1. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)
2. Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS)
3. Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP)
4. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)
1. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)
2. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)
3. Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL)
4. Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)
1. Keahi De Aboitiz (Cabrinha, AUS)
2. Airton Cozzolino (North, CPV)
3. Abel Lago (RRD, ESP)
1. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)
2. Angela Peral (North, ESP)
3. Ainhoa Garcia (Ozone, ESP)
A lot of new names in the results for most North American kiteboarders, but the winner Keahi De Aboitiz is a name Australian's are familier with. He is currently the Open Mens Waves Champion for Australia after recently winning the 2011 Australian Open Wave Championships held in Warrnambool, Victoria. Here is today's update and results from the PKRA. Read more...
After doing well in the PKRA event in Australia I figured it would be a good idea to do the first couple PKRA wave stops this year and see how I go. The first stop was in Morocco and I couldn't have asked for a better set up. A perfect little point break with cross shore wind and head high waves. They ran through the singles on the day 2 and as the tide got lower the conditions improved throughout the day. It came down to the final and I was up against Airton Cozzolino from Cabo Verde. We scored some really nice waves for the final and I was really stoked to take the win in the slngle elimination. Unfortunately there wasn't enough wind to get through the doubles so the results stayed the same. Hopefully I can keep it up and do well in the next event.
1st Keahi de Aboitiz
2nd Airton Cozzolino
3rd Abel Lago
4th Fabio Nunes
A tsunami hit the Hawaiian Islands early Friday morning after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan at 7:46 p.m. Thursday Hawaii time. Initially, the earthquake's magnitude was put at 8.9.
The damage resulted in the parks department closing Kite Beach due to flooded parking lots and 6-10’ drop offs where the sand had been sheared away. Click here for a slide show of the damage.
The Maui Kiteboarding Community went out in full force for a long day of removing rocks and debris from the Lessons Beach Kite Launch after the recent tsunami. The beach was a minefield of glass, rock, tin cans and other debris. But looks better now than it did before.
Pro Beach is still looking rough with tress down, fences washed away and the picnic table noticeably missing. Stay tuned for video footage and more pictures.
CabrinhaKites is pleased to introduce Christian Harris and Karine Nativel, who are joining our Team as key Technique Educators and European Brand Ambassadors.
Christian and Karine have been hosting coaching holidays and clinics since 2003. Their unique training style starts with a phenomenal background knowledge of all things that relate to kitesurfing. Their encompassing male and female perspectives and vast understanding of the different aspects of the sport comes from the considerable amount of time they spend on the water themselves plus the experience they have learned over the years of instructing their guests. The ever developing and evolving way they instruct kitesurfing, not to mention a formidable Anglo-Franco alliance, and a hefty dose of fun make the pair ideal Ambassadors and Educators.
If you fancy a week or more of energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, coaching, progression and fun, whilst squeezing in a year’s worth of learning, with a killer group of motivated people...Indulge yourself in one of their select clinics in Cape Verde, Venezuela, Egypt or Brazil. Check out dates and availability at their new website www.ckperformanceclinics.co.uk
Christian and Karine will soon be bringing you their "Secrets of Kitesurfing" series exclusively to the Cabrinha website. Focusing on the little things that make a huge difference. Stay tuned for more....
The Billabong BVI Kite Jam was one of the best events of the year. Sponsored by Billabong, Cabrinha & Richard Branson the week long festivities in the beautiful British Virgin Islands had it all. From the "Round Necker" Challenge to the downwinder at Windless Bight to surfing head high waves at Cow Wreck Beach to flat water sessions with short rails & a kicker no detail was left out. Big thank you to Scotty Wilson and Charlie Smith for organizing the event of the year.
Custom BVI Jam Kites
2011 BVI Jam Crew
Dre in his element
Dre in his element #2
Susi on Board the Cabrinha Boat
Pete and Dre after a day kiting
Backflip off the boat
Cow Wreck Beach
Necker Beach Bar
It has been over 10 years or more since I had touched my race skies or even been on snow! I ventured this year out with my brother to Idaho to get a taste of my previous life as a ski racer!! It was like being a little kid. Epic snow conditions beautiful days. Everyone had a nice laugh at our old skies and boots, but when it came down to racing well it was all cleared up as my old stuff still worked and I managed to take the win in my first snowkite event! Ken Lucus and I managed to take first and third in the Snowkite Soldier event for Cabrinha. A big thanks goes out to Trisha and Monty for all your efforts for a great event! Also to Dave Grossman with Drift snowkite Magazine and all the volunteers and helpers that put the effort to make this such a special time for us flying up from Florida! More info at www.snowkitetour.com. Thanks Damo
For more photos visit www.damienleroy.com
Results Below: Congrats to all the athletes!
1. Damien Leroy
Tie: Jon McCabe, Ken Lucas
4. Tyler Brown
5. Ray Leroy
6. Chris Nester
7. Luke Orton
8. Jamy Donaldsen
1. Billy Bordy
Tie: Aaron Sales, Jacob Buzianis
4. Oliver Palmers
5. James Brown
6. Remi Meum
7. Matt Thames
8. Nate Boer
9. Stuart Penny
1. Melissa Cronin
2. Trisha Smith
Tie: Renee Decosse, Francis Cronin
5. Monica Bassett
1. Colleen Carroll
2. Katherine Fischer
3. Lisa Kay Keen
4. Mary Zingarelli
Amateur Men’s Ski
Tie: Ravil Muslymov, Richard Hallman
3. Sheldon Decosse
4. Nick Levi
Amateur Mens Board
1. Frank Wittke
2. Chris Philp
3. Jack Zwnberg