Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – December 1, 2012: Contest officials have declared another lay day for the final event of the 2012 KSP World Championship tour, the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro. All signs point to an improving wind forecast for early next week.

Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

“It’s another beautiful day on Maui”, said KSP competitor and live stream commentator Sky Solbach. “The forecast is looking great for waves throughout the rest of the holding period and it looks like the trade winds will return to the islands next week.”

Contest directors will reconvene tomorrow morning to assess conditions and make an official call. Tune in at 9am to watch the live call and morning show at 9am onwww.kspworldtour.com/live.

Check out the Day 2 clip including an interview with Pete Cabrinha 

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

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

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho’okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – November 29, 2012: Following the opening ceremony at Ho’okipa Beach Park on Maui’s North Shore, an official lay day was called due to light and variable winds. With plenty of waves on tap for the week ahead, contest directors aim to start the competition as soon as wind conditions permit.

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho'okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho'okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Hawaii’s Kumu Keli’i Tau’a led a traditional Hawaiian blessing to open the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro followed with a speech by Rod Antone, Communications Director for the County Of Maui, who welcomed the 36 KSP riders from 18 countries. Lois Leinani Whitly wrapped up the beautiful beach ceremony by performing the National Anthem and Hawaiian Pono’i.

“It’s was a beautiful opening ceremony with perfect waves breaking out on the reef at Ho’okipa,” said Kristin Boese, KSP World Championship Tour President. “Unfortunately, we are just in a bad wind pattern at the moment. The wind forecast right now is not looking great for the next few days, but that can change quickly. We are still early in the holding period and are looking forward to what the following week will bring.”

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 the Local Qualifier Competition followed by Men’s Round 1.

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.

For the pictures of the day click here!

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

Virgin kite Jam on Kite beach Maui Hawaii

A combo of sideshore winds and consistently good outer sets made for a spectacular day on the beach. Virgin Kite Jam took over Kite Beach with Cabrinha Kiteboarding product demos, pro riders, plenty of refreshments and hugely positive vibes from every single kitejammer

Virgin kite Jam Maui kite beach Hawaii girl kite beach

Virgin kite Jam Maui kite beach Hawaii girl kite beach

 

Virgin kite Jam Maui kite beach Hawaii pete cabrinha surf board on  kite beach

Virgin kite Jam Maui kite beach Hawaii pete cabrinha surf board on kite beach

 

Susi Mai Joins Virgin Kite Jam Team Maui Hawaii

Want to ride with the beautiful and talented Susi Mai? She’ll be on the water and hanging with the Kite Jam crew in Maui this October!

Susi Mai Joins Virgin Kite Jam Team Maui Hawaii

Susi Mai Joins Virgin Kite Jam Team Maui Hawaii

 

Check out her episode of Sessions from last year’s Kite Jam and see what you’re in for…

Susi’s takes us back to the BVI jam with Richard Branson, Pete Cabrinha and Andre Phillip in this Sessions episode

Meet the pro kiteboarder of the virgin Jam Maui Hawaii

We’re stoked to announce Cabrinha team riders: Pete Cabrinha, Andre Phillip, Jason Stone and Annabel van Westerop who will be out on the water with you, holding clinics, sharing tricks and technique, and hanging with the Kite Jam crowd!

Meet the pro kiteboarder of the  virgin Jam Maui  Hawaii

Meet the pro kiteboarder of the virgin Jam Maui Hawaii

Virgin Kite Jam events aim to bring together like-minded people to showcase one of the world´s fastest growing  and thrilling watersports. By getting involved in this exciting event, you’ll learn new skills from the world’s best, meet new people and most of all have FUN! So don’t worry about your kitesurfing ability, just come along and  join in!

THE VIRGIN KITE JAM LANDS ON MAUI HAWAII

This October, adventure-seeking kiters from around the world will be storming the island of Maui in a feast of wind, water and waves. The Virgin Kite Jam is a high-energy kiteboarding event, packed from morning to night with pro clinics, competitions, celebrity showcases, product demos and legendary parties.

 THE VIRGIN KITE JAM LANDS ON MAUI HAWAII

THE VIRGIN KITE JAM LANDS ON MAUI HAWAII

Following the overwhelming success of two Kite Jam events in the British Virgin Islands, we are delighted to bring you our 3rd Annual event from Hawaii. Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island, and a world-renowned watersports mecca with so much to offer. It’s home to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks, and it is the testing ground for several of the world’s leading kite brands and their riders.

Join us from the 9th-12th of October 2012 for the event of a lifetime, and the chance to ride and party with the Kite Jam crew, fellow kitejammers and local kiteboarding royalty.

During the event, there will be Pro Clinics where you’ll learn the latest tricks, daily kiting competitions, product demos from leading kite brands, and not to mention the evening entertainment that will blow your mind!

See the full details on www.virginkitejam.com. Registration is now open!

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  • This October, adventure-seeking kiters from around the world will be storming the island of Maui in a feast of wind, water and waves. The Virgin Kite Jam is a high-energy kiteboarding event, packed from morning to night with pro clinics, competitions, celebrity showcases, product demos and legendary parties. This year we are thrilled to have the luxury resort Hotel Wailea as our  Accommodations Partner. Kitejammers will enjoy a unique Hawaiian…

Naish Kiteboarding THE OTHER SIDE Maui Hawaii TV S02E11

Break on through to the other side of Maui with Shawn Richman and Jalou Langeree. Follow them on their off road adventure to find wind and waves far away from the infamous white sandy beaches from Maui Hawaii!

RIDER: Jalou Langeree, Shawn Richman
EDITING: Olivier Sautet
FILMING: Andi Jansen
KITE: Park, Torch
BOARD: Money shot, Mega, Global
HARNESS: Mafia, Mission 3D