WORLD’S FIRST CROWD-SOURCED WEATHER PLATFORM LAUNCHES UPDATED VERSION OF REVOLUTIONARY APP

San Francisco, California, USA — April 24, 2013: As the world’s fastest-growing community-based weather network, Weendy is pleased to announce the launch of Weendy version 2.3.5, which is chock full of groundbreaking new features.
WORLD’S FIRST CROWD-SOURCED WEATHER PLATFORM LAUNCHES UPDATED VERSION OF REVOLUTIONARY APP

WORLD’S FIRST CROWD-SOURCED WEATHER PLATFORM LAUNCHES UPDATED VERSION OF REVOLUTIONARY APP

Breaking away from the old-school model of purely computer-generated forecasts and fixed weather stations, the Weendy app harnesses the power of people, connecting those “in the know” with those that want to know. If you seek the real scoop on weather, speak with a local, right? 

Designed to do exactly that, Weendy brings together knowledgeable kiteboarders, windsurfers, surfers, skiers and snowboarders all around the world, connecting them with a revolutionary social-networking platform, making it the world’s first human-generated global weather map for outdoor enthusiasts. Through posting photos, videos, reports and comments, tens of thousands of participants co-create and have access to the dynamic database of trustworthy, real-time weather conditions.

Ultra accurate and easy to use, Weendy version 2.3.5 has scores of innovative new features, including the ability to request reports, declare where you’re going riding, and see where others are at so you can connect with the local community while traveling or visiting a new spot. Additionally, the new version now features snow reports, searching by hashtag, profiles of your favorite pros, integrated news feed, filtering by activity (wind, wave, snow), and the ability to connect with Facebook friends, pros, and the most active users in your area.

And as before, with Weendy, you can follow the reports of friends and the uber-knowledgeable, meet new people, help others decipher real-time conditions, determine when to call in sick, reduce the odds of getting skunked, and much more.

Designed for iOS and Android devices, Weendy is completely free.

For more information, visit Weendy.com

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

The much anticipated return of Red Bull King of the Air has seen kiteboarders the world over doing anything to get their hands on an entry. Sixteen of the world’s best as well as eight wildcards have been selected to compete.

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) Red Bull King of the Air returns to the fore after an eight year hiatus since the last running of the event in Maui, USA and wind patterns are currently looking favourable for the window period of 1 – 15 February at Big Bay, Blouberg on Cape Town’s coastline.

Sixteen invited kiteboarders from around the world will be joined by eight wildcards who secured their entry by sending in a video of themselves in action in the water.

Included in the lineup are extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten (NED), compatriot and world number 1 in 2012 Youri Zoon and local wildcard Oswald Smith who goes into the competition having just won SA Champs.

The judging panel consisting of fearless female kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull King of the Air alumnus Greg Tijsse will be watching the water to gauge height, style and creativity each kiteboarder executes their movement with.

The newly developed ‘flag out’ competition format is unlike any others – it gives each kiteboarder the opportunity to pull their best moves and score high. Four riders hit the water wearing different colour rash vests that matching a corresponding flag on the beach. After an allocated time, the rider with the lowest score will be flagged out (flag will be lowered) and must leave the water. The last man standing is the winner.

The event will also feature the godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish who will be in Cape Town to put the title hopefuls through their paces in the lead up to the event. Robby has multiple World Titles across windsurfing and kiteboarding disciplines and still competes internationally, at the tender age of 49.

The Invited Kiteboarders

Ruben Lenten (NED)
Kevin Langeree (NED)
Youri Zoon (NED)
Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
Billy Parker (USA)
Sam Light (GBR)
Lewis Crathern (GBR)
Kevin de Smidt (NED)
Steven Akkersijk (NED)
Jesse Richman (USA)
Tom Court (GBR)
Luke Whiteside (GBR)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)

The Wildcards

Sam Medysky (CAN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Johnno Sholte (NED)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA)
Alan Steele (RSA)
Nicolas Falcou (FRA)

Cagliari Italia 197 entries at the 2012 Course Racing Worlds

197 entries at the 2012 Course Racing Worlds

After two days of registration and equipment measurement, racing will finally get underway today with the first official races. 153 men and 42 women will battle on the water for the 2012 racing world title.

Cagliari Italia 197 entries at the 2012 Course Racing Worlds

Cagliari Italia 197 entries at the 2012 Course Racing Worlds

In the mens fleet, racing will start with a qualifying series, with three groups of 51 sailors each which will be re-seeded then by the first racing days results before the fleet is split into Gold/Silver/Bronze for the final series day. In the womens fleet, a single opening series will be run over the first three days, followed by a medal race series on Sunday.

Yesterday saw four practice races, with up to 70 sailors on the line each, in perfect sailing conditions.

World’s best kitesurfers gear up for the start of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro Mauritius Island

Le Morne, Mauritius : Stop number two of this year’s KSP season will take the tour back to the location of last year’s most talked about event. From September 7 to 16, 2012 the world’s best kite surfers will gather once again at the foot of the Le Morne Mountain in the pristine southwest corner of Mauritius Island

World’s best kitesurfers gear up for the start of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro  Mauritius Island

World’s best kitesurfers gear up for the start of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro Mauritius Island

 

In the wake of last year’s mind-blowing conditions and performances, the One Eye Kite Surf Pro on Mauritius is immensely anticipated by riders, organizers, sponsors and media alike. The long, barreling, left-hand reef break at One Eye, featuring side-offshore winds and near-perfect, head-high to quadruple-overhead high surf, is already warming up for the event by delivering large surf over the past week for riders already on location to train.

 

KSP vice-president Sky Solbach says: “The One Eye event is quite simply one of the most anticipated events on tour. Last year’s crazy conditions turned a lot of heads and we’re all really looking forward to see what One Eye will dish up this time around. With the southern hemisphere swell season kicking into high gear, we are optimistic about the prospect of great conditions during the ten day holding period.”

Local organizer Benjamin Boldton of Swell & Events states: “We are proud to be able to bring the event back to One Eye. With last years event, Mauritius has truly been put on the kite surf map and it has now the opportunity to further its reputation and establish itself next to other well-known kite surf destinations around the world.”

The KSP and Swell & Events are proud to announced their sponsors and local partners for the Mauritius One Eye Pro 2012, which include the MTPA, North Kiteboarding, ION, St. Regis, Emtel, Monster, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enzo, AFIX, Habit, Silent Partners as well as media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.

The KSP is honored to be working with such a prestigious list of sponsors and partners as well as great local organization and is looking forward to another electrifying Mauritius One Eye Kite Surf Pro event.