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Old 09-20-2011, 09:48 PM
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Reo and Keahi head to Bali in this episode of Visions.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:53 AM
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Images from the KSP kiting competition in Mauritius


From: http://www.kspworldtour.com/



From: Suzanne Kuiper's page on Facebook



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Old 10-12-2011, 04:33 AM
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Look at that sail shape, back in the day. Ken Winner excels at windsurfing, I even have an early how-to book he wrote.
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"I'd been waiting all year for the conditions to line up to. Finally Keahi and I found ourselves in Indo looking at overhead windy barrels...
Stoked on what came out! Hope you are too!"

Shots of Reo:


http://kiteboardingmag.com/



http://www.surfertoday.com/



Shots of Keahi:


http://www.seabreeze.com.au/



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Photos from the World Of Windsurf Facebook page:




















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A kiter riding with one of three orcas for about three hours about a week ago in New Zealand. He was using a board leash which history tells us is far more hazardous. Several kiters have been killed and many others badly injured using leashes. Haven't heard of any kiters injuries or deaths related to Orcas yet. Hope I never do. Per Wikipedia there was one attack on a surfer in 1972 off Northern California. The surfer was bitten but not killed. This seems to be the only such surfer attack on record worldwide that I could find. More at http://www.ksusa.org/Forum/viewtopic...er=asc&start=0 Orcas prey intensely on seals and sea lions but they are highly intelligent too. Humans may not be high on their list of preferred cuisine perhaps like with sharks. Still accidents will happen particularly in poor viz., waves and in close proximity to panicking creatures that are on the menu. Best to give them some distance I would think particularly in rookery areas. There have been a number of orca accidents in captivity but that is a different thing all together.

The rider in the above shot said he wasn't aware of the orcas as he was riding. He commented about the experience on the local kiting group's Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/uPAOgg


Here are some more images from three years ago also in New Zealand. It looks like this kiter saw the orca and sailed up to it until it sounded beneath him.







Images from http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/K...one-2009-news/

Interview comments from the rider about the experience appear at:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7139...orca-encounter


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CLICK the above photo and "like" the Facebook page to watch this 19 minute video dealing with a massive wave kiting session. It covers Ryland Blakeney, Ben Wilson, Brodie Adlington and Lono Humphreys catching some big rides at Cloudbreak in Fiji


About the movie:

"The first news is that a very nice kitesurfing video (little under 20 minutes long) has been released by BWS in collaboration with Jeep. The video is called Giant Clouds and carries the tagline “The Biggest Waves Ever Kited Strapless”.

It stars Ben Wilson (who as we all know lives for big waves), Ryland Blakeney, Brodie Adlington, Sean Woolnough, and Lono Humpreys. The movie was shot in Fiji, on Namotu Island, a spot that all the aforementioned sailors consider to be the ultimate surfing and kiting destination. To view the Giant Clouds movie visit this Facebook page and hit the “Like” button."
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http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/K...h-this-sunday/


Ben provides some wave riding tips for kiters on his website at:
http://www.benwilsonsurf.com/categor...esurfing-tips/


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Intense base jumping sequences. Imagine flying 120 mph into limited visibility obscured by clouds within 20 ft. of a rock surface?!
Hope the fellow's luck holds.


as long as we're up in the air, lets checkout some ski diving in Czech ...





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A blast from the past ...





"Mistral promotion video made around 1984 to 1985. It was made when Mistral boards were at their height. They had one the best world cup wins with the help of Robby Naish and Peter Cabrinha, Natalie Le lievre and Nevin Sayer.
Other Sailors include Jill Boyer, Karl Messmer.

The boards of the time were the Mistral Bemuda and Superlight (IMCO regatta boards), Maui (Mk II), Tarifa, Taloa (High litre short board - not shown), Malibu, Diamond Head (Slalom Board Mk II) and Hookipa (Wave Board). The most radical were the Diamond Head and the Hookipa.
The Sails shown were still basic for there day but gloriously colorful.

Filmed in Kailua Hawaii by Yuri Farrant - Thanks!

Music is "The Heat is On", a song written by Harold Faltermeyer for the Film "Beverly Hills Cop"

A great looking, colourful and Fun video capturing the new Funboard generation."
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Windsurfer takes out helicopter (almost) and a good deal of intense wave action, well filmed and edited ...





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