Naish Park Kiteboarding Hawaii 2014 video

Performance Freeride/Freestyle/Wave

The Park is one kite that does it all for any rider, any style, in any condition. Designed with fun in mind, the Park provides an easy ride, the power to boost and the handling to hit the lip with style.

The powerful profile gives the rider outstanding low-end power and consistent pull over a wide range of wind speeds. Reduced diameter struts were also implemented for increased low-end power, improved aerodynamics and reduced weight. The Compact C outline and three-strut design create a stable and responsive kite. The Park uses just enough sweep to maximize depower and allow for easy re-launch.

The new Static Bridle Platform improves forward flying, acceleration out of turns, stability, instant response and direct bar feel. These characteristics are essential for wave/unhooked riding.

Producer : Naish
Director : Olivier SAUTET
MUSIC : Django Django – Default

Jesse Richman named AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year

For the second year in a row, Naish’s Jesse Richman has been voted AWSI’s “Kiteboarder of the Year”. This title is well earned, as Jesse has been on fire this year, taking every aspect of kiteboarding to the extreme.

Jesse Richman named AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year

Jesse Richman named AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year

“I’m stoked to be named AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year! Thanks to everyone that made this possible. We are taking this shiz to the next level!” – Jesse Richman

From kiting Jaws, ripping strapless in the waves, pulling world record stunts, to throwing the most engaged wakestyle moves, Jesse truly makes the most out of every moment…and there’s no end in sight. Considered the “waterman” of kiteboarding, Jesse now adds this title to his already stellar collection of titles such as 2x World Champion and 2013 RedBull King of the Air.

Naish is beyond stoked to have this remarkable character on our team, both on and off the water. We look forward to seeing what he has in store next…he definitely keeps everyone on their toes!

HUGE Congratulations Jesse!

Watch his AWSI video


Hawaii Maui news Richman approaches 800 feet on kiteboard

Jesse Richman of Haiku Hawaii celebrates after reaching 790 feet in a kiteboarding tow-up at Oregon’s Colombia River Gorge on July 26.

Hawaii Maui news Richman approaches 800 feet on kiteboard

Hawaii Maui news Richman approaches 800 feet on kiteboard

The ride, measured with electronic sensors, is believed to be the highest in the history of the discipline. “The view up there was pretty freaking epic – I can’t wait for the next time I’m up there,” said Richman, who performed the feat six days after his 21st birthday.


World Record Kiteboard Flying from 790ft Jesse Richman

Watch 2013′s Red Bull King of the Air perform a 790-foot tow-up over the Colombia River Gorge in Oregon. This stunt has never been accomplished by a kiteboarder before.

Stunt man — Jesse Richman
Stunt Coordinator — Jon (Bam Bam) Malberg
Director/Cameraman – Michael Peterson

Edit: Olivier Sautet

Production Crew
Director/Cameraman – Michael Peterson
Additional Camera work:
Kevin Tokstad
Kevin Donald
Rod Parmenter
Bryan Metcalf Perez
Still Photography Director — Richard Hallman
Additional Photogrpahers:

Adam Lapiere

Mariva England

Randy Orzeck


Boat Driver – Eric Otterholt
Safety Jet Ski — Mike Duhaime
Heather Beamer
Audrey Davis
The Elsasser Family

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MUSIC : A New Error – Single Moderat…

Jesse Richman crowned Red Bull King of the Air South Africa

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) – Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain was the perfect backdrop for the sixteen invited kiteboarders and eight wildcards to face-off in a unique ‘flag out’ competition format. It was eventually American, Richman who managed to edge out Sam Light and Nick Jacobsen to emerge victorious in front of 5,000 spectators.

“I never expected this and I’m so amazingly pumped! Red Bull King of the Air has been the biggest event in the world since the very beginning – I competed in it when I was a little kid and it was the coolest thing ever. To come here and win this event is unbelievable! By far the best riders in the world were throwing down in the best conditions for the event today!”

Scored by the judging panel of kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull King of the Air alumnus Greg Thijsse, they were judged on the height, creativity and style they executed their manoeuvres with airs reaching up to 25 metres.

Godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish was in Cape Town to check out the event first hand.
“I’m a little embarrassed to say this but this was my first time in South Africa. It’s a real pleasure to be here, I’m really stoked I came! I always knew it was good here,” remarked Robby on his first visit to the country.

Robby went on to say: “We’ve been talking about resurrecting Red Bull King of the Air for a while and today we had some of the best conditions – this was best exhibition of high performance kitesurfing I’ve ever seen. Big Bay was the perfect venue for this event. If this place wasn’t on the map before today, it’s definitely going to be after. I don’t think ever seen this many people at a kiteboarding event.”

Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

Jesse Richman (USA) crowned Red Bull King of the Air

The South Africans held their own in the field of riders with Andries Fourie making it through to the semi-final.

Final Results: 1. Jesse Richman (USA), 2. Nick Jacobsen (DEN), 3. Sam Light (GBR), 4. Youri Zoon (NED), 5. Andries Fourie (RSA), 5. Lewis Crathern (GBR), 7. Gianni Aragno (ESP), 7. Kevin Langeree (NED)

More details on the event can be found at

Pictures: Craig Kolesky (Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool.

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Red Bull King of the Air big air

Red Bull King of the Air action

Red Bull King of the Air action


Red Bull King of the Air spth africa

Red Bull King of the Air spth africa

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

AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year video 2012 Alex Fox Damien LeRoy Jesse Richman…


Huge thanks to Matt Sexton and Dave Scott for putting up with me and filming when no one else would. I couldn’t have done anything this year without you.

Mitch, Rock, Stef, Urine, BB, and Jill you guys had it worse than anyone, putting up with all of my bad jokes and just shit in general. I love you!



Damien LeRoy AWSI Kiterboarder of the Year Entry



Special thanks to Quiksilver and Slingshot for making these adventures possible.

Thanks to Jason and Titik for all the welcome and to all the friends i made on my travels hope to see you soon.

James Ropner
Patrick Rebstock

Still Photography:
Jason Wolcott




Vote for Jesse! He’s got it all from riding giant waves at JAWS to hardcore freestyle!





AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year Entry.. Filmed in: Indonesia / West Oz / Philippines

Filmed by: Darren McCagh / James Ropner / Fabrice Beaux
Edit by: Reo Stevens
Music: Re-Wired / Kasabian




kitesurf magazine iksurfmag issue 34 2013 kite – kiteboard test jessie richman manuela jungo ruben lenten…

Big news! Issue 34 of your favourite kitesurfing magazine has gone live! The even bigger news is that we have made the magazine bigger too! The pages are now 1.5 times larger which means bigger pictures in higher definition! On smaller screens the magazine will automatically resize, but if you have a large monitor, sit back and drink it all in!

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kitesurf magazine iksurfmag issue 34 2013 kite - kiteboard test jessie richman manuela jungo ruben lenten...

As usual the magazine is packed full of the best stories, images and videos from around the world, plus we have the first 2013 kite tests too!

Be sure to check it out…



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Naish Kiteboarding Video Maui Hawaii TV STAY HI Robby Naish, Kai Lenny S02E10…

Join Rick Jensen as he takes you on a trip through Maui and meet locals Robby Naish, Kai Lenny, and Shawn and Jesse Richman. Learn how the beauty of Hawai’i compares to life as a kiter in Germany.

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