01 Apr 2013
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
(Outer Banks, NC) U.S.A.
Imagine endless stretches of natural beaches where kiteboarders are performing amazing aerial stunts. The Outer Banks formed by centuries of wind, water and sand blown from the Atlantic Ocean. These are a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. The beauty of nature is at its finest. Each town and island along the Banks offers a unique experience. This is a highly coveted vacationing spot with pristine, natural beaches and seemingly endless recreational opportunities.
01 Apr 2013
Meet IKO’s Newest Assistant Instructor
The passion for kiteboarding runs so strongly through a kiteboarder’s veins that becoming an instructor is not only about career progression but also about making the sport available as a fun and safe activity to the mainstream public. For avid kiteboarders such as Emmanuel Vasquez of the Dominican Republic, who is now IKO’s newest certified Assistant Instructor, combining the love of the sport with teaching it to others is a natural progression.
01 Apr 2013
The Buddy System by David Dorn
Kiting is better with a buddy and when you share the experience, it is more rewarding and safer. Your buddy can be a lifesaver because he is watching out for you and will know if you get in trouble, as he waits till you get back to shore safely. On the water, your buddy can get your board back to you; give you feedback about conditions; and more. Off the water, you can share stories. Kiteboarding Instructor, David Dorn, explains benefits of having a your very own kite buddy.
31 Mar 2013
CAPE HATTERAS GETS OPPORTUNITY
AS IKO’s TRAINING MASTER & DIRECTOR TO RUN ITC
The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) best known as the world's largest professional kiteboarding community is pleased to announce David Dorn, IKO’s training director and certified training master, will run an instructor training course (ITC) in Cape Hatteras, NC, USA, April 22-30, 2013. Having the opportunity to be trained by such an expertly qualified kiting athlete is a rare opportunity.
26 Mar 2013
IKO members can now access
International Kiteboard Insurance
After months of searching and tirelessly negotiating, IKO is pleased to announce that its hard work has paid off and members can now access exclusively to an unprecedented new international insurance program provided by the Lloyd’s insurance market located in the UK. Unlike before when the IKO offered insurance to just a few countries, this insurance program is now available to IKO Members and Kite Centers located in most countries around the world.