IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

We have just released issue 37 of IKSURFMAG and it is huge! Packed with all the latest and greatest images, videos and stories from around the world there is plenty to keep you entertained! We catch up with the two PKRA World Champions, Youri Zoon and Karolina Winkowska, both with different paths to success and interesting tales to tell. We also check out two huge storm swells, one in Maui and the other in the UK. Christian and Karine have some great moves to learn in the technique and we have surfboards and wetsuits on test, plus there are two travel features designed to take you off the beaten track! There is loads more inside so be sure to check it out!

IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

IKSURFMAG online kite Magazine Issue 37 Out Now

We hope you enjoy the latest issue!

Cheers

The IKSURFMAG Team
http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue37/

Kiteboarding is out of the olympics Rio Brazil Windsurfing is back

In one day, the hopes of kiteboarders changed dramatically, as it was feared in the International Kiteboarding Association headquarters. On the 9th November, proposals to re-open the debate did not receive the required 75% of votes from ISAF Council.

The Events and Equipment confirmed the May 2012 decision and Formula Kite would open the way to the “box rule”.

Kiteboarding is out of the olympics Rio Brazil Windsurfing is back

Kiteboarding is out of the olympics Rio Brazil Windsurfing is back

Twenty four hours later, as reported by SurferToday.com, things could change and they did. In the morning of the 10th November, kiteboarding was in the Olympic Games. Now, it no longer is. Windsurfing is back to the future, en route to Brazilian waters.

This means that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games set for Brazil will have Men’s RS:X and Women’s RS:X competitions, only. Tension rose during the entire week.

Both the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and International Windsurfing Association (IWA) did not answer any questions before the ISAF decision proving that anxiety took control of the sports’ governing bodies.

During the entire year of 2012, it was clear that IKA and IWA could not communicate efficiently with each other. Cooperative actions were never seen and both wind sports wanted radical changes or conservative approaches, depending on the side.

A few hours before the final decisions, the official IKA page on Facebook was pouring sincere feelings. “First objective for us is not to reopen the debate. If this would happen, then there are various options on the table”, IKA wrote.

Windsurfing has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1984 for Men and 1992 for Women. The RS:X class by NeilPryde was introduced in the Olympic movement in Beijing 2008, with the One Design board concept.

Dutch windsurfer Stephan van den Berg was the first windsurfer to win a gold medal in the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. At that time, the class was named “Windglider”. Scott Steele (USA) took silver and Bruce Kendall (NZL) took bronze.

Kiteboarders have been working for years to get their sport at the Olympic venues. With the support of media-hyped VIP and even windsurfers, kiteboarding grew and conquered ISAF officials.

As the Olympic drama comes to a close, windsurfers, kiteboarders and ISAF do not leave the process with an immaculate image. Will time heal all the wounds?

The sailing events for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games are:

Men’s RS:X
Women’s RS:X
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s One Person Dinghy (heavy) – Finn
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49er FX
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17

The Annual General Meeting of the International Sailing Federation approved the decision to keep windsurfing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 51.3% of the votes, reverting the initial option for kiteboarding.

In one day, the hopes of kiteboarders changed dramatically, as it was feared in the International Kiteboarding Association headquarters. On the 9th November, proposals to re-open the debate did not receive the required 75% of votes from ISAF Council.

The Events and Equipment confirmed the May 2012 decision and Formula Kite would open the way to the “box rule”. Twenty four hours later, as reported by SurferToday.com, things could change and they did. In the morning of the 10th November, kiteboarding was in the Olympic Games. Now, it no longer is. Windsurfing is back to the future, en route to Brazilian waters.

This means that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games set for Brazil will have Men’s RS:X and Women’s RS:X competitions and kiteboarding will not be included.

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

Welcome to New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine!

 

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

New Zealands online Kiteboarding magazine Issue 5 is out

Issue 5 is out!! with National and International kiteboard and kitesurf action!This issue we talk with Hardcore rider Ruben Lenten about Kiteloops, Boots and the future of kiteboarding. We also hear from Willy Kerr, KTA founder on his recent trip to the Cook islands to sanction the Manureva kitesurfing champs.

While we are in Paradise we hear from Kiwi’s and Aussie’s why Aitutaki has been their choice of winter escape, and why its the kiteboard paradise of the South Pacific.

Torrin Bright takes us through the KGB in “Teach me Tozza”, while Cynthia “Cynbad” Brown joins us for her brand new Strapless kitesurf techniques column called “Strapless Brah”

As always we have the froth gallery highlighting action from around the globe just minutes after it happened! And “No wind” showcasing the many sports we take up when there is no wind dare I say, SUP, Surf, Wake, Cable, MTB, hoolaa hoop and more  Throw in all the regular features and you have issue 5 of NZkiteboardmag.com! Can I also mention our Custom kiteboard offer we have going, just Subscribe, Like & Share our facebook page and go into the draw to win your very own kiteboard, made just for YOU!

Editor :: Olly Brunton