An FX journey starring James Boulding, Liam Whaley, Alec Sheather, Luke Smith and Dan Sweeny in our latest adventure on a coast to coast trip in Australia. With their new FX kites they travel from beach to beach spreading joy to all who dare to try this new kite. From mega kitelooping to extreme freestyle manuvers the FX does it all.
"Mauritius. Salt of the Earth" was filmed by our Russian team riders who came to Mauritius to
participate in anual kiteboarding festival & competition "Mauritius Kite Jam".
Anton Cherkashin and Sergei Sotov took part in filming. The movie
was filmed and edited by well known Russian kiteboarding camera man
You are invited to join us for the Mauritus Kite Jam 2015 on 24 Oct - 08 Nov 2015
300 kiters from 28 countries were gathered on the icy mountain plains of Hardangervidda in Norway, to compete in the world´s biggest and toughest snowkite competition, Red Bull Ragnarok.
In the Snowboard girl class, the first 4 girls were Cabrinha riders, and in the Women Over All / Women Ski Camilia Ringvold managed to secure 2nd place just minutes after the winner. According to Camilia “Red Bull Ragnarok should be on all kiters bucket list.”
Ever since Red Bull Ragnarok was first arranged back in 2010, its popularity has been growing. Two thirds of the starting lineup were international kiters, with participants traveling from countries such as Greece, South Africa, Croatia and Brazil, trading board shorts with windproof clothes. For some it was their fist time kiting on snow. While some had been training long and hard to go all in, others, like three guys representing The Dominican Republic, said they were born ready.
Men ski: 1. Felix Kersten (GER), 2. Klemet Store (NOR), 3. Michael Kaspar (SUI)
Women ski: 1. Steph Bridge (GBR), 2. Camilla Ringvold (NOR), 3. Eugenia Gueorguieva (USA)
Men snowboard: 1. Sigve Botnen (NOR) 2. Reinhold Gehrer (AUT) 3. Peter Martel (CAN)
Women snowboard: 1. Linda Viktoria Olofsson (NOR), 2. Ingrid Danielsson (SWE), 3. Marit Nore (NOR) 4.Linn Jorstad
Big Congratulations to Rens Van Der Schoot in the 16-19 years old category. Romain Giuliano who shared 1st place in the 14-15 years old category. And Vera Klabbers in 3rd place in the girls division at the 11th edition of the European Junior Kitesurf Freestyle cup.
See more about the event here.
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to all of our riders at the first event of the 2015 Virgin Kitesurf World Championships.
Over the course of two weeks at Dakhla Attitude in Morocco, riders had near perfect conditions for all the various disciplines. Taking advantage of these good conditions Keahi de Aboitz took 1st for the men’s wave event and Moona Whyte came in 2nd in the women’s. Liam Whaley made his own waves by storming the men's freestyle event with an unbelievable performance throughout the competition delivering the highest heat total of the event in the semi-final, a 39.6. While Therese Taabbel took 4th in the women’s big air.
Enjoy the nature, animals, culture and the crystal clear water with perfect kite conditions in Kenya Africa.
Rider: Mike Mayer, Julia Flath, Andreas Fuchs, Max Pank
Location: Kenia Watamu
Film & Edit: Gregor John, artwork-gj.at
Shot on Panasonic GH4
Music: Jamie N Commons - Devil in Me
Special thanks to Kite Waa-tamu
Nick Jacobsen will be at the annual Young Gun Academy at Lynæs Surfcenter in Denmark 28th of June to 2nd of July 2015. He will be teaching tips and tricks with the coolest kite girl in Denmark, Therese Taabbel.
Nick started his own career at the very shoreline of Lynæs. He says "it's the perfect spot for learning freestyle tricks. Shallow water, a good chance of wind and the best burgers in town! It's an ideal spot for a social kite camp!"
The camp is designed to prepare the next kitesurfing generation to become successful athletes in the modern world. "A profetional kitesurfer may be top ranked in the PKRA due to his or her skills, but that’s only the half story of reaching the top - Nick”.
Nick and Therese may not be top ranked in the PKRA, but they are definitely some of the best at promoting themselves, getting sponsor deals and gather followers on the social media!
Like most kite camps, the Young Gun Academy will teach the aspiring athletes how to rip when the wind is pumping. The more unusual lessons will be behind the desk, learning the art of the action photo by official Neil Pryde photographer; Jill Christina. She will teach how to shoot and edit action photos, but most important, she will be teaching how to behave and get followers on Instagram and Facebook. “the most important thing about posting photos and videos on Instagram, is posting something people want to watch! - Christina”
Photos are one thing, video is another, and therefore the attenders will be divided into movie groups, whom will each be given a GoPro for capturing the action during the week. But what is a camera if you don’t know how to use it and afterwards edit it into a proper kitesurfing movie? – nothing. During the week the attenders will have lectures in both camera set-up and how to make a nice short-cut worth watching!
Both Nick and Therese are extremely active on the social media, and they both explain the great importance of the media if you want to have sponsors to support your career. So with the kitesurfing talent in place and the skills of being able to photograph and expose it, the young talents will be ready for the last but most important task of creating a career as a professional kitesurfer; sponsors. Nick and Therese will be telling their own stories and experiences with this part, answering questions such as: what do a sponsor want in return? What is a good gear deal? Who is good to know? What competitions are important? etc.
All these elements of a kite camp will hopefully generate a team of young talented kitesurfers, whom will be well represented in the future competitions!
The co-founders of Lynæs Surfcenter, Jeppe Ingversen and Johan Ingversen have a great part in the Young Gun Academy and explain their enthusiasm in the project “We have had the idea with Nick for a long time and now he’s on the Cabrinha Team, it is the perfect timing for bringing the project to surface!”. Jeppe attended in a similar camp, just ten years back. He explains how the best part of these kind of kite camps, is the social life and the friendships you make: “I have been traveling with a kitebag quite a lot the last years and every time I go, I travel with some of the very same people I spent a single week with ten years ago – that’s friendship for life!”. Moreover Johan explains the advantage of making friends across the country when attending national competitions.
Nick, Therese, Jeppe and Johan are looking very much forward to this week and hope to see a lot of talented kids with an urge to go pro!