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. 

More entry slots for Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton 2016

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An in-depth look at the North Click Bar

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Tom Herbert Sure Does Love his Evo!

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Four Girls Who Love their Home Spot - Where the Wind Blows

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Kiteboarding on a Mirror - Amazing flat water

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Convertible Kite Racing CR:X brings one-design to kiting

Neil Pryde have begun testing a new one-design class that could be used for the Youth Olympics, and perhaps even the major Olympics in the future!

Car buying tips for Kitesurfers

Whether you're the type of kiter who spends more on gear, than they do on a new car - or you like a arrive at the beach in style. Here's a few tips to help choose the perfect kiteboarding car this summer!

The North Click Bar - a new approach to kite trimming

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?