Plenty of action now the sport has been recognised for the Olympics - Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip), Formula Kite (regulated equipment) and KiteFoil (development class). Speed, tactics and pure athleticism with this new addition to compete on the water to be first across the finish line.
Film - The spirit of the kiteboarders and their steadfast refusal to be defeated is rewarded with a vote of inclusion for the Youth Games in 2018 for the very first time. Yet again the Olympic dreams of the kiteboarders are on the line as the sport comes up for consideration for the Tokyo Games 2...
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Dakhla - Day One
Young kiteboard riders from Europe and Africa hoping to open their account to claim a spot at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games (YOG) suffered a day of frustration when the breeze failed to build sufficiently to allow racing.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Dakhla - Day Two
Second of the five-day competition in Morocco, the wind was largely absent, preventing racing. The forecast for the forthcoming final three days looks promising, however, giving the winners of the respective divisions, a boy and girl each from Africa and Europe, the chance to earn a YOG berth.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Dakhla - Day Three
Day Three of the five-day contest, the wind blew over Dakhla’s renowned flat-water lagoon built so quickly and with such ferocity that most of the riders deployed each of the four variously-sized kites they had registered for the event.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Dakhla - Day Four
Penultimate day of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) qualifier, Italy’s Sofia Tomasoni stood on top of the pile in the European division after a series of dominant performances, though still only a few points separated her from her nearest rivals.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Dakhla - Final Day
Young riders from Europe and Africa earned their chance to compete for the inaugural kiteboarding medals at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina in a nail-biting finale to the qualification event in Dakhla, Morocco.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania - Day One
The first day of racing in Pranburi, Thailand for the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania. Wall to wall action for all the racers, with winds between 16-20kts throughout - who will be setting the pace by the end of the day.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania - Day Two
Day 2 of racing at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania saw a lot of ups and downs for the lead riders from day 1, as the stronger winds created new challenges and closer racing in each division.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania - Day Three
Half way point at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania and the riders in the Oceania fleet and Asia girls are consolidating their positions, while in the Asia boys the leadership passed back and forth throughout the day.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania - Day Four
Penultimate day of racing at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania with team pre-planning and tactics playing a big part in the on-water performances, with the winds dropping the big kite choices came into play and made their mark on the event in a big way.
2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier - Asia and Oceania - Final Day
It's been a spectacular week of competition in Pranburi, Thailand, with all the highs and lows you would expect with so much at stake - congratulations to China, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand for coming through it all and qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
British racer Connor Bainbridge opened his account at the KiteFoil World Series in style, with a trio of wins that gave him the leaderboard’s top spot at the season-opening event being played out in Weifang Binhai, eastern China.
Reigning International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil World Champion, France’s Nico Parlier, edged his way up the order at the KiteFoil World Series being fought out off Weifang Binhai’s Joy Sea Beach in eastern China. Video Producer: Icarus Sports
British athlete Guy Bridge charged up the leaderboard on the third day of the KiteFoil World Series at Weifang Binhai, in eastern China, with scintillatingly-quick and accomplished racing that earned him a hat-trick wins.
Monaco’s Maxime Nocher surged to the head of the order at the KiteFoil World Series’ opening act in China, taking four wins from seven on the competition’s penultimate day that was packed with drama that proved costly for his rivals.
Multiple world title holder, Monaco’s Maxime Nocher, signalled his comeback to form by clinching the opening round of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil World Series in Weifang Binhai, eastern China.
Documentary - Breaking the Mould follows the hopes and aspirations, the highs and the lows of one of Thailand’s Youth Olympic hopefuls, who by chance was born, lives and trains in the town of Pak Nam Pran itself.