KTE 2013 Latest News MINI presents the European Championships in Kitesurfing Freestyle and international IKA Racing

KTE 2013 Latest News

- First Rider are registered
- British Champion will compete at the MINI KTE
- MINI presents the Kitesurf Tour Europe again this year

KTE 2013 Latest News MINI presents the European Championships in Kitesurfing Freestyle and international IKA Racing

KTE 2013 Latest News MINI presents the European Championships in Kitesurfing Freestyle and international IKA Racing

First Rider are registered

Only 28 more days until the first MINI KTE Event in France/Almanarre. Here you will find the first registered Rider for that Event.

Koen Schepers
Ranno Rumm
Ivan Doronin
Florian Julius
Viktoras Seputa
Mindaugas Jonikas
Maks Zakowski
Margus Otsa
James Johnsen
Dimitri Lemoine
Adrian Geislinger
Jose Miguel Corniel
Pierre Romain
Axel Mazella
Sander Bos
Tijn van Esch
Bram Bast
Luke Whiteside
Nicolas Etienne
Louk Timmer
Felix Maks
Mario Rodwald
Valentin Garat
Denis Taradin
Dementiy Taradin
Stefano Martinelli
Nicolas Delmas
Linus Erdmann
Dylan van der Meij
Konstantin Tuludis
Jerrie van de Kop
Daniel Sweeney
George Dufty
Steven Akkersdijk
Aymeric Martin

Sebastian Wagner
Annie van Esch
Annelous Lammerts
Meike Erichsen
Mariska Wildenberg
Nina Schumacher
Julia Castro Christiansen
Sabrina Lutz
Kristiin Oja
Hannah Whiteley
Nanette van der Snoek
Ariane Imbert
Jade OConnor
Tatiana Sysoeva
Katja Roose

British Champion will compete at the MINI KTE

The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 10 No .1 Now Available

Spring is here, and we’re ready to ride! The Kiteboarder Magazine Volume 10, Number 1 (Spring 2013) is now mailing to subscribers, kiteboarding schools, and retail shops across the country and around the world. This issue features stories on:

The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 10 No .1 Now Available

The Kiteboarder Magazine Vol. 10 No .1 Now Available

  • Western Australia
  • South Africa
  • Ecuador
  • Donkey Island
  • A Brazilian Pole Dance
  • Strutless Kites

Not a subscriber?  That’s OK.  You can order a print copy of our magazine and have it delivered right to your door. Or, if you’d prefer to read it on your favorite device, it’s available for download at the TKB store.

Don’t want to subscribe?  No problem.  If you’re willing to wait for the latest gear information and travel stories, each issue eventually becomes available online to read. When a new publication comes out, the previous one is released.

 

Kiteboard.com launch a special event in Roatan, Honduras

Honduras is an amazing new growing destination with a lot to offer. Kiteboard.com team have found some wonderful new kite spots to discover and want to share this adventure. The special event: “HONDURAS KITEBOARDING ADVENTURE TRIP 2013″ have been launch this week. More then 4000 people from the world wide community have been invited.  Many new fans will join and start their first lessons with Kiteboard.com instructors. May is one of the best time for wind condition in Roatan. The event will occur from may 2 to may 23. 

Visit the event Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/186185401528876/

For more information contact: info@kiteboard.com

 Kiteboard.com launch a special event in Roatan, Honduras

Kiteboard.com launch a special event in Roatan, Honduras

 

 

Drifting Kitesurfing North Shore Oahu Hawaii

With strong ties to the island of Oahu Pete Cabrinha, Twig Baker, Keahi de Aboitiz and Reo Stevens kick it up a notch with some great kitsufing at the birth place of surfing. Sit back and enjoy this extended edit of the boys kicking it on Oahu’s North Shore.

KSP 2012 KSP World Champions Crowned On Maui’s North Shore Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – December 8, 2012: The final day of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro delivered classic Ho’okipa conditions and saw major upsets in the world title race. Event winners and overall KSP World Champions were crowned on Maui’s north shore today.

KSP 2012 KSP World Champions Crowned On Maui's North Shore

KSP 2012 KSP World Champions Crowned On Maui's North Shore

The final day of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro got underway in building surf and returning trade winds. The first major upset of the day came early this morning in the final heat of men’s round 2 between points leader Patri McLaughlin (HI, North) and world number 4 Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD). McGillewie crushed McLaughlin’s world title hopes with a narrow defeat in their early morning clash at Ho’okipa.

The upsets continued in the men’s elimination when world number 2 Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), world number 3 Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA, Best) and world number 4 Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD) all failed to advance to the semi-finals, effectively opening up the title race to riders Guilly Brandao (BRA, Best), Keahi De Aboititz (AUS, Cabrinha) and Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), all tied for 5th place in the world ranking.

In the men’s semi-finals, Monteiro advanced in a high-scoring affair over Brandao and De Aboitiz defeated Ferreira, setting the stage for a riveting final showdown. With the Ho’okpa Kite Surf Pro event title and the world championship crown on the line, Monteiro and De Aboitiz had the crowd on the edge of their seats, exchanging the lead several times throughout the final in exceptional conditions. De Aboitiz emerged victorious, taking home his first ever KSP World Championship title in an emotional victory.

In the women’s bracket, round 2 saw fierce matchups in world-class conditions. Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone) and Jalou Langerees (NED, Naish) all advanced through to the semi-final round with stellar performances in the building northwest swell and increasing winds.

The womens’ semi-final saw Whyte post the highest two wave total of the entire event, a 17.67, against Brazillian powerhouse Ferreira. Ferreira’s defeat effectively secured the title for Langeree, putting her competitors out of points’ reach. Elated after winning her first ever KSP World Championship title, Langeree went on to advance in semi-final number 2 in a narrow victory over Schibevaag.

The women’s final hit the water in pulsing northwest swell and finely groomed over-head waves. Whyte, in her first ever KSP World Championship tour event, continued her charge to victory, posting big scores, displaying fluid style, and defeating points leader Langeree.

Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Men’s Final Results:

1st Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)

2nd Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)

3rd Guilly Brandao (BRA, Best)

4th Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One)

 

Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Women’s Final Results:

1st Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha)

2nd Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)

3rd Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)

4th Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One)

 

2012 KSP Men’s World Championship Results:

World Champion – Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)

Vice World Champion – Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)

3rd Airton Cozzolino (CPV, North)

 

2012 KSP Women’s World Championship Results:

World Champion – Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)

Vice World Champion – Ines Correia (POR, RRD)

3rd Ninja Bichler (GER, North)

 

To see the pictures of the day click here!

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.

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 www.kspworldtour.com/live.

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.

REMAINING HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

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

 

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

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)

Hookipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Epic Surf Continues On Day 7

Kahului, Hawaii – December 4, 2012: Following another windless morning on Maui’s North Shore, the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro World Championship final got underway in the early afternoon in gusty wind and clean, overhead surf. Today saw incredible action and the near-completion of men’s round 1.

 Hookipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Epic Surf Continues On Day 7

Hookipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Epic Surf Continues On Day 7

“The wind conditions were not ideal with the wind being lighter than usual and slightly offshore”, said local rider and hometown favorite Cruser Putnam (HI, Cabrinha) following his second place finish in his round 1 heat. “But that was still definitely the best kitesurfing I’ve seen at Ho’okipa.”

Today’s highest heat score came from tour standout Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One) with a 16.17 two-wave total. Riding forehand on his natural stance, Monteiro dominated his round 1 heat with solid hacks and vertical top to bottom surfing. Other heat winners in round 1 included Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Guilly Brandao (BRA), Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA), Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha), Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One).

The final heat of Men’s round 1 was abandoned due to deteriorating wind conditions late in the afternoon. All forecasts point to a significant increase in wind strength heading into the weekend and a slight decrease in swell height. When competition resumes, hometown favorite and current KSP World Tour points leader Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North) will face Kevin “Top Hat” Senn (HI) and Jakop Appel (DEN).

To see the pictures of the day click HERE!

Clip of yesterday’s action:

 

 

Stay tuned for the 9am call and a 10am first possible start on www.kspworldtour.com/live .

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.

REMAINING HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), Top Hat (HI)

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)
Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.
Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)
Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

Kahului, Hawaii – November 30, 2012: Another official lay day was called at the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro today due to continued light and variable winds. Advisory level swells greeted competitors at Ho’okipa Beach Park this morning, but contest directors deemed wind conditions to be uncontestable today.

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

“Anything can happen”, said KSP Head Judge Brad Price during this morning’s live broadcast. “Starting Tuesday there’s an outside chance we’ll have wind. But, Thursday for sure, Friday for sure. So we’ll have to see how it goes.”

The next call will be at 9AM tomorrow morning following an assessment of conditions. Tune in live on www.kspworldtour.com/live tomorrow for the morning show and a first possible start of Men’s Round 1.

To check out the clip of yesterdays Opening Ceremony click here!

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.

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1

Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)

Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2

Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)

Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)

Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3

 

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)

Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)

Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

BVI adds kiteboarding now a part of the HIHO

The newest Olympic sailing discipline is now a part of the HIHO Race. Kitesurfers may compete during several of the events planned races, plus enjoy ripping at some of the best kitesailing destinations in the Caribbean. Kitesurfers must compete on raceboards and we are offering a foil division. Kiters competing may be required to wear tracking devices too. We are pleased to include kite savvy captains to our list of event crew.

BVI adds kiteboarding now a part of the HIHO

BVI adds kiteboarding now a part of the HIHO

Highland Spring HIHO 2013 will combine watersports, sailing with great food & entertainment. The weeklong event offers a wonderful combination of adventure, racing and island discovery. Starting June 30 your home will be a luxury captained catamaran supplied by The Moorings. In the company of participants from around the World you will begin an odyssey through the beautiful British Virgin Islands. The HIHO fleet willvisit Virgin Gorda, Anegada, The Baths, Beef Island, Sandy Cay, Jost Van Dyke, and more.

Competitors can choose to participate in the SUP, wind or kite class. SUP racing takes place in either open or the Fanatic One Design class in which racers all use board we provide. Windsurfers compete on Techno 2 boards and Neil Pryde rigs which we also provide. Kiters should bring their own race equipment. Racing is almost always from island-to-island and mostly downwind.

The HIHO event is an all-inclusive vacation with one price covering accommodations, lunch & dinner, a race fee, equipment rental, HIHO apparel and all taxes & fees.

Discover the BVI

Virgin Gorda, Anegada, The Baths, Scrub Island, Last Resort pirate party, great racing, delicious food, fun parties, Red Stripe… Highland Spring HIHO is a great blend of an odyssey through the BVI’s, great racing and good times.

Meet people from all over the World and relax while you are escorted through the islands aboard a luxury yacht. The Highland Spring HIHO is a unique event with something for everyone.