By Kym McNicholas On June 28, 2013I can’t tell you how many times entrepreneurs have asked me to introduce them to Sir Richard Branson, who I’ve interviewed a number of times. “Learn to kiteboard,” I tell them, “and I’m certain you’ll…
…And we did it again! We had a very fun and productive week on Necker Island at what I consider to be one of the best MaiTai’s to this day!
Here are some fun photos
Team Cabrinha is hard at work out here on Maui, making magic happen for the 2014 product range…
Check us out! and they say our job’s aren’t “real” jobs. This is backbreaking work people
For a long time, taking the crown at the Red Bull King of the Air was the most coveted prize in Kiteboarding.
Last weekend, thanks to huge efforts from key people like Ruben Lenten and Robby Naish, made it possible to bring it back to life.
I’m beyond proud of my little friend Jesse Richman for taking the title!
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Last weekend I was invited to attend the Red Bull Sun Slide and the 4th edition of the annual Punta Cana Kite Fest held in Punta Cana.
For 3 days, the elite of Dominican kiteboarding came together at this incredible spot and we were even lucky enough to have Aaron Hadlow as our international guest superstar.
Since I was the only girl competing in the slider category, I was incredibly happy about the fact that I kicked some serious boys’ butt and managed to make it all the way into the final with Aaron. Guess all that time practicing with Andre Phillip in my backyard has really payed off !!!
I’m excited to be home in the DR for a little while and even though the wind never picked up today, our Christmas swell is still delivering some epic surf sessions.
Hope you are all having a wonderful time wherever you are and if you’re not out kiting then I hope you’re getting your fair share of X-mas presents and booze.
Ok, so unless we all live for 100 more years, we’re never gonna see this date again. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to post a little video from our Cabrinha team trip to Saba Rock in the BVIs this spring.
CAUTION: This video might trigger an uncontrollable urge to book flights there immediately so lock up your credit card before you watch it
This year I was lucky enough to be invited to the first ever KiteJam in Maui, HAWAII.
Bringing together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world, the four-day-long event delivered first-class kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos, incredible parties, great food, world-class music (including a performance from Taimane), a “jam-style” competition, luxurious accommodations at the Hotel Wailea Maui, a swimwear fashion show by Letarte, and much more.
“Our events showcase the fun, social side of the sport and show that it’s something that’s accessible to people from all walks of life,” said Charlie Smith, Virgin Kite Jam co-founder. “Our amateur Kite Jammers get to kite with and learn from their idols as well as making new friends and acquaintances,” he added.
Pete Cabrinha, Susi Mai, Andre Phillip, Niccolo Porcella, Lou Wainman, Jesse Richman, Annabel van Westerop, Kris Kinn and Jeremy Lund were a few of the legendary kiteboarders to attend.
Virgin Kite Jam Maui sponsors include: Billabong, XPERIA Sony Smartphone, Cabrinha, REBOOTizer, Hotel Wailea Maui, Kona Brewing Company, and Kurtis USA.
Don’t miss the next jam, in the kiteboarding utopia of the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for July 7 to 12, the Virgin Kite Jam BVIs will take place on the legendary island of Anegada, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the surrounding areas. Updates with more info will be available at www.VirginKiteJam.com.
Hope to see you there
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