Jun 29, 2012

The Team North in "Fuerteventura Episode"

The Canary Islands have always been a special place for the North Kiteboarding Team. Easily accessible, with perfect conditions either for wave or for flat water and steady winds.
A dedicated place to kite, with open minded people who became friends over the years!Watch Cesar, Mario, Reno and Tom ripping their second home spot!

High On Life by Jake Higgins

A video documenting 6 months surfing and kitesurfing trip of Jake around Australia and Indonesia. He decided to escape the Scottish winter and move out to Western Australia to Kitesurf. During his trip he met a lot of good people so they decided to get a house together at the famous 48 Stevens Street. After 4 months in Australia he moved out to Indonesia to surf its world class breaks, he lived in Lombok for most of his stay and travelled through Bali also. Who wouldn’t want to do what Jake did?

Jun 28, 2012

Ian Alldredge 6'0 Signature Model

Ben Wilson Surf zit niet stil! Ian Aldredge heeft nu ook zijn eigen signature model.

"Over the past 10 years I have been testing out new innovative shapes, designs, and constructions. I have learned that there are a million different ways to make a surfboard. In the end, my main objective was a very high performance shape that was durable and light weight.
I am purely about pushing my limits and it is really important for me to have gear that will allow me to take my riding to the next level. This board is a high performance short board shape that has very strong construction. This board is slightly thinner than most boards and it also has a moderately wider tail.
These two elements give you the ability to do very technical maneuvers on the most critical parts of the wave. I took my ideas to BWS and we have developed a board that is highly responsive, light, and durable." Ian Alldredge

Crazy Jump!

Billy Parker went wild and jump over the Pier at Redington beach

Jun 27, 2012

On the Loose – Teaser

Join the best riders in the world pushing the limits of kiteboarding. Ruben Lenten and Aaron Hadlow know how to have a good time, but when it comes down to business their attitude is “play hard, work harder.” Watch as Ruben and Aaron come in contact with amazing people, create incredible footage, and live out a truly unique and inspiring lifestyle.

Jun 26, 2012

Oswald Smith in France

Short video of Oswald Smith, 16 years old Airush team rider, in Beauduc, France

Jun 24, 2012

Seriously Good Movie Alert…

Check this out from the team at Flysurfer, before you think it’s going to be some light wind cruising, think again! The team went off to showcase what was possible in 15 knots of wind or less… Stuff gets pretty radical it would seem!

Naish Torch 2013 first pics

First photos of the North Vegas 2013

Jun 22, 2012

Living The Dream – Alby Rondina

As well as showing us some of his favourite tricks, Alberto Rondina ProKitesurfer of the Cabrinha Team, describes how it all started and what he would like to achieve in the future.

Triple S 2012

The Triple S Invitational went down in early June 2012 in Hatteras, NC. Despite unfavorable low wind speeds the competition didn’t disappoint spectators and Professionals that traveled from all around the world to attend the event. The after party’s were fun and the bands were great.

Reno Romeu In Rio

Professional kiteboarder Reno Romeu riding at Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, his home spot.

Somewhere in southern Brazil

Video of Ian Owczarkak kitesurfing strapless somewhere in southern Brazil.

Jun 20, 2012

Hannah Whiteley Lost on an Island

Professional kiteboarder Hannah Whiteley riding on Coche Island, Venezuela.

Kitesurfing clinic for people with disabilities in Greece

Global Kiter Foundation is organizing a special 5-day clinic with Christophe Martin- one of the pioneers in the development of kiting for people with disabilities; in Athens from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2012, in Karavi Beach Club, Schinias.
Christophe Martin is coming from France to share his knowledge about kiting for People with disabilities, as well as demonstrate how it is done with a special seat that is adapted to his kiteboard. Also invited to the clinic is Jenny Ridley, who has been learning how to kite on land in Ireland and is going to be among the first to try kiting in the water.
The purpose of this clinic is to share knowledge and experience, as well as to demonstrate the latest techniques developed for teaching people with disabilities.
This clinic launches our Continuing Education program, which trains participants to kite in the water. For this purpose, participants will be trained on the water by using modified catamarans to show how accessible waterports can to be to all, as well as using a specially adapted seat to become independent kiteboarders. We will also be using SUP (Stand Up Paddle boards) which is a great way to share time together (both abled and disabled share the SUP at the same time!).
The clinic also includes workshops to train volunteers how to help people with disabilities: which includes everything from understanding the different disabilities and working with them; to the practical elements of getting them in and out of the water.
Please help GKF to achieve its goal to buy the special seat. It enables kiters with disabilities to get in the water and kite independently! We are running a special fundraising campaign and every contribution counts! www.indiegogo.com/from-land-to-water. Stop by and learn more about the amazing things that can be done through kiting.
The Global Kiter Foundation is a non-profit Foundation that uses kiteboarding to enrich the lives of people with physical disabilities and underprivileged youth throughout the world teaching new skills and independence.

Jun 19, 2012

Continent-Island Race Crossing GPS 2012

"How do you combine the high technology and mythology Grega in an extreme event ..."
Sea, air currents, wind, waves to tame, the memories of a past more ancient than that
revived in modern sports look under the eye of the ultra hi-tech from 4 to 8 July in Reggio

Everything revolves around some very fashionable sport, so exclusive as spectacular kite surfing, sailing windsurfing and sailing in offshore waves of the same stretch of water that is found in taming Ulysses, between sea ​​monsters and mythological, between nature and mystery, including adrenaline and fear, between pride and exciting challenge against themselves.
A film this is not just the helicopter which will be coordinated and resumed the race, nor the TV,
This place and the means to take back the sea for 5 days of competitions, training, and simulations show.
Clearly, for organizing this 5 th edition of the Continent-Island Race Crossing GSP 2012, it was still necessary to make the other can share with all the emotions experienced by participants.

For this the team NewKiteZone, the circle of Reggio Kitesurf event organizer, have designed to track athletes in the water thanks to the high technology of Android smartphones and GPS proiettarne SurfVillage position on the video set on the promenade of Reggio Calabria.
And 'so that Crews and men coming not only from all over Italy, will offer a show extraordinary, just driven by the wind, reliving and reviving old feelings in challenging limits that would give to the reasonableness of reach.
And instead of the fast kitesurfing and windsurfing are capable of annihilating the speed of vehicles and other well- find us rooting for one or the other in a war that lasts less than you think to cover 23km well, for those who serve as promenade of Reggio, touching the shores of Sicily in near Tremestieri, south of Messina and Reggio go.
The previous editions of the first brave we have succeeded in just about 34 minutes.
Driven by the one and the pure wind, force of arms, legs and a big dose of courage.
So graceful on the water but missiles, in the silence of the wind whistling of a tougher and more often threatening, through splashes of waves, buffeted by the specter of fatigue, terrible, appearing as a ghost, surely at a time back when the mind is to give the first leg, in a run amok, following a helicopter that will guide and course in the sky.
Of races, but they have seen many like this, so damn extreme and there are spectacular very few in Europe and that's unquestionably attracts and involves so much.
Races / crossings, weather permitting, will be different against kite windsurfing, laser and majestic blue water yachts that will compete for the first time, all followed by the tracking system satellite through which viewers can follow the movements of the athletes live, even when they are away from the coast, and cheer as their favorites.

The Continent-Island Race Crossing GPS, or simply "Crossing", is now a Classic established and prestigious of one of the most exciting challenges of sea and wind Italy, and revives every year interest and curiosity on the part of all, stimulating approach to water sports involved.
Over fifty competitors this year, already booked full, from every part, remain affected by one of the most unique landscapes in the world. During this race the Strait of Messina and Reggio offers the changing scenes of unusual and exciting war of emotions. A modern challenge, addictive and that's high-tech has literally captured the interest of an increasing amount of public that follows from the amphitheater / arena, photographer, fans, admire the performances, the flights and by leaps and breathtaking stunts high in the water. A cross and heterogeneous audience is left willingly engage in first person from the attractions of the fitness or swinging nicely head to the music of surfvillage.

The Kite fresh crowning Olympic will battle until the last breath of wind.
The 2012 edition has many new innovations from the new site, in English and Italian (www.traversata.it) mythology where heroes come alive in modern kites tamers, reviving an ancient link between epic and dream, sports, culture, tradition and reality.
To act as masters of the whole "festival of the sea" will be just the warriors in flight in five days event will color the skies and will be reflected in the waters of Reggio Calabria with their kites together with their sails to windsurf.
During the event the sports performance of athletes will guide the audience with a series of different activities every day and that will be the subject of shooting a contest reserved for a selected pool of photographers, artists, film makers that the viewfinder of their camera, and those equipped with pencils and cameras, will compete in the production of elaborate art that will be voted on and Facebook
careful jury.

In out of the race, every day till night, the animation and music come on the fitness of the surf- village, managed by industry leaders and will integrate perfectly with new wellness area.
But the energy goes as planned in the evenings when the charismatic surfers will find themselves all in a beach nightlife queen, different every night ... will be a surprise until the last out which ...

In short, we have all the ingredients for another successful event which every year sees an increase accessions of participating athletes, sponsors of international prestige and the public.
With this formula the crossing of the Strait, with its immediacy, will revive a vast public battle timeless and a peculiar spectacle that occurs with exciting and compelling.

All that remains is to suggest to all, sailing enthusiasts and not, not to take other commitments from 4 to 8
July and visit the promenade of Reggio Calabria for one of the most anticipated events of the Italian summer and that promise to give away five days of absolute fun.


How To Do: S-Mobe with Alberto Rondina

In this Trick tip from pro rider Alby Rondian we learn the how to do an S-Mobe.

Jun 18, 2012

YZ Limited Edition Harness

Youri Zoon just won the Copa Mundial de Kitesurf Adicora and is the current PKRA World Champ! To celebrate 2012 title Mystic is releasing a limited edition harness in his honor. Designed by the World Champ himself it’s packed with the features that he values the most including: memory foam, pre-curved back support mould and plenty more.
This is a limited edition and only 500 harnesses are available.

Jun 17, 2012

Youri Zoon and Gisela Pulido on the top of Adicora

Youri Zoon and Gisela Pulido win the PKRA competition at Adicora, Venezuela.
Finals Results:
1. Youri Zoon

2. Kevin Langeree
3. Mario Rodwald

1. Gisela Pulido

2. Bruna Kajiya
3. Karolina Winkowska

See what AIRSTYLE kiteboarding is about…

Strictly hooked riding by Toby Braeuer.

Jun 15, 2012

Dakhla Beach Clean by and for Kiteboarders!

Dakhla has become one of the top 5 worldwide kiteboarding destinations. Tourism is great for the region and its people. Tourism also generates micro and macro pollution on top of what the Ocean decides to throw back on the shores thanks to the currents and winds.

Before! Who would want to kite here?
That’s why Ocean Vagabond Dakhla and Dakhla Attitude, the two main kite centers, organised with Surfrider Foundation Maroc a beach clean up on the Ocean side of Dakhla, the famous ‘Pointe d’Or’. Sebastien Deflandre from Ocean Vagabond says, ‘Dakhla, Essaouira, the whole of Morocco is a marvelous place for wind and water sports. Morocco and its people are fantastic! We have been organizing clean ups with Surfrider Foundation in Essaouira earlier this year and two weeks ago in Dakhla. And soon will do it again! We care!’

Good People doing Great Things!
The event was organised under the flag of the Surfrider Foundation’s ‘Ocean Initiatives’. A big thank you to the local students from the Hassan II high school for helping out on the day as well as the local and national authorities who were key in making it happen. Let’s not forget the staff and some clients from both Ocean Vagabond Dakhla and Dakhla Attitude.

United for the Cause!

Rubbish, quite literally!

An impressive effort!
Pristine once more! Well done to all involved!

Remember this: Naish TV: Meet the Boss

Naish Kiteboarding TV would not be complete without featuring one of the pioneers of the sport and the name behind the Naish brand. Robby Naish has lived and breathed every facet of windsurfing, stand up paddling and kiteboarding. In Episode 18, you’ll Meet The Boss and see the legend “at work”….

Slingshot Fuel 2013 first pics

Naish TV: This is Hawaii

‎Jesse Richman, Kai Lenny and Shawn Richman killing it in their backyard playground, from Kite Beach freestyle to macking Jaws.
Check out Episode 6 of Naish Kiteboarding TV…This is Hawaii.

Jun 14, 2012

PKRA Venezuela - Results - Update

Race #3 on Day 2 results!
1. Bryan Lake
2. Riccardo Leccese
3. Alvaro Cadena

Race #4 Results:
1. Riccardo Leccese
2. Bryan Lake
3. Victor Adamo
Race #5 Results!
1. Bryan Lake (USA)
2. Riccardo Leccese (COL)
3. Alvaro Cadena (COL)

Jun 13, 2012

TDZ – Ian Alldredge 6’0 Signature model surfboard

The limited edition Ian Alldredge signature model TDZ surfboard for kiting is now available for pre order. For all the info on the specs check it out here: http://www.benwilsonsurf.com/store/surfboards/products/view/10/17686  
TDZ 6'0 comes with a Dakine tail pad and FCS composite fins.
Length: 6' 0"
Width: 18 1/4"
Thickness: 2 3/16"
Construction: 2 x 6oz deck, 1 x 6oz bottom, 4oz feet and fin patches Super thick 12mm stringer PU core Carbon heel tail patches FCS fusion fin boxes
"Over the past 10 years I have been testing out new innovative shapes, designs, and constructions.  I have learned that there are a million different ways to make a surfboard.  In the end, my main objective was a very high performance shape that was durable and light weight.  I am purely about pushing my limits and it is really important for me to have gear that will allow me to take my riding to the next level.  This board is a high performance short board shape that has very strong construction in terms of surfboards.  This board is slightly thinner than most boards and it also has a moderately wider tail.  These two elements give you the ability to do very technical maneuvers on the most critical parts of the wave.  I took my ideas to BWS and we have developed a board that is highly responsive, light, and durable."
Ian Alldredge

Wake Style Mania

Check out Sam and Rick blurring the lines between Kite and Cable. The boys rocked into town for the Slider Party and killed it. Sam walked away with 1st!

Jun 12, 2012

EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais Wraps Up

Cascais, Portugal – June 10, 2012: Today saw the culmination of the EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais World Championship tour event in which thirty-six of the world’s top kite surfers from seventeen nations came together at Guincho Beach in Cascais, Portugal, the first-ever European tour stop for the KSP.
During the ten-day holding period, competitors battled it out on waves up to 2.5 meters high in side-onshore winds, ideal for new-school, progressive aerial maneuvers. Explosive performances were delivered by several riders, including Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS/Cabrinha), 19, whose fin free hacks and air reverses secured him a first place win in his heat, and Mitu Monteiro (CPV/F-One), 28, who turned heads with his flowing turns and radical style. Top heat scores of the event included Guilly Brandao (BRA), 31, up-and-comer Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), 19, and Kari Schibevaag (NOR/Ozone), 33.
Although conditions did not allow for the entire elimination ladder to be completed and points to be accrued towards the world ranking, Best Wave Awards were rewarded to the riders with the highest single wave scores as follows:

Best Wave Awards Male:
Guilly Brandao (BRA)
Mitu Monteiro (CPV/F-One)
Paulino Perreira (POR)

Best Wave Awards Female:
Kristin Boese (GER/Best)
Kirsty Jones (GBR/North)
Kari Schibevaag (NOR/Ozone)

The EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais was supported by EDP, the City of Cascais, Best Kiteboarding, Nissan, TMN, MEO, Telepizza and Buondi as well as national media partners RFM and RTP.
The next stop of the 2012 KSP World Championship Tour will be held on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius and will run from September 7th through 16th. Make sure to follow the KSP World Championship Tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KSPworldtour or on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/KSPworldtour for any future updates and news.

Jun 8, 2012

EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais 2012

The world’s top professional kite surfers were on standby again today at the EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais World Championship Tour event. Unfortunately, the wind remained light and uncontestable throughout the day and forced officials to call a fourth consecutive lay day.