Posts Tagged ‘Riders’

Watch Nobile team riders, Katarzyna Lange, Gosia Kolacz, Maxi Gomez, Wojtek Andrzejewski, Jan Korycki and Michal Kamyk, playing in Tarifa with the new 2020 boards collection.

Video by Alexander James Lewis-Hughes Knot Future Media.

Take a look at Antoine Auriol’s insights of the 5th edition of the Dakhla Downwind Challenge. Watch riders having great fun kiting untouched territories.

Mystic presents the new Fall/Winter 19/20 collection. Take a look at the video and watch Mystic team riders shredding during a winter storm in Ireland.

91 riders registered to compete in Freestyle and Kite-Surf in Mauritius, at the second double discipline event of the season. Check out the highlights of Day One!

The results were:
HEAT 1
Pedro Matos (BRA) beat Sylvester (MRU)
HEAT 1B
Charlie Wise (AUS) beat Arsenio Dias (CV)
HEAT 2A
James Carew (AUS) beat Joshua Emmanuel (SA)
HEAT 2B
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) beat Simon Joosten (BAR)
HEAT 3 A
Reece Myerscough (CAN) beat Ricot (MAU)
HEAT 3 B
Oswald Smith (ZAR) beat Camille Delannoy (FRA)
HEAT 4 A
Mitu Monteiro (CV) beat Martin (MRU)
HEAT 4 B
Willow-River Tonkin (MRU beat Pablo Amores (ESP)

I’am KAROLINA

Posted: 21st August 2019 by Paula Pintão in Karolina Winkowska
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The title of this short movie says it all, “I’am KAROLINA”. Here is Karolina Winkowska’s new video, about her life, her passion for kiteboarding and what makes her happy. Take a look!

Travel to Madagascar with Delphine Beauchet Macaire! Watch and enjoy her summary video of an amazing trip to Mada, a great destination for wave riders.

Filmer: Bertrand Beauchet Macaire

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!

Today was the registration day for the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt. Check the report below.


A strong crew in Sylt

Tuesday 25th June

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The GKA Kite World Tour is back in action this week in Sylt in Germany’s North Frisian Islands for what could be a potentially pivotal event on this year’s tour. Overall rankings are up for grabs and it looks like the conditions are going to be pretty stellar too with a solid forecast on the cards right through until the weekend.

This week will see the tour’s strapless contingent getting back in the mix for the second time this season.

35 riders are registered for the event – 26 men and 9 women – and we’re sure to see some key battles throughout the week as the riders vie to better their position in the overall season rankings.


Matchu’s not competing, but he’s still here for his bros!

There’s plenty of opportunity for some of the lower ranked riders to make real progress at this event too. In the men’s division, fourth seed Matchu Lopes will not be competing here in Sylt due to a shoulder injury which has been plaguing him since late in the 2018 season.

It was a tough decision for him to make, but he’s chosen to take the time to recover properly and will likely miss the rest of the season. That leaves room for manoeuvre for riders further down the table though, particularly as sixth ranked rider Sebastian Ribeiro will also be missing this event.


Mitu Monteiro – the man to beat right now

Of course, breaking the top three will be no mean feat for anyone. Mitu Monteiro is currently in first after a stellar performance at the season opener in Cape Verde, with Airton Cozzolino in second and James Carew in third. All three of those riders are capable of making (and winning) a final, whether strapless freestyle or wave-focused (and this event is likely to be a split between the two), but there are some solid riders on their tail so it’s all to play for this week.


Charlotte Carpentier is in prime position to make up some serious ground at this event

In the women’s division, the table has been blown wide open due to the absence of the entire women’s top three – Moona Whyte, Ines Correia and Johanna Catharina Edin. However, there’s still a nine-strong roster of riders, including German competitors Sonja Bunte and Susanne Schwartztrauber. And, with the top three conspicuous by their absence, you can bet that fourth ranked Charlotte Carpentier and Carla Herrera Oria (currently in seventh) will be looking to seize on the opportunity of a top place finish!


Peri Roberts from Australia is also here in Sylt for her first event of the season

There was no wind today on the opening day, but strong cross-on winds from the right and some swell are due to kick in tomorrow morning.

If that happens, it will make for solid beach break wave riding conditions which are forecasted to last right through until Saturday..

If that happens, it will make for solid beach break wave riding conditions which are forecasted to last right through until Saturday..

Stay tuned for the action tomorrow once the main event gets underway.

First possible start tomorrow (Wednesday) – 09:00

Find heat ladders here.

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com

Mikaili Sol wins at Playa de Vargas, in Gran Canaria. Check it all here!

GKA Report:

Mikaili Sol wins the GKA Gran Canaria!

Saturday 15th June

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova / Video: Mint Grigas

The riders battled their way through to the semi-finals yesterday on the second day of the GKA Gran Canaria in super challenging conditions. By the end of the day, round three was complete, so the eight male riders who’d made it to the semis were guaranteed a joint first place if no further heats were able to run.

For the women however, they still needed to complete the semi-finals to get a result so the pressure is on today!

Recap on the action from day 2 in the highlight video below and stay tuned for updates when the heats start rolling!

CONDITIONS: 15+ knots. Riders on 11-12 metres
HEATS BEGIN AT 19:00

WOMEN’S SEMI-FINALS 1
B. Kajiya / M. Sol / T/. Taabbel
Event picks up where the riders left off yesterday and each competitor has two tricks on the board.

Mika sticks a KGB for 7.97 – the highest women’s score so far. Bruna not far behind with a B2B (6.67) and Therese consistently landing in the high fives.

Mika sticks another high score with a 7.93 for a heart attack. Two highest scores of the event – and in the same heat! Her coach is on the beach talking her through the heat.

Mika absolutely insane in this heat. She just landed an 8.07 for a back mobe which means she’s now landed the three highest tricks of the event almost consecutively.

Mika wins with an insane performance and combined score of 31.04. The three highest scoring tricks and the biggest combo score of the event in one heat. No biggie..

WOMEN’S SEMI FINALS HEAT 2
P. Van Iersel / R. Arnaus / M. Lambrecht / H. Whiteley
Riders out on 12-13 metre kites and all landing opening tricks in the high fours (three raleys to blind and a blind judge). Hannah looking underpowered on a 12 but making it work.

Rita Arnaus doing well in this heat on a 12 metre RPM and she sticks a back to blind for 5.87. Leading well after two tricks but then Pippa van Iersel comes back from fourth with an s-bend to blind into second and she’s now closing on Rita.

Taller riders having to run back upwind in between tricks due to light conditions but Rita Arnaus is absolutely crushing it and she lands a slim chance scoring 7.67 but Van Iersel pulls ahead with some consistent scores including a 313.

Whitely then gets a solid gust of wind late in the heat and lands a double back to wrapped (second highest trick of the heat) but Van Iersel now has the momentum and keeps consistently sticking landings.

The dual between Arnaus and Van Iersel continues and with two tricks still to run, Rita pulls ahead again with an s-bend to blind. Van Iersel needs 7.95 to win this now. Unfortunately, her last trick was a BS 313 which only scored her 5.83. Rita wins the heat!

MEN’S SEMI FINALS HEAT 1
L. Cruz / S. Teixeira / V. Rodriguez / M. Chabloz
Conditions: Riders on 12-13 metres
Cruz strikes first with a 317 (7.07). Teixeira and Rodriguez then both land front blind mobes but Rodriguez’ is cleaner and bigger and he moves into second.

WIND DROPS – HEAT ABANDONED – ON TO THE WOMEN’S FINAL

WOMEN’S FINAL
B. Kajiya / P. Van Iersel / R. Arnaus / M. Sol
Bruna is looking strong from the off with an s-bend to blind for 5.87 points and she then stomps a front to blind and a B2B, two high scores.

Mika Sol’s riding super consistently though with a slim chance followed by back to blind and then a super clean heart attack for 7.7 to pull into the lead ahead of Bruna. This is now becoming a proper battle between the old guard and the new school!

Bruna’s not having it though, and she then lands a double back to wrapped to pull into the lead with a substantial combined score of 28.24. She’s still got three trick attempts in hand, and is comfortably leading this heat.

Rita Arnaus is close behind Mika in second with consistent scores averaging around 6 points and Pippa Van Iersel is only a couple of points behind.

Mika Sol then retakes the lead with a blind mobe and she now has a combined score of 29.47.

Each rider now has one trick to go, but Bruna’s gone for an s-bend to blind and that won’t score her highly enough to beat Mika.

MIKA WINS WITH ONE TRICK ATTEMPT STILL IN HAND!

WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS

1: Mikaili Sol (BRA)
2: Bruna Kajiya (BRA)
3: Pippa van Iersel (NL)
4: Rita Arnaus (ESP)

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com

On the second day of the main event only a few heats were completed at Playa de Vargas, in Gran Canaria.

GKA Report:

Friday 14th June

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

Yesterday the riders made it close to the semi-final rounds here at the GKA Gran Canaria after a full day of heats and now, on day two of the main event, they’re ready to get back into the action.

The wind’s been keeping them waiting this morning, building up to 14-16 knots at points, but it’s not been consistent enough to get the heats rolling.

Now the wind’s filling in though and the riders are on standby waiting for green light.

First heat to run will be heat 15 – men’s round three. After men’s round three’s complete, the women will be up for round two.

Check the heat order below.

Conditions update 17:50: Riders out warming up on 12-13 metre kites
Heats about to start

HEATS BEGIN

HEAT 15
J. Del Rosario / L. Cruz / L. Whaley / P. Martinez
Luis Alberto Cruz leads from early on with a 317 for his first trick that earns him 7.3 points. The lightest rider in the heat, he continues to lead while Liam Whaley drops down to fourth. The light wind is making things challenging for the riders in this heat.

After two stoppages due to failing wind, Whaley pulls it round going from fourth to first with a double heart attack (6.83) and BS315 (7.07).

Cruz pulls back in front with a front blind mobe (6.83) and then Whaley retakes the lead with a back mobe five (6.23). Just two tricks left and Liam only leads by 1.53 points.

Riders now relying on kickers to get enough height to land wakestyle tricks. Luis does a BS 313 just to get some scores on the board and pull ahead of Liam but it’s not a high enough scoring move.

With only two tricks left available, Posito Martinez comes back to the brink and into second place with a 317 (7.37) and is now within reach of Whaley if he can land a 7.2 or more.

Liam Whaley then lands an FS7 (7.07) to put some distance between him and Martinez but Luis Alberto Cruz claws his way back to second with BS315 (6.53) and it all comes down to Martinez who is the only rider with a trick left to do. He needs an 8.07 for first and a 6.93 for second, which is doable.

But he crashes, and Liam wins the heat to go through to semis along with Luis Alberto Cruz.

HEAT 16
S. Teixeira / P. Serin / C. Mario / L. Pitot
Teixeira opens up an early lead with a few clean tricks including a BS315 (7.13) and he follows that up with double heart attack (6.97). Leading well now with Carlos Mario down in fourth after three trick attempts.

Mario hits back with KGB5 (highest heat score at 7.57) to climb to third.

Mario ramps up the pressure with solid 8+ point scores to win the heat with a combined score of 31.31 – one of the highest of the event so far.

WOMEN’S HEAT 6
Pippa van Iersel / Bruna Kajiya
Pippa opens with a BS 313 (6.07) and Bruna, keen to get past her round one loss to Natalie Lambrecht, answers back with an s-bend to blind which only scores her 3.4. She’ll need to do more than that.

Bruna then regains composure with two more landed tricks, including a solid scoring back to blind (6.6) and she pushes past Pippa who can’t match Bruna for consistency.

From here, Bruna runs away with it while Pippa crashed four tricks in a row and. Bruna finishes up with a back to wrapped for 7.7 points (one of the highest scoring tricks of women’s division so far at this event). Bruna wins by 19.7 points!

WOMEN’S SEMI-FINALS – HEAT 2
B. Kajiya / T. Taabbel / M. Sol
Conditions: Riders on 10-11 metre kites
Mika Sol firing straight out the gates with a slim chance (7.07) and an s-bend to blind (5.37).

WIND DROPS OFF – HEAT CANCELLED.
NO FURTHER HEATS TODAY.

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com