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Watch Chris Bobryk’s video entry for a wildcard in Cape Hatteras, in the 2018 Triple S event.

Watch the world’s best park riders in action on and off the water in Cape Hatteras, at last year Triple-S event.

Every June a core group of the worlds best park riders return to The Slick at Real Watersports for the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. With $50,000 on the line, the competition is fierce, pushing the boundaries of what is possible behind a kite.
2017 brought fresh faces and never before seen tricks in what shaped up to be the best Triple-S yet. With a huge musical lineup, the action was non-stop on and off the water. Wind Voyager had the opportunity to film the athletes both in and out of the park at iconic kite spots like the Rodanthe Pier, Buxton Slicks and more. With a full tilt production crew and the willingness of the riders to showcase their free ride skills, we were able to capture the beauty of Cape Hatteras as well as some unique angles in kiteboarding.

Produced and Edited By:
Charlie McKinney
Tripp Schoff
Edwin Eversole
Zach Hellmuth
Hunt House Pictures
Aether Films

The 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S wildcard video contest is on! Watch here how to apply for the remaining 6 spots in Cape Hatteras.

Since 2008, kiteboarders from all over the planet have assembled their best footage to submit for the Wind Voyager Triple-S Wildcard Video Contest. Each year, the best wakestyle riders scour their hard drives for the “A+” clips, then hit the water and session their brains out to stack a few last-minute tricks into the edit. Standout riders from kite spots all over the world hold nothing back, showcasing their talent on a wide variety of kicker and slider features. The results are nothing short of mind-blowing, an incredible snapshot of the wakestyle kiteboarding scene.

While we wait for the 2018 Triple-S Invitational in June, let’s check the trailer of last year event movie production.

Every June a core group of the worlds best park riders return to The Slick at Real Watersports for the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. With $50,000 on the line, the competition is fierce, pushing the boundaries of what is possible behind a kite.
2017 brought fresh faces and never before seen tricks in what shaped up to be the best Triple-S yet. With a huge musical lineup, the action was non-stop on and off the water. Wind Voyager had the opportunity to film the athletes both in and out of the park at iconic kite spots like the Rodanthe Pier, Buxton Slicks and more. With a full tilt production crew and the willingness of the riders to showcase their free ride skills, we were able to capture the beauty of Cape Hatteras as well as some unique angles in kiteboarding.

Stay tuned for the full feature launching soon!

Produced and Edited By:
Charlie McKinney
Tripp Schoff
Edwin Eversole
Zach Hellmuth
Hunt House Pictures
Aether Films

Wind Voyager and REAL Watersports are proud to present the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Invited Riders List. The top 16 from 2017 are back and we have invited Will Palmer, Christophe Tack, Jake Kelsick and Jesse Richman to the 2018 Men’s Division. The top 4 of the 2017 Women’s field are automatically invited, Julia Castro and Bruna Kajiya are both invited as well.

The alternates are listed in case an invited rider cannot compete, alternate riders are also encouraged to participate in the Wildcard and Open competitions to secure their spot in the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational

If you didn’t make this list, Wildcard Videos are due by 4/18, with the winners chosen 4/20. The Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN is June 1st.

Full List:

EWAN JASPAN (AUSTRALIA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
SAM LIGHT (GREAT BRITAIN) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
BRANDON SCHEID (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
BILLY PARKER (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
ERIC RIENSTRA (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
ALEX MAES (BELGIUM) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
PIERRE VOGEL (FRANCE) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
NOE FONT (SPAIN) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
AARON HADLOW (GREAT BRITAIN) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
CRAIG CUNNINGHAM (CANADA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
RAMIRO GALLART (ARGENTINA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
AXEL TACK (BELGIUM) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
SAM MEDYSKY (CANADA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
ARTEM GARASHCHENKO (RUSSIA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
BRENDAN KERR (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
JEREMY JONES (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
WILL PALMER (USA) – INVITED
CHRISTOPHE TACK (BELGIUM) – INVITED
JAKE KELSICK (ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA) – INVITED
JESSE RICHMAN (USA) – INVITED
MENS WILDCARD 1ST PLACE
MENS WILDCARD 2ND PLACE
MENS OPEN 1ST PLACE
MENS OPEN 2ND PL
RICH SABO (USA) – ALTERNATE 1
ALEX PASTOR (SPAIN) – ALTERNATE 2
AYMERIC MARTIN (FRANCE) – ALTERNATE 3
NICOLAS GILOMEN (FRANCE) – ALTERNATE 4

COLLEEN CARROLL (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
ANNELOUS LAMMERTS (NETHERLANDS) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
KAROLINA WINKOWSKA (POLAND) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
SENSI GRAVES (USA) – INVITED / REQUALIFIED
JULIA CASTRO (SPAIN/DENMARK) – INVITED
BRUNA KAJIYA (BRAZIL) – INVITED
WOMENS WILDCARD 1ST PLACE
WOMENS WILDCARD 2ND PLACE
WOMENS OPEN 1ST PLACE
WOMENS OPEN 2ND PLACE
ISABEL VON ZASTROW (KENYA) – ALTERNATE 1
MANUELA JUNGO (SWITZERLAND) – ALTERNATE 2

The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Competitors must REGISTER HERE by May 1st to secure their spot in the competition.

24 Men | 10 Women
The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational features the top professional wakestyle kiteboarders from around the world. We’re often asked, “Who gets invited and how do you decide?”

Here’s the breakdown that lead to the final competitors list of 24 Men and 10 Women:

Men: 24 Competitors
1-16: The Top 16 Men from the previous year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational automatically re-qualify for the following year’s event

17-20: 4 Invited Riders. These invites are given out based on riding level, competition results, and the ability of the rider to potentially place on the podium. All four of these invitees get into the main event, so they are all equal standing.

????: 4 Alternate Riders. These alternate spots are given out in order #1 through #4. Alternate riders are invited into the event, in order, if any spaces 1-20 become open and available. Alternates are not guaranteed a spot in the main event, but none the less, being included in the alternate list means their kiting and competitive level is recognized among the top riders in the world. Alternate riders should prepare a Wildcard Video or plan to participate in the Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN to further their chances of entry into the main event in the event they don’t get called up through their alternate seeding.

21-22: Wildcard Video Winners. The Top 2 Men in the Wildcard Video Contest gain entry into the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

23-24: Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN Winners. The Top 2 Men in the OPEN claim the final two spots in the main event.

Women: 10 Competitors
1-4: The Top 4 Women from the previous year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational automatically re-qualify for the following year’s event.

5-6: 2 Invited Riders. These invites are given out based on riding level, competition results, and the ability of the rider to potentially place on the podium. Both of these invitees get into the main event, so they are of equal standing.

??: 2 Alternate Riders. These alternate spots are given out in order #1 through #2. Alternate riders are invited into the event, in order, if any spaces 1-6 become open and available. Alternates are not guaranteed a spot in the main event, but none the less, being included in the alternate list means their kiting and competitive level is recognized among the top riders in the world. Alternate riders should prepare a Wildcard Video or plan to participate in the Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN to further their chances of entry into the main event in the event they don’t get called up through their alternate seeding.

7: Wildcard Video Winners. The Top 2 Woman in the Wildcard Video Contest gain entry into the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

8: Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN Winners. The Top 2 Woman in the OPEN claim the final spots in the main event.

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.