Posts Tagged ‘North Kiteboarding’

Check out the new 2020 surfboard range by North: the Charge, the Cross and the Comp.

North introduces the new kite bar, the Navigator 2020. Check it out!

Check here the 2020 kite lineup by North: the Carve, the Orbit, the Pulse.

North presents the 2020 brand movie! Be sure to check out the new 2020 collection.

Marc Jacobs joins North international team of riders. Check the video!

Triple Freestyle World Champion, Bruna Kajiya joins North international team.

Here is North Press:

North welcomes Bruna Kajiya!

North Kiteboarding is thrilled to announce that Triple Freestyle World Champion, Bruna Kajiya has joined our world-class team of international athletes.

The first female to land a Backside 315, Bruna is one of the most recognisable faces in kiteboarding with her powerful and progressive riding style.

Brazilian born and bred, Bruna’s love for the ocean started through surfing, where she picked up the nickname ‘Little Fish’. From the moment she tried kiteboarding, Bruna has been working her way to the top. With numerous feats including 5 x Brazilian Champion, 2x Triple S Winner and 3 x Vice World Champion, it’s safe to say that Bruna is one of the best female riders out there.

Mike Raper, Brand Director at North says “Bruna has such a powerful vision for women that pushes riding styles to the limit. We are stoked for her to join our team and very excited to see where her drive and passion will take her next.”

When it comes to training, Bruna’s self-motivation and discipline is relentless. With regular training sessions at the Red Bull headquarters in LA, she’s a force to be reckoned with. A true icon for female riders, Bruna is dedicated to empowering women to get involved in the sport.

Bruna believes that kiteboarding is a means to express her true self. Her dedication to training, the way she moves, and even her bubbly personality, can all be seen when she is out on the water. We can’t wait to support Bruna in taking her riding to the next level.

Source: northkb.com

Jalou Langeree joins North international team. Here is the clip!

Annabel van Westerop is joining North Kiteboarding international team.

Jesse Richman announced he’s leaving Naish team and joining North Kiteboarding.

Read bellow North press release.

North welcomes Jesse Richman to the International Team

North is proud to announce that Jesse Richman is joining North Kiteboarding’s growing team of international riders.

Jesse is one of the best-known and well-rounded figures in kiteboarding. His feats include back to back World Championship wins on the Kiteboard Pro World Tour in 2008 and 2009, winner of King of the Air in 2013 and runner up in 2016, and famously being the first kitesurfer to get barrelled at Jaws.

Mike Raper, Director of Brand at North says ‘it’s truly an honour to have Jesse join North. He’s not only an incredibly talented rider, but also a fantastic individual whose values completely align with the direction we’re heading at North. I’ve personally known Jesse since he was a wee grom at Ka’a Point (aka Kite beach), it’s been great to watch him grow into the inspiration that he now is. We’re very excited to have him on this journey with us.”

Jesse will be joining close friend and North Team Manager, Nick Jacobsen on the international team. This is something the two athletes have been working towards for over twelve years. He is a fantastic addition to the strong and growing team of North riders, each who are committed to making kiteboarding a more visible and accessible sport.

Jesse says, “My wild journey with a kite has led me to this moment; a transformative time in the sport where anything can happen. The industry is filled with amazing riders, great companies and a worldwide community of inspiring kiteboarding enthusiasts. I want to push the limits of the sport and blow through any perceived boundaries that we have. It’s kismet and it’s exhilarating to be a part of a team with which I am so well-aligned on this mission. North is on a trajectory like no other brand has been on before, the team is a star-studded cast; to get in on this action is a dream come true.”

Jesse was born and raised in Maui, where he developed a strong connection to the ocean. He started surfing and windsurfing, then discovered kiteboarding at the age of 9. He has devoted 15 years of his life to the sport and is constantly looking for ways to push both his own limits and that of the sport.

Jesse will be one of the select few athletes in the world to receive a set of North prototype kites ahead of North Kiteboarding’s official launch in August, 2019.

Source: northkb.com

Graham Howes joins North Kiteboarding as International Team Rider.

Read bellow North press release:

North Kiteboarding is extremely proud to welcome Graham Howes as their newest international Team Rider.

A talented entrepreneur and fearless big air kiter, Graham is known for his relentless riding style which has led close friend and North Team Manager Nick Jacobsen to question his sanity at times. Graham is also the brainchild behind the infamous movement, Dirty Habits. He’s passionate about bringing extreme sports athletes who travel the world together, as well as taking extreme sports and day-to-day activities to the next level.

Mike Raper, Director of Brand says: “Graham is an extremely innovative and talented rider. He’s really committed to pushing the sport to its limits and we couldn’t be prouder to have him joining the international team.”

Graham’s first taste of kiteboarding came during a trip to Dubai, he was about to embark on an architectural degree at the time. This event changed the trajectory of his life and Graham spent the next five years travelling the world, finessing his skills and passing on his love for the sport through teaching others to kite, before he returned to South Africa.

Graham says “I feel very honored to be a part of North and such a strong and experienced team. From the moment I heard about the formation of this team and the individuals involved, I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and knew I would fit right in.”

Source: northkb.com