Damien LeRoy and Keahi de Aboitiz have been nominated for the AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year, to be announced at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, during an awards ceremony Friday, September 9, 2011. You have until July 5 to vote for our boys at any of the following links.
The Cabrinha crew with team riders Susi, Dre, Alby & Bruno hit France to meet and greet all of the attendees at the Cabrinha/NeilPryde French dealer meeting. Held in Wissant, a hidden jewel in the northern region, they spent a week checking out all the new gear with plenty of wind and a few surprise waves.
Susi Photo... The girl has skills
Testing the latest and greatest!
The crew checking out Pryde Group France warehouse.
Pete reading a French dictonary. Just kidding. It's Neil Pryde's new book A Will to Win.
Guys, I don't think that is the way to the beach.
Soul kitesurfing centre is proud to host the 3rd King of the lagoon
kitesurfing competition. Based in Ras Sudr, Egypt on the gulf of suez.
The king of the lagoon competition is a three day event that gives local
kitesurfers’ and spectators the chance to push their ridding skills, swap
life stories, and be inspired.
The king of the lagoon kitesurfing event is made up of 4 different
disciplines over 3 days:
2: Big Air
3: Master Guru
4: 12kilometre down winder
1: Freestyle gives competitors the chance to show off their latest tricks
in front of a large crowd in a heats structure with the top 2 riders
advancing to the semi finals. Each heat is 8minutes long. With semis and
finals 10minutes long.
2: Big Air competitors are against the clock, the aim to stay the longest
in the air. Each rider has a stop watch judge watching them, as soon as
the rider leaves the water, clock starts, rider has to land and ride away
from the jump. Big jumps mean big crashes and great entertainment for
3: Master Guru: This event gives people the chance to push their skills by
practicing one trick for a 15minute period of time. Each competitor writes
down the latest trick they have been trying and go out and push their
skills in their heat. Competitors trying the latest high powered moves are
judged at the same level as competitors trying to get up on the board. Land
your trick and be crowned a master guru.
4:12 kilometer down winder, riders are tested by the level of their stamina
and to see if they can make the distance from “the Island” back to soul
kitesurfing centre for a well deserved beer. Assisted by jet ski and road
support this makes for a great fun event.
The King of the Lagoon competion will be held on Thursday 30th June to 2nd
July 2011. Location: Soul Kitesurfing Centre, La Hacienda Beach Resort, Ras
Sudr, South Sinai, Egypt
BBQ, live music, great prizes and great people come on down and compete or
enjoy the action and party.
For more information on the event please call Morgan on 0166683094, or
Adventure Sports Miami held the 2012 Pryde Group product presentation in Islamorada, Florida from June 2-5. Partners and friends from 14 countries were in attendance. 70+ people enjoyed their time in this epic spot in the Florida Keys.
Congratulations Charles Edwards! The winner of our Caption Contest and owner of a new Switchblade.
Flawless form presented by Greg Norman Jr. proves for the first time that all those childhood karate lessons parents pay for do pay off in the end.
4-13th November 2011- It is now official, we have the dates and price for what promises to be a blinding Brazil adventure this November. What's more you'll get 8 days coaching and only need to take 7 days off work!
Unless of course you'd like to stay longer.
We'll be based at Pro Kite Brazil in Uruau, just south of Fortaleza. This will serve as a perfect base for the clinic. The club is set in a private garden on a huge beach, with a small lagoon and the open ocean right on its doorstep. On site there's plenty of space to chill out, with wifi, pool and restaurant, and should you need, a full stock of Cabrinha toys to rent.
Variety here is indeed the spice of life. In front of the club the wind blows cross onshore from the Atlantic, so plenty of stunt ramps and waves to keep you busy. Right next to the club there is a small flat water lagoon, and then 1km away is the large Urau lagoon. However close by and within easy reach there are plenty of other flat water "secret" spots. We intend to make the most of the local geography, and as is a must in Brazil we'll have a small fleet of buggies so that we are fully mobile!
Clinic wise we'll be covering the full monty both on a twin tip and a surfboard. You'll have 8 days of full on coaching (Saturday 5th to Sat 12th inclusive), including demos, video analysis, the usual group motivation and the whirring of the video. We have the best of both worlds so if you tire of trying to nail a move, just go off and have a play and wiggle in the waves to refresh.
With such a diverse range of conditions on hand we'll be offering everything that you could dream of trying on twin tip, whether it be carving your first turn or throwing down a flat 3 in the waves, or any number of fancy tricks on the flat stuff, from toeside, air gybes, popping and front loops, to blind landings, kiteloops and handle passes.
Surfboard wise we'll be tackling an introduction and progression for both strapped and strapless riding. We'll cover set up and trim of a surfboard, carving, wave riding, gybing, tacking and popping! Whats more we'll be able to use the flat water in the lagoons to perfect surfboard technique so that it'll be easier once you take it into the waves. So if you've got a surfboard bring it along. If you don't have one and have never tried it we'll have a couple of Cabrinha surfboards for you to try your hand on and get into the stoke and fun of riding one of these beauties.
We'll be staying at one of 2 places, either Zebra Beach which is on the beach 50m from the centre, or at Tudo Bom which is 270m back from the club. The reason for this is that we would like to all be sharing the same accommodation, obviously far better for the social, but rooms are limited in Zebra beach as it is only one building. We do have the possibility of a very good single supplement rate (£45 extra for the 9 nights). Therefore if a lot of you opt for the single room (limited availability) and we can't all fit into Zebra beach we'll all move to Tudo Bom.
The rooms are all B and B, have fans, are en suite and if you'd like to share there are 2 proper beds in a room!
Land based package is £795 including 9 nights B&B (based on 2 sharing) and 8 days coaching.
Limited single room, £45 supplement. For this we do recommend booking early.
To pay locally there is a €40 storage charge, shared buggies approx £10 each per day, and transfer of €45 return (based on sharing).
We also have a 12 nights or 14 nights with 12 days coaching option, poa.
If you're flying from the UK (or Europe) for the 9 nights we have 2 recommendations:
1. Flying with Iberia via Madrid to Fortaleza. On this route, depending on your flight number, your kite kit is free! At the moment on e-bookers its around £820 return.
The flight leaves LHR at 07.25 on Friday the 4th November, arriving Fortaleza at 15.25
Return flight leaves Fot 16.45 on Sunday the 13th November, arriving LHR 14.00 on the 14th.
2. For a killer equipment deal and flight price, TAM from London to Fortaleza via Sao Paulo. This route takes slightly longer but you have 2 pieces of "surf" luggage (so you can bring the board) at 32kg each included. Also at the mo you can book via BMI for around £750.
Flight leaves LHR Thursday 3rd November at 20.45 arrives Fort at 11.52 on Friday.
Return Sunday 13th November 16.08 Fort, arriving LHR 13.25 on the 14th.
There are of course other options, but please note that this year TAP is charging €150 for a kite bag.
How to Book:
We'll need a £250 deposit to secure your place and payment in full during the first week of September..
Any questions just drop us a line or give us a call on +44 7729 183233
Just finishing off our time here in Coche. We had a great 3 weeks of flat water freestyle heaven clinics, even though the wind was not quite its usual self. That said 18 days from 20 is not exactly a disappointment!
First off straight after Semana Santa we had the “Metallicos” group from Paraguay returning for their 2nd year with us here in Coche. This year apart from them claiming front loops through to shiftys to wrapped on the water, they even acclimatised to Hora Inglesa!
After that we had two weeks with our European group. Non stop progression here with everything from air gybes to handle passes fully in the bag. Must also be noted the great efforts on the Salsa and Merengue front! Next stop Egypt on the 3rd of June. More info www.ckperformanceclinics.co.uk
Last year it was a European event, this year was different, an idea from the German mag Kiteboarding.eu: A Team event, the 3 person team format, guys newschool, guys oldschool and girl oldschool was a pretty cool idea. And the event in Podersdorf turned out to be massive, with thousands of people coming down from Vienna everyday!
Cabrinha team was made up of our Italian stallion Alby Rondina, and Clement Dardillac & Sarah Demdoum from France! The conditions were not really great, especially the first day, with super light wind on and off. Only the small guys were moving. The double was better though. It was rideable on 13m and it was a nice warm sunny day! Alby won his heats but the team lost 2-1.
It was a really fun week all in all. The languages (French, Indonesian, German, Italian & English) were flowing … and the parties all week were all time!