Kiteboarding Makes its Mark in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics


We’re really happy to hear that young kite boarders from all over the world will now be able to compete in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires. The ISAF Executive Committee recently confirm during its 2015 midyear meeting of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF.) This is a great move for youth kite boarders as before now kiteboarding was not included in the Olympic Games altogether. And marks a serious milestone in ISAFs current bid to have kiteboarding included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Potentially Included at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

More specifically the 2018 Youth Olympic Games will feature one event for the best 12 male and best 12 female youth kite boarders from all over the world between the ages of 15 and 18. Another first in an Olympic Games Sailing Competition, both male and female kite boarders will be able to participate while representing the same country.  President of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) recently stated: “This is an important development in our Olympic journey and we are excited that young kite boarders will be given the first opportunity to showcase their talent at the 2018 Youth Olympics. Young athletes now have a serious goal to strive for, and as many of our top sailors will be in the right age range for the Youth Olympics, we are sure that the highest performance will be guaranteed. This is going to be a terrific event for both competitors and spectators alike.” What’s more, for the first time, the Youth Olympic 2018 event will showcase kiteboarding formats and equipment that may potentially go on to be accepted for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

IKA Formula Kite: Officially Accepted by the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

We’re excited to see that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is showing interest in universality, particularly on the Asian and African front. And in an effort to ease themselves into the world of kiteboarding, the IOC has selected the IKA Formula Kite as the officially accepted kiteboard of the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. The CEO of IKA, Markus Schwendtner says, “Formula Kite provides a stable equipment platform across the world. Even in the lightest wind conditions, we can showcase high performance sailing and display the sport at its best. Twin Top Racing remains our grassroots racing equipment, and we continue to race hydrofoils experimentally without equipment limitations.”



Kitesurfing for Beginners

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Kitesurfing for Beginners: Lessons

While from afar, kitesurfing looks like and easy and exhilarating sport, without the proper training it can be potentially dangerous. If you’ve recently decided that you’d like to give kitesurfing a go, it’s highly suggested that you take the time to be properly trained by an experienced and certified professional. One of the best things about this crazy new sport is that practically anyone can learn to do it. Children as young as ten years old are able to kitesurf as long as they’ve been properly trained. Let’s take the time to go over exactly why professionals everywhere urge beginners to start kitesurfing only with the help of an instructor.

Kite Surfing Courses: Safety First

Unlike the majority of sports in which you can teach yourself through the process of trial and error, kitesurfing is a fairly physical sport that should be supervised while learning. Not only is the in the best interest of the learning party, but for the safety of other beach goers and kite surfers as well.

Training with Gear

Another great reason to take kitesurfing lessons is that it gives beginners the opportunity to try out kitesurfing equipment before having to make a large purchase. In doing so, beginner kite surfers can try out a number of different board and kite types before making the financial commitment of buying their own. Once you’ve completed the entire beginner’s kitesurfing course, you’ll then be equipped with the knowledge that you’ll need to buy your own gear. At the same time, a lot of professional kitesurfing instructors urge their pupils to purchase their gear as early on in the course as possible, so that they can practice with their new equipment while still being supervised by an experienced professional.

International Kiteboarding Organization’s Courses for Beginners

While we’re by no means qualified to instruct beginner’s kitesurfing lessons, we highly suggest the qualified kitesurfing instructors of the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). The IKO certified teaching instructors provide the world’s highest standard of kiteboard safety practices and has already certified more than 400,000 kite boarders to date! Don’t let your lack of experience keep you from attempting one of the most exhilarating sports on the planet! Certified Kiteboarding courses are available all over the world!


This Is The Perfect Time Of Year for Kite Surfing

 This is the perfect time of year for kite surfingWe haven’t had much rain so the water is really clear, There were about 20 people out on the water on Saturday. “When conditions are like this we usually get this many people out on the water.
However, there looked to be a medium chance of showers in most days this week.

This is because the “onshore flow” had some moisture in it.

Jeff Blemaster Sydney Summer KiteSurfing

Jeff Blemaster Sydney Summer KiteSurfingSummer.. Yummy.. The BEST time of year in Sydney. Hot with a decent hit of humidity. Sea temps will start to rise with warm water coming down from QLD and the effects of the sun. As sea temps start to rise the NE effects of a true seabreeze will start to fade. As summer comes to an end the water temp starts to rise higher and the land temps start to decrease then the NE’ers will start to decrease in strength. We do get a LOT of BIG southerly busters in Summer, big fronts that push through Sydney and can turn a nice 25c-30c day into a 20c wind day of sand blasting on the beach. Watch out for these on the forecasts, they can come with NO clouds or other signs of impending doom and can push a front of 35+ knots. (sometimes with a 40knot leader). Care needs to be taken at places like Kurnell where NE onshore can turn into a direct offshore 35knots and blow you onto the airport! (DO NOT LET YOUR KITE GO, use the safety or body drag or Dolls / Brighton) … Jeff Blemaster Entrepreneur

Jeff Blemaster Tunes Into the Summer Swell Challenge

Jeff Blemaster Tunes Into the Summer Swell ChallengeThis summer Jeff Blemaster will be tuning in to one of the funnest Indian water sports events to date. This event is known as the Summer Swell Challenge, this event takes place in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, where a bunch of the most known Indian surfers come together to challenge themselves and find out who will win 1 place in the Summer Swell Challenge. At the end of all the madness we get to see who walks away with all the glory and who gets left in the sand. Lets do this!!! … Jeff Blemaster Entrepreneur

Jeff Blemaster & Kitesurfers returning to Cayman

InternTHIS is the perfect time of year for kite surfingational kitesurfing competition returns to Grand Cayman next year. The Rock International Open (TRIO) is scheduled for the Heroes Day weekend, Jan. 22-25.  Some of the world’s top athletes in the sport are scheduled to compete, including defending champions Chris Bobryk and Hope Levin. Also due to return are Eric Riestra, Alex Fox and one of kitesurfing’s legendary veterans, Billy Parker… Jeff Blemaster Entrepreneur

Catch Jeff Blemaster at the Edge Cup taking place in Exmouth in June

Catch Jeff Blemaster at the Edge Cup taking place in Exmouth in JuneThe Edge Race Cup, due to take place on June 6 and 7, and 7th June, has become the biggest national kitesurfing competition and is attracting worldwide interest as the warm-up event for the International Sailing Federation World Cup (ISAF) in Weymouth just days later.Now in its fifth year, the event will see top racers compete for the British Championship with entrants already confirmed from France, Germany, Ireland and Poland…. Jeff Blemaster Entrepreneur

Jeff Blemaster Rode The Waves, And Felt The Breezes, On Israel’s Coast

Jeff Blemaster Rode The Waves, And Felt The Breezes, On Israel’s CoastIn these days of warm weather, Israel’s Mediterranean coast attracts thousands of joggers and sunbathers, swimmers and Frisbee throwers, paddleball players and people who come to watch the scene or eat an al fresco meal in the breeze.And today they come for kite surfing.
According to kite surfing experts, the best seasons along the Mediterranean are May through June, and September through October. Optimum time on the Sea of Galilee is July through August; in Eilat, spring and autumn.
This month is a perfect time to head to the Mediterranean. All you need is a surfboard and a big kite…. Jeff Blemaster Kitesurfing

The best kitesurfing spots I’ve been too in the Philippines

The best kitesurfing spots I've been too in the PhilippinesAs kitesurfing has only picked up in the last five years, the infrastructure for kitesurfers can be hard to find. There are, however, a few spots with IKO-certified instructors, rental gear, accommodations and boats to charter for island-hopping. Here are a few we recommend for your first Philippine kitesurf experience:Pagudpud Peninsula coast (Ilocos Norte)

Rustic and rural at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. The place to get away from crowds. Big wave breaks and conditions for more experienced kiteboarders and a few resorts on the beachfront. Try Kingfisher Beach in the north.

Bagasbas Beach (Bicol)
A small fishing town with quiet scenery; surfer zone since the 1980s. Join their annual international kite competitions.

Coron and Calamianes Islands (Palawan)
To the west of the country’s coast lies stunning scenery and seclusion. Lots of options: open water chop, mirror-flat, emerald water with nature’s beautiful backdrop. To help you navigate and island-hop with ease, there’s a solar-powered kite camp on a private island, set up just for kitesurfers.

Bulabog Beach (Boracay)
On of the most popular kitesurfing breaks in the Philippines. It offers hiring centers, bars, kite schools and a turquoise lagoon that receives cross-onshore NE monsoon winds.

Cuyo Islands (Palawan)
A total of eight islets that can be reached by boat. Try riding Victoria Beach, or the side onshore wind of Capusan Beach….   [Jeff Blemaster Kitesurfing] onshore wind of Capusan Beach…. [Jeff Blemaster Kitesurfing]