Demo Day- Furaifun Cumbuco

Join Pro Riders Annabel Van Westerop, Tobais Holter, and Liam Whaley Oct 12, 2013 to Demo the 2014 Gear.  Contact Estefania Rosa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Kitebud Kitesurfing School for more information.

 

 

 

King of the Lagoon-Egypt

Miltary Coup or no Miltary Coup, June 30th was what it was and will of course be remembered as a pivotal moment in Egypt’s history for decades and centuries to come. For Soul Kitesurfing, the momentous protests and events proceeding June 30 left no other option than to postpone the 5th Annual King of the Lagoon event until September. It did however mean that Soul could give new meaning to kiting for the rapidly growing kitesurfing community in Egypt – kiting not fighting. Fueled by the violence and unrest in Egypt, the theme for the 5th Annual King of the Lagoon event was born; Kite Don’t Fight (insert a lot of exclamation marks here).

It was hard not to notice the relief on kitesurfers faces arriving to Soul having escaped the chaos of Cairo to leave their and the country’s worries behind them and smash around in the water practicing for the big event. For the months leading up to the event people wouldn’t just smile and nod as they passed someone in the water, they could be heard happily fist punching the sky shouting KITE DON’T FIGHT, KITE DON’T FIGHT. 

With amazing prizes up for grabs the stakes for this year’s event couldn’t have been higher, and the desperation to be crowned the King and Queen of the Lagoon could have been just as strong as the wind that was blowing leading up to the event. Groups of kiters started arriving a couple of weeks before the event, their only goal being to practice, practice, practice (and kite not fight). 

As the saying goes ‘many hands make light work’ and with all the extra kiters at the centre, preparations for the event went smoothly. There may have been times when we wanted to, but we weren’t about to complain that there was too much wind to erect our sponsors tents and flags – good wind is a good thing – always. 

Finally the waiting was over and practice and preparation day arrived along with an influx of kiters and spectators.  With wind reaching up to 25 knots, kiters were given one last chance to perfect their tricks and finalise their routines. With cold beer and vodka punch on offer the bar stayed open as people relaxed, mingled with old and new friends, and prepared themselves for an epic weekend. 

The strong wind showed no signs of relenting and so after a safety briefing from Morgan and judge Hatem Mahmoud, the first of the competitions got underway – The La Hacienda Big Air. With strong gusts and a high tide Fady Tawakoi took out King of the Big Air with air time of 6.5 seconds and with her one and only successful jump, Ingie El Mor took out Queen of the Big Air with a time of 3.2 seconds. 

After a short lunch break The Tonger Bar Freestyle Competition kicked off with the girls competition. Lina delighted and wowed the crowds with her highly technical unhooked wake-style tricks. With her slick performance she claimed her rightful title as Queen of the Lagoon. 

For the mens competition 18 competitors were whittled down to three finalists Sherif Abou Zeid, Hany Soliman and Fady Tawakoi. With the tide going out fast spectators took up positions on the sandbars surrounding the competition area to get as close as they could to the action. Even with a mere few inches of water and four-legged obstacles hogging the lagoon the finalists battled it out and gave the spectators an amazing show. With only 4 points in it Hany Soliman was titled King of the Lagoon crown with his consistent, highly aggressive tricks and slick and stylish performance. 

The atmosphere at Soul stayed electric and for most, Day One didn’t end until the early hours of Saturday morning as DJ S.Nakhla pumped out amazing beats. Silly Snaps was also on hand to capture all the love emulating around the centre. 

With some Power Horse, strong coffee and painkillers readily Day Two kicked off with The World Gym Master Guru Competition. All competitors gave standout performances but Tarek Sedky came out on top landing unhooked backrolls several times during his heat. Frankie Stacey took out second with a jump to toeside and Damien Brown landed third place with his grab to backroll transitions. 

The Cabrinha Downwinder Race started 10km up the road at Pheonix Kite Surf. The competitors were eager to get into it and after a short briefing they were out on the water racing downwind back to Soul. Seif Alaa took out the mens race returning to the centre in 12 minutes 32 seconds and Amira Mundinger the girls with a time of 17 minutes, 10 seconds. 

Thanks to the fast and super efficient Egyptian customs department all winners were presented with cardboard kiteboards. Hopefully to be replaced before the season draws to a close by the Cabrinha boards sitting in a warehouse somewhere in Cairo. 

The event was a huge success and everyone went exhausted from a lot of kiting and no fighting. A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors, Amy and Ingie for all of their efforts and to the Soul Team, including judges Hatem Mahmoud and Audrius Bukauskas for working like machines leading up to and during the event. 

Bring on next year!

KITE DON’T FIGHT!

 

 

Surf Expo- Air Collection and Damien LeRoy

Damien LeRoy gives Jim Gaunt of Kite World the run down on the new Air Collection.  WATCH HERE!

And don't miss the full Kite Show episodes and more at: www.thekiteshow.tv

 

 

 

 

 

Kongen av Færder Cabrinha Kiterace 2013

 

For the third consecutive year, URGE. Norway hosted the CABRINHA Kiterace - Kongen av Færder in cooperation with Samsung and Metro Rørleggerservice.

Færder is a big lighthouse in the middle of the ocean, welcoming all vessels in to safer waters into the Oslo fjord. The race is open to anyone with a kite - no matter what gear you ride on or where you come from, the island of Hvasser host kiters for a great race, and an even greater party. This year - the conditions were fierce, giving the kiters an easy glide downwind to the lighthouse, butstrong headwinds and massive swells made the battle back to the shore a memorable one. The winner, and King og Færder, of the Mens Open Class of the 2013 race was Christian Juell, followed by Tom Rune Jarandsen and Sebastian Wang-Hansen. The Open Womens class was won by Queen Lisa Løkås, followed by Ingrid Danielsson and Elisabeth Furuholmen. The mens Twin Tip Class, was won by Prince Geir Norland, followed by Terje Halsteinsgaard og Frode Hernes.

Big thanks to all who volunteered, the Norwegian Red Cross Rescue Boat, Hvasser Gjestehus and Hvasser Motell and off course- all the riders!

 

Congratulations Bjorn!

Cabrinha's Bjorn Rune Jensen takes the victory in one of the toughest kite races out there.  His 01:06:29 hr speed brought him in a full five and a half minutes faster than anyone else at the Red Bull Coast 2 Coast. Big Congratulations Bjorn!  

Renn-Ergebnis Red Bull Coast 2 Coast

1. Platz: Bjoern Rune Jensen (DEN), 01:06:29 h
2. Platz: Alex Caizergues (FRA), 01:12:00 h
3. Platz: Steffen Oevind (DEN), 01:13:00 h
4. Platz: Florian Gruber (GER), 1:15:05 h

 

Reo Stevens

A few weeks ago I flew down to Tahiti to chase a swell and some wind.. What followed was 3 days kiting Teahupo'o!

 

We will be at Surf Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booth # 165 & 169

Book time with our knowledgeable sales staff to see the 2014 line and discuss pre booking with special show pricing.

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 9/5 Demo Day at OWC 12-5 PM

Friday 9/6 Opening Day BOOTH 165 8AM-6PM 

Saturday 9/7 BOOTH 165 8AM-6PM

Sunday 9/8 BOOTH 165 9AM-4PM

 

We want to hear from you!

What is your favorite Colorway for 2014?

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We'll be at the NWF!

Cabrinha Kiteboarding and Agent Eight proudly announce they will be the sponsors of Twin Tip Racing in the Kiteboarding division, at the 2013 National Watersports Festival on Hayling Island this August - 30th until 1st September.  

 

The National Watersports Festival (NWF) is the UK’s largest participation water sports event and is aimed at the recreational, intermediate watersports enthusiast. Chris Martin from Cabrinha's UK distribution center Agent Eight explains, ‘This amazing event attracts over 10,000 people over the three days. Over five hundred competitors will take to the water in Kitesurfing, windsurfing and SUP disciplines, combined with on site camping, trade stands, off and on water demos of 2014 products, talks by leading experts in their chosen field and not forgetting the legendary party's, this years event is set to be the biggest one yet.  We have seen what this event has brought to windsurfing over the years and we hope we can bring just a faction of this to kitesurfing in 2013’.

 

Cabrinha will be giving away three of their newest 2014 boards as prizes. The Xcaliber, The XO Siren and The Cabrinha Custom. All three boards are complete with Cabrinha's newest footbed System the H2 Hydra.   

 

The Cabrinha demo team will be on hand all weekend for the first public showing of the new 2014 collection, which you can try for yourself.  In addition our riders will be on hand to provide coaching and technique sessions throughout the weekend. 

For more information on this amazing event, Cabrinha and Agent Eight, head to 

 

http://nationalwatersportsfestival.com/

http://www.cabrinhakites.com

https://www.facebook.com/weareagenteight

 

 

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