Pushing Freestyle with Alberto Rondina- Moby Dick 540. A tantrum with a backside 540
Team riders Tobias Holter and Caroline Adrien have the spotlight in the 2nd edit done from the L'Almanarre an Grussian France trip. With Lucas Tozzi behind the camera they came back with an action packed adventure.
Following the Virgin Kite Jam Maui’s monumental success in October, the Virgin Kite Jam is please to release the video recap from its inaugural event.
Bringing together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world, the four-day-long Maui-based event delivered first-class kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos, incredible parties, great food, world-class music (including a performance from Taimane), a “jam-style” competition, luxurious accommodations at the Hotel Wailea Maui, a swimwear fashion show by Letarte, and much more.
“Our events showcase the fun, social side of the sport and show that it's something that's accessible to people from all walks of life,” said Charlie Smith, Virgin Kite Jam co-founder. “Our amateur Kite Jammers get to kite with and learn from their idols as well as making new friends and acquaintances,” he added.
Pete Cabrinha, Susi Mai, Andre Phillip, Niccolo Porcella, Lou Wainman, Jesse Richman, Annabel van Westerop, Kris Kinn and Jeremy Lund were a few of the legendary kiteboarders to attend.
Virgin Kite Jam Maui sponsors include: Billabong, XPERIA Sony Smartphone, Cabrinha, REBOOTizer, Hotel Wailea Maui, Kona Brewing Company, and Kurtis USA.
Don’t miss the next jam, in the kiteboarding utopia of the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for July 7 to 12, the Virgin Kite Jam BVIs will take place on the legendary island of Anegada, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the surrounding areas. Updates with more info will be available at www.VirginKiteJam.com.
As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc on the East Coast of America, the gang at the North American Speed Sailing Invitational took advantage of this late storm's winds... and ended up on CNN. Watch the video here!
This was the 2nd Annual NASSI Event, sponsored by the Black Dog and Lynch Associates, and took place October 15-30th on Sengekontacket Pond, Katama Bay, and off of Cape Poge. Thirteen of the world's best speed sailors came together from around the world to competed for a $30,000 purse.
While the hurricane heightened the anxiety of the event providing strong winds, this group of highly skilled kiteboarders have seen faster speeds at other speed sailing events. It should be mentioned that no one was hurt during this event.
Cabrinha's Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven won the $10,000 first prize and had the fasted average speed of 48.69. Damien Leroy in second averaged 44.583, Alex Caizergues at 43.075 took third, Brock Callen 44.040 at fourth, and Jamie Douglas took fifth having the second fastest average of 44.853.
The United States claimed the Lynch Cup and $2,500 dollars for winning the team standings over Europe. Honorable mention to locals Morgan Douglas, Brock Callen, and Bill Lynch who raced in the event with incredible performances.
The riders would like to extend a big "Thank You" to Brock Callen Sr, Bill & Beth Lynch, and The Black Dog for all their efforts to host a great event.
Specializing in the newest techniques and latest innovations Cabrinha's new state of the art twin tip board factory has improved precision and quality for the 2013 Range. Headed up by product manager Dave Kay, the ultimate boardroom is up and running. WATCH VIDEO!