Category Archives: Kiteboarding News

The Driftwood SUP Challenge

Naish International rider and kite-speed World Record holder, Sjoukje Bredenkamp took the women’s honours at the Lagoon Life Festival in Langebaan. SUP Culture’s Peter Petersen, won the Driftwoods SUP Challenge for men. The course included a rounding of Schaapen Island and negotiating the ominously calm waters of Shark Bay back at the southern-end of Langebaan-Lagoon, […]

Claire Blacklock Claims the 2009 BSUPA Title

Naish SUP sponsored rider Claire Blacklock retained her BSUPA Women’s Overall Title at the 2009 BSUPA series final’s held at Watergate Bay, Cornwall over the weekend of the 17 & 18th Oct. Great weekend with super weather and surf, that produced some of the best conditions seen during the 2009 competition season. “I was so […]

PKRA Final Event to Determine World Champ: Nov 25 - 29

The highly anticipated final event of the 2009 PKRA World Kiteboarding Tour takes place in New Caledonia on November 25th – November 29th, 2009. Naish team rider Kevin Langeree is headed to the PKRA World Championship event with his eyes on the prize. Kevin has been working hard this year and recently won first place […]

Battle of the Paddle Results

The 2nd Annual Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle took place last weekend, Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. This surf festival brings hundreds of people together to celebrate the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle and the surf culture of both Hawaii and California. Surf legends and […]

Isuzu Austrian Championships: Little Wind̢

The Isuzu Kite, Windsurf and SUP Austrian Championships ‘09 powered by Samsung took place September 25th – 27th at Lake Neusiedl in Posredsdorf. The Naish Stand Up Paddle Austrian Championships provided the “perfect entertainment” when the winds didn’t pick up over the weekend. Saturday featured a fun event on Naish 11’6” boards with 40 participants. […]

Northwest Tour: Robby Naish, Dave Kalama and Michi Schweiger

One precious 40-foot Naish RV, one map, one GPS system, and a simple plan. Start at White Salmon, WA and head up the coast. I’m reminded of Captain Ron when he says, “If we get lost, we’ll just pull in somewheres and ask directions!” So, with Robby driving, Dave sleeping and Michi smiling, the famous […]

Long Distance Pro Amateur: Italy

The Long Distance Pro Amateur took place in Italy on Sunday, September 20th. Twenty-three participants took part in the 12 km downwinder from Cesenatico to Bellaria that would constitute the longest paddleboard race in Italy yet! Congratulations to the top three placers: 1st Place: Sergio Volpini (Naish Board – finished in just over 2 hours)2nd […]