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Wind Voyager Triple-S Event organizers announce the end of an epic run.

Read Real Watersports’ Press bellow:

The World is Not Ready…


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Over the past fourteen years, the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational has changed the way we think about kiteboarding and kiteboarding events.


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In 2006, the #WindVoyagerTripleS was the first ever, slider and kicker kiteboarding event. In that year, and in many to follow, the Triple-S crowned champions in surf, slicks and sliders, as well as overall, to define the cutting edge of our sport. There was no prize money. The trophies got left behind. The event was judged by the riders themselves. There were parties in the backyard at “The Slick House”, as well as after hour ragers we really shouldn’t talk about on the internet. Strapless kitesurfing, kite low powered wakestyle and park riding. The Triple-S put these new riding disciplines on the map.


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Starting in 2012, the Triple-S switched to using judges to score the event and introduced prize money. After achieving our goals of changing the direction of kiteboarding competitions, with many following worldwide, our next goal was to provide substantial prize money. Thanks to the generous support of title sponsors Venyu and Wind Voyager, we were able to raise the stakes from bragging rights, to $10,000, to over $70,000 in just seven years. In 2019, the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational joined the Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented by Patagonia, as the first two kiteboarding events in the world to offer EQUAL prize money for men and women.


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Competition is key, but the social scene of any good event is what defines the total experience. Whether it be low key gatherings, making new friends from around the world, or going to the best live music performance of your life, it is often these key interactive moments that you remember far longer than the event itself. In 2006, Triple-S rider Davey Blair asked if he could bring his friend “Big Hair” to the event to DJ the awards party. That year, we opened with Red Bull’s DJ Chela and wrapped it with Big Hair, all on the back deck of The Slick House. What followed after that was a string of performances that should go down in action sports live music history, including international super stars Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, DJ Qbert, Kymani Marley, 2Chainz, Future Fambo, Tanya Stephens, The Dubplates, Method Man, Red Man, and The Roots. Let’s just say, Saturday morning after the event was over, was the quietest day of the year in our little town called “Waves”.


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Triple-S goes Hollywood?! Directly after the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S, a Hollywood style movie called “Send It” was filmed onsite at REAL, using the Triple-S as the backdrop theme. Think “Blue Crush”, but instead of surfing and Hawaii’s North Shore as the backdrop, it’s kiteboarding and the Triple-S. Written/produced by Charlie McKinney and directed by Andrew Stephens, Send It is a “boy meets girl”, action/drama with a star studded cast including Kevin Quinn, Claudia Lee, Patrick Fabian, Denise Richards, 2-Chainz, Richard Branson and more. Look for a future release of Send It to bring kiteboarding and the Triple-S to the mainstream.


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While all this may seem impressive, many view the philanthropic arm of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational as being one of the event’s greatest achievements. This was started in 2011 by Sensi Bikini’s Founder Sensi Graves, and then handed over to the Triple-S Steering Committee in 2016. Between 2016 and 2019, the Wind Voyager Triple-S raised over $140,000 for the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.

It’s an incredible feeling to redirect the international Triple-S spotlight, and place it on the local youth of our community. Thank you to everyone, including our title sponsor Wind Voyager, who have made these donations possible.
Trip Forman – Wind Voyager Triple-S Co-Founder


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“The Wind Voyager Triple-S could have never achieved what it did without the riders, our sponsors, our incredible event staff, the media who covered the event, the musical performers, and the fans. To each and every one of you, THANK YOU and huge congrats on an incredible run. Together we concocted a piece of kiteboarding history, and a road map of how to go forward with our sport. It’s been an incredible fourteen year journey full of epic memories and friends. The Triple-S family is a solid one. Thanks again to everyone who was a part of it!”

Trip Forman
Jason Slezak

Triple-S Invitational Co-Founders


Photo: Toby Bromwich

Source: realwatersports.com

Check out the highlights of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. This year there was a historic prize purse of over $70,000 and equal prize money for men and women.

Here is the first episode of ‘The Life of Lous’, Annelous Lammerts’ new series about her kiteboarding journey. Episode 1 was shot in Cape Hatteras during the Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational, the first stop of the Kite Park League. Follow Lous in her journey as she wins her first Triple S.

Take a look at the final round recap and check the winners of this year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

Competition started off with perfect South West wind in the REAL Slick. On day two the wind went North and the world class Water Patrol at REAL Watersports moved the sliders into the perfect position for the changing conditions. Finals day showed up after a lay day with another round of classic South West conditions. The competition was tight and in the end technical slider riding and mega kicker hits took top scores. All the riders in the final through down but after the numbers were tabulated, checked and rechecked, here are the winners of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. The World Is Not Ready…

Men’s Final Results
1 Brandon Scheid $ 12,000.00
2 Ewan Jaspan $ 7,500.00
3 Christophe Tack $ 5,000.00
4 Ramiro Gallart $ 3,000.00
5 Sam Light $ 2,000.00
6 Alex Maes $ 1,500.00
7 Noe Font $ 1,200.00
8 Eric Rienstra $ 1,000.00
9 Chris Bobryk $ 800.00
10 Aaron Hadlow $ 600.00
11 Jack Rieder $ 500.00
12 Artem Garashchenko $ 400.00

Women’s Final Results
1 Annelous Lammerts $ 12,000.00
2 Karolina Winkowska $ 7,500.00
3 Issy Von Zastrow $ 5,000.00
4 Colleen Carroll $ 3,000.00
5 Sensi Graves $ 2,000.00

Photo Gallery Toby Bromwich

Source: triplesinvitational.com

Here are the highlights from the final day of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. Stay tuned for the results!

Take a sneak peek at the video recap from Round 1 of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

Round 1 Results:

Top Women’s Scores-

Annelous LLammerts 25.25; Colleen Carroll 21.3; Issy Von Zastrow 20.4

Top Men’s Scores-

Heat 1-Noe Font 31.1; Christophe Tack 30.6; Sam Light 26.5

Heat 2- Ewan Jaspan 32.6; Alex Maes 31.85; Eric Rienstra 23.2

Heat 3- Brandon Scheid 34.2; Aaron Hadlow 23.5; Artem Garashcenko 22.2

Watch the action video from Day Two of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

Check out the highlights from Day 1 of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational, that started with classic south west conditions in Cape Hatteras.

Video by Jeffrey O’Neil

The 2019 wildcard winners who will be competing in Cape Hatteras from June 1-7 2019 are Xander Raith and Helena Brochocka.

MEN’S WILDCARD WINNER- XANDER RAITH

Style, style, style! Xander Raith has the technical riding and style to compete in the Wind Voyager Triple-S. Xander’s slider game precision and unique feature hits.

WOMEN’S WILDCARD WINNER – HELENA BROCHOCKA

The technicality and variety set Helena Brochocka’s riding apart from the other Wind Voyager Triple-S Wildcard Video Contest competitors. Her locked in presses and stylish kicker hits make her a welcome addition to the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

The winners of the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Wildcard Video Contest were chosen based solely on kickers, sliders and park features. Riders were not judged on any video editing skills, lifestyle, cable riding, boosting, or traditional freestyle kiteboarding.

Congratulations to the winners Xander Raith and Helena Brochacka, who will be competing against the world’s wakestyle elite in the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational June 1st-7th. Thank you to all the riders and viewers of the Wildcard Video Contest. There is still a chance to get in the main event via the Wind Voyager Triple-S Open. First place in the men’s open and first place in the woman’s open will move on to the main event.

Source: triplesinvitational.com

Aymeric Martin is the 1st Men’s alternate on the list of invited riders for this year’s Triple-S event. Let’s take a look at his wildcard entry.