Dec 29, 2012

The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 9, No. 3

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Dec 28, 2012

KSP 2012 Season WrapUp!

Dec 27, 2012

Portugal Euro Tour Met Patrick Rebstock

Just in time for the holidays the LivingTheDream crew bring you some action from across the pond.

Portugal marks the first stop for the LivingTheDream Euro Tour and Quiksilver surfer Patrick Rebstock.
When it comes to roadtrips this one takes the cake with over 10,000 kilometers driven, 13 countries visited, a few injuries, and endless good times.
The search for waves begins in Portugal after a stunning drive from Austria. Starting in the Alps in a air cooled Porche Turbo with our friends Hannes and Martin we raced along the gorgeous mountains ending where land meets the Atlantic in a beach truck generously provided by Bagjump.com. With James Ropner and Alli Pareti as companions Patrick Rebstock explores the beautiful coastline of Portugal.
Life on the road proves to be full of adventure for these three as they cross the European landscape.
The LTD Crew was lucky to meet up with Ricardo Mia, a local Portuguese surfer that showed them the best conditions and spots on the west coast. It was people like Ricardo and the rest of the awesome friends we made that made this trip so special. Thanks Ricardo we wouldn't have caught half as many waves or had nearly as much fun if it wasn't for you.
The Portugal stop is just the first of many and the LivingTheDream Crew will defiantly be back across the pond for some more action in the future.
Thanks for watching happy holidays and stay tuned for Scotland the next LivingTheDream Tour stop. (a wee bit colder)

Dec 26, 2012

IAN ALLDREDGE IN NEW ZEALAND

Airush Merry Christmas Mashup

So as we were drinking eggnog the other day we decided to create a mashup of clips from this past year. Some might have been in our favorite videos, others never seen before. This is just a nice little 3 minute present to you! Enjoy the holidays and be safe!

Riders:
Alex Pastor
Bas Koole
Bear Karry
Bruna Kajiya
Clinton Filen
John Perry
Katja Roose
Rolf Van Der Vlugt
Oswald Smith

Filmed by: Boomting Productions and Marc Schmid

Song: Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis

Dec 23, 2012

Save Ponta Preta


The uniqe world class spot of Ponta Preta is facing threat of destruction by hotels who want to build breakwater for their guest to swim. We need to act fast, and get as much support against this absurd plan.
Ponta preta - Cabo VerdeTo sign the petition follow the link:www.thepetitionsite.comThe goal is to reach 2000 signatures as fast as we can and then more.The Resort Group plans to build a breakwater on Algodoeiro (the west coast of Sal, Cabo Verde), the purpose of which is to improve swimming for tourists at their three hotels. Algodoeiro has a layer of rocks that are uncovered at low tide meaning that once or twice a day, to be able to swim there tourists must walk across the rocks.

The impacts include:
1. An impact on the wave action that may disrupt surfing, windsurfing & kitesurfing in the world famous beach of Ponta Preta.
2. The impact on endangered and protected loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta including disruption of the beach during the nesting season (noise, lights & obstructions) and the walls preventing them exiting the sea to lay their nests.
3. This zone is part of Cape Verde’s network of Protected Areas (PCSAPCV) and this kind of project is not permitted under the management plan.

Arcade




This short edit was shot in Fuerteventura. Game like edit and great wind conditions. We hope you enjoy it.

Dec 22, 2012

Red Bull King of the Air 2013

The world’s best kiteboarders are coming to Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air that’s back after a seven year hiatus. With a spectacular new format, riders will take extreme kiteboarding to new heights.Ride hard!

Kite With M.E. _ Episode 1: Welcome To Maui _

Professional kitesurfer and full time university student Matt Elsasser enjoys the warm winds and beautiful scenery of Maui with his close friends and family while on winter break. Watch this short episode.

Dec 21, 2012

The « Mauritius » Episode – Patri McLaughlin – Airton Cozzolino – Kirsty Jones – Ninja Bichler



Right after the KSP Mauritius we took the chance to really enjoy Mauritius and managed to get some sick shots of barrels, huge walls and also massive wipeouts. Watch the best athletes in their game, Airton Cozzolino, Patri McLaughlin, Kirsty Jones and Ninja Bichler playing with the elements to the extreme. Additionally get a closer look on the beautiful island Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, probably one of the most versatile kite spots on this globe: flat water lagoons, wave entry spots and of course impressing One Eye. And all that within spitting distance! Enjoy the ride with your host Tom Court and just so much, it´s worth watching it until the last second!

Dec 20, 2012

Fall of 2012 – Mark Moore


At this point, the pursuit of wind and waves is out of control. 

With tattered passports  Mark Moore and his buddies keep the adventures rolling between October and December, 2012.

This video is a real invitation to travel, worth watching.


Separa

The New Flyboards Flydoor4

We cannot hide how happy we are with our Flydoors. Whomever has ridden the Flydoor3 will testify on how good it combined light-wind kiting with a great riding experience. Now we present the newest evolution in the line: The Flydoor4.

Everyone has experienced it. You get to the spot and the wind-forecast has been a few knots too optimistic. With a Flydoor in your quiver this means having fun, instead of hanging around on the beach. The unbelievably early planing ability combined with the unexpectedly good handling is what makes the Flydoor4 stand out above the rest. Riding toe-side, jumping, cruising. The Flydoor4 just feels much smaller than it is, however still delivers unmatched upwind performance. Thanks to the centre fin there is no other twintip board, except the Flyrace, that goes upwind better.

Mauritius Kite Jam

This is a short wrap up of The Mauritius Kite Jam starring Keahi de Aboitiz, Alberto Rondina and Jamie Barrow. Mauritius Kite Jam is an annual event that brings together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world for a 14 day event.
The event is based in Le Morne and apart from fantastic kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos it also offers incredible parties.

Malin Amle in Brazil

A short video from Malin Amle in Brazil. Filmed in 2012, was mainly shot in the flat water lagoons in Cumbuco and Barra Nova.

Dec 17, 2012

HIDDEN LINES_Chapter II: San Blas Islands

In the second chapter they encounter the oldest indian tribe on earth in a place that can be best described as kitesurfer’s paradise. Their adventure continues with ups and downs where Nick Jacobsen finds himself ending up in a hospital.
They also try out something totally new; kitesurfing in the dark. In pitch black darkness, armed with neon lighted suits, they kiteboard into the night relying on their instinct and experience.

Dec 16, 2012

MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012 – Action Clip

Some of the action from the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012 .

Matt Collins Getting Frothy



Matt collins is killing it in Jupiter, Florida. The Cabrinha young rider shows  real cat skills in that video:


Dec 12, 2012

CrazyFly Kiteboarding: Made in Europe

This short edit takes you on a journey to the Crazy Fly kiteboarding factory which is located right in the heart of Europe, more precisely in Slovakia. We hope you enjoy the ride!

ACTION GLUE featuring Airton Cozzolino

No matter what kind of board Airton has under his feet, they all seem to stick there as glued. Get ready for insane strapless action in the first Airton Cozzolino feature clip ever.

Dec 11, 2012

Fresh water waves

Marc Saint Laurent found some fresh water waves and strong winds on  Lake Champlain and Ontario Lake, Canada to throw big airs.
 
Marc Saint Laurent



Dec 10, 2012

Nobile 2HD Promo Video

Check out the new promo video for the Nobile 2HD, which stands for Double Hydrodynamics. Billed as the ultimate freeride machine it certainly looks the part in this video…

KSP Ho'okipa Final..

The final day of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro delivered classic Ho’okipa conditions and saw major upsets in the world title race. Event winners and overall KSP World Champions were crowned on Maui’s north shore today.
2012 ksp world champions crowned on maui’s north shore
The final day of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro got underway in building surf and returning trade winds. The first major upset of the day came early this morning in the final heat of men’s round 2 between points leader Patri McLaughlin (HI, North) and world number 4 Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD). McGillewie crushed McLaughlin’s world title hopes with a narrow defeat in their early morning clash at Ho’okipa.
The upsets continued in the men’s elimination when world number 2 Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), world number 3 Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and world number 4 Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD) all failed to advance to the semi-finals, effectively opening up the title race to riders Guilly Brandao (BRA), Keahi De Aboititz (AUS, Cabrinha) and Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), all tied for 5th place in the world ranking.
In the men’s semi-finals, Monteiro advanced in a high-scoring affair over Brandao and De Aboitiz defeated Ferreira, setting the stage for a riveting final showdown. With the Ho’okpa Kite Surf Pro event title and the world championship crown on the line, Monteiro and De Aboitiz had the crowd on the edge of their seats, exchanging the lead several times throughout the final in exceptional conditions. De Aboitiz emerged victorious, taking home his first ever KSP World Championship title in an emotional victory.
2012 ksp world champions crowned on maui’s north shore
In the women’s bracket, round 2 saw fierce matchups in world-class conditions. Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone) and Jalou Langerees (NED, Naish) all advanced through to the semi-final round with stellar performances in the building northwest swell and increasing winds.
The womens’ semi-final saw Whyte post the highest two wave total of the entire event, a 17.67, against Brazillian powerhouse Ferreira. Ferreira’s defeat effectively secured the title for Langeree, putting her competitors out of points’ reach. Elated after winning her first ever KSP World Championship title, Langeree went on to advance in semi-final number 2 in a narrow victory over Schibevaag.
The women’s final hit the water in pulsing northwest swell and finely groomed over-head waves. Whyte, in her first ever KSP World Championship tour event, continued her charge to victory, posting big scores, displaying fluid style, and defeating points leader Langeree.
Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Men’s Final Results:1st Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)
2nd Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)
3rd Guilly Brandao (BRA, Best)
4th Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One)
Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Women’s Final Results:
1st Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha)
2nd Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
3rd Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)
4th Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One)
2012 KSP Men’s World Championship Results:World Champion – Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)
Vice World Champion – Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)
3rd Airton Cozzolino (CPV, North)
2012 KSP Women’s World Championship Results:
World Champion – Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
Vice World Champion – Ines Correia (POR, RRD)
3rd Ninja Bichler (GER, North)

Dec 8, 2012

SKA Student Nationals 2012

More than 120 students from a variety of universities including; Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth, Reading, Solent, Southampton, Swansea, UWE, and Warwick gathered on Saturday for the Student Kitesurfing Freestyle Nationals.
Approximately 50 student kitesurfers competed in the four categories of, Mens Pro, Mens Advance, Mens Intermediate and Ladies.
Harry Gregory and Ben Gillespie, Co-Presidents of the SKA said; “We are delighted to have hosted our second successful student nationals, and to have attracted such a high standard of rider. This has been a truly representative demonstration of some of the best riding in the country. The support from universities who have attended has been incredible and as always the support of our sponsors has made things possible on a scale we could barely have hoped for. As such we have to say a huge thank you to each and every one of them.”


Dec 7, 2012

KSP Ho'okipa - Day 7

Round 1 of the men's main competition taken place in pumping surf and lighter winds.

Don't try this at home...

"Lucky bastard!! Don't try this at home... Found a clip of my 3rd jump from a different angle, thought might as well share it... Brrr!!!"   Ruben Lenten
                                                                      

Dec 6, 2012

Mystic 2 Face Wave Harness

The 2Face wave harness is co-designed by the Mystic team riders. It is the first harness in the kite market that is a 100% dedicated to wave riding. It is called the '2Face' for its asymmetrical design that has been developed for two types of riders; the 'regular' wave rider and the 'goofy' wave rider. Turn it around a 180 degrees and your 'regular' wave riding harness will be an identical 'goofy' wave riding harness.
A lefthander or a righthander, the harness will provide ultimate freedom when taking them. Our new vision on wave riding!





Technical Features:
Soft neoprene edges
Including knife
Anatomical back support
HP system included
3D contoured neoprene interior
Quick release buckle on closure
Choose your wave approach between goofy or regular
Rotate your harness 180 degrees to change your wave approach
Maximum freedom of movement for waveriding
Specialized sliderbar
Single power leash ring
Pre-shaped belt for easy sliding

Prolimit 2013 Collection

We are proud to announce the launch of our complete 2013 collection at www.prolimit.com. After launching our Best Line Up Ever in August we now present you our great collection with harnesses, booms, boots & shoes, bags, accessories and many more. 

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www.prolimit.com

Mystic Majestic harness 2013

Watch this short edit presenting Mystic Majestic harness. This is the first ever multi-use harness for a real water man. It is designed for windsurfing as well as kitesurfing. It definitely goes on our wishlist.
The Mystic Majestic Harness

Want Waves - Cabo Verde

KSP Ho'okipa - Day 6 Action!

Dec 3, 2012

Youri Zoon NOT making it over Mbuke island in New Caledonia

It looks like Youri Zoon didn’t jump overt the Mbuke island in New Caledonia in his first attempt.
Watch the crash.

Lay Day number 4 at Ho’okipa Kite Surf


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Kahului, Hawaii – December 2, 2012: Kona wind flow has forced the fourth consecutive lay day at the KSP World Championship tour final on Maui. International competitors from 18 countries remain on standby for the first possible start of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro as soon as wind conditions permit.
“The wave is really good here in Ho’okipa,” said reigning KSP World Champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) following his interview in this morning’s live broadcast. “The forecast looks better for the end of the week and I really hope we make the finals in the best conditions.”  
Contest directors will reconvene at Ho’okipa to assess conditions tomorrow morning for a first possible start. Tune in at 9am to watch the live call and morning show on www.kspworldtour.com/live.   
Click here for the Day 3 video including an introduction to the traditional Hawaiian Hula Dance.
The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.
HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: : Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1
Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)
Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)
Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2
Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)
Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)
Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)
Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)
Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.
Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)
Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2