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Old 04-10-2010, 11:20 PM
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Default Kiteboard Masters 2010 In Photos!

For the seventh year running Christophe Ribot of Miami Kiteboarding with Neil Hutchenson's expert commentary along with lots of volunteers, riders and sponsors put on a kiting event at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, FL. Had a great turnout as usual and even had WIND. This has been a rare thing sad to say this wind season. Have a lot of photos from the event and it is continuing tomorrow with more action on the water. For now, just a few shots to give a feel for the days events.



Like I said, nice turnout and for good conditions!



Northward along Crandon Park, Fisher Island and into Sobe



Damo and Matt wait for the next course racing heat. Note the very effective and sharp fins.



Melissa gears up. Did I hear something about her promoting a line bathing suits? If so, looking good.




Lining up for the start of the course race




Kent moving so fast he blurred the shot, folks in the background came in pretty sharp.



The way the course was setup, the leading riders crossed through advancing kiters further down the course. Damo and Melissa cross paths.



Matt rounds the mark



Kent jibs in a tail chase with Damo. That is the order they stayed in for all four course races. Guys were moving!



Oliver free riding on the periphery of the racing



Josh launches a sneak attack from the rear past Garry


More to come, stay tuned ...
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:03 PM
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NICE shots rick...
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:13 PM
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The event was REALLY COOL! I went down there and it looks like you were right there was wind indeed. Cool stuff.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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Thanks Steve, you have a great setting out your way for course racing. More wind too! Have a bunch more photos to process, stay tuned.
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New here, but have been lurking.

Nice shots! Your first one really gives a great flavor for the day. Looking forward to more!

First year shooting there and it was really great- Christophe and crew and, in fact, everyone was great.
We have barely started to process ours, but did get a few up as teasers on
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The discussions here seem both fun and informative and glad we finally registered!
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:51 AM
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Welcome aboard, great shots too! A little more sun would have helped the shots Saturday but it was a blast all the same. How did it go on Sunday? The weather degraded (lots of ran, not much wind), up this way in late morning.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:12 AM
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Here are some more images from the Masters on Saturday, mixing the sequence a little bit ...



Neil conducts the captains meeting



Some of the guys hang out before the race starts



Getting ready, the course involves several reaching runs around two buoys.



The start of the first of four course races



Six seconds later they're ripping past the starting line. Damo is stretching out a lead already.




In another race later on Kent races ahead of Damo, this one's going to be tight.






Tom Fields passes one while Brandon rides out



Damo passes inverted as Brandon rides in to throw some too.



Melissa leads this group with Christophe in close pursuit



Matt Collins tries to catch that ahinga on the fly




Stacey throws a kite loop



Lands it solid




Organizer Christophe Ribot joins in the racing




Not sure what this is called but it looks good



Melissa looks happy and she didn't take out Damo during their head on crossing during the course race!



Damo takes waits for the next heat. Checkout those fins on his Cabrinha course board!




Matt challenges the field in some strapless technique



And again, practice makes perfect. Still, I would get a different board, fins, a nice slice into your Achilles and you could go down for a long time. Once sliced my foot open on a dumb beach dismount on a dinky tt skeg. Those course board fins could do a nasty carving job given the chance.




Matt and Brandon







Two riders up


Still more shots to come, stay tuned ...


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Great stuff, Rick! Looking forward to the whole series!

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How did it go on Sunday? The weather degraded (lots of ran, not much wind), up this way in late morning.
Didn't make it down to Crandon on Sunday - shooting at Pompano for a little bit instead. Likewise decrease in wind and rain there as well.

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Old 04-12-2010, 04:59 PM
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Default MiamiKiteboarding Masters 2010 RESULTS

hey Rick,
Congratulations...on the fotos as usually, you pick the best snapshots !

The event was a blast, Blessed by the wind ( such luck regarding the season ) on saturday and enough wind again on Sunday to complete the event with Strapless Contest and Relay padleboard Races, ran by Gary Menk from Fuacata sports & Jimmy lewis.

The SUP team races was very fun and entertaining, with team of 3 (2 guys,1 girl) such as : MKB, ASI miami, Kiteshop, Euro Trash, France, cabrinha, Treasure Trove, Miami Kite Repair.

It has been certainly one of the best event we have run in Crandon: Wind & weather, Turn out, Organization, participants from all florida, race level, and a great Spirit on the beach all weekend.

The Award ceremony of the Racing and the Freestyle was done during the party at The Bayside Hut on Saturday evening.
Sunday's fun (and free) contests were awarded at Miamikiteboarding's new Kite School building right on Crandon Beach by the kayak concession.

Here are the Results :

Freestyle MEN:
1 Tommy Fields
2 Damion Leroy
3 Brandon Bowe

Freestyle WOMEN:
1 Stacey Fonas
2 Jamie Fields
3 Melissa Gil

Racing MEN
1 Damien Leroy
2 Mathieu Kerjean
3 Gary Menk

Racing WOMEN:
1 Melissa Gil
2 Jamie Fields

Racing JUNIOR
1 Tommy Fields

Racing SENIOR
1 Kent Marinkovic - also 2nd overall )

SUP Relay RACES :
1- The Kiteshop Miami
2- Adventure Sport Miami
3- Euro Trash

Strapless Contest results:
MEN
1 Matt Collins
2 Damien Leroy
3 Loni Morris

WOMEN
1 Melissa Gil
2 Jamie fields

More fotos of various photographers are posted on Miamikiteboarding Company Facebook Page and soon to be updated on our website www.miamikiteboarding.com with videos of the event coming up thanks to Brandon Green our dedicated shooter all weekend.

Thank you for the huge support of all the volunteers who joined MIAMIKITEBOARDING team to help running the logistic and organization smoothly and effortlesly.

THANK YOU for all the SPonsors who made theis event Possible : The KITESHOP in key biscayne & Miami beach; STARKITE, SEALANE LUXURY CONDOS In Cabarete, South Florida Kiteboarding, NPX , BLIX GRAPHICS, KITADDICT , and NEIL HUTCHINSON the race director, without whom our event won;t be waht it became !

Stay tunes for more Photos ,
see you next race at Crandon Beach.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:07 PM
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You're welcome and thanks for the fun event Christophe, here's more ...






Kent does his famous board levitation trick.



There goes Aaron












Rounding the outer mark



Inbound in a hurry






Damo and Kent racing to the finish



You're not seeing double, you're seeing twins, I think



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