Newsletter Issue 05/2016
- Adventure Awaits
- Kick and Slide
- Triple-S Invitational
- Tarifa Strapless Teaser
- NKB Invitational France
Rolling into June, North Kiteboarding and PIQ revealed a game changer for the kiteboarding industry. Bringing fun to the forefront we unveiled a new, exciting and engaging kiteboarding experience in the form of a sport specific accessory. Check out the latest episode 'Adventure Awaits' where Reno Romeu and Tom Hebert take to the popular waters of Mauritius, venturing over to the undiscovered island of Rodrigues. The Urla Surf House in Gulbahce, Turkey, hosted its first international kiteboarding event. With Wakestyle and Wakeskate being the chosen disciplines it was exciting to see how a new event would play out. Huge congratulations go out to Colleen Carroll for coming 2nd and Noe Font 3rd at the epic Triple-S Invitational hosted by REAL Watersports. Kiteboarding mecca Tarifa is prepping its beaches for the Tarifa Strapless Pro event. Drawing in a world class lineup from across the globe, it's the freshest event for inspirational strapless freestyle. Finally, North Kiteboarding hosted its very own Wakestyle Invitational event in Leucate, France, where all disciplines were showcased in the versatile spot.
PIQ and North Kiteboarding
With the most advanced sensor technology, the hottest new gadget in kiteboarding works in real-time and displays information via the PIQ which is attached to your board. Riders will now have access to a powerful, and wearable product that provides live innovative metrics that reflect the height of their jump, air time and G force upon landing. Read more on the blog.
Watch as the team starts their journey on popular Mauritius, afterwards taking a trip to the blissfully isolated island of Rodrigues. With 20knts of wind all day everyday, the riders were stoked to shred. When the team wasn't shooting, they were discovering the mishmash of cultural paradoxes that the island has to offer, along with the deliciously fresh cuisine made from locally sourced products.
Kick & Slide – Turkey
Another kite park has popped up and this time it was in Turkey, where the Urla Surf House hosted their first 'Kick & Slide' competition. With excellent support given by Hipnotics cable park, the location is sure to grow into something really impressive, and no doubt will be hosting more events in the near future. Read more on the blog.
Seven North Kiteboarding riders secured their spots in the exclusive lineup of the Triple-S Invitational. We caught up with them following an action packed week of competition, jam sessions, photo shoots, fashion shows, music and parties to hear what they had to say. Read more on the blog.
Tarifa Strapless Pro
This event represents a true movement of well-rounded surfers. With Team Rider Airton Cozzolino taking home the crown at last year's event, he will be joined by Team Mates, Patri McLaughlin, Matchu Lopes and local hero Jan Marcos Riveras to battle it out for the 2016 title.
North Kiteboarding Invitational Leucate
North Kiteboarding hosted its very own invitational event in Leucate, France. With Aaron Hadlow, Noé Font and Matchu Lopes representing the International Team, it proved to be a great location for waketsyle, strapless freestyle and foiling. Kiteboarding aside, riders hit the cable park when the wind was light and enjoyed a buzzing evening scene following an action packed day.