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The Latest News

31
Dec

Our Five Most Popular Kites

We have some pretty amazing kites on our site and in store, but as we did with our kiteboards, here is a list of our top five most popular kites. 2017 Slingshot Rally The only 2017 kite in the top five, the Rally is designed for all conditions with an all-around freeride shape. Slingshot boasts …

26
Dec

Our Five Most Popular Kiteboards

We love all of our kiteboards here at California Kiteboarding, but some have proven more popular with our customers than others. Here is a look at our five most popular kiteboards. 2015 Slingshot Alien Twister FX 4’8″ Our fifth most popular kiteboard is the Slingshot’s 2015 Alien Twister FX 4’8″. The surf style kiteboard is short in …

21
Dec

Mrs. Claus Spends the Holidays Kiteboarding

Ever wonder what Mrs. Claus does while Santa prepares for Christmas Eve? Apparently she likes to catch big air with her kiteboard. We can appreciate that! Professional kiteboarder and sports model, Hannah Whiteley, hit the waves dressed as Santa’s better half to make the above festive kiteboarding video. The short clip, named ‘Santa Whiteley’, features Hannah decked out in …

17
Dec

Ganges SUP Team to Paddle Entire Indian River

Starboard reports the Ganges SUP team, consisting of Shilpika Gautam, Pascal Dubois and Spike Reid, have set out to paddle the entire length of the Ganges River in India. This is the first time anyone has attempted to paddle the full length of the river. The team’s motivation comes from the river’s high pollution that led …

29
Nov

Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing 2016 Recap Video

The Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing 2016 took place at the end of October hosting more than 300 participants. The Greek canal is 6343-meters long and during the race vessel traffic through the canal was shut off for two hours. The event was put on by organizers in cooperation with Hellenic Canoe-Kayak and SUP federation. The race included paddlers …

17
Nov

12 Ideas for SUP Christmas Gifts

Thanksgiving is days away, which of course means Christmas music is already playing and your local Target has long moved on from Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations (despite the fact we're still a week out from the latter) filling their store with Christmas themed home decor and lots and lots of gift displays. Thus, many of ...
15
Nov

Naish Riders Foil & Kite in Israel

Surf House Israel shares what happens when former pro Naish rider, Leeshai Miller, and current Naish International Pro kiteboarder, Kevin Langeree, foil and kite around Israel. As they begin their escapades, Langeree shares with the camera, “We’re going to do some urban kiting in the middle of the old city and the old harbor and I don’t …

10
Nov

Naish Hokua LE Takes Australia

Naish windsurfing team member, Bernd Roediger, took a break from his sails, taking to Australia’s coast with a Naish Hokua LE and paddle in hand. Roediger shares that on this particular day exploring the South Coast of Australia, he and his fellow adventurers (including Kai Bates) trekked through the middle of the jungle to reach …

1
Nov

2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee visited Maui recently for the 2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting. Dealers got to hear about Naish's new 2017 products and try them out for themselves. It wouldn't be a true SUP and kiteboarding event without actually partaking in the sports, so Jason got to both kiteboard and SUP in his time ...
27
Oct

Product Review: 2017 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2

A complete review of Slingshot’s Hover Glide NF2 Foil. One of the best foil’s on the market, the Hover Glide NF2 is advertised as durable and affordable. California Kiteboarding’s Jason Lee takes a closer look at the foil from his own experience training on the Hover Glide. He explains where the foil succeeds and breaks down …

25
Oct

SUP Board Sale!

Looking for a great deal on a SUP board?  While we have sales on our boards all the time, these five are particularly great deals! Check out our SUP Board Sale items below.   2015 SIC Bullet 11.0 SCC This SIC board is an ideal companion for lightweight paddlers who are looking for an all-round …

18
Oct

2017 Naish Featured Kite Breakdown

Three of our favorite Naish kites to be released in 2017 are the 2017 Naish Pivot, Slash, and Torch. Compare the three kites below and keep an eye out for them coming to our site soon! 2017 Naish Pivot - Freeride Wave Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are ...
13
Oct

2017 Starboard Sneak Peek: Race & Touring

The 2017 Starboard race and touring series offer exciting new boards in the Starboard line along with old favorites like the All Star. 2017 Starboard Race All Star 14’0″ x 28″ All Star 14’0″ x 27″ All Star 14’0″ x 24.5″ All Star 14’0″ x 23″ All Star 12’6″ x 28″ All Star 12’6″ x …

6
Oct

The New 2017 Naish Series: Surf, Inflatables, & Foil

The 2017 Naish  SUP collection is on its way and we can’t wait to see what these new boards can do in the water. Take a look at the 2017 Naish Surf, Inflatable, and Foil boards: 2017 Naish Surf The 2017 Naish Surf collection consists of the Raptor Barebones, Hokua, and Mad Dog series as well …

4
Oct

The New 2017 Naish Series: All Around, Touring, & Race

We’ve been teasing sneak peeks at the 2017 Starboard SUP board collection recently, but today it’s all about Naish. The 2017 Naish series is full of new styles, new boards, and new constructions! Take a look: 2017 Naish All Around   The 2017 Naish All Around series consists of the brand new Quest series and old …

29
Sep

2017 Starboard Sneak Peek: Pro and Innovation

Outside of Starboard’s standard surf SUP category are the Pro series and the Innovative series which includes last year’s brand new Hyper Nut. Let’s see how the 2017 Starboard Pro and Innovation boards have been changed for a new season. 2017 Starboard Pro Performance Starboard’s Pro boards consist primarily of short boards given they’re designed …

22
Sep

2017 Starboard Sneak Peek: All Around and Surf

Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing sneak peeks of the new 2017 Starboard SUP collection! Our first look is at their All Around and Surf boards and they do not disappoint! 2017 All Around The new 2017 Starboard All Around collection includes the 12’0″ x 36″ Atlas Extra, the 12’0″ x 33″ Atlas, …

16
Sep

Shark Breaches Near Surfers in San Francisco

It’s every surfer’s, paddleboarder’s, kiteboarder’s and pretty much anyone who spends a large amount of time in the ocean’s biggest fear: the great white shark. It’s usually a pretty unwarranted fear driven by movies, pop culture, and sensationalized news media. Shark attacks are extremely rare. Though  George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File …

15
Sep

The 2017 Naish Kite Collection

The 2017 line includes a new control system that Naish describes as “the most advanced trim line system to date with a ball bearing swivel that keeps lines tangle-free.” Twin Tips The 2017 Naish twin tip line will consist of favorites like the Monarch and Alana along with new boards like the Stomp and Drive. …

12
Sep

Starboard Hasulyo Brothers Win 220 km Race

Brothers, Bruno and David Hasulyo won first and second place in the SUP 11-Cities Ultimate Challenge Tour yesterday in the Netherlands. The five day race began on Wednesday, September 7th and finished on Sunday. The race totals 220 km (about 137 miles) and as the name suggests, winds its way through 11 different cities along Holland’s …

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