Back to Jupiter, FL, USA for the THIRD Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion!!!Click for full sized image
Riders are rigging up and ripping loose.
The judges are ready, Greg Normal, Neil Hutchinson, Damien Leroy and Jon Modica (left to right).
So, let's take off. Mikey Bradley moves out on a surfboard, defies gravity without footstraps. Mike rides for RRD.
Andy with Best and Francisco with Kitebanditz get off the beach. Francisco is carrying a custom Waterboards kiteboard. Lloyd of Waterboards is also the guy that whipped out all the great board trophies for the competition.
Clinton Bolton with Best CLICK FOR FULL SIZED IMAGE
Damien Wright of East Coast Kiteboarding throws oneCLICK FOR FULL SIZED IMAGE
Melissa riding for JN Kiteboarding
Three riders, three choices of boards ... twin tip, surfboard and none?
Billy Blackman looking good as he rips along. Special thanks to Billy for dropping everything and helping us out during the Kite Crossing to the Bahamas.
Sonya riding for Cabrinha turns inside Stacey with Best
Jeremy event organizer with Jupiter Kiteboarding
gets out looking good shredding through the waves
Andrea walks her pet, kite. She definitely wins the stylin fashion award for the weekend. Great looking wet gear coordinates and looking good in the waves too!CLICK FOR FULL SIZED IMAGE
A MYSTERY rider erupts from a wave.
Jessie of MTV fame rips across a lip
Latino in from the SW coast. Latino has been working hard to keep us fllying off Tiger Tail Park at Marco Island, FL. Thanks and good luck!
Damien T. is impressive in being able to throw near perfect kite loops all day, strong coordination and energy to spare. There was some trouble keeping sufficient distance from shore and bottom at times. There is a interesting sequence to follow in the next post when he wiped out nearshore in shallow water, a third time too many. Absorbing the impact of a speed of light kiteloop landing gone bad in inches of water? Glad he came through OK. The sand may not recover from the impacts however. CLICK FOR FULL SIZE IMAGE
Mikey on a never ending barrel quest or is he just angling for the rinse cycle?
There was a LOT of wave riding talent at this event, footstraps optional!
Laura riding for JN Kites jumps inside Stacey
There was one fella who threw a jump TOO close to shore, LANDED onshore with forward momentum ...
right in front of these ladies, fortunately he jumped up and over them rather than plowing through ...
and ended up just in front of all these trees.
Back to the water and stay there!
THANKS to Jacqui Camacho, wife of Dereck (DC Kiteboards) and Pro Photographer for the above three images
Did somebody call the Jupiter Kite Cops?
Zack and Mike move out
Another mystery rider jumps
Jeremy shows how to tear it up in the waves
Handle pass while wave riding, easy ...?!CLICK FOR FULL SIZED IMAGE
Big thanks to Jeremy of JUPITER KITEBOARDING
for working hard to bring this unique event off for a THIRD YEAR RUNNING!
Bye from Jupiter for now, there are quite a few more interesting and unusual images to come. It takes time to go through select and process images out of a group of over 3000 photos. Stay tuned ...
NOTE -> IF you know the name of someone that is unidentified or worse, misidentified please set me straight by posting the info. Also, if there is someone you are looking for or a type of shot you favor, again let me know and I'll see what I can come up with. INPUT is welcome.