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. 

Bikini Babes and Kiteboarders - Selling products since 1999

Remember the days when kite pants were cool? Were they ever cool? Coca-Cola seem to think so back in 1999, when the released this commercial showcasing the latest watersport to hit the beaches.

DIY Kiting Projects for Winter

As kiting days become scarce, and the days get shorter - it's time to think of some winter pass-times to get you through until November. Open that shed and dust off the tools, it's time for some DIY!

Kiteboarding the biggest waves in the world

Some of the biggest waves in the world roll into Nazar?, and this week there was one kiteboarder there to ride them....

Tips for Untanging Kite Bars and Lines

Tangled lines? No worries! Follow these tips for untangling kite lines and you'll be launching again in less than 20 minutes, every time!

Uninhabited Islands and Perfect Kiting Conditions

Some of the most enjoyable kiting sessions come from the days you least expect; the team from Patagonia know this all too well after spending a few weeks on board the Cabrinha Quest in the Pacific, at a place they call 'The Island of Everything'.

When Ship Gets Real - Naish Riders Explore Lanai Island

Tucked away between Molokai and Maui is a relatively unheard of little island called Lanai, where a giant cargo ship met its doom, and a small group of kiteboarders went camping for the weekend.

How to get into Wakeskating

Bored with regular twintips? Tired of surfboards? Try a wakeskate! Alex Lewis-Hughes tells you how to get started, and answers all the questions you have about kiteboarding's most niche discipline.

Fulfil your lifestyle dreams helping out at Seabreeze

We're hiring, and looking for a someone to help out with technology .. is it you?

It's time for The Megaloop Challenge

16 of the worlds best kite loopers are prepping for a summer in waiting, as the Red Bull Mega Loop Challenge event window opens today.

Warp Speed Riding and Inter Galactic Boosting

Grab the winter woolies and join Ryan Coote on a big boosting adventure in Brandon Bay, Ireland, where the wind is howling and the water cold.