunity to fully embrace the sports you love with your work.

Does your favourite kiter chick, kite NAKED in Winter?

This one isn't your typical 'boardies over the wetsuit' debate, these girls tell all about what they wear UNDER their wetsuits.

Cool Strapless Tricks with a Twintip/Surfboard

Watch these super fun little tricks with a twintip and surfboard in the beautiful St Martin.