Naish Torch video 2014

Pro Performance Freestyle

The Torch is designed for freestyle riders who demand a state-of-the-art, fast flying C-kite with precision response for hooked in and unhooked riding.

Weight was reduced on the 2014 Torch by implementing reduced diameter struts, which increases the low-end power and improves handling. Power is delivered smoothly on the Torch, while the depower is similar to that of a bridled kite due to its ability to fly fast through the air.

The Torch is the #1 kite of choice for dedicated freestyle and unhooked wave riders.

Producer : Naish
Director : Petole Prod
MUSIC : Flume – Sleepless Feat. Jezzabell Doran (Original Mix)

Mini Kite tour KTE Scheveningen Holland Europe

Only a few more days to go for the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at Scheveningen. Don’t miss the chance to meet Europe’s best Kiteboarder at the third stop of the KTE.

Mini Kite tour KTE Scheveningen Holland Europe

Mini Kite tour KTE Scheveningen Holland Europe

The truck with 12 tons of event equipment is already on the road to Scheveningen. At Scheveningen you can expect a great program and hopefully a good competition as well. Two events are done and two are more to go. Last weekend Scheveningen was already the location for one stop of the Dutch Nationals. Annelous Lammerts and Jerrie van de Kop won the stop in the Freestyle discipline.

Here you will find the official program for the MINI KTE in Holland


Wednesday 25th September


15:00 – 17:30 Registration for the Riders

18:00 Welcome Drink at the Riders Lounge


Thursday 26th September


10:00 – 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

17:00 – 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

18:00 – 22:00 Beach Lounge


Friday 27th September


10:00 – 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

13:00 – 18:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

17:00 – 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

19:30              Beach Lounge with DJ


Saturday 28th September


10:00 – 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

10:00 – 18:00 MINI Holland Street Test Drive

13:00 – 18:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

17:00 – 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

19:30              Beach Party with DJ/Live Music


Sunday 29th September


10:00 – 15:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

10:00 – 17:00 MINI Holland Street Test Drive

11:00 – 16:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

15:00 – 16:00 MINI Riders Signature

16:00              Price Giving Ceremony


KTE Holland – Scheveningen – September 26th-29th

Event History
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit Scheveningen for the first time.


The event will be held at Scheveningen. Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague, as well as a subdistrict of that city. Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for water sports such as windsurfing andkiteboarding.

Local Website:

The Spot
Scheveningen offers typical conditions of the northern sea – not too bad tides; waves from chop to “heavy”.  The water temperature can vary between 13° and 20° Celsius. The air temperature will be about 20°C. Please expect side to onshore conditions from SW – W and winds between 3 – 8 Bft.

Event Schedule

They schedule may change!
Wednesday September 25th
15:00 – 17:30 Registration

18:00 Welcome drink and “ceremony” for the riders (mandatory for all riders)

Thursday September 26th
10:00 Skippersmeeting
11:00 First possible start

??:?? Lunch
19:00 Riders Dinner

Friday September 27th
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start

??:?? Lunch
19:00 Riders Dinner

19:30 Beach Lounge with DJ

Saturday September 28th 
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start

??:?? Lunch
19:00 Riders Dinner

19:30 Beach Lounge with DJ and Beachparty

Sunday September 29th
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start

??:?? Lunch
16:00 Price Giving Ceremony (mandatory for all riders)

Travel Info

By Plane
Schipol Airport (Amsterdam) is one of the largest airports in the Check low cost carrier to get there.

There is a direct connection by train from the airport Schiphol to ‘The Hague Holland Spoor’. From ’The Hague Holland Spoor’ you need to get on the tram line 1 to the  ‘Keizerstraat’ which also stops at jorplace.


By Car

Please find a detailed description via google maps here.

If you have a navigation system please type in following address:

Zeekant 18 or Strandweg 3

Scheveningen Badplaats

The Hague

The Netherlands

Arriving there you will find signs with the direction to the event side and the parking area.

Accommodation / Parking

Jorplace Beach Hostel is a surfer style hostel near the beach and just 10 minutes walking distance from the event area! It’s famous because of it’s laidback atmosphere. We have a bar, guest kitchen, garden with fireplace and a party basement! All the rooms have a sink and you share the toilets and bathrooms at the hallways. See you soon!

We made a special offer for the Riders from the Kitesurftour Europe.
Choose your room: 2-pers bunkroom/ 2-pers double room/ 6-pers dorm
Choose the amount of nights: 4 nights, 5 nights (5% discount) or 6 nights (10% discount)

Including: Healthy, fresh breakfast, tourist tax, sheets & cleaning!
Book now! Click here
Quoting: “Kitesurftour Europe 2013″



Do not want to park your car in the busy area of Scheveningen? Park your car in the harbour! Many parking places are here for free and it is also not as busy compared to the boulevard. Most tourists and day visitors do not know about this area and its (free) parking facilities. Check it out:


Free parking
Parking in the harbour of Scheveningen is often still for free! Check out the following places:

·        Dr. Lelykade: +/- 250 free parking spots.

·        Treilerweg: +/- 100 free parking spots.

·        Vissershavenstraat: (nursing home) +/- 20 free parking spots.

·        Korbootstraat: +/- 20 free parking spots.

·        Windroos: +/-  50 free parking spots.

·        Tarbotstraat, Zalmstraat, Schol(vis)straat: +/- 20 free parking spots.


Paid parking Scheveningen harbour
Are you not comfortable leaving your car unattended? You can then best park your car in the secured Apcoa parking garage next to the Gamma. The prices of this parking garage are a lot lower then in any other garage in Scheveningen.


Apcoa parking garage

Dr. Lelykade 220

Amount of parking places: 93

Opening times:Monday – Sunday 07:00- 00:00

Wind & Weather

Check here for the windforecast



Caribbean KB4girls Kite Cabarete Dominican Republic

LEK hosts KB4girls Global event in Cabarete / Dominican Republic and brings together female kiters from all around the globe

Caribbean KB4girls Kite  Cabarete Dominican Republic

Caribbean KB4girls Kite Cabarete Dominican Republic

Caribbean KB4girls feeling at Kite Mecca Cabarete

SEATTLE, August 27th, 2013: On August 24th and 25th the fifth stop on the KB4girls GLOBAL 2013 tour took kite mecca Cabarete by storm. Taking place with an intimate gathering of 20 female kiteboarders from all around the world, the event turned out a great success and fun time for everyone involved.


Directed and coached by KB4girls founder and 9x World Champion Kristin Boese joined by pro-coaches Chelu Guardati and Nadine Merks, the girls embarked on a weekend full of kiting and coaching in front of the famous LEK (Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding) center. All the participants showed their dedicated commitment to face new challenges and learn new skills, impressing their coaches with newly learned jumps, backrolls, frontrolls and more.


To top off all the fun on the water the girls enjoyed beach games and stretching, a pool and cocktail party powered by Millenium Resort and Spa Cabarete and Grey Goose Vodka as well as a “White Dress” party at Emerald Beach Club.


A very special thanks goes to KB4girls Cabarete Chapter ambassadors Laurel Eastman and Audrey Meyer for making this event possible and for doing such a fabulous job with running the Chapter and Chapter Events throughout the season.


As part of the KB4girls Global Event in Cabarete the most improved riders were awarded and congratulations go to Mabreidy Martinez (DOM) Sandra Dirschl (GER), Lisa Lowe (USA). The Silke Gold Spirit award for the most spirited lady in the event went to Cassidy Gammill (USA).


The KB4girls Global event in Cabarete/Dominican Republic was supported by: LEK and the entire LEK team, Dare to Fly, Laurel Eastman, Audrey Meyer, Chelu Guardati, Nadine Merks, Octavio Chaine, Meghan Maguire, Millenium Resort & Spa, Grey Goose Vodka, Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Emerald Beach Club, DJ Christian Azar, Kite Club Café, Freo Joyas, Epic Cigars, Rogue Cabarete, Beach Box Boutique.


The KB4girls foundation is supported by Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Tramontana Grafixx, and Baby-G and strongly encourages other brands to support their cause to empower females through the sport of kiteboarding.


The 2013 KB4girls GLOBAL events calendar reads as follows:

February 15 to 16, 2013 – Mui Ne, Vietnam

May 22 to 26, 2013 – Founders Kite Club SPECIAL / El Gouna/Egypt

June 5 to 6, 2013 – Eilat, Israel

August 17 to 18, 2013 – Lancing, UK

August 24 to 25, 2013 – Cabarete, Dominican Republic

September 20 to 22, 2013 – Dream Extreme SPECIAL New York, USA

Cabrinha kites Overdrive 1x Tech Tip video

Phil Sobolov, Cabrinha’s tech tip guru, takes you through the paces of the Overdrive 1X control system.
Depower on Demand
QR1- Full Shut Down
Q2- Disconnecting from your kite completely
Center Line Adjustment
Trim Adjusters
Bar Adjustment