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The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational took place June 3rd-9th on Cape Hatteras, in the REAL Slick. 30 riders from 15 different countries traveled to North Carolina to test and show their skills at the famous kite park.

Watch some of the highlights of this year’s event, through the lens of Vincent Bergeron. Stay tuned for the 2018 Triple-S event, that will take place on June 2nd-8th!

Edit: Vincent Bergeron
Film: Brian Wennersten, Vincent Bergeron, Jeffrey O’neil & Ryan Osmond

Jake Kelsick had fun times competing at the 2017 Triple S Invitational. This video pictures some of the action in Cape Hatteras. Take a look.

The 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational results are in: Ewan Jaspan and Colleen Carroll are the big winners!

The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational took place June 3rd-9th, 2017 on Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in the REAL Slick. 30 riders from 15 different countries traveled to The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational to test their skills on the KOA Resorts Kicker, Core Super Kicker, North A-Frame, Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow and the John Wayne 82ft Mega Rail. The Man and Woman to claim first place have their names etched on the Perpetual Trophy and have earned their place in kiteboarding history. With $50,000 on the line, the stakes are high and riders were eager to show what they’ve got.

Over the course of the week Cape Hatteras received a myriad of conditions. We started the competition on the first day of the waiting period on Sunday, June 4th and finished the following day, Monday, June 5th, with perfect southwest wind and optimal conditions to compete. Once the heats had been completed, we had a day of excellent surf, then a change in wind direction favored the Oceanside for some freeride action around the island. On Friday the wind let up for near perfect surf conditions. Kiters were flying sizes ranging from 13 meters to start the competition on Sunday and 6 meters to finish Monday evening.

This competition has never been tighter, with the top kiters sharing similar bags of tricks. It was all about the details to determine standings. The winners were the riders going the biggest, holding their grabs the longest, maximizing rotations and showing the best style. After an intense final round, the Women’s podium ended with Sensi Graves taking 4th place after some hard crashes and not scoring a kicker hit. Karolina Winkowska took 3rd; she’s a fierce competitor who showed some of the best hits in the round. Annelous Lammerts shocked the crowd with consistency and amplitude to earn her 2nd place. The top spot on the podium was taken by Colleen Carroll, who threw down a crow mobe in the end to edge her above the rest of the field.

The Men’s division was stacked both with kiteboarding legends and newcomers eager to prove themselves to the world. In the end, Eric Rienstra scored 5th place. This guy is known to be one of the best freeriders out there with an impressive bag of tricks.He threw down some bangers but really showed his competition experience by landing his stock tricks and putting up scores before going for broke. In 4th place, we’ve got Billy Parker, potentially the most low-key pro kiteboarder in the field. This loving father always throws down and is no stranger to the podium, his spins are always well executed and his presses are deep. 3rd place brings us to Brandon Scheid. This guy is known for going huge and this year’s competition was no exception. From the clean Moby Dick 5, to the biggest 720 of the competition, Brandon put on an incredible show, rightfully placing him on the podium. After four years atop the podium, Sam Light has been overthrown and has taken 2nd place. He rode incredibly well, scoring hits that would have placed him easily in first for previous years. In the end, it was Ewan Jaspan who displayed the best performance and combination of technical hits, amplitude, style, and execution to score 1st place, $12,000 and his place in kiteboarding history.

MEN’S FINAL RESULTS

1. Ewan Jaspan – $12,000 | Naish | Australia
2. Sam Light – $7,500 | Slingshot | Great Britain
3. Brandon Scheid – $5,000 | Liquid Force | USA
4. Billy Parker – $3,000 | BEST | USA
5. Eric Rienstra – $2,000 | CORE | USA
6. Alex Maes – $1,500 | Cabrinha | Belgium
7. Pierre Vogel – $1,200 | Takoon | France
8. Noe Font – $1,000 | North | Spain
9. Aaron Hadlow – $800 | North | Great Britain
10. Craig Cunningham – $600 | North | Canada
11. Ramiro Gallart – $500 | Liquid Force | Argentina
12. Axel Tack – $400 | | Liquid Force | Belgium

WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS

1. Colleen Carroll $5,500 | North | USA
2. Annelous Lammerts $3,300 | Cabrinha | Netherlands
3. Karolina Winkowska $2,000 | Slingshot | Poland
4. Sensi Graves $1,000 | Liquid Force | USA

Here is the fifth episode of the 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S! Let’s have a look.

We’ve brought Colleen Carroll behind the desk to break down the KOA Resorts Kicker. She shares what style of hits are most common on this feature vs. the CORE Kiteboarding Super Kicker. Once we’ve talked about the hits Colleen shares what it is like being on the water and sharing the session with the Women’s field. Although the competition is fierce these women are all friends, pushing each other to ride their best and help each other when they are down. In the Carolina Brewery Last Call we’re talking about the Method Man & Redman Show. Check back for the next episode where we will share the final results from the 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

Watch episode 4 of the 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S Post Show and see what happened in Cape Hatteras in another day of competition!

Sam Light joins us for Episode 4 to break down what it’s like to ride the John Wayne Cancer Foundation Mega Rooftop, from the gap to technical presses he shares all. After Sam’s segment, the boys are back behind the desk to compare hits across the Wayne and enlighten us as to what the Judges are looking for. Once you know all about the John Wayne 82ft Mega Rooftop we have special guests Mix Master Mike, Daddy Brady and Big Hair joining Trip for the Carolina Brewery Last Call. Mike goes deep and shares his experience at REAL, his obligations to his friends and what it’s like to partner up with the Dubplates like Voltron. Check back tomorrow for another episode of the Post Show where we will share more.

Watch Karolina Winkowska in action in Cape Hatteras at the 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational!

Check here the episode 3 of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Post Show.

What makes a hit stand out from the rest when the level of riding is sky high? Riders need to lock into presses, maximize spins, and hold grabs as long as possible to make the best impression and attain the highest scores. Brandon Scheid breaks down the Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow, from the nicknames to the type of hits we will see. Brandon shares what makes this feature “Oh so nice”.

Check here the episode 3 of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Post Show.

What makes a hit stand out from the rest when the level of riding is sky high? Riders need to lock into presses, maximize spins, and hold grabs as long as possible to make the best impression and attain the highest scores. Brandon Scheid breaks down the Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow, from the nicknames to the type of hits we will see. Brandon shares what makes this feature “Oh so nice”.

Check here the episode 3 of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Post Show.

What makes a hit stand out from the rest when the level of riding is sky high? Riders need to lock into presses, maximize spins, and hold grabs as long as possible to make the best impression and attain the highest scores. Brandon Scheid breaks down the Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow, from the nicknames to the type of hits we will see. Brandon shares what makes this feature “Oh so nice”.

Check here the episode 3 of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Post Show.

What makes a hit stand out from the rest when the level of riding is sky high? Riders need to lock into presses, maximize spins, and hold grabs as long as possible to make the best impression and attain the highest scores. Brandon Scheid breaks down the Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow, from the nicknames to the type of hits we will see. Brandon shares what makes this feature “Oh so nice”.