Archive for Juni, 2022

Pozo Training Diaries

Posted: 30th Juni 2022 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

The start of the 2022 Gran Canaria PWA World Cup is now just over a week away and Ben Proffitt has set up base in Pozo Izquierdo to bring you the first in a series of Pozo Training Diaries, so that you can see what's happening before the event as the best wave sailors in the world prepare for their first Pozo battle in 3 years.

The first episode is now online @ https://youtu.be/Th3q65UfXro

JV69 Monthly Magazine: June

Posted: 29th Juni 2022 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Short visit to the hospital

During the Defi wind I kept it a bit low profile, but I cut my toe on the second day of racing which made me need two stitches. I asked for tape instead so I could continue racing, as the results were good at that event I'm happy I did. 

Being back in Austria it actually turned out different, the toe started to get infected and something was growing on the side of the big toe… time for a visit to the hospital. 

After cutting the wound open again, taking some medication and another check up later that week everything was fine again, but it meant the first 3 weeks of June I was out of the water! Always tough for a windsurfer... :-) 

7+ Millions views on video! 

I was posting more short videos lately to push my social media, all this content is available for all my sponsors/supporters as well. It looks like F4 Foils made perfect use of it as a REEL that got posted in Instagram already got watched 7.7 MILLION times as I write this !!!

Very stoked about this kind of reach on a foiling video shot in Lake Garda, if you like to see the shot, please check the link below:
www.instagram.com/reel/CeYA2K4o9pK/

Faster and Faster

Talking about the foil, on a windy morning in Malcesine (Lake Garda) I unpacked a brand new 4.5 Duotone Warp_Foil and a 1 time used Falcon Foil 144 and I started to break my personal record every run!!

While the waters were pretty wild I managed to reach a 2 second top speed of 37.2 KNOTS!

Looking at the GPS-Foilsurfing website it's the 4th fastest time, and all 3 faster times are done with a smaller front wing than the 420cm2 I was using. So it's time to get set up with smaller front wings this autumn and see if I can break the 40 knots barrier for the first time ever! 

One hour classic 

The one hour classic race in Lake Garda was this time a special one, as not just a couple fast guys competed… With over 15 PWA riders included the latest world champions Nico Goyard, Pierre Mortefon, Matteo Iachino and Antoine Albeau. It was probably one of the strongest fleets ever!

In the three days of competition the concept is as followed: every day we try to do a 1h Fin race and a 1h Foil race. In the end your fastest time/most laps sailed counts. The wind allowed us to do a total of 3 foil races and 2 fin races.

The 2 fin races I absolutely dominated! Friday was the windiest day and despite two gybes in a wind hole and a need to stop on the straight line to adjust my boom height... I managed to win that race in front of local hero Bruno Martini. The second fin race on Sunday was absolutely insane, I managed to win with a 1min 20sec lead over number two Matteo Iachino… It was a first time for me having such an edge over everybody! 

Out of the 3 foil races we did I managed to win one, luckily the windiest one! The first race on Friday I chose the perfect set-up and fought back from a 4th place on the first reach, I was leading after 2 rounds and managed to smash the record set now on 21 laps in 1h1min. I would lie if I say winning the foil wasn't a bit of a surprise, but especially when it's windy I'm feeling fast. 

To round it up: winning both disciplines with 100 competitors including all these big names felt insane and gives me a great confidence boost!! 

What's next?

I'm off to Croatia for the first PWA world cup event of the year, sadly it's only a '2 star' event which means it doesn't count for the world ranking. In the end, at this stage, we're just happy to be racing and hope that Fuerteventura, which should be the first counting event,  later in July will be confirmed soon!

Best regards, 

Jordy Vonk 

Report By: Holly Keenan   Photos by: Samuel Cardenas

If you haven’t seen the highlight video from the weekend’s hydrofoil competiton then make sure to check it out below!

We had some fantastic action unfold at the weekend with the hydrofoil big air riders showing us just how far this new disipline has progressed.

Commentators Jo and Lewis summarise the best of the action from Sunday’s Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships in the video below:

HIGHLIGHTS: THE FINAL

FINAL RESULTS FROM SUNDAY’S ACTION: 

1st Charles Brodel (FRA)
2nd Jamie Overbeek (NLD) 
3rd Maxime Chabloz (SUI) 
4th Alex Soto (DOM)

Read the full report from the competition here:

Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Hydrofoil World Champion – Charles Brodel

The post HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FROM THE BIG AIR HYDROFOIL COMPETITION appeared first on GKA Kite World Tour.

Report By: Holly Keenan   Photos by: Samuel Cardenas

Camille Losserand GKA Tarifa 2022

Crew and riders were feeling pessimistic for the second day of the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships as the Levante wind was looking very light on the forecast.

Nevertheless, local knowledge suggested that a 15-knot Levante forecast could easily develop into a 30-knot Levante on the day. So we took our chances and kept the green light up for the competition!

To our surprise the wind started to build around 11 am and riders and crew prepared themselves for a day of competition ahead. 

Skippers meeting commenced at midday where race directors and judges briefed riders on the plan for the day. As this event is a big air event, crew and riders agreed to only run the competition if we had optimal big air conditions, which is roughly around (25 to 35 knots).

The heat durations are 7 minutes with 3 minute duration in between. To avoid confusion for the judges riders should adopt a converabelt system where they jump one after another. 

 

More news and updates to come soon so stay tuned!

skippers meeting GKA Tarifa

If you haven’t seen the highlight video from the weekends Hydrofoil competiton then make sure to check it out below!

HIGHLIGHTS: THE FINAL

Camille Delannoy GKA Tarifa 2022

In the meantime, here’s how to stay up-to-date with all the events happening.

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  3. Check out our youtube channel for daily highlight videos once the competition begins!

 

The post Day 2 of the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships – Waiting For Wind appeared first on GKA Kite World Tour.

RL Stingray Wingfoil 2000 Test 2022

Posted: 28th Juni 2022 by Uwe Schröder in Allgemein
Original Post: http://gleiten.tv

Sehr gutes Leichtwindfoil mit hoher Geschwindigkeit für Einsteiger bis Fortgeschrittene. Und dazu noch ein Aktions Preis deutlich unter 1000,- Euro

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The Windsurf Project

Posted: 28th Juni 2022 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

This one has been a while in the waiting, but it's more than worth the wait as the Windsurf Project return with Episode 5 of their epic series, which sees Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) travel to Cabo Verde with Jamie Hancock on another brilliant mission as they search for the best wind and waves on the planet. Grab a cup of tea or a beer an enjoy another master piece @ https://monetree.com/thewindsurfproject

The Windsurf Project: "After 2 years in the making we bring you the fifth installment featuring Thomas Traversa and his historical love affair with Cabo Verde.

Sit back and enjoy the rides :)"

You can see the latest episode of the brilliant Windsurf Project @ https://monetree.com/thewindsurfproject

The Windsurf Project

Posted: 28th Juni 2022 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

This one has been a while in the waiting, but it's more than worth the wait as the Windsurf Project return with Episode 5 of their epic series, which sees Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) travel to Cabo Verde with Jamie Hancock on another brilliant mission as they search for the best wind and waves on the planet. Grab a cup of tea or a beer an enjoy another master piece @ https://monetree.com/thewindsurfproject

The Windsurf Project: "After 2 years in the making we bring you the fifth installment featuring Thomas Traversa and his historical love affair with Cabo Verde.

Sit back and enjoy the rides :)"

You can see the latest episode of the brilliant Windsurf Project @ https://monetree.com/thewindsurfproject

Report By: Holly Keenan   Photos by: Samuel Cardenas

Saturday saw the opening of the Qatar Airways GKA Awards night with GKA Riders, crew and sponsors all gathered together to celebrate some of the most monumental moments in kitesurfing!

This event was a very important night for the GKA as it marked the official partnership with Qatar Airways as headline sponsor of the GKA Kite World Tour.

 

Lewis and Jo Comentating GKA Awards

 The Qatar Airways GKA awards were hosted at Teatro Municipal Alameda, in the heart of Tarifa, with over 230 people attending. 

We were delighted to have some very special guests at this event with Senior Vice President of Discover Qatar, Steven Reynolds, Mayor of Tarifa, and CEO of the GKA World Tour, Jorgen Vogt.

Our presenters were the master duo, Jo Ciastula and Lewis Crathern who made for a very entertaining night indeed.  It’s also safe to say that kitesurfers make for a noisier audience than normal! The energy was electric, with huge cheers from the audience all night long. 

THE AWARDS 

  • Women’s Move of the Year Award
  • Men’s Move Of the Year Award
  • Men’s Rider Of the Year Award
  • Women’s Rider Of the Year Award
  • Rookie Of the Year Award
  • Best Social Contribution of the Year Awards

WOMEN’S MOVE OF THE YEAR

The first award of the night to be handed out was the women’s move of the year. This award was presented by GKA Tour Manager, Tom Hartmann. The move of the year award is about having all the kitesurfing disciplines combined and discerning which move stood out the most across the board. 

The Nominees for Women’s Move of the Year Award were as follows:

  • Therese Taabbel
  • Mikali Sol 
  • Capucine Dellannoy 
  • Therese Taabbel 
  • Pippa Van Earsal 
  • Karolina Winkowska
  • Camille Losserand 
  • Moona Whyte 

Mikali Sol is the official winner of the Womens’ move of the year award! 

Mikali is continuously pushing womens’ kitesurfing to the next level and this spectacular Slim 7 was by far the best move we have seen by a female rider this year. Not only is Mika the only female to ever pull off this trick but, her style and perfect execution has no doubt set her in a league of her own.

GKA Awards Mikali Sol

The Nominees for Mens’ Move of the Year Award were as follows: 

  • Maxime Chabloz 
  • Andrea Principi 
  • Joshua Emanuel 
  • Airton Cozzolino 
  • Charles Brodel
  • Camille Delannoy
  • Giel Vlugt 
  • Gianmaria Coccoluto 
  • Tom Bridge 
  • Janek Grezegorzewski
  • Jesse Richman 

Giel Vlugt, the official winner of the men’s move of the year award! 

Giel Vlugt has been training big air kitesurfing for only two years and has already shown himself to be one of the best big air riders in the world! Giel’s magnificent S-loop has set itself apart from the other nominees’ moves. This trick requires a tremendous amount of risk factor and technical ability. Giel is without a doubt, a well-deserved winner of this award. 

  • “To be here with all these legends just felt insane, I don’t think I have ever felt anything like this.” 
Giel Vlugt GKA Awards

After the announcement of the move of the year, we moved on to the social contribution of the year award which was presented by Jaime Herraiz. 

This is about celebrating riders who have shared the beauty of the sport,not only in the kitesurfing world but also outside of it. It’s about giving back to the sport that riders have gained so much joy from. 

The Nominees for the Social Contribution of the Year Award were as follows: 

  • Willow River Tonkin 
  • Graham Howes 
  • Mitu Montiero 
  • Lewis Crathern 
  • Marcella Witt

Willow River-Tonkin was the winner of the Social Contribution of the Year award!

Willow is much more than just a  ‘professional kitesurfer’. Willow has been a part of countless charity ventures and uses his social media as a platform to showcase his fundraisers and encourage people into the crazy world of kitesurfing. The ultaristic kitesurfer took the well deserved win for this award! 

Willow River tonkin

Rookie of the year award was all about those groms. This award wants to celebrate all the amazing young talent we have in kitesurfing.

The Nominees for rookie of the year award were as follows:

  • Fin Flugel 
  • Daivide Ribeiro 
  • Keanu Mertens 
  • Pierfrancesco Rizzelo 
  • Maxime Luan Desjardin 
  • Robbie Stewart 
  • Guilherme Costa

Fin Flugel took home the win for the Rookie Of The Year Award 

From freestyle to big air, surfing to winging… this kid is a jack of all trades, master of all! It seems like everyone has had their eye on Fin at this event as he has been on the water performing for us in front of the GKA Testing site at Valdevaqueros beach. His progression has skyrocketed over the last few months and we are excited to see what is to come of this kitesurf prodigy.

Fin Fugal GKA Awards

RIDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Our final, most prestigious award of the year, the one everyone had been waiting for, was rider of the year award.

This award is not just looking at the talent and skill of a rider but also what they are doing for sponsors, what projects they have been working on, and most importantly, how they present themselves as a rider.

The Nominees for female rider of the year award were as follows:

Female Rider Of the Year Award Nominees: 

  • Mikali Sol 
  • Capucine Delannoy 
  • Pippa Van Earsal 
  • Angely Boullot 
  • Bruna Kajiya 
  • Rita Arnaus 
  • Jalou Langeree 
  • Marcela Witt

MIKAILI SOL: FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR

Mikali Sol is without question one of the most talented riders the GKA has ever seen. Her progression has been unmatchable by any other rider as she pushes womens’ kitesurfing to the next level! Not only does Mikali put in hard work on the water but she also works very hard for her sponsors and puts in a tremendous amount of effort on photoshoots and projects! We look forward to seeing what more Mika has to offer in the future! 

GKA Awards rider of the year

Male Rider Of the Year Award Nominees: 

 

  • Airton Cozzolino 
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Giel Vlugt 
  • Charles Brodel 
  • James Carew 
  • Maxime Chabloz 
  • Janek Grezegorzewski 
  • Jesse Richman 

GIEL VLUGT: MALE RIDER OF THE YEAR

This really is a special night for Giel Vlugt as he is also taking the win for Rider Of the Year. Not only is Giel a truly tremendous athlete but he is also a great representative of the sport, always showing up for everything with a big smile on his face! He has helped showcase the true radicalness of kitesurfing to the world and is the well deserved winner of this award.

GKA award Winners

Report By: Holly Keenan   Photos by: Samuel Cardenas

Tonight saw the opening of the Qatar Airways GKA Awards night with GKA Riders, crew and sponsors all gathered together to celebrate some of the most monumental moments in kitesurfing!

This event was a very important night for the GKA as it marked the official partnership with Qatar Airways as headline sponsor of the GKA Kite World Tour.

 

Lewis and Jo Comentating GKA Awards

 The Qatar Airways GKA awards were hosted at Teatro Municipal Alameda, in the heart of Tarifa, with over 230 people attending. 

We were delighted to have some very special guests at this event with Senior Vice President of Discover Qatar, Steven Reynolds, Mayor of Tarifa, and CEO of the GKA World Tour, Jorgen Vogt.

Our presenters were the master duo, Jo Ciastula and Lewis Crathern who made for a very enternating night indeed. 

It’s safe to say that kitesurfers make for a noisier audience than normal! The energy was electric, with huge cheers from the audience all night long. 

We had six awards to be presented tonight and they were as follows: 

  • Women’s Move of the Year Award
  • Men’s Move Of the Year Award
  • Men’s Rider Of the Year Award
  • Women’s Rider Of the Year Award
  • Rookie Of the Year Award
  • Best Social Contribution of the Year Awards

WOMEN’S MOVE OF THE YEAR

The first award of the night to be handed out was the women’s move of the year. This award was presented by GKA Tour Manager, Tom Hartmann. The move of the year award is about having all the kitesurfing disciplines combined and discerning which move stood out the most across the board. 

 

The Nominees for Women’s Move of the Year Award were as follows:

  • Therese Taabbel
  • Mikali Sol 
  • Capucine Dellannoy 
  • Therese Taabbel 
  • Pippa Van Earsal 
  • Karolina Winkowska
  • Camille Losserand 
  • Moona Whyte 

Mikali Sol is the official winner of the Womens’ move of the year award! 

Mikali is continuously pushing womens’ kitesurfing to the next level and this spectacular S-mobe 7 was by far the best move we have seen by a female rider this year. Not only is Mika the only female to ever pull off this trick but, her style and perfect execution has no doubt set her in a league of her own.

GKA Awards Mikali Sol

The Nominees for Mens’ Move of the Year Award were as follows: 

  • Maxime Chabloz 
  • Andrea Principi 
  • Joshua Emanuel 
  • Airton Cozzolino 
  • Charles Brodel
  • Camille Delannoy
  • Giel Vlugt 
  • Gianmaria Coccoluto 
  • Tom Bridge 
  • Janek Grezegorzewski
  • Jesse Richman 

Giel Vlugt, the official winner of the men’s move of the year award! 

Giel Vlugt has been training big air kitesurfing for only two years and has already shown himself to be one of the best big air riders in the world! Giel’s magnificent S-loop has set itself apart from the other nominees’ moves. This trick requires a tremendous amount of risk factor and technical ability. Giel is without a doubt, a well-deserved winner of this award. 

  • “To be here with all these legends just felt insane, I don’t think I have ever felt anything like this.” 
Giel Vlugt GKA Awards

After the announcement of the move of the year, we moved on to the social contribution of the year award which was presented by Jaime Herraiz. 

This is about celebrating riders who have shared the beauty of the sport,not only in the kitesurfing world but also outside of it. It’s about giving back to the sport that riders have gained so much joy from. 

The Nominees for the Social Contribution of the Year Award were as follows: 

  • Willow River Tonkin 
  • Graham Howes 
  • Mitu Montiero 
  • Lewis Crathern 
  • Marcella Witt

Willow River-Tonkin was the winner of the Social Contribution of the Year award!

Willow is much more than just a  ‘professional kitesurfer’. Willow has been a part of countless charity ventures and uses his social media as a platform to showcase his fundraisers and encourage people into the crazy world of kitesurfing. The ultaristic kitesurfer took the well deserved win for this award! 

Willow River tonkin

Rookie of the year award was all about those groms. This award wants to celebrate all the amazing young talent we have in kitesurfing.

The Nominees for rookie of the year award were as follows:

  • Fin Flugel 
  • Daivide Ribeiro 
  • Keanu Mertens 
  • Pierfrancesco Rizzelo 
  • Maxime Luan Desjardin 
  • Robbie Stewart 
  • Guilherme Costa

Fin Flugel took home the win for the Rookie Of The Year Award 

From freestyle to big air, surfing to winging… this kid is a jack of all trades, master of all! It seems like everyone has had their eye on Fin at this event as he has been on the water performing for us in front of the GKA Testing site at Valdevaqueros beach. His progression has skyrocketed over the last few months and we are excited to see what is to come of this kitesurf prodigy.

Fin Fugal GKA Awards

Our final, most prestigious award of the year, the one everyone had been waiting for, was rider of the year award.

This award is not just looking at the talent and skill of a rider but also what they are doing for sponsors, what projects they have been working on, and most importantly, how they present themselves as a rider.

The Nominees for female rider of the year award were as follows:

Female Rider Of the Year Award Nominees: 

  • Mikali Sol 
  • Capucine Delannoy 
  • Pippa Van Earsal 
  • Angely Boullot 
  • Bruna Kajiya 
  • Rita Arnaus 
  • Jalou Langeree 
  • Marcela Witt

Mikali Sol Won Female Rider Of the Year Award

 

Mikali Sol is without question one of the most talented riders the GKA has ever seen. Her progression has been unmatchable by any other rider as she pushes womens kitesurfing to the next level! Not only does Mikali put in hard work on the water but she also works very hard for her sponsors and puts in a tremendous amount of effort on photoshoots and projects! We look forward to seeing what more Mika has to offer in the future! 

GKA Awards rider of the year

Male Rider Of the Year Award Nominees: 

 

  • Airton Cozzolino 
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Giel Vlugt 
  • Charles Brodel 
  • James Carew 
  • Maxime Chablos 
  • Janek Grezegorzewski 
  • Jesse Richman 

Giel Vlugt Takes Home Male Rider Of The Year Award

This really is a special night for Giel Vlugt as he is also taking the win for Rider Of the Year. Not only is Giel a truly tremendous athlete but he is also a great representative of the sport, always showing up for everything with a big smile on his face! He has helped showcase the true radicalness of kitesurfing to the world and is the well deserved winner of this award.

GKA award Winners

The post The Qatar Airways GKA Award Winners Have Been Announced! appeared first on GKA Kite World Tour.

Naish Triad Test 2022

Posted: 26th Juni 2022 by Uwe Schröder in Allgemein
Original Post: http://gleiten.tv

 Intuitiver und spielerischer One Fits all Kite für alle Einsatzbereiche und speziell für leichte Fahrer innen besonders geeignet. Perfektes Barfeeling

www.naishkites.com/product/triad/