Archive for Juni, 2019

Take a break to watch Aaron Hadlow’s full movie TWENTY!

2019 marks 20th year since Aaron Hadlow first flew a kite. We took this milestone as a challenge to document the best action and the journey through his favorite disciplines in kiteboarding. For this reason Aaron teamed up with filmmaker Laci Kobulsky traveling to multiple locations, meeting up with his friends and finding the best conditions in order to deliver you this full-length kiteboarding movie – TWENTY.

Rider: Aaron Hadlow
Guests: Ruben Lenten, Lewis Crathern, Craig Cunningham, Sam Light, Noè Font, Tom Court

Supported by: DUOTONE
Movie by: Laci Kobulsky
Graphics design by: Tim Wer

Check out Benjamin Beholz’s cold session at 2000m altitude in Madesimo, in Lombardy!

Watch girls having fun in Cape Verde! Starring Pascale Fuss, Wicky Bisanz, Alina Shalin and Leonie Meyer.

Cinematography: Gregor John Pictures

With no wind on Day 4, the riders of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt joined forces with local kiters and surfers to take part in a 100 person paddle out to raise awareness about the issue of plastic ocean pollution. The climate change is impossible to ignore!

Benjamin Dupont // Madinina 2019

Posted: 29th Juni 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Watch French rider Benjamin Dupont ripping in Martinique!

Boardriding Maui CloudFoiling 18

Posted: 29th Juni 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Enjoy another fun video of “Boardriding Maui CloudFoiling” series. It’s really worth to watch!

Filmed and produced by @scottdrexler

Watch the highlights from the Finals on Day 2 of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2019. Airton Cozzolino and Carla Herrera Oria defended their Single Elimination victories and both won the Doubles.

Stay tuned for the strapless freestyle Expression Session in Sytl!

Ocean Rodeo presents a material revolution at the GKA World Cup Sylt, the ALUULA frame technology. Check it out!

20 Questions

Posted: 28th Juni 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Lilou Granier (Starboard / Phantom Sails) made her debut on the world tour at her home event (New Caledonia) in 2015 at the age of just 15 - eventually finishing 14th in her first event. Fast forward two years and Granier would almost win her first elimination in front of her home crowd at the 2017 Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup - only to be denied by Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) on the line in a photo finish. The now 18-year-old is one of the most exciting young talents on the world tour at the moment and in 2018 she finished 4th and 6th in the two events she was able to attend, while she has made a bright start to 2019 after finishing 4th in South Korea - just missing out on her maiden podium finish by 1 point. We recently caught up with Lilou to take the latest of our 20 Questions interview:

1. Why are you so passionate about windsurfing?

I’m living in New-Caledonia, I can’t not be passionate!! 
2. What quality do you like most in other people?

I love people who can raise a smile on everyone. 
3. What annoys or frustrates you the most?

Not being able to see my friends for a long time.
4. What do you most like in yourself?

Wow I don’t know! Maybe my humour… i can make myself laugh alone! 
5. What do you dislike in yourself?

I hate my bloody temper when things are going wrong.
6. What has been your best moment on tour?

My first elimination on the tour in Noumea, at home : I took the 2nd place, side-by-side with Delphine [Cousin Questel]. All my family and my friends were on fire!! 
7. What has been your worst moment on tour?

When I had a big crash during the first winners’ final in Portugal... I was first after the first buoy and I took a nasty crash just before the 2nd mark.
8. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you have given yourself when your career started?

Stay focused and stop losing your temper! 
9. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Stay focused and stop losing your temper! 
10. What would be your perfect day?

A non-active morning with a great lunch, big afternoon sesh at home and little party in the evening. 
11. Do you have any superstitions?

12. Which living person do you most admire?

In my opinion, Sarah-Quita [Offringa] is the woman with the best life, the best way of mind and the best windsurf skills I have ever seen. 
13. What is your greatest fear?

That I stop windsurfing after my studies. 
14. What is your most treasured possession?

My 90L iSonic Starboard… always with me. 
15. If you weren’t a professional windsurfer, what would you like to be?

I’m actually studying to become a pilot, it’s too hard to be a professional windsurfer when you are a woman. 
16. Where is the best place you’ve been?

You’re nowhere better than at home. 
17. Where would you most like to go to that you haven’t been to yet?

Bonaire - heard too many exciting stories about this island.

18. Who would you most like to have as a dinner guest, dead or alive?

Wow I don’t know… there are always people you want to see again but you can’t…
19. First App you open in the morning?

20. A phrase you live by?

Your way depends on what you do with your sail, the wind is the same for everyone. 

Thanks, Lilou. Good luck for the rest of the year.

You can stay up to date with all of Lilou Granier’s latest news and adventures via her Social Media Channels:

Facebook: @LilouGranierFRA1208
Instagram: @lilou_granier

Airton Cozzolino and Carla Herrera Oria claim the first places at the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2019.

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Airton Cozzolino and Carla Herrera Oria victorious at GKA Sylt

Thursday 27th June
Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The Double Eliminations wrapped up today at the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt with Airton Cozzolino and Carla Herrera Oria defending their Single Elimination victories and winning the Doubles!


Men’s Division

1: Airton Cozzolino (CPV)
2: James Carew (AUS)
3: Mitu Monteiro (CPV)
4: Simon Joosten (BRB)
5: Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM)

Women’s Division

1: Carla Herrera Oria (ESP)
2: Charlotte Carpentier (FRA)
3: Susanne Schwarztrauber (DEU)
4: Peri Roberts (AUS)
5: Capucin Delannoy (FRA)