Alberto Rondian and Bruno Sroka conquer Lake Silvaplana

An event held in incredible scenic conditions came to an end yesterday, with Lake Silvaplan, the worlds highest kiteboarding spot, providing sufficient wind for all disciplines.  Snow covered mountains set the scenery for the fourth stop of the Kite Tour   Europe in Switzerland, and the thermal winds did not fail to deliver. Read more  at surfertoday.com

Another one in the bag for the Italian Stallion. Congratulations Alby And Bruno!

Alberto Rondina in 9NINE


Alberto Rondina in action for Turbolenza in 9NINE a Tinkerfilm presentation in Fuerteventura with his new Cabrinha kite. Camera and Post Production Vania Da Rui.

 

Bruno Sroka Crowned European Race Champion

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Cabrinha's Bruno Sroka, the current world ranked leader in kite course racing was able to fulfill all expectations at the 2010 Kitesurf Tour Europe as he takes the top podium position.

 


Cabrinha Dominates Kitesurf Tour Europe

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Cabrinha's Alberto Rondina wins 1st in Freestyle and Bjorn Jensen wins 1st in Racing on the first stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe. For complete results, visit Kitesurf Tour Europe.

Jason Stone Joins Cabrinha

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Jason Stone Joins Cabrinha
First ever kiter sponsored exclusively for wakeskating

Cabrinha and Jason Stone are proud to announce their sponsor partnership in wake skate development. Jason, who has been riding Cabrinha gear for the past few years, has taken the inevitable step and signed on to the Cabrinha international team. Cabrinha will be giving Jason, one of the premiere wakeskate kiters, free reign to test and design the next level of Cabrinha wakeskate equipment including a Jason Stone pro model.

Jason Stone says "I was hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if I was ready to be back in the game.  I left professional sports a few years ago to focus on life and family, but the wind and ocean have always been a part of my life. I am stoked with the amount of vision Cabrinha has shown in being willing to take me on as a team rider. I've always done things a bit differently, including focusing solely on wakeskating, and Cabrinha's wakeskate program allows me room to experiment and open the sport in new directions. I've had a strong personal relationship with many people in the Cabrinha family so there isn't much of a transition; I've been here the whole time."

After 9 years kiting, Jason Stone decidedly became a "wake skate only" rider last year. The progression of his riding clearly shows his dedication. Pete Cabrinha says "Jason has almost single handedly re-written what is possible in wakeskating. He's set an entirely new benchmark. Not just in kite wakeskating, but in wakeskating period. We're happy to have him on board to push this sector of the sport. I'm excited to see where he can take it." 

For more about Jason Stone, visit http://www.cabrinhakites.com/jason-stone.html

Photo by Tracy Kraft

KTA Philippines

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KTA Philippines

Boracay has provided the KTA Philippines tour stop with a touch of everything you would want for a top-level kiteboard event. Four days of great competition, in a stunning tropical location with parties that no one will be forgetting for a good while.

Throughout the competition the wind conditions did vary, but in the end the KTA was able to complete each of the IKA sanctioned disciplines and even add a local speed event as requested by the local host organisers at the Hangin Kiteboard Centre.  So in the end a great result for the riders given the forecasts that were given before the event began.

Along with the good conditions it was great to have a number of pro-riders along for this round of the KTA, including Cabrinha’s  Susi Mai who was along to open the event and run a pre-competition girls kite clinic as well as sitting in on the mike to commentate on the action. Along with Susi it was also fantastic to have Mallory de la Villemarque (North), Florian Daubos (Naish), Bobo Corniel (EH) and Flexifoil’s Robby Snuggs mixing it out on the water with the rest of the KTA riders. So with everything on our side and an entry of 59 riders from 20 countries the stage was set.

Go check out the event pictures, full results and video’s for the KTA Philippines video at the official KTA website www.kiteboardtour.asia

KTA Philippines Results

Freestyle Men’s
1 Robin Snuggs
2 Mallory de la Villeque
3 Florian

Freestyle Women’s
1 Kathryn Borgwardt
2 Carla Del Moral
3 Nuria Gorma

Course Race Men’s
1 Tanner Aykurt
2 Deivis Maceiulis
3 Narapichat Pudla Yo 

Course Race Women’s
1 Nuria Goma
2 Kathyn Borgwardt
3 Carla Del Moral

Speed Men’s
1 Angel Parzhuber
2 Tony Heiss
3 Bobo Corniel

Speed Women’s
1 Candice Shedley
2 Lizel Tio
3 Jannike Stav

KTA VIETNAM – Round 3

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2010 is up and running and the KTA tour is back as we head for round three at Mui Ne in Vietnam at the end of this month.

Mui Ne is a well established kiteboard destination in Asia and one with a reputation for regular strong wind conditions, so be sure to also pack your small kites if you are thinking of heading there to compete.

The KTA Vietnam will be running from the 28th – 31st January on the beachfront that runs between the C2Sky kite centre at the Sunshine Beach Resort and Sankara. C2Sky are the KTA’s main local organiser and are the people who can help you out, so check out all the details and information on the Vietnam tour stop page on the KTA website.

The morning of the 28th of Jan will be registration time, but it anticipated that there will be a very strong turn out in Mui Ne so make sure that you register here online to secure your chance to compete. If the numbers reach the max limits as they are expected then the afternoon of the 28th will kick-off with pre-eliminator rounds for all the non-seeded riders joining the KTA Vietnam event. So join us for the first big comp of 2010, its promising big winds, top competition and some awesome Mui Ne parties - www.kiteboardtour.asia

KTA Tour Leaders

Men’s Freestyle  
Ken Nacor (Philippines)                
Yo (Thailand)               
Sedat Celenk (Turkey)           

Women's Freestyle
Hill Siu (Hong Kong)  
Tuija Sarp (Finland)
Dianne Hanlin (Australia)

Men's Course Race –
Yo (Thailand)               
Sedat Celenk (Turkey)           
Deivis Maciulis (Lithuania)

WOMEN
Hill Siu (Hong Kong)    
Tuija Sarp (Finland)
Kathrin Borgwardt (Germany)

Crossing for a Cause

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Natalie Clarke plans to kiteboard across Bass Strait in February 2010 to raise funds for a facility to accommodate a swim school for special needs (predominately Autistic) children. Research has indicated that these children progress in their development of physical, social and mental wellbeing thorough swimming lessons. Learn more about her story here or join the Facebook group to follow her incredible journey and find out how you can contribute.

Dre and Jake Do Nothin' Video

picture_1Adam Anton's long awaited Kitescoop.com 2.0 is now live with interviews, videos, and of course, the forum of never-ending tasteless kiteboarding matter. Andre Phillip and Jake Kelsick got busy putting together this video for its launch. Click here to check it out.

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