Category Archives: Kiteboarding News

Large Drone Pulls Paddle Boarder On Hydrofoil!

An industrial sized drone pulls Jason Lee on hydrofoil paddle board through Morro Bay! Using many motors and two 16,000mAh batteries, the custom built Hexacopter pulled the paddle boarder for up to 20 minutes on the water! After reaching a high enough speed the hydrofoil paddle board lifted out of the water, allowing the drone [...]

Pismo Beach Kite Expo 2018 April 13th-15th

Kinsley Thomas Wong started the Pismo Beach Kite Expo 16 years ago! Come celebrate the joy of kiteboarding and share the stoke he and so many others have created a lifestyle around. We encourage our board sport riders to #livelikekinsley and share the beach, the waves, the wind and the stoke with a smile. There's [...]

Epic Hydrofoil Stand Up Surfing on California's Central Coast

Hydrofoil Surfing has opened up a lot of uncrowded surf locations with huge potential for the ultimate foil ride. Pismo & Oceano Beach has a long history of close out waves & mushy surf. At high tide the hydrofoil is fast enough to beat closeout sections and power through any mushy surf. Check out this [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

Canada Freestyle Kiteboarding Competition

Our friendly neighbors to the north hosted the Canada Freestyle Kiteboarding Championship, also called 2016 Kite Clash this past weekend. The event took place over the course of 3 days with competitions in freestyle, big air, and best trick. The competition included divisions for juniors (under 18 years old), men, masters (over 35 years old) and women’s. […]

Naish 2017 Kite Video Released

Naish has released their promo for their 2017 line of kite gear. The video doesn’t tell us much about their new products, but shows a montage of the equipment in action in both twin tip and surf styles. The impressive video shows off the Naish 2017 equipment well and we’re excited to see it in action […]

2017 Slingshot Kite Gear

We are now carrying Slingshot's 2017 kiteboard line! Our collection of Slingshot's new gear so far includes the Rally, Wave SST, and Fuel kites, and the Refraction Pro, Asylum, and Misfit twintip boards. 2017 Slingshot Kites [stark_headline title="Rally "] The Slingshot 2017 Rally is the go-to kite for those flying in all conditions and ideal [...]

First 4K Feature Length Kiteboarding Movie Releases Trailer

“Chapter One – The Kiteboard Legacy Begins” released its trailer yesterday on YouTube. The movie is the first 4k feature length movie to be made on kiteboarding. Judging from the trailer it looks expertly filmed and we can’t wait to see it! The movie will feature kiteboarding in Fiji, Hawaii, Necker Island, Brazil, and Cape Town. […]

Kiting Route: Oceano to Shell Beach

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee and friends Victor, Brian, Scott, Dave, John, and Caveman had quite the kiting adventure yesterday when they kited 18 miles from Oceano to Shell Beach and back. Jason used a foilboard and hydrofoil while the rest of the gang used kiteboards (giving him an edge on speed). Their route can be [...]

Kitefest 2016: Jesse Richman & Nick Jacobsen

Naish covered the 2016 Kitefest in a unique way, focusing their video of the event on two friends, Naish rider Jesse Richman and Cabrinha rider Nick Jacobsen. The festival takes place annually in Argentina. The video features Richman making a jump over 170 ft of rocks on the Naish Torch that has to be seen […]

2016 Pismo Beach Kite Expo & Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out

The 14th Annual Pismo Beach Kite Expo took place from April 15th - 17th and while we weren't able to attend all of the days, we were able to capture video of the  kiteboarders in action and of Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out on the weekend's final day. In addition to the video, [...]

2016 Pismo Beach KiteXpo

[stark_headline title="The 14th Annual Pismo Beach KiteXpo"] Where: Pismo Beach, California When: April 15th-17th, 2016 Hosted by: The Kiteboarder Magazine and XtremeBigAir.com Schedule of Events: April 15th: Winemaker's Dinner & Kinsley's Birthday The time and place will be announced closer to the event, but to RSVP please contact: marina@thekiteboarder.com. RSVPs must be in by April 3rd. [...]

Red Bull King of the Air

"This week the 24 of the world's best kiteboarders had to wait for the right conditions and 2nd February '14 was finally the day. Big Bay turned into a playground for the pro's as they showed the crowd the highest jumps and sickest tricks they had up their [wetsuit]sleeve!" This short film gives you an [...]

New Guinness Book of World Records Set for Longest Nonstop Distance Kitesurfed

  Florida kiteboarder Rimas Kinka has done it again. Starting off on October 13, 2012, at 7:30 am in Jacksonville, Florida, and finishing near Palm Beach, Florida, the driven kiteboarder sailed 281.1 miles for 34 hours, 41 minutes, and 27 seconds, 52 miles more than the previous record. Last year, Rimas set the Guinness Book […]

Meet Me In South Africa

Naish Kiteboarding News: "Meet Me in South Africa…" They come from different countries, speak different languages and each have a totally unique styles, but when Naish teammates Sam Light, Rick Jensen, and Kevin & Jalou Langeree come together in South Africa, it's a full on fusion of skill. S02 E08: SA MELTING POT DIRECTOR: Boom […]

Welcome to the New Look of Naish SUP Online

WELCOME TO THE NEW LOOK OF NAISH SUP ONLINE   Welcome to the world of Naish; a world of water, wind and waves. A world of dreams and adrenaline, fun, family and friends. A world where high tech materials and designs meet real world testing to give you the best possible boardriding experience.   FEATURES […]

Kevin Langeree Back on Top of the Podium

Congratulations to Kevin Langeree for winning the PKRA Burn Kite Masters in Turkey. The Kite Masters showcased a slightly different format from the standard events on tour. Riders focused on their five best tricks count, with one of them an old school maneuver. Being on tour for more than six years really came into play […]

Shawn Richman joins the Naish International Kiteboarding Team

One Richman was not enough! Naish Kiteboarding is stoked to announce that Shawn Richman, brother to team rider Jesse Richman, has joined our International team. Shawn's testimony on the new kit: "The Torch is the best kite ever for freestyle. So happy to be back on a real C-shape…better to boost tricks and big airs; […]