Dec 28, 2013

Wake & Kiteboard with Jamie Barrow

thumb_51521New Zealand rider, Jamie Barrow is the man of many talents in and out of the water. He was born into a family devoted to watersports, and growing up he spent just about every weekend in the ocean.

Watch this nice video documenting a day with Jamie, where you can see him wakeboarding and kiteboarding at his home spots. 

Dec 14, 2013

Eddy the Eagle: High Jump!

thumb_51064Eddy Lansink’s high jump in Scheveningen - Netherlands, with sideshore 40 to 50 knots. Sick jump big air performed by the dutch rider also called Eddy the Eagle.

Dec 13, 2013

Amanda Boxtel Learns to Kitesurf

A short video documenting the progression and positivity of "Team Possible" as they challenged themselves and the norms.
Paraplegic kitesurfing superstar, Amanda Boxtel shows how to take a positive approach and ask "why not" rather than why. She can swim, snow ski and waterski, so why not kitesurf?
Kitethrills took on the challenge and adapted some standard gear to give it a go. Amanda showed us she can do it and we are very much looking forward to the next time she visits her home shores and gets back out there to ride in stronger winds.

Dec 12, 2013

Kebab Connection

Last September Victor Hays, International Slingshot Team rider, spent two weeks training and having loads of fun in Turkey. Watch an awesome footage showing some of the highest moments of this trip, filmed at amazing spots around Cesme Peninsula such as Alacati, Pırlanta and Urla. 

Nov 29, 2013


Ryan Coote and Mark Barry Kite surfing Heavy slab waves on the west coast of Ireland.

Nov 28, 2013

Indo: Keahi de Aboitiz

Keahi de Aboitiz getting barreled in Indonesia.

Nov 24, 2013

INDO by Arild Kristiansen

We cannot praise Indonesia enough for being a perfect surf destination but it turns out that it’s an awesome place for kitesurfing as well. Arild Kristiansen, a rider from Sweden had recently spent some time in Indonesia scoring some waves with young-gun Jacob Victorin. Watch this short edit showing the best that Indo has to offer, waves, wind, sun, wonderful people and great food. 

Nov 22, 2013


thumb_49954Simon Wichtermann is determined to travel around the world, kitesurf and simply enjoy the best that life has to offer. Last month he spent great times kiteboarding at shallow and flat lagoons in Barra Nova, Cumbuco and Uruau. Watch him ripping in his latest video filmed in Brazil.

Nov 17, 2013

Waves shots from Denmark

Nice pictures captured on a freestyle strapless session in Denmark. This edit was shot in Klitmöller and Hanstholm, in the North Denmark Region, known as “Cold Hawaii” which presents excellent conditions, strong winds and big waves.

Nov 13, 2013

World Record Speed Run

Here is footage from Alexandre Caizergues world record run November 11, 2013. Caizergues shattered the World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record over 500 metres with a blinding average of 56.62 knots in the “Salt and Speed” Volkswagen Transporter Arena located in Salin-de-Giraud, France. In so doing, he has improved on the previous record set by American Rob Douglas by 0.97 knots. The Provençal rider once again makes history in his sport and in the domain of sailing speed records. 

Nov 12, 2013

Rob Douglas wins the 2013 NASSI Title

Twelve kiteboarders from around the world were invited to enjoy two weeks of speed racing with 15 to 40 knots of wind on Martha’s Vineyard earlier this month. Sailing in the familiar waters of Nantucket, Rob Douglas took the title, while Damien Leroy and Jamie Douglas (brother to Rob) secured the remaining two places on the podium. A $27,000 prize purse was awarded to riders recording the fastest times. In ten races, there was a maximum top average speed of 50.193 knots over 250 meters, with V-Max’s over 54 knots. Riders sailed 7-12 meter kites, with high speeds being set by Bobby the Bullet “Rob Douglas”.  

NASSI 2013 Results:
1. Rob Douglas (USA)
2. Damien Leroy (USA)
3. Jamie Douglas (USA)
4. Morgan Douglas (USA)
5. Nico Parlier (FR)
6. Brian Kender (USA)
7. Alex Caizergues (FR)
8. Christophe Prin-Guennon (FR)
9. Sylvain Hoceini (FR)
10. Brock Callen (USA)
11. David Williams (UK)
12. Bill Lynch (USA)

PKRA Hainan - Double Eliminations video

thumb_49518Watch the wrap up video of the double eliminations in Haikou, China, during the 2013 PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour. Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido conquered their world titles during this event.

Nov 9, 2013

A couple of barrels with a kite by Rob Kidnie

thumb_49364Want to see Rob Kidnie getting barrelled in south-east Asia? Watch his cool video from a recent trip he took and see how he scored a couple of barrels. Despite some wipe-outs, Rob and his kite survived. 

Brazilian best friends

It is always good to see great kitesurfing moments shared with friends. Here you can watch two Brazilian childhood friends, Chaian and Rodrigo, who train and have fun together.

Nov 8, 2013

Different Perfect Day

thumb_49324Watch this short homemade film featuring Felipe Moure López. It was shot in a gusty and off shore wind day on November, and despite those conditions, it was a different perfect day!

Nov 7, 2013

Down South

Maurício Pedreira was testing the new Blade Trigger 2014 around his home spots in the South of Brazil. Check out those exciting strapless sessions, where he enjoyed exceptional local winds and waves.

Nov 6, 2013

Hawaii: a Kitesurfing Short Film

The North shore of Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. Where heroes gather and legends are made. Home to Cabrinha kites. Infamous for massive winter swells. In the first act of this kitesurfing short feature we see how easy a love affair with the ocean or with a pretty girl begins. II, Fade from black and white to full color. And III, has the goods wrapped in barrels of fun. Its intoxicating lure calling us out to ride.

Help Save Maui Kite Beach: Sign the Petition!

Kiting, windsurfing, SUP’ing, outrigger paddling, kayaking, surfing and anything else that uses a “vessel” may soon be actively banned from launching or landing along a 3000 ft. section of Kanaha State Park (Kitebeach) also known as Ka’a Point in Maui. A vessel exclusion zone has been on the books for the last 25 years but has never been enforced, until perhaps now.
Largely due to the lobbying efforts of one parent, perhaps others disturbed about kiting activities in the Pro Point/fish pond area, this may come to pass. Recall the one disaffected windsurfer who managed to get kiting banned for two years off the North Shore and skegged Flash Austin. In short, this is a real threat.
This is serious and should be of concern to any waterperson who has or wants to visit Maui at sometime in the future. Use zones can be created and enforced, there is no need for a blanket prohibition. First you need to get government’s attention to take things to the point of starting negotiations hence this petition.
For now there is a petition campaign to be submitted to the Hawaiian State DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION (DOBOR) organized by Ocean Safety Alliance,
Titled: “State DOBOR Hawaii: Please protect ocean access at Kanaha Beach. Change the outdated rules to reflect the current use.”
It takes very little time to sign the petition, please help to keep this unique spot open to all these water interests now and into the future. Chris Levins of Adventure Sports Maui gave me a heads up on this, it is legitimate and a current threat to continued use of this area.

Thanks to Rick Iossi of for leading the charge to keep Maui Kite Beach open for all!

Oct 31, 2013

KSP finds title sponsor in Cabrinha

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The KSP announced this week that Cabrinha Kites will be the official title sponsor for the 2013 World Championship event at Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui. The Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui will take place from November 22 to December 1, boasting a stellar list of world class riders who will battle it out to claim the coveted kite surfing World Championship Title.
Pete Cabrinha of Cabrinha Kites notes, “We are extremely proud to host a World Championship Title event here at Hookipa, Maui. Maui is the birthplace of the Cabrinha brand and Hookipa is an iconic spot in the world of wind and surf sports. This will be the premier kitesurfing event of the year.“
Nicholas Thiede, KSP Tour Manager states: “We are excited to have Cabrinha so deeply involved in the event and are grateful for their support. The Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro will be a true spectacle and we are very much looking forward to the breathtaking action.”
The Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro will hold a Qualification Round to determine who will join the world’s best in the World Championship event, the World Championship event itself, a Legends Heat with some of kiteboardings true heroes, the Xensr Big Air Invitational, and the Kama’aina Throw down for Maui residents.
Riders interested in competing in the Qualification Round or the Kama’aina Throw Down must sign up online or at Adventure Sports Maui
For further info and to pre-register visit the KSP website.

Oct 30, 2013

Alex Neto in Sicily

Alex Neto and I decided to stay in Sicily Italy for a while after the PKRA event this summer to shoot before heading to Germany.

Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2013

Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2013 at the Spot in Zandvoort, october 27. Featuring 16 of most extreme kiteboarders of the Netherlands.

Common Illnesses that Affect Water Sport Enthusiasts

Some of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and beaches can be quite dirty due to pollution, water contamination, and litter and debris. Within the last five years, 18,000 beaches within the U.S. were closed because of pollution, and, in 2009, there were 18,682 days of closures and notices as a result of water contamination at beaches throughout the United States. As surfers and lovers of the water, we spend a significant amount of time in the water and on the beaches, exposing us to a number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can carry a range of diseases.
Common Illnesses that Affect Water Sport Enthusiasts
Swimmers and surfers are often affected by skin, eye, ear, feet, and respiratory problems while partaking in water sports. From large scale illnesses like Staph infections to miner annoyances such as swimmer’s ear,those who enjoy playing in the water can catch many different diseases. While you sh
ouldn’t jump out of the water and end your fun at sea just yet, you should still be cautious when you venture out. Make sure you choose your surfing spot carefully, picking an area where the sand and water undergo regular analysis by sanitary officials. In addition, read up on the most common diseases you can contract at the beach or in the ocean before you get in the water.
Common Illnesses that Affect Water Sport Enthusiasts


Many beaches are polluted with blood and syringes and the improper disposal of red and hazardous wastes spread a variety of diseases. Hepatitis is major problem for water sport participants. Although not much can be done to prevent the unsuitable disposal of needles or the spread of Hepatitis through our beaches and waters, you can still avoid catching this disease. Make sure that you find out as much information about the area where you plan to play before you go, paying close attention to details surrounding drug abuse in the area.

Enteric Bacteria

Transmitted by storm water and sewage run-off, enteric bacteria are created when beaches become contaminated with fecal pollution known as enterococci. Once in your system, this bacterium contaminates the intestinal tracts and causes gastroenteritis, which can have life threatening consequences. Again, protect yourself by investigating the area before you head out.

Legionnaire’s Disease

This respiratory illness grows is a form of pneumonia that grows in warm waters. Swimmers contract it by inhaling mist or vapor contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms include a high fever, muscle aches, and coughing.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Typically known as pink eye, conjunctivitis is one of the most frequently spread eye infections and is normally contracted in water. Contact lens wearers especially must be vigilant when spending time at the beach or in the water. Before you head to the shore, learn how you can protect your eyes from pink eye and other eye conditions at Acuvue.

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

This is an infection that is quite common among active water athletes during the summer and in humid environments. Swimmer’s ear affects the external auditory ear canal and is the result of the skin’s inability to act as a barrier in the canal. Although it’s irritating, swimmer’s ear can easily be remedied with over-the-counter medications. To prevent swimmer’s ear, invest in a pair of Mack’s AquaBlock ear plugs to wear while you’re in the water.

Oct 26, 2013

Fastest Sailor in the World! Rob Douglas "interview"

An in depth look at what it took to break the outright world speed sailing record! 
Rob Douglas is currently the fastest sailor in the world. The training, his world record run and more...

PKRA Pingtan - Double Eliminations

Oct 25, 2013

Arnone Project - The unusual project of Arnone, french kitesurfer, photographer and graphic designer.

Freelance graphic designer Arnone had the habit of creating small drawings directly inspired by his sessions then he was posting on social networks. Very quickly the kiteboard community  joined his illustrations, kite brands have even asked him to make their graphics for their t -shirts, boards. His entourage motivated him  to created his own brand of clothes... but the idea did not appeal. Arnone did not want to ride on the (commercial) succes of kitesurfing and stay only with a  business relationship with the rest of the tribe: "I am among those who think that the main goal of any business can not be limited to make money, I really want to live an adventure with the community of kiteboarders and this is how the idea of selling t -shirts for finance the combi van of my dreams came to me."

Directly inspired by its sessions, Arnone offers through his creations a humorous and trendy kitesurfing vision. "Perfect Ride", "I Trust In Eole", "Wind, waves, Kite, just a perfect day" illustrate the values of the kite community.
Once reached its goal and van purchased, Arnone want to go exploring kite spots in Europe with his truck and meet the rest of the tribe.

Follow this adventure directly from his blog ! And grab a t-shirt here:

Pastor wins the World title, Tack and Gisela win Pingtan event

An incredible day of kitesurfing took place today at the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup in China. Alex pastor from Spain won the 2013 PKRA freestyle world title, Christophe tack and Gisela Pulido won the Pingtan, China event and Reno Romeu set a Guinness world record. The conditions were extreme with 20 knots of wind and a solid 3 to 4 meter hurricane swell. The competition started with the double elimination where Aaron Hadlow won 6 consecutive heats, defeating in the new world champion and eventually losing to Christophe tack in the final. Gisela Pulido defended her second-place finish and then went on to defeat Karolina Winkowska twice to win the event and take a commanding lead in the points rankings for 2013.
PKRA China 2013
“After three years of trying to win the title and working so hard, it is great to win and it will be something that I will remember the rest of my life. To win when the level is this high with so many top riders like Youri, Aaron, Marc, Liam, Christophe and more is incredible. I can now start preparing for next year”-Alex Pastor
The freestyle conditions were absolutely perfect again with a solid breeze and kickers for the competitors to hit, everyone could ride to their full potential. Ariel Corniel and Reno Romeu took advantage of the double elimination to advance a few places. The clear winner was Aaron Hadlow who came back from his fifth place finish all the way to second defeating Pastor, Whaley, Jacobs, Rondina, Romeu and Borisov along the way. He eventually went on to lose to Christophe Tack who was still on fire, landing again the big flat seven and blind judge five. Aaron Hadlow landed a spectacular slim seven against Liam Whaley who also landed a flat seven and blind judge fives this was the highest scoring heat of the day.
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“I’m very happy to win this event, the conditions were like Cape Town where I trained all winter and I was able to show all the tricks that I can do”- Christophe Tack
The conditions allowed the riders to show many different tricks du to the fact that there were so many kickers in the competition area. We have never seen so many perfect flat 7’s crow mobes, G-spots, blind pete, toe side 313 and more.
“I’m super happy to be on the podium, the conditions were really working to my style of riding. I’m happy to have one six consecutive heats but unfortunately was exhausted against tack in the final” -Aaron Hadlow
The two standouts in the women’s divisions were Annabel Van Westerop and Gisela Pulido, Annabel came back from last place after missing the single elimination all the way back to third by defeating Paula Novotna and then losing to Gisela. Gisela and Karolina kept their rivalry going by performing two incredible heats that were both very close. Pulido did just enough to beat Karolina twice to secure the win and take a 200 points lead in the overall rankings.
PKRA China 2013
“It is very intense to compete against Karolina and to defeat her twice, we both have a similar level and we have such close heats, I am so happy to have won today”-Gisela Pulido
Once the freestyle was finished it was up to Garat, Jaspan, Rodwald, Corniel and Romeu to try to set a Guinness world record for the most members of spinsin a jump. Reno Romeu from Brazil set the record with seven spins with all the officials present and the cameras rolling.
An absolute amazing day of kitesurfing took place today, it will probably be remembered as the highlight of the 2013 season. Congratulations again to Alex Pastor, Christophe Tack, Gisela Pulido and Reno Romeu for all their success and to all the competitors for putting on a great show and fierce competition.

Oct 22, 2013


Ian Alldredge and Patrick Rebstock in Sunghera beach break - Arabian Sea.

Oct 21, 2013

Terence Seaman strapless video

Check out Airush team rider Terence Seaman kite surfing up and down the California coast.

Oct 19, 2013

Francesca Bagnoli - Summer 2013

thumb_48358Here is an excerpt of Francesca Bagnoli’s summer. Watch this Italian freestyle pro rider having fun ripping with her friends in Lo Stagnone lagoon, a great place for kiting in Sicily.

Oct 17, 2013

How To Do: 317 by Chris Tack

Christopher Tack do perfect a 317!.

Oct 15, 2013

Kite Foil Boarding with Adam

Adam Withington along with Adam Koch Kiteboard Foiling in the Delta of San Francisco Bay getting ready for the California Championships which is going on now at the St. Francis Y.C.

Oct 12, 2013

Cabrinha TV - Controlled Chaos

Alby Rondina and James Boulding rocking Sardinie on the 2014 Cabrinha Chaos

Speed Bumps

Nice video from James Ropner’s kite summer trip to Oregon. It seems the wind was pumping there, even with a few bumps!

Oct 9, 2013

70 ft jump!

thumb_47957Have you seen Alex Arseneault’s kiteboarding jump 70 ft? What a big air session in Iles de la Madeleine in Canada. Don’t miss this high jump in 45 knots wind condition!

Couple of turns - Hawajski Fun by Rafal Maleszyk

Oct 8, 2013

Kiteskate by David Dopico

Some kiteskate session from this summer in Malaga.

Oct 7, 2013

Another Game of K.I.T.E.

How’s about another game of KITE?  The Airush team is at it again. Set Teixeira and Alex Pastor hit the world famous Cumbuco lagoon, and stand-off. Filmed and edited by Bas Koole.

Oct 5, 2013


thumb_47797Awesome video and great story of William Bourget, one of the KTA judges, who decided to live in a new lifestyle and to chase a balanced and happy life in a different place, in the Philippines.

Oct 3, 2013

Zian Nightkite Session

thumb_47544Kitesurf at night, what do you think? Watch this little teaser from Zian Nightkite movie.
Featuring Jesse Bruinsma, Martijn Roos, Maarten van Es, Ricardo Balkema, Sebastiaan van der Velden.

Oct 2, 2013

Game of KITE - Set Teixeira vs Alex Pastor

Game of KITE between Airush riders Set Teixeira and Alex Pastor. Located in the world famous Cumbuco lagoon, Alex and fellow team rider Set Teixeira go head to head!

Oct 1, 2013

Czech charger in Cape Town

As the summer ended in some parts of the globe, many riders are thinking on their winter training plan. So what better time to watch this short movie featuring Paula Novotna and remember her winter training in South Africa.

Sep 30, 2013

Nobile 2014 products video

The Nobile Team rocking 2014 collection in Greece. New website now online.

Lightwind in Copenhagen

thumb_47348Travel through the beautiful waters of Copenhagen, Denmark, with Cabrinha riders Lasse Guldager and Stephan Jensen. Enjoy the ride!

Sep 29, 2013

300 Windy Days a Year – Welcome to Cabarete

Pretty excited to see this video from Wainman Hawaii, we’re all booked up to spend some time in the original kiteboarding Mecca this winter! Can’t wait!
This particular video was made to show what we have to offer in Cabarete, no gimmicks or hype. From Wainman Hawaii state of the art gear, to some fun climbing on a tree for a pic after an intense kite session in a pristine local surfing beach. We have riders come from everywhere in the world and at least give the Rabbit Gang salute with the v sign in the back of our heads while riding. Also our local riders are known and considered legends or ambassadors of Cabarete around the world. Since we have 300 days of wind a year, the skill level of our local kiters is considered very high. We have Luciano Gonzalez and Kelvin Corniel currently riding our beautiful Rabbit 2.0 series. We also have Wainman riders Simon Gill from Canada and Dylan Shewfelt from Mexico come here to visit often and for long periods of time.
Wainman Hawaii Rabbit Gang Cabarete

Sep 28, 2013

Freestyle Team - Summer 2013

thumb_47286Zeeko team riders look like they had great times this summer. This short video shows all the fun in some freestyle sessions!
Riders & filmers: Tim Berlioz, Yo Rozycki, Alex Beaumont, Olivier Rouxel, Clotaire Morin and Marion Moreno

Americas Cup LTD- Ian Alldredge -James Ropner- Zach Goepel- Patrick Rebstock

Bear Karry ©PDieckman
James Ropner ©Patrick Rebstock
Zach Goepel ©LTD Americas cup...Bear Karry, Ian Alldredge, James Ropner, and Zach Goepel cut a couple loose.

Sep 27, 2013

BIP: Curry County Creek Kiting

Reed and Josh Brady shredding the waters of Floras Creek. Oregon Coast Film Festival.

Mitu Monteiro ripping on the 2014 F-One Pro Model

Mitu introduced the Pro model :

Sep 26, 2013

The Dune

thumb_47236Check out Filipe Ribeiro’s “lost” footage with loads of fun in a great flat water spot. Enjoy the riding of this Portuguese kitesurfer!

Sep 25, 2013

The Race Board

Brian Kender talks light wind, course racing, and the need for speed, while singing the praises of riding a race board. This edit alone might make you want to try one.

The Renewal part 2

thumb_47162Are you ready for more action? Here is the second part of “The Renewal” featuring Johnno Scholte and Ben Bowd. If you liked part 1, you’ll not be disappointed by this one. 

Siren Collection by Cabrinha

thumb_47208Here is the Siren Women’s Collection by Cabrinha, developed alongside Susi Mai to inspire women to follow their own path and to express themselves while on the water.

Free Your Feet

In this second episode of Ride With Me you can witness good summer times of strapless kitesurfing. Enjoy all the action shot in Brittany, a perfect location with its flatspots and small kickers. 

2014 Naish Torch

Here is a sneak peek of the 2014 Naish Torch performance, a choice for dedicated freestyle and unhooked wave riders.
Weight was reduced on the 2014 Torch by implementing reduced diameter struts, which increases the low-end power and improves handling. Power is delivered smoothly on the Torch, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air.