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  • Huge savings on Naish, Ocean Rodeo, Ozone. R1 - 40% off, Mako Duke Sale, Naish 25% off!

    We just added some seriously good deals to our clearance section. Check out these kites & boards from 20-40% off!
    Save 40% on the Ozone R1! The Kite Only starts at $1209! Get it Complete with Race Bar & Lines for $1709!
    The Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke was $899. Now on sale for $699
    Take 20% off the Ocean Rodeo Razor!

    Save 25% on Kites from Naish!

    The 2016 Naish Draft is only $855
    The 2016 Naish Fly is $1275
    The 2016 Naish Ride starts at $712
    And....buy a 2016 Ozone Summit Kite and get a 2016 Ozone Connect Pro Snowkite Harness for FREE!  That's a $250 value!!!
    (The harness will be automatically be added when your order for the kite is processed.)
  • Kiteboarding Packages, Ocean Rodeo Razor Sale, Slingshot SST with Free Surfboard

    We've got serious spring savings for you just in time for warmer weather. Check out the newest package deals and clearance items!
    Package Deals!
    Freeriders & Surf Riders, the

    You can still take advantage of Slingshot's SURF PACKAGE SALE! Purchase a 2016 Wave SST Kite and choose the board that's right for you for only for only $1299!
    • The 2015 Screamer has a thumb tail and truncated nose, making it super fast and ready for any airs, spins, and flip tricks you want to throw.
    • The 2015 Tyrant has a rounded, thumb tail and deep single to double concave, making it a stable, driving, all around surfboard.
    • The 2015 Angry Swallow is a shorter board, so it's easy to take with you. Plus, you can easily configure the fin setup to fit conditions and your riding style.
    Offer is only good while supplies last!
    ADD TO THE STOKE
    SHOP CLEARANCE
    We are always adding new gear to our clearance section. Check early and often for deals like the 2015 Ocean Rodeo Flite 10m with Infinite Surf Bar/Lines and 2015 Ocean Rodeo Razors  - BOTH are on sale now for $995
  • 2016 Slingshot Wave Kite and Surfboard Sale

    SAVE on this surf-specific package! Pair the 2016 Slingshot Wave SST Kite(10m or 12m) with a 2015 Tyrant, Screamer, or Angry Swallow surfboard.
    Offer is only good while supplies last!
    Get Stoked for Spring!
    SPRING SURF PACKAGES! Purchase a 2016 Wave SST Kite and choose the board that's right for you:
    • The 2015 Screamer has a thumb tail and truncated nose, making it super fast and ready for any airs, spins, and flip tricks you want to throw.
    • The 2015 Tyrant has a rounded, thumb tail and deep single to double concave, making it a stable, driving, all around surfboard.
    • The 2015 Angry Swallow is a shorter board, so it's easy to take with you. Plus, you can easily configure the fin setup to fit conditions and your riding style.
    HOW to get the savings? It's easy! Place your order and we will manually adjust the price to match the package price (see below) when your order comes through.
    ADD TO THE STOKE
    SHOP CLEARANCE
  • New Foil Boards: Slingshot Hoverglide, F-One Foil, Cabrinha Double Agent

    Serious hydrofoilers are hooked on the feel of flying, of smoothly hovering above the water. See what Slingshot, Cabrinha, and F-One are offering the fastest growing genre of kiteboarding.
    Slingshot offers a wide range of foil boards and accessories, including foil decks like the 2016 Alien Air - a surf style board designed for all aspects of foiling, and the 2016 Dwarf Craft - a lightweight, agile, and user-friendly board designed for all-around foiling fun.
    In addition three complete foils, Slingshot has created Flight School -a mast package ideal for kiters new to hydrofoiling. Start short and work up to a full-size mast - you're guaranteed to learn to foil faster and with less pain and frustration than with any other setup.
    The 2016 Cabrinha Double Agent is a performance hydrofoil board with the ability to convert into a fun, surf skate directional by simply taking off the foil shaft and wings and attaching the included surf fins.
    From serious to surf-convertible, F-One has a great lineup dedicated to hydrofoiling. The 2016 F-One 5'1" Series Foil Boards were created to be 100% dedicated to foiling and the 2016 F-One Mitu Convertible Pro Model Surf is the perfect board to stop worrying about missing a session without loading your quiver.
    SHOP CLEARANCE
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  • Best Snowkiting Gear and Equipment (Ozone Summit, Ozone Frenzy)

    There are so many good Snow Kiting options out there these days, but the BEST brand (in our opinion) is Ozone Snow Kiting.  The have basically lead the way in the Snowkiting movement since day 1.

    Here are some of their great products we recommend:

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite Complete with Bar and Lines

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite retains its place in the snowkite lineup as the ultimate performance kite. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kites high-aspect design will get you riding faster and jumping higher and longer than ever. Quick turning speeds make mountain ascents easy. Snowkiters addicted to speed, backcountry exploration, and lofty jumps will look to the 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite as their go-to kite.

     

    Read more about what Ozone has to say about the 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite 

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite is an all out performance snowkite for dedicated and experienced snowkite riders. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite defines top snowkite performance and has become the most versatile performance kite on the market. It is the same kite design as the 2015 model, with refinement to the Internal Re-Ride Release System. The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite is for riders with experience and who are looking for a kite to explore the limits of what is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further.

     

     

    The 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders. The design of this 2016 Ozone Summit V3 Snow Kite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible for backcountry exploring. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.

     

     

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Tech Specs:

    • For dedicated and experienced Snowkiters.
    • High As pect performance profile with optimized Arc to improve speed and glide.
    • Tight powerful turns for mountain climbing.
    • Industry Leading Re-Ride Release System - looses all power in the kite and ready to ride after activating again.
    • Internal strapping to increase stability.
    • Enhanced bridle line configuration, less lines reduces the parasitic drag.
    • Unique blow-out-valves on the under surface help prevent damaging the kite if crashed.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Double pulley speed-system with high spec Ronstan Orbit ball bearing pulleys.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Heavy duty, technical mountain backpack with clip-to harness connection. Has enough volume to fit 2 kites and day supplies.
    • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials.
    • Contact Snow Control System with 500kg front/300kg back lines, and Brake Stall handle to land and re-launch the kite with ease.

     

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Colors (Please Specify Color when Ordering)

     

    The second green should be Red/White

     

    2016 Ozone Summit V3 Wind

     

     

     

    The all new Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the result of intense research and development with the aim to create the safest system on the market. The goal was to have a re-ride system that once activated the kite can easily be re-launched without having to untangle or clear any lines. The new system stalls the kite with an internal line – the kite depowers instantly without tangling and will sit on the ground ready to re-launch when you’re ready again. Another big advantage of our Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the landing and secure option. We have added the Secure Loop in the line approx 2m away from the rider. To land the kite with no pull simply pull the 5th line through the chicken loop until you reach the Secure Loop. The kite will stall and fall to the ground without any pull. Use the Secure Loop in the 5th line to keep the kite on the ground - it can either be hooked onto a carabineer on your harness or onto the bar horn. This makes landing and packing your kite safe and easy even in high winds. We thoroughly enjoyed developing and testing the Internal Re-Ride Safety System throughout the last season. It has made mountain climbing and packing on top so much more enjoyable, safe, easy and quick for the user. Please note, the new Internal Re-Ride Safety System cannot be upgraded to any older kites as it includes lines that are running inside your kite. Also, for reverse launch and light wind landing we have kept the Brake Stall Handle between the back leader lines.

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    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Complete with Bar and Lines

     

    Utilizing the latest state-of-the-art paragliding technology, the 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite has amazing speed and power, making it the most versatile snowkite ready to tackle freeride, jumps, freestyle, or back-country riding. Stiffeners in the leading edge improve airflow over the wing for increased stability.  The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite was a best-seller last winter and is sure to be popular again this year.

     

    Read more about what Ozone has to say about the 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite

     

    The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite is our do-it-all powerhouse de-power foil kite. This radical snowkite design combines the latest in foil kite and paraglide technology. The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite is an amazing all round de-powerable foil covering many aspects of Snowkiting from freeride to freestyle. It is the same kite design as the 2015 model, with refinement to the Internal Re-Ride Release System.

     

     

    Smooth and progressive depower with a tight and powerful turn makes freestyle fun with great pop for jumps and constant pull when unhooked. The 2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kites enhanced stability also makes difficult backcountry rides and mountain climbing passages more accessible and enjoyable. The leading edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow; this increases stability and overall performance. Our new reflex profile offers ultimate stability in gusty winds and backcountry conditions. Optimized strap positions distribute load more evenly throughout the sail. Incorporating open cells allows for easier inflation and deflation when packing.

     

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Tech Specs:

    • Do-it-all powerhouse de-powerable foil.
    • Latest foil kite and paraglider design technology.
    • Freestyle, freeride, and backcountry machine.
    • Industry Leading Re-Ride Release System - looses all power in the kite and ready to ride after activating again.
    • Reflex profile enhances stability when depowered.
    • Optimized strap positions distribute load more evenly throughout the sail.
    • Open cells allow for easier inflation and deflation when packing.
    • Light weight plastic battens in leading edge for extra stability and cleaner leading edge.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Double pulley speed-system with high spec Ronstan Orbit ball bearing pulleys.
    • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow.
    • Heavy duty, technical mountain backpack with clip-to harness connection. Has enough volume to fit 2 kites and day supplies.
    • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials.
    • Contact Snow Control System with 500kg front/300kg back lines, and Brake Stall handle to land and re-launch the kite with ease.

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Colors (Please Specify Color when Ordering)

     

     

    2016 Ozone Frenzy V10 Snow Kite Wind

     

     

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    Ozone Connect Pro Harness 

     

    Read more on what Ozone has to say about the Ozone Connect Pro Harness w/Spreader Bar 

     

    The Ozone Connect Pro Harness is designed for comfort, support and flexibility in use, this harness is perfect to wear over or under your snow gear. Featuring high quality Aluminium adjustment buckles on the spreader bar and leg straps. The Ozone Connect Pro Harness has been designed like a rock climbing harness so that it will not ride up.

    • Waist harness with removable leg straps is ideal for all snow and land kiters
    • Strong yet lightweight construction
    • Stainless Steel spreader bar with comfortable spreader pad
    • Ergonomic shaping and enhanced load distribution
    • Fully adjustable so one size fits all

     

     

    Ozone Connect Pro Harness Features

     

    Spreader bar - The Stainless Steel spreader bar attaches directly to both the harness and the leg straps reducing spreader bar upward tilt. Extra padding and neoprene covered for comfort.
    Aluminium buckles - High quality extra strong aluminium adjustment buckles are easy to open and close. This makes fitting on the harness very easy even under snow gear. Smooth adjustment reduces wear on webbing.
    Strong internal structure - Plastic layers along the back section with full length webbing support for ideal load distribution and extra strength.
    Removable leg support straps - Color coded, thin and light yet comfortable leg straps with neoprene lining for a strong grip/hold on winter clothing. The leg straps are connected at an ergonomic angle distributing vertical loads between the attachment point and leg padding. They can be easily removed or fitted under your snow pants without having to take them off.
    Ergonomic shaping - Increased support through wider and improved ergonomic shaped panelling. The load is distributed evenly over a larger area.
    Comfort grip fit - Extra padded areas for increased comfort and neoprene lining for a strong grip/hold on winter clothing. It also protects better against the cold.
    Technical backpack connection - Female buckles on each side connect directly with Frenzy and Summit technical backpacks. Simply unclip the waist strap from the backpack, remove it and click the bag straps into the harness.
    Kite leash attachment - Easy to access front kite leash attachment.
    Webbing loop attachments - Attach a grab handle or ropes for pulling sledges to the webbing loops on each side of the harness.
    One size fits all - Fully adjustable to fit all shapes and sizes, both under or over clothing and outer winter layers.

     

  • Star Kiteboarding, Airush Lithium, Cabrinha Ace, Slingshot Turbine, Dakine Pyro and Airush Kiteboarding SALE

    Star Kiteboarding is making it's move on the kite world and definitely deserve the attention they're getting. With a new team take over, Star is finding a sweet spot with rider experience, build quality, and amazing prices.
    The 2016 Star Edge V3 Kiteboard is fast and boost-ready. Pair that with an all-around winner, the 2016 Star Taina Kiteboarding Kite and Star Elite V3 Control System. You won't be sorry.
    Check out the world's favorite freeride kite: The 2016 Airush Lithium Kite.This incredibly stable kite delivers smooth consistent power, and offers versatility in all types of conditions and disciplines. It's quick relaunching in just one more bonus.
    OUR TOP PICKS: 
    DON'T MISS THESE STELLAR DEALS! 
    PLUS Check out these Blowout prices on remaining 2014-2015 Airush Kites and Kitesurf Boards!  Call or Email us to place an order.
  • 2016 Crazyfly Kites and Kiteboards, Ride Engine Harnesses, Slingshot Turbine Sale

    Your New Year's Resolution is to kite more. Right? We thought so, and we totally support you.
    Driven by a dedicated crew of riders, the team at Airush has set out to develop the best kiteboarding equipment for every level of kiter. Airush is making gear for intermediate/pro freestyle and wakestyle riders like the 2016 Razor. Smaller lighter riders will appreciate the 2016 Diamond - a female-specific kite for freestyle to wave riding kite. And beginners should grab the perfect learning machine - the Square One Kiteboard.
    It's time to get the good stuff, isn't it?
    With the new year and your new goals, it must be time for new gear! Right?
    Now in stock:
    Looking for a top-of-the-line harness? Take a closer look at Ride Engine Harnesses:
    Our top pick for sale items has got to be the 2015 Slingshot Turbine kite!
    Get a free 2015 bar with purchase of the 2015 Turbine 15m.  (Only 2 left)
  • New from Ozone, Slingshot and Star Kiteboarding

     

    With unhooked characteristics for advanced riders and accessible "sheet in and go" power for beginning and intermediate riders, you're sure to find the perfect kite from Ozone. The 2016 Enduro, the 2016 C4 V6, and the 2016 Edge V8 are just the tip of the iceberg.
    Take a closer look at the entire 2016 Ozone line up.
    World champion tricksters, soul-searching surfers, and casual weekend-warriors are stoked to see the return of Slingshot's all-around weapon of choice: The 2016 Slingshot RPM Kite. Loaded with features, this kite is one of the most versatile and rock solid kites ever produced.

    Looking for the king of light-wind performance? The 2016 Slingshot Turbine Kite delivers low-end power and grunt combined with turning speed and efficiency. The Turbine is a Open Delta C profile kite with mini-strut technology, optimized aspect ratio, leading edge diameter, and five-point cascading bridle system.

     
    Check out the new player in the kitesurfing market: STAR Kiteboarding.
    With high quality construction, they also boast the lowest msrp of any brand out there!

    2016 Star Taina Kiteboarding Kite

     

    Read more on what Star says about the 2016 Star Taina Kiteboarding Kite

     

    In its 5th generation, the TAINA is our best seller. After four years of refinements we’ve created the ultimate wind machine to satisfy all styles, all levels, in all conditions. All in all, the Taïna is a perfect all-terrain kite with special performance for the waves, using this kite will keep you stoked during your endless sessions.

     

  • The Best Kiteboarding Gear of 2016 from our Favorite Brands

    We love kiteboarding and every year there are some stand-out items that we feel are the Best Kiteboarding gear for most users.   Here are some of our favorites...

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade

    2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite continues the title as one of the world's most popular "all-around" kites. The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade has been tweaked and fine tuned just a bit including increased low-end power, some bridal tuning and a few material changes. Five struts help to maintain incredible structural integrity throughout the canopy, regardless of wind conditions or trim adjustment. The Cabrinha Switchblade accelerates forward and blasts upwind which is why it's one of the best selling kites all over the world!  The 2016 Cabrinha Switchblade is for the kiteboarder looking for a versatile, high performance kite that they can remain completely confident in.

    2016 Slingshot Rally

    2016 Slingshot Rally

    2016 Slingshot Rally Kitesurfing Kite

    The Slingshot Rally continues as the ultimate "all around" kite in the Slingshot Kite range.  It's great in the surf, flat water, chop, boosting, freeriding, etc.  The 2016 Slingshot Rally received a few updates to change geometry, speed up large sizes, reduce bar pressure and generally make it a snappy kite!  The Slingshot Rally is a truely easy kite to fly and use in most any condition.

    2016 Ozone Edge

    2016 Ozone Edge V8

    The 2016 Ozone Edge V8 has been designed using our new highly advanced custom built CAD software. Our designers are able to work with parameters specifically formulated to calculate flexible wings. The Edge V8 incorporates optimised layout of segments and balanced strut positioning resulting in a clean profile and canopy throughout angle of attack changes. The Edge V8 is constructed with quality Teijin D2 and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite. A low-drag pulley-less bridle system is achieved through optimised load distribution into the attachment points. The bridles are spliced using high quality Aramid line, which is 50% thinner than our standard bridle line giving the Edge a turbo charged feel. Combined with our Race Control System and Race Flying Lines the Edge truly is a winning package.

    2016 F-One Bandit 9

    2016 F-One Bandit 9

    2016 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kite

     

    For the 9th edition, 2016 F-One Bandit Kiteboarding Kite designer Robert GRAHAM has reworked the entire span of the canopys profile to perfcision. The 2016 F-One Bandit Kitesurfing Kites creates an effortless ability for upwind riding, comfortably providing the rider with a better angle with good speed control. World-Class technology and performance of the 2016 F-One Bandit Kiteboarding Kite shines for the crowd when performing jumps and offers more hang time.

    2016 Airush Lithium

    2016 Airush Lithium
    • The World’s favorite freeride kite
    • Incredibly stable with smooth consistent drive
    • Fast and simple to relaunch due to the Delta Hybrid design

     

    2016 Airush Lithium Kiteboarding Kite Technology

     

    The 2016 Airush Lithium Kites premium fabric is used in conjunction with the Dyneema Load Frame for the ultimate combination of durability and performance. Ongoing testing has highlighted the lowest stretch and UV stability, along with highest long-term reliability of any materials.


  • Check out the 2016 F-One Bandit, twin tips and kitesurf boards.

    The 2016 F-One Bandit hold true as an ultra high performance "all-around" kite, performing great in the wave, flats, chop, etc.   The F-One Bandit works well for un-hooked riding and has great hangtime and pop.  The smaller sizes of the F-One Bandit have been tuned for wave riding.

    F-One has also released their 2016 twin tip and surfboard lineup:


    2016 F-One Trax
    The 2016 F-One Trax HRD Carbon series kiteboard Carbon Construction gives it improved strength and a lighter weight ratio, combined that with it's unrivalled shape and you get an unmatched smooth riding, increadible drive, earlier planning, huge comfort, and forgiving ride.


    2016 F-One Next


    2016 F-One Acid HRD
    The 2016 F-One Acid HRD Lite Tech Kiteboard has optimized the rocker and concave shape dedicated to New School Freestyle resulting in a better speed control and pop, combined with the improved deck making it more stress resistant.

    Find the rest of the 2016 F-One Kiteboarding Kites, Kitesurfing boards and accessories here:

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