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Parlier and Moroz win back-to-back Formula Kite world titles

SurfingtodayKite - 6. Май 2019 - 16:54

Nicolas Parlier and Daniela Moroz have taken out the 2019 Formula Kite World Championships, in Lake Garda, Italy.

Despite the tricky wind conditions and the attacks from their closest opponents, the French and American kiteboarders were able to successfully defended their world titles.

"It's been an interesting week. I played it safe. I got two thirds, one first and one second in the finals. I felt fast, and had a lot of people getting really close to me," said Parlier.

Категории: Кайтсерфинг, Новости

What are square waves?

Surfing - 6. Май 2019 - 14:10

Have you ever spotted a quadrilateral-shaped wave pattern in the ocean? If so, you've witnessed square waves.

Most of the waves reach the shore and break horizontally and parallel to the coastline.

However, in some regions of the world, you may notice the creation of a chessboard-like pattern on the surface of the water.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Дахаб, май... - 5. Май 2019 - 0:00
...34 градуса в тени.
Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Grant Baker wins "Ride of the Year" at 2019 WSL Big Wave Awards

Surfing - 3. Май 2019 - 18:30

Grant Baker is the grand winner of the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards.

The awards ceremony that celebrates the best big wave surfing performances of the year, as well as the images and video that documented them, took place in Redondo Beach, California.

The South African veteran ended up winning both "Ride of the Year" and "Men's Biggest Paddle" trophies, which translates into a total prize purse of $85,000.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Google Doodle celebrates the life and legacy of Eddie Aikau

Surfing - 3. Май 2019 - 14:29

On May 4, 2019, the famous search engine will run a Google Doodle honoring beloved Hawaiian surfer and lifeguard Eddie Aikau.

The special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages will be available on Friday at 9 pm (PDT) through Saturday night.

The images were created by designers Pedro Vergani and Mattias Breitholtz.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Andrea Moller sets Guinness World Record for the biggest women's paddle-in wave

Surfing - 3. Май 2019 - 13:47

Andrea Moller has set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest paddle-in wave ever surfed.

The announcement was made by World Surf League (WSL) at the 2019 Big Wave Awards.

According to the official measuring criteria, on January 16, 2016, the Brazilian caught a 42-foot wave at Jaws/Peahi, in Maui, Hawaii.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Mike Doyle passes away in his sleep at 78

Surfing - 1. Май 2019 - 17:47

Legendary surfer Mike Doyle passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Gringo Hill, San José del Cabo, Mexico.

He was one of the first watermen of the modern era, and was struggling with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The regular-footer from Leucadia, California finished runner-up in the inaugural ISF World Surfing Championships, held in Manly Beach, in Australia. He lost the sport's first world title to Midget Farrelly.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Has Sebastian Steudtner ridden a 95-foot wave at Nazaré?

Surfing - 1. Май 2019 - 14:36

On February 7, 2019, Sebastian Steudtner rode one of the biggest waves of the winter season at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.

The feat was nominated for the "Men's XXL Biggest Wave" award by World Surf League (WSL).

The big wave surfer from Nuremberg, Germany, has been chasing the Portuguese liquid mountains for several years and should always be considered a potential world record breaker.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Nick Jacobsen is back in Denmark trying "urban kiteboarding"

SurfingtodayKite - 30. Апрель 2019 - 14:56

Jumping near high bridges, flying over seawalls and concrete inland structures. It's just another day in the office for Nick Jacobsen.

Kitesurfing's most famous daredevil is back in the water.

Nick Jacobsen has returned to his beloved Denmark in full force after recovering from a few injuries and a long winter away from home.

Категории: Кайтсерфинг, Новости

Sunny Garcia hospitalized in critical condition

Surfing - 30. Апрель 2019 - 13:31

Sunny Garcia is in critical condition in an intensive care unit (ICU) in Portland, Oregon, after reportedly attempting suicide.

The 49-year-old surfer from Hawaii was found unresponsive and unconscious in his home and taken to the hospital.

Early reports from a Brazilian media outlet suggested the Hawaiian surfer had passed away, but the rumors were not true. Actually, Garcia is breathing without medical assistance.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Mark Boyd clinches 2019 Scottish National Surfing Championships

Surfing - 29. Апрель 2019 - 18:20

Mark Boyd and Iona McLachlan have taken out the 2019 Scottish National Surfing Championships, in Caithness, Scotland.

The event got underway at Sinclair's Bay and Brims Ness, in the Scottish Highlands, and attracted 59 surfers.

Athletes competed across eight divisions, in a four-person priority system powered by live and online scoring.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

What is wing surfing?

Surfing - 29. Апрель 2019 - 15:09

Wing surfing is the sport of riding a foil board - or a standard SUP - while carrying a hand-held inflatable sail.

Wing surfing is not supposed to replace windsurfing, kiteboarding, and surfing. It's a complement, an addition, an alternative, and subgenre of wave riding and sailing.

Wing surfing was not designed to ride faster or jump higher. That's not the point.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

John John Florence wins 2019 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Surfing - 27. Апрель 2019 - 16:35

John John Florence and Courtney Conlogue claimed the 2019 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, in Victoria, Australia.

The event witnessed the biggest and most challenging ocean conditions seen since 1981.

The finalists of the 58th edition of the iconic surf contest were greeted with six-to-eight-foot waves and had to put their best physical health to the test.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Foil surfing: safety tips, reminders and warnings

Surfing - 26. Апрель 2019 - 19:15

Foil surfing is an exciting water sports discipline that opened new ways of enjoying the ocean. However, it also poses challenges and dangers.

Whether you're using hydrofoils to go surfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), windsurfing or kitesurfing, you should always take a few precautions.

Kite and wind foils are larger and more than dangerous than, for example, surf and SUP foils. They also have longer masts, they're sharp on the trailing edge and feature pointy wings.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Bruna Kajiya rode the Theewaterskloof Dam during Cape Town's worst drought in 100 years

SurfingtodayKite - 25. Апрель 2019 - 18:19

Between mid-2017 and mid-2018, Cape Town became the world's first major city to run out of water completely.

The severe water shortage led to the creation of the concept of "Day Zero," the day the water levels of major regional dams supplying the Cape Town fell below 13.5 percent.

The authorities implemented acute water restrictions. On February 1, 2018, and the limit for personal water use reached 50 liters per day, a sixth of average daily use in the United States.

Категории: Кайтсерфинг, Новости

The story behind Leroy Bellet's ultimate POV photo

Surfing - 24. Апрель 2019 - 20:34

Leroy Bellet is a 18-year-old surf photographer from the South Coast of New South Wales, in Australia.

Despite his young age, he has already captured the interest of the surfing world. In fact, Bellet has been risking his life by shooting point-of-view (POV) pictures from within the barrel.

Bellet first got into surfing photography as a 12-year-old in a bid to explain to his parents his obsession with the barrel, and the photography has since surpassed his surfing passion.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Joana Andrade: a "tiny" fighter with a big dream

Surfing - 23. Апрель 2019 - 19:08

Meet Joana Andrade, Portugal's first big wave female surfer.

Big wave surfing can be extremely dangerous and requires perseverance and steady nerves.

For many years, this breathtaking discipline has been represented by extraordinary male athletes and somehow restricted to women who looked "more feminine" riding average-sized waves.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Surfing our way to climate deception

Surfing - 22. Апрель 2019 - 19:45

April signals the beginning of the World Surf League (WSL) season where elite athletes ride the best waves on planet earth.

Were we to dream of a sport with the least environmental footprint, surfing would likely be at the top of the list - biological energy in the form of waves and human muscle powers the entire system.

No lifts, no lights, no stadiums, no fields, no engines, no gear except for a surfboard, shorts and the occasional wetsuit.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

The disciplines of SUP and paddleboarding

Surfing - 22. Апрель 2019 - 18:14

Stand-up paddling and paddleboarding are the fastest growing water sports in the world. And it is easy to figure out why.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is not a new outdoor activity. It dates back to the early 1900s when Hawaiians propelled themselves on a floating platform using a paddle.

One-hundred years later, the pastime became a serious business and expanded to California and the rest of the world boosted by the digital age and social media.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости

Are you into "Log Rap"?

Surfing - 22. Апрель 2019 - 13:48

There is a reason why someone decides to mix rap music with classic longboarding.

Ryan Cannon is a filmmaker from New York who moved to California and immediately fell in love with its vibrant surf culture.

But Cannon missed the urban cultural elements that define the Empire State. So, he launched "Log Rap," a YouTube and social media movement that marries both worlds.

Категории: Виндсерфинг, Новости