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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 ...
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 …

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. …

6
Sep

NLand Surf Park: Man-Made Surf Spot

  Wave pools are more and more likely to be included in surfing’s future. Pro surfer Kelly Slater’s company Slater Wave Co. created a wave pool in California (inland, away from the coast), though it is not yet open to the public, and the New York Times reports a surfing “lagoon” opening soon in Austin, Texas. The …

1
Sep

Naish Maliko Shines in Victoria Cup

The Victoria Cup occurred this past May, but a recent video from Naish shows off their team’s success at the competition, as well as the beauty that is the Naish Javelin Maliko race board. If you can’t ride a board before purchasing, it’s nice to at least see video of it in action for an idea …

26
Aug

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 …

16
Aug

2016 Starboard SUP Demo Recap

In June, California Kiteboarding teamed up with Starboard and Dana McGregor for a Starboard SUP Demo and Dana’s kid’s camp. The event took place at Shell Beach, just north of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County and hosted about 20 curious SUP boarders. California Kiteboarding’s Oliver Issa said the demo was great for those …

15
Aug

"Chasing Gold" SUP Movie Premieres

The World Premiere of SUP movie, “Chasing Gold” occurred last Friday at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach. The film is up for movie of the year at the 2016 SUP Awards. Directed by Brent Deal, the movie follows the American team of the International Surfing Association’s World SUP and Paddleboard Championships in 2015. The American team …

2
Aug

How to Get Started with SUP Yoga

Yoga is already a great exercise for your core and gaining balance, but adding a SUP board and taking it out on the water makes for an even greater challenge with a far better view. If you've been interested in SUP yoga, but unsure how to start, these tips are for you! Find the Perfect ...
25
Jul

Starboard's Noli SUP Race 2016 Recap

On July 16th and 17th, the Euro Tour hosted the Noli SUP Race in Italy. The tour is presented by Starboard and began just last year. With the goal of unifying what they describe as a “fragmented racing scene” the Euro Tour hosts 13 SUP events in eight different countries over six weekends. The event …

15
Jul

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. …

7
Jun

2016 Paddle for Hope: Starboard's Highlights

The 2016 Paddle for Hope took place in February in New Zealand. The event, held since 2011, raises money for PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust with the goal of funding rehabilitation programs for those affected by cancer. Starboard, who sells the event’s fundraising SUP board, filmed the event and put together a highlights video …

31
May

Starboard Rider Wins Fastest Paddler on Earth Competition

Starboard racer, Connor Baxter, won the Fastest Paddler on Earth competition at the Lost Mills SUP event in Germany riding the Starboard Sprint. Video of his win can be seen in the Facebook video above from SUP Racer. Starboard released this statement from Baxter about his incredible win: "As it got close for me to go ...
10
May

Kai Lenny Attaches a Hydro Foil to Naish SUP Board

Naish rider, Kai Lenny, uploaded the above video to his Youtube page foiling on a SUP board. The innovative waterman attached a foil from brand Go Foil to a Naish downwinding SUP. The results are rather extraordinary as it takes a lot of power to build enough speed for a hydro foil to lift out of …

27
Apr

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, ...
25
Apr

New Gear for Hydrofoil Boarding

We are happy to be carrying more gear for hydrofoil boarding this 2016 season. Our collection consists of Slingshot's hydrofoil collection including a variety of foils, boards and masts. Boards consist of the 2015 and 2016 Slingshot Alien Air and Slingshot Dwarf Craft in 42" and 54". Masts range from 15" to 35.4", allowing for different ...
17
Apr

2016 Santa Cruz Paddlefest

We had the honor of creating a promo video from the 2016 Santa Cruz Paddlefest (as seen above). It was such a great experience to see some of the best SUP athletes in the world come together in one place for surfing, racing and a celebration of their passion in life. The weekend went by too ...
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