KONA ONE GETS A FACELIFT!

As Kona sailors from around the world are getting ready to celebrate their 14th world championships this summer in Garda, they'll have something else to celebrate: a redesigned board! It's exciting, but it begs some explaining as well, because the Kona One class is a...

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GET ON THE KONA BUS THIS SUMMER!

Winters can be very long in Sweden, so our friends there have learned to make the most of the warmer months and pack the short season with a super busy schedule. This year, they'll have even more opportunities to get on the water because the gear and instruction are...

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THE 6IX TRAVELS TO THE WORLDS!

There were so many bright spots at the 2018 Kona Worlds in Clearwater, but one of the brightest was the youthful energy brought to the event by the kids from Toronto - or the 6ix, as the city is affectionately called these days! They were all between 13 and 15 years...

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AT PLAY IN GOD’S CREATION!

KARL INGE TANGEN is 54 years old and he lives in Oslo, Norway. He's been windsurfing for a long time, but when he discovered the Kona concept a few years ago, it changed his whole perspective on the sport. That was a time when his children were getting old enough to...

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PRINT ISSUE 1.1 IS OUT!

Print Volume 1 Issue 1 of the KONA Magazine is out! Kona Club members (Ocean and above) get to touch and smell the velvet-smooth paper (it's in the mail, folks!), but everyone else can enjoy a digital copy...

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SKÅL FROM THE DANISH NATIONALS!

Located at the tip of the Ise Fjord in Eastern Denmark, Rørvig is barely one hour by car from Copenhagen, but it’s a world away. It’s a quiet fishing village exposed to the North to the winds from the Kattegat, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the birthplaces of our sport. It’s been the host of many Kona regattas over the years, but this year’s edition was very special because it was the inaugural Kona Danish Championships! Allan Koch tells us about the event, the vibe of the place and his personal history with the sport!

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TROIS JOURS A TROIS RIVIERES!

The Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association (CMWA) has been around for a long time, and it’s as true to its mission today as it was back in 1988: bringing windsurfers together from sea to shining sea north of the border! CMWA members just got together in Trois-Rivières to catch up with one another and race around the buoys. Suzanne Roberge, the association’s secretary and news editor, tells us a bit more about the CMWA and what went down during those three days on the St Lawrence River.

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KONA IN GARDA WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Johanna Hjertberg lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where she’s studying industrial engineering and management. When she’s not studying, she loves to ski, sail and windsurf! A few weeks ago, she hit the road with family and friends and made her way to Lake Garda in northern Italy, a nature wonderland for sports enthusiasts and one of the top windsurfing destinations in the world. Their plan? Sail their Konas as much as they could and enjoy everything else that the region has to offer!

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GIRL POWER: WHY WE STARTED A GIRL WINDSURFING CAMP

The WeSurf Girl Camp is a windsurfing camp for young girls in Hittarp, a small town in Southern Sweden that sits at the narrowest point of the Öresund, the body of water that separates Sweden from Denmark. The sound is just three miles across there and it’s a great location to teach beginners and rapidly progress to open water adventures. The camp is the brainchild of two enthusiastic young windsurfers, Sara Blixt and Emma Martinsson. We asked Sara to tell us more about it!

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FROM CHINA TO NEW JERSEY: KONA BUILDS A BRIDGE FOR JANE WANG

Meet JANE WANG! Jane is a 15-yr old youngster from China who now lives in New Jersey. She competed last year at the Kona North Americans in Florida, and liked it so much that she decided to spend her summer in Clearwater to train with the local youth windsurfing team there! When the Kona Worlds come to town this Fall, Clearwater will feel like home waters to her! We asked Jane to tell us a couple of things about herself.

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