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Air Padre Picks up Shinn Air Padre is now offering the new Shinn Boards for 2013
April 20th 2013 Swap Meet Buy, Sell, Trade Kiteboarding and other Used Equipment Apr. 20th
Air PadreSwap Meet Buy, Sell, Trade Kiteboarding and other Used Equipment Nov 10th / 11th
Product Review | Core Riot XR2 Air Padre has reviewed this amazing kite and Dubbed it LEGIT
2013 Slingshot Kites and Boards Now Available Air Padre is now offering the newest Slingshot gear for the 2013 line-up
Kiteboarding in 2016 Olympics! 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will host Kiteboard Course Racing.
2012 Season Opener Sale! New Items Added Into Our Store that Will Get You Riding for Less!
Kite Round-Up Swap Meet Kite Equipment Swap Meet During the SPI Kite Round-Up - May 6th
Read reviews of Air Padre Kiteboarding on TripAdvisor!
2016 Summer Olympics - hosted in Rio de Janiero, Brazil - for the first time will include Kiteboarding as an event. In early May, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the inclusion of kiteboarding course racing as an Olympic sport for both men and women! As of early 2012, The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event, race boards, kites, and other equipment for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Air Padre has been excited to hear about this news because we believe it will have a lot of benefit to the general kiteboarding community. The Olympics will expand the reach of kiteboarding as more people will understand what this growing sport really is capable of. Many kiteboarding professionals such as Damien Leroy (an avid supporter of the SPI Kite Round-Up), Adam Koch, Bryan Lake, John Heineken, and others have been persuing their passion of making kiteboarding an Olympic sport for a number of years now through the USA course racing circuit.
Great strides have been made in recent years for course racing due to the advent of course racing specific boards and kites. These new race boards that are being used for training for the 2016 Olympics are incredibly unique shapes. The designs of these boards are much different than traditional twin tips or even surfboards. Significantly wider, flatter, and floatier are a few of the major characteristics that define race boards. Additionally, large fins and multi footstrap configurations have really accelerated their usefulness in the sport. Luckily for all those interested in honing their Olympic trial times, the Air Padre team has ordered up some course race boards to our shop on South Padre Island! They will be available to rent late summer and throughout the 2012 kiteboarding season in our world-class kiteboarding location. We would love to hear your feedback on why you are excited about kiteboarding in the 2016 Rio de Janiero Summer Olympics
The Naish Venturi Race Board Developed in conjunction with top level racers, the 2012 Naish Venturi gets the rider on the water more days than ever thought possible, without losing focus on the fun factor.
The Ozone Edge has easily has proven its pedigree over the past three seasons, it is the kite to own if you are searching for ultimate performance. Robbie has worked his magic to design what is the undisputed Champion when it comes to performance for Kite Course Racing. But the real magic for me is the fact the Edge is a joy to ride for any solid kiter that is looking for the ultimate boosting machine. If ripping upwind higher than you ever thought possible and reaching near orbit on your boosts is what you want then look no further.