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Introducing, Kitesocial – beyond the blog.
by Just Kite It
posted December 11, 2010 at 10:55am

When you’re on to something good, it is never a bed of roses. I started Just Kite It with Craig, a friend (fellow kiter from England), over a year ago with grand plans. We have the 102 + page wireframes to prove it and the many entries on the now defunc...more

Richard Branson’s English Channel crossing postponed
by Just Kite It
posted August 25, 2010 at 3:03pm

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Linn Svendsen, Ocean Rodeo’s Kite Babe
by Just Kite It
posted August 6, 2010 at 5:41pm

by Jessica Valenzuela Linn Svendsen Ocean Rodeo Pro-rider, photo by Jeremie Tronet I’ve been meaning to get an interview with pro-kiteboarder Linn Svendsen months ago specially since we featured her other half pro-kiteboarder, Jeremie Tronet a fe...more

Kiters support a movement: Kiteboarding 4 Cancer 2010
by Just Kite It
posted July 22, 2010 at 5:54pm

by Kim Soderholm It was July 10, 2010 my alarm raged at 6.30 a.m. I got up – stoked! I patiently waited for this event to arrive. I knew it would be unforgettable. It is my first year to volunteer. Volunteer For A Cure I volunteered and was assigne...more

Sir Richard Branson to kitesurf English Channel on his 60th birthday!
by Just Kite It
posted July 16, 2010 at 1:49pm

< p> United Kingdom, July 15 – Sir Richard Branson announced about 2 hours ago that is is to mark his 60th birthday by kitesurfing the English Channel. The Virgin boss will be accompanied by his children, Holly, 29, and Sam, 26, and some of his n...more

Kiteboarding Crissy and The Golden Gate Bridge
by Just Kite It
posted July 15, 2010 at 3:39pm

by Jessica Valenzuela As I held on to the 7m Cabrinha Convert under the Golden Gate Bridge with giant wave rollers, ferries, ships and yachts around, the blast of the fog horn consistently drowning any audible sound I make, the fog close behind and San...more

Wind and water sparks a movement: Kiteboarding 4 Cancer
by Just Kite It
posted July 8, 2010 at 3:14pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela Jaz De Lille, instructor and athlete Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, photo courtesy of Jimmy Stringfellow Personal experience can move mountains. This is my personal belief. A decision based on the will to live, the tenacity to succee...more

Celebrating My First Year As A Kiteboarder
by Just Kite It
posted July 2, 2010 at 2:14pm

by Jessica Valenzuela Jessica Valenzuela, Founder of Mavin Digital and Author for Just Kite It putzing with a 3m kite, Hood River, Oregon Do you remember the first time you saw a kiter and said “oh, way cool. I want to try that!” Do you remember...more

Girls, girls, girls on kites
by Just Kite It
posted June 29, 2010 at 12:32pm

by Jessica Valenzuela On June 19, I literally strolled into a picture perfect kiting day on Sherman Island to participate in Kristin Boese’s KB4Girls event. It was my first time to drive out to Sherman Island, which is an hour away from the center of...more

Tatiana Howard talks about her Water Woman Movement
by Dyla Magazine - Women's Action Sports Coalition
posted June 25, 2010 at 12:58pm

by :  Jenna Goldberg Tatiana, you and Juliana started The Butterfly Effect in Hawaii in 2007. How did the two of you come together and organize this epic adventure? I was doing the professional windsurfing circuit for a cou...more

Kiting the Bay Area with Erin Loscocco
by Just Kite It
posted June 23, 2010 at 12:23pm

by Jessica Valenzuela My simple rule when meeting people: have an open mind and let things flow. At the annual MaiTai 2010 I met a number of social network acquaintances who I knew via destinations like Facebook and Twitter with kiteboarding and techno...more

The windy and gorgeous Hood River
by Just Kite It
posted June 16, 2010 at 12:19pm

by: Wade Hammerstrom with highlights from Jim Bison There are places that opens your mind to endless possibilities. Hood River, Oregon was that place for me. My cradle for kiteboarding inspiration. I first got on the board in the Hood River. You’ll ...more

Kites In West Oz
by Just Kite It
posted April 19, 2010 at 4:18pm

by Jessica Valenzuela; Travel Vignette by David Ke It is a blessing when the challenge is not finding stories to share with you — the challenge is keeping up with editing, researching and actually writing them. Soon we’re adding video to the mix! T...more

Meet Me In Santa Marianita, Ecuador
by Just Kite It
posted April 7, 2010 at 12:53pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela; travel vignette by Nick O’bea Manta Bay, Ecuador photos courtesy of Nick Obea, The Kitehouse Manta, Ecuador – Known for its tuna, sea bass, tuna-dolphin combinations, cocoa, ship-building artisans and well-oil. For over a...more

KB4Girls in New York!
by Just Kite It
posted April 7, 2010 at 12:49pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela New York, New York – Not news that I’ve dedicated a big chunk of my time learning about and engaging the kiteboarding community, while learning to kite. My non-kiting friends who I love dearly, who I know love me back in spit...more

Woman To Watch in Kiteboarding: Laurel Eastman
by Just Kite It
posted March 23, 2010 at 8:14pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela Wild child, pro-kiteboarder and kite instructor, Laurel Eastman The most compelling writing compositions are the ones that come from extensive observation and research, rich, superfluous imagination and actual experience. Word...more

Closing Remarks: BVI Kite Jam 2010
by Just Kite It
posted March 12, 2010 at 6:11pm

by Carl Giordano British Virgin Islands, Nature's Little Secret Tortola, British Virgin Islands – For ten years, the kiteboarding industry has struggled in its efforts to convince the American media that kiteboarding is for everyone.  Most med...more

A wife, mother and kiter
by Just Kite It
posted March 7, 2010 at 12:09pm

Perth, Australia – We’re featuring Shannon Drucker’s story, a participant in Kristin Boese’s recently concluded kite camp in Australia. Besides Kristin’s hectic training schedule, producing kiteboarding/kitesurfing training videos and writing ...more

BVI Kite Jam 2010: Unedited
by Just Kite It
posted March 1, 2010 at 9:58pm

by: Carl Giordano, sharing photos live from the BVI! Tortola, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Before sailing off into the BVI sunset, our correspondent Carl Giordano shared an SOS “no phone connectivity” the BVI Kite Jam catamaran sails in and out of in...more

Woman Techie Who Kites: Tammy Camp
by Just Kite It
posted February 21, 2010 at 10:34pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela Kiteboarding is about finesse and balance. Women can be better at it than men - Tammy Camp This weeks’ Techie Who Kites feature is very special. Why? She’s our FIRST woman techie who kites on Just Kite It! Dan Larsen, our ...more

Eye of the BVI Kite Jam 2010
by Just Kite It
posted February 16, 2010 at 3:21pm

Tortola, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Not all archipelagos are created equal. True, specially when you have Sir Richard Branson as a resident owner in one of the islands! BVI, an archipelago of some 60 idyllic islands, islets and cays in the North Eastern...more

Beyond Palin’s Backyard – Jerome Josserand’s Kamchatka
by Just Kite It
posted February 15, 2010 at 9:01pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela The Ripping It feature is dedicated to the pro-athletes of the kiting community or those aspiring to be pro-athletes. We’d love to feature you! Contact us. < p> Jerome Josserand, Free Ride World Champion, photo courtesy ...more

Soon My Love, Kiting Nitinaht Lake, BC
by Just Kite It
posted February 12, 2010 at 12:16pm

by: Jessica Valenzuela; travel vignette from up and coming pro-kiter Dominique Granger Nitinaht Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada photo courtesy, Dominique Granger When a kite spot has distinct reliable thermal wind it immediately is ...more

Susi Mai at the Core Slider Jam
by Just Kite It
posted February 8, 2010 at 4:08pm

by: Susi Mai Uber cool when one of the most recognizable professional women athletes of kiting-dom pens a post. In between her very hectic travel schedule Susi Mai shares the experience at the recently concluded Core Slider Jam 2010 in Woodman’s Poin...more

Ripping It: Dominique Granger
by Just Kite It
posted February 8, 2010 at 11:35am

by: Jessica Valenzuela The Ripping It feature section is dedicated to the pro-athletes of the kiting community or those aspiring to be pro-athletes. We’d love to feature you! Contact us. Dominique Granger, pro-kiting athlete It is not surprising ...more

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