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. 

NZ's Top Kiteboarders Gear Up for Round 3 of NKL!

The Classic Holidays NKL is proudly sponsored by Classic Holidays and Kiteboarding Australia, and supported by industry sponsors Ozone, Cabrinha, North, Axis and Konrad, and exclusive car hire partner, RedSpot.

Kitesurfing Instructor Wanted: Lancelin, WA

Work in the incredible Lancelin, Western Australia

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kite race record smashed

International riders on foil boards show just how fast they can go in the annual WA Kitesurfing event.

The New F-One Australia: There's a new Distributer!

10 years of the Bandit, a comprehensive spares list; and the kite you want, in the colour you want - in stock! Proteus Distribution have taken over F-One distribution in Oz, and they're doing it right.

Kind of Normal: Keahi's Biography

From First Point in Noosa on a surfboard, to charging Teahupoo with a kite. Take a trip through Keahi De Aboitiz' photo album, and find out how he became the kiter he is today.

Western Australia's Top Kiteboarders Crowned - NKL Round 2

The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League Round 2 in Perth came to a close yesterday with Western Australia's best kiteboarders battling the wind and the waves at The Pond, Safety Bay.

Kiteboarding Instructors Required: Melbourne

Work in St Kilda, Rye, Altona, PArkdale, Brighton and Balnarring for a new Liquid Force Centre in Melbourne: Kitearmada!

Western Australia's top kiteboarders will be putting on their best show as Round 2 of the Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) hits Perth this week.

Light Winds Ground NKL For Round 1

With winds less than 10 knots all weekend, it was a beach party for the riders competing in the first round of the National Kite League.

The Biggest Kicker Hits You'll See Today: Mowgli's Jungle.

Christophe Tack might be a self confessed newbie when it comes to hitting kickers, but if his latest vid is anything to go by, we might have a new champion in town!