Ride - with Stefan Spiessberger
"Kiteboarding changed my life - from riding my bike to my homespot in Austria every single day to traveling around the world and enjoying the most beautiful spots for Kiteboarding all year long. When I did my first turns on a Kiteboard, I knew that this was something special - freedom, nature and a fast progression made this sport my biggest passion. But there was one thing that I didn't expect in first place - to make a profession out of my hobby. Being able to live that live still feels like a dream to me!" says Austrian Kitesurf Professional Stefan Spiessberger.
This video gives an inside view of the beginning of Stefans carreer and his unbeatable will to get on the water as often as possible and as well shows the latest moves of the European Vice Champion from his winter trip to Cape Town / South Africa.
concept: Mart Kuperij
camera: Manuel Grafenauer, Henri Meijer
edit: Manuel Grafenauer
music by: Sleepy Sun - Marina
Sri Lanka FreeRide - Tom Court
Since my trip to South Africa at the beginning of the year (video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7H7WH... ) and I recovered from my broken rib after the redbull king of the air event, my year has been busy! A surf trip to Morocco and a few trips just for filming with http://ripslix.co.uk/ had made me hungry for some good kite kiteboarding...
I though that it was time to re-visit one of the best freestyle locations that I have been in the last few years. Getting an invitation from Fabio at http://www.srilankakite.com/ to go and stay and ride for a few weeks, I took the opportunity and flew out of the UK.
Whilst I was there, we also did some advance kite clinic's alongside Fabio Ingrosso and explored some of the hundreds of flat water spots that exist in that area of Sri Lanka. It is as great place to kite if you are looking for a freestyle playground with flat water and strong winds, and what an amazing country!
Film/Edit: Tom Court
Action Filming: Toni Zion
Blazej Ozog wins the 2nd stop of the polish cup in Chalupy!
The 2nd stop of the polish cup took place in Chalupy on Hel Peninsula. It´s an amazing place for racing with flat and sweet warm water. During the competition we had light and a bit gusty wind for our bigger kites. We did 14 races what is a fair number for just two days of competition. After the first day I was on 2nd place with loss of just 1 point, after a good start in the second day I managed to win 4 out of 6 races. The result was the first place! Right now I'm getting ready for KTE in France, stay tuned for more!
North dominates the French Race Championships!
Congratulations to the whole Race Team - well done!!
North Kiteboarding Team east-coast US trip!
Reno Romeu, Stefan Spiessberger and Mario Rodwald flew out to meet up with the North American additions to the International Team Craig Cunningham and Colleen Carroll. We've been busy with flat water, slider park hits, freestyle bangers and heli downwinders... so look out for all the epic footage coming soon!