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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:09 pm 
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2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational: New Format and Invited Riders List

Slider Extravaganza Slated to Celebrate 10 Years of the VENYU Triple-S Invitational




In the spirit of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VENYU Triple-S Invitational, event organizers at REAL Watersports, Inc. (REAL) are excited to announce a major twist in this year’s event, which is set to take place in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA, from May 30th to June 5th.

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Traditionally, the event has always featured three disciplines: Surf, Slicks, and Sliders. However, to commemorate a decade of legendary riding, sport-changing competition and epic parties, the 2015 VENYU Triple-S Invitational is going all in on Sliders this year. No joke, the entire week will feature kite park madness, set in the world-renowned REAL Slider Park.

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2014 Venyu Triple-S Champion Sam Light | Photo: Jason Lombard

“The first Venyu Triple-S Invitational in 2006 was about like-minded riders getting together to push the sport of kiteboarding in a new direction. The 2015 Venyu Triple-S celebrates 10 years of progression and innovation, with an all new, all in sliders format. More time in the REAL Slider Park, more progression, more time to enjoy the Triple-S energy and stoke. And yes, it’s stilled called the Triple-S, because this year, the all-in sliders format means triple the prize money for the winners. All-in sliders…All-in prize purse. The World is Not Ready….” – Trip Forman, Co-Founder of REAL and the VENYU Triple-S Invitational.

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2014 Venyu Triple-S Champion Colleen Carroll | Photo: Jason Lombard

After considerable deliberation, organizers decided to go back to the heart of the VENYU Triple-S Invitational and go all out by maximizing athletes’ time on the water — in the state-of-the-art park. Historically, the Slider discipline has always been the most anticipated event of the three, and the most popular amongst athletes. “To get to this point,” commented Jason Slezak, VENYU Triple-S Invitational Co-Founder and long-time competitor, “we listened to the riders and created the new format to take this year’s riding to the next level.”

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Matt Sexton | Photo: Jason Lombard

Internationally recognized as the crown jewel of wakestyle kiteboarding competition, the 2015 VENYU Triple-S Invitational will showcase the talents of the most progressive and prestigious wakestyle kiteboarders on the planet. The format this year will pit riders against one another in high-stakes heats and laid-back freeriding sessions in the world’s premiere kite park.

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Eric Rienstra | Photo: Nate Appel

While roughly 40 of the world’s finest wakestyle riders will be hand picked for the event, athletes all around the globe will have two other chances to score a coveted invite to the 2015 VENYU Triple-S Invitational: 1) submit a Wildcard Video by May 3rd, 2015 (2 winners get an invite), or 2) compete in the Venyu Triple-S Open on May 29 – 30 (2 winners get the final 2 invites).

Without a doubt the action on the water will be epic this year, plus, with 10 parties and 10 bands on tap to celebrate the event’s 10-year anniversary, the nightlife will be off the charts too.

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Rick Jensen | Photo : Jason Lombard

2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational Invited Riders

The following invited riders need to REGISTER for the 2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational by May 1st, 2015.

Men:
Aaron Hadlow
Alex Fox
Alex Pastor
Andre Phillip
Artem Garashchenko (Top Russian Rider @ Bee Kite Rail Masters)
Billy Parker
Brandon Scheid
Brian Smith
Chad Worrall
Chris Bobryk
Christophe Tack (PKRA World Champion)
Craig Cunningham
Davey Blair
Drew Christianson
Dylan Thompson
Eric Rienstra
Evan Netsch
Ewan Jaspan
Finn Behrens
Greg Norman Jr.
Jake Kelsick
James Boulding
Jason Slezak
Joby Cook
Kellen Hall
Maciek Lewandowski
Matt Sexton
Petter Johnsen
Rich Sabo
Rick Jensen
Sam Bell
Sam Light
Sam Medysky
Tobias Hölter
Tom Court

Women:
Claire Lutz
Colleen Carroll
Gisela Pulido
Hope LeVin
Karolina Winkowska (PKRA World Champion)
Kris Kinn
Lindsay McClure
Lulu Vroman
Marilys Lacroix Samson
Paula Rosales
Sensi Graves
Victoria Soloveykina


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 Post subject: Re: Triple S 2015 - Info & Videos
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:10 pm 
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2015 Schedule of Events

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Spectator and Family Friendly : OPEN to the Public!

Thursday, May 28th
• Freeride Sessions
• Live Music w/ SOULone 6pm

Friday, May 29th
• 2015 Venyu Triple-S Open
• Live Music w/ Dub Island DJs 6pm

Saturday, May 30th
• Freeride Sessions
• 2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational Welcome Dinner 6pm
• Autograph Session 7pm
• Live Music w/ RedBull DJ Chela 6pm-12am (2015 Venyu Triple-S Opening Ceremony)

Sunday, May 31st
• Live Music w/ WATERHIGH 11:30am – 2:30pm (Sunday Brunch)
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Competition Day 1

Monday June 1st
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Competition Day 2
• Live Music w/ Scarletta 6pm

Tuesday June 2nd
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Competition Day 3
• Live Music w/ The Reef 6pm

Wednesday June 3rd
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Competition Day 4
• Live Music w/ Frozen Head and the Squirrels 6pm

Thursday June 4th
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Competition Day 5
• Sunset Swim: A Charity Runway Event 6:30pm
*Sunset Swim $20 Cover Benefits Athletes for Cancer

Friday June 5th
• Venyu Triple-S Invitational: Final Competition Day
• 2015 Venyu Triple-S Invitational Awards Dinner 6pm
• Autograph Session 7pm
• Dub Island Sound System and The Dubplates 6pm-12am (Awards Ceremony)


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:14 pm 
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Congratulations to the following riders for winning a wildcard to this year’s Venyu Triple-S Invitational:

Oli Panny & Manuela Jungo

The winners’ skills on sliders and kickers were more than impressive in their video submissions, displaying great style and technique while performing a solid variety of advanced maneuvers. We look forward to watching Oli and Manuela compete against the world’s best in this year’s Venyu Triple-S Invitational.

See all 2015 Venyu Triple-S Wildcard Video Entries HERE

Oli Panny




Manuela Jungo



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 Post subject: Re: Triple S 2015 - Info & Videos
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Wild Awards

With so many awesome video submissions, we found several moments that we thought deserved special recognition…

BEST MUSIC: Sean Buell



BEST SELF PORTRAIT: Alex Campet



BEST WIPEOUT: Brandon Bowe



SKETCHIEST FEATURES: Julien Kepski



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