Well, the 2010 AWSI wrapped up yesterday here in Hood River, and although the wind never showed up, we were able to catch a glimpse at almost all of the newly available and upcoming 2011 kiteboarding gear.
*13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing: 15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van
*From the Beginning: An interview with Wainman Hawaii's Franz Olry
*Instructional: Nuclear Grab, Unhooking in Waves, Hitting a Slider
From Reo Stevens: I had a few clips of some of the local North Shore crew that you don't ever hear about and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a tribute to the Mokuleia ripping 9-5ers that rush down nightly to wash the day of work off.
Here is a sneak peak at the highly anticipated Naish House 2.0 Movie. The Naish International Team Riders all gathered in Hawaii this year during an ideal winter for watersports. Phenomenal kiting was coupled with island adventures and had the boys hopping from Maui to Oahu following conditions.
Isla Vista Kiteboarding Club is premiering a FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER the new Ben Wilson film "THE DIRTY SOUTH" featuring Ben Wilson and local rider Ian Alldredge!
Come support the west coast's 1st university kiteboarding club and watch some amazing footage the worlds sickest extreme sport.
We were sent a 12m Cult and rode it in 20+ mph winds. Inflating the Cult is simple and fast with the Octopus single point inflation system. The overall quality of the Cult is one of a kind with solid construction throughout the kite.
We were surprised and intrigued at how fun new school C-kites have become. The one common myth that was dispelled during out test was that the Torch doesn’t have mass appeal: It’s not just a high end performance kite that can only be enjoyed by experts.
Mention Naish Kiteboarding and most people immediately think of Robby Naish, the man who basically put windsurfing on the map and has been killing it as a kiteboarder since the beginning of the sport. Most have never heard of Andy Church, the brawn on the business side of the company, who has been working behind the scenes at Naish for years.