New zealand kiteboard magazine Issue 8

Thank you again and welcome back to Issue 8 of Apparently in the mystical arts the number 8 is related to Renewal. It is fitting then for this issue we have the renewal of two of the biggest names in Kiteboarding grace our pages with their new beginnings. We have the scoop on Andre Phillip who has been riding for Cabrinha for 11 years, become part owner of Tona boards & riding Slingshot Kites, beginning a new chapter in his life. The other is Aaron Hadlow 5 time world PKRA champion, returning to the podium on his first effort following a 4 year absence exploring non competitive kiteboarding, and nurse a blown knee. We also interview NZ’s latest world champion, Annabel Anderson, who has stormed the SUP race world tour absolutely thrashing everybody, man and woman.

New zealand kiteboard magazine Issue 8

New zealand kiteboard magazine Issue 8

Jake Kelsick kicks off his new Column WAKE N JAKE making steezy easy with his instructional videos showing us how to hit the sliders, Kickers & slap stickers. Also on our pro tips team is Torrin Bright throwin down a kiteloop 360, and Cynthia Brown with a strapless backside 360 in her surfboard column STRAPLESS BRAH If you don’t know, you will know. We also showcase a reader session in DEAR DIARY TODAY I WENT KITEBOARDING Matty Taggart gives us the bro down on his recent trip to Alaska. If you have an epic session and great shots, email them in and we’ll make you infamous. For all you hipsters out there we have BUDDHA SAYS WHATS HOT our regular feature looking at the spiritual concept of attachment to gadgets and cool stuff. As Buddha say, ” Sell everything, and buy this stuff instead”

As always we have bucketloads of spray in the FROTH gallery highlighting action from around the globe just minutes after it happened! And NO WIND showcasing the many sports we take up when there is no wind dare I say, SUP, Surf, Wake, Cable, MTB, hoolaa hoop and more ;-) Throw in all the regular features and you have issue 8 of

KSP Strong Wind Graces Day 8 Of The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – December 6, 2012: The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro saw strong side-offshore winds and consistent head high surf today on day 8 of the 10-day holding period. Men’s and women’s round 1 was completed as well as 7 heats of men’s round 2.

KSP Strong Wind Graces Day 8 Of The Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii

In a 10AM rider’s meeting, contest directors officially announced the implementation of the KSP’s alternate “short dingle elimination” ladder. Used for the first time in a KSP competition today, the short dingle elimination was originally designed in conjunction with the riders to reduce competition time to ensure an event result when conditions do not permit the use of the standard double consolidation ladder.

Competition kicked off in the early afternoon with the last remaining heat of men’s round 1, pitting local Maui boy and current KSP World Championship Tour points leader Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North) against Kevin “Top Hat” Senn (HI) and Jakop Appel (DEN). With his world title hopes on the line, Mclaughlin prevailed in a nerve-racking, but relatively low scoring heat.

Women’s round 1 saw some hotly contested battles, but no major upsets in the world title race. Local wildcard Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha) continued to impress with the highest heat score total of the women’s competition thus far, a 14.17. Other riders advancing from women’s round 1 included Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kirsty Jones (GBR, North) and Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish).

In round 2 of the men, reigning KSP World Champion Airton Cozzolino later (ITA, North) nailed the highest heat score of the day with a 15.83 two-wave combined total. Male riders advancing out of round 2 included world number 3 Sebastain Ribeiro (BRA), (CPV, F-One) as well as Guilly Brandao (BRA), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA), Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha) and Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One). Competition was called off for the day falling short of just one heat of men’s round 2.

To see the pictures of the day click here! 

To watch a clip of yesterday’s action click here!

Stay tuned for the 9am call and a 10am first possible start on

The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.


Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD)



Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One)

Heat 2: Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha), Adriana Harlan (BRA)

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)  

Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Ines Correia (POR, RRD)