Category Archives: Competitions
First of all I wish you all the best for 2013, for me 2012 was a real roller coster, as you might know I spend 6 month with a very annoying knee injury (Obvious) spending my time as a DJ in summer, filming and not doing much, but I actually don’t regret it, with this I have learned so much and I got all of my stuff sorted out together, now I feel more alive then ever and the only thing I wanna do is get back to the competition and kick some ass! (we will see how this goes….)
After my second knee surgery in september I started my rehab, when i talk about rehab I mean a lot of gym, sweat and suffering but it all got well payed of, just after a !!!MONTH!!! my doc said I am ready to get back on the water so thats just what I did, but being as enthusiastic as I am my first session had to take place in Brazil, so just after 4 days after my doc said I would be ready I was off to Brazil with my good friend Alvaro Onieva, and yes I had an incredible trip, got all of my ticks back in the bag plus this time with boots and with even more control and power than ever before…
After 1 and a half month in Brazil it was time to go back to reality but this time only for a week, my next trip planned was taking place in Myanmar to visit my father with my beloved sister, this was a great opportunity to chill after the “stressed” trip we had in Brazil (More coming on that in my next post) and seeing my dad that I haven’t seen for more than a year. I brought all of my kite stuff with the chance that maybe there would be a little bit of wind, unfortunately it never came but I found my self surrounded by the beautiful culture of Myanmar, so I decided to film a little Doc about it, the images turned out incredible! so stay on alert because soon I will be releasing some very cool movies and videos. Oh, and did I mention that my latest video “Drop It” won the Tricks & Chicks contest? this was the chocolate piece on cake for me 😛
Now I find my self at Singapore airport with surprisingly fast free internet, you might find that normal if you don’t travel much but for someone that travels very often like me this is kind of difficult to find on other airport.
Well I think I’ve said enough, from now on I will update my page more often so if you liked my blog post feel free to subscribe!
Peace and Happy new year!!!!!
Normally i hate to start my posts like this but now it has been almost 2 month since I haven’t posted anything and my blog deserves a welcoming start of the summer.
Lets get back to the important part of this, about 1 week ago I started kiting a bit, taking it easy but its always feels amazing to get salty again after 3 month of knee injury, after a couple of days on the water the PKRA contacted me to help them out in Germany with the live streaming, I booked my flights and of I went to check out how my comp buddy’s were doing, at first it was hard and strange not to feel the stress of the competition but after I just got really motivated to train for the next season. In Germany I got to see Aaron and it was cool to hang with him for a day, talking about how much injuries suck and that we could’t wait to get back there.
Now I am sitting at the airport in Zurich waiting for my flight for Malaga, this weekend I am helping to organize a fun invitational in Tarifa, if you are around from the 19th till the 22nd of July you should come and check some sick action!!
The Red Bull Batalla de Trafalgar was a great succes, all the riders like Aaron Hadlow, Tom Court, Alvaro Onieva, Mallory de la Villemarqué, Victor Hays, Marie Switala, Sam Light, Alex Pastor, Gisela Pulido and many more enjoyed the different format, it was great fun to compete in this comp, we all had some great fun pushing our riding! the frenchies arrived in second place, i had some great heats in the battle, i hope i can keep it up for the next comp!
This week I will be attending to an Red Bull event called the red bull trafalgar battle, the story behind this is that in 1805 there was a marine battle, France and Spain against the british. The British took the victory.
These event recreates the history of the battle and it gives us a chance to win it. I will be on the French side of the Battle so if you want your country to win, help us and join the battle on the website! It only takes a few minutes and you get a chance to win some prizes! Aide-nous a vaincre!
Once again I have been a full week waiting for wind to finally compete with flaky conditions and not been able to show, what I have been training for. In the end it does not matter. I am not good enough YET to fight for the podium places in the PKRA and I am not yet strong enough to enter the protected and rewarding PKRA Top 8. That are the ONLY places that are counting.
So, I am taking a break from competing for the remaining of this season. Focussing on learning new tricks in constant conditions, and adding the needed 5’s or even 7’s on the tricks I know. Will make some special movies featuring my sponsor materials and services and to give you all a preview of my progress.
I will be back next season to fight for what really counts.
These couple of days i hade time to film with the progression crew down in my home spot, i really enjoy being back on the water here, it gives me the Tarifa power back :P.I have also been bussy studying for my final exams… However, this update is not about my worry’s, i want to dedicate this post to kitaddict who have been helping me almost from the beginning 🙂 Thx!!
So here is there new collection, looks very promising and i cannot wait to receive it. Now there are busy doing an event down in Leucate (slider party) so if you are down there make sure you check it out, some sick riders like Aaron Hadlow, Billy Parker,etc are ripping it… onfurtanely i wasn’t able to go there because of my exams 😦
I hade a chance to created a page in my website dedicated to the movies we create with our new production called “Light Bros”. It is right on the top but if you are to lassie to find it and click on it here is a much faster way to get there →LINK← Like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/LightBros
Some pics are coming soon! so stay tuned! PD: click on the pic to get the full version of the catalogue.
Ended the PKRA in Leucate (Mondial du Vent) with a 13th place, beating one of the strong Dominicans in the Doubles and then meeting Alex Pastor, who was superman that day.
Off coure I was lucky to get a wildcard for the main event. The competition level is so high, more top (old and new) riders then ever before and just 24 instead of 32 on the big board making the trials a real tough qualification.
April started in Dakhla, where I had bad luck in the qualification finals, then the bad luck story with my lost laptop in Quiberon and now it rounded up with a lucky 13.
Like to thank everybody,who has been helping me the last 4 weeks, my sponsors, my parents, Loic, the ffvl, kitehero, stefano, toby and many others, who are helping me to get me around and now back on track.
Thank You. 🙂
Today I was planning to show you my movie over my adventures, my action, my new moves what we filmed and I edited over the last 3 months in South Africa and Dakhla.
However a Bad Person stole last weekend my macbook with my back up external harddisk out of our mobile home in Quiberon France, where I was for a very cool meetinh with the whole Flexifoil team.
On it where all my images, my editing programs, my online schoolwork (a lot) and programs, my music, basicly my living memory over the last 4 years.
So No Movie. Not now, Not very soon.
First need to get a new macbook and I have no idea when and if.
I am sad, but lucky nobody cab steal the nice moments and memories I have stored in my brain.
and happy that I am healthy to kite.
Will focus on that for the coming week in Leucate. Need some wind.
Was so happy to have my first PKRA of the season in Dakhla. It is my 4th time in the mindblowing dessert here and one of my favourite spots to kite. Just had finished 1 month of second trimester studies for one heavy day with all my exams, and was so looking forward to be focussed only on kiting and showing what I had mastered over the winter on the water.
Qualifications for the main event were going to be hard. First Heat we were with 3 riders, what is difficult for the judges, only winner passing, I had to borrow the 5,5m from Bruna, Nailed 8 tricks and to my surprise only got second place because my opponent was more power full . Now there were 21 riders left for the last 2 spots in the main event. I won 2 heats on a row, beating Spiesberger, Victor Hayes and Bournay; getting me in the finals of the qualifications. Again 3 riders. Ready for action. Second trick and bang……broke my chickenloop…..loosing time, loosing the heat and loosing my place in the main event.
Feeling Shit and Sad.
Its a hard reality check. But I will overcome and use my time here to get stronger; I need more power. Realizing that its only the Top 8 what is counting now and I have to enter to win against anybody.
The season is long, I am young, Time is on my side, I will be back. Stronger.
Bring it On
Its just spring, but the heat is already fully on. Not that I had a wintersleep; Yes, have been hiding a bit, preparing the season with the help of my sponsors and my parents, kiting hard, training serious and studying my ash off the last month.
Coming Saturday I have all my second trimester exams in 1 day; thats the prize I pay for online school freedom.
The morning after I will leave for the PKRA in Dakhla. Worldcup is going to be hard core this year. Only 24 spots in the main-event, top 8 preseeded plus 4 wildcards for the locals leaves 12 spots with twice as many very strong riders fighting it out this season in the qualifications on the first morning of the first day. And it is going to be like that for the whole season.
Love competing and I am hungry for wins. Pitty there is no more Youth/ Junior Worldcup as the KPWT did 2 years ago. Realisticly I am not strong enough yet for the vertical power needed to beat the Top Guys. Technicaly though I am getting really close.
So I will go full on. Ready to fight for it. Cant wait. Bring it On 🙂
In February I was in Cape Town; thnx to Prolimit and Kitaddict. Love the Table View Vibes. This city is made for surfing and kiting during the winter months. After I travelled east to J-Bay for warm flat waters kitesessions. There we started some new projects with Stance Mag and the Children of the Revolution for the new issue coming out in a month. Also i am working with Thomas Paris and Marvin on a film production, so stay tuned on that as well!!! Got some pics. As you can see I am riding this year on the Hadlow Freestyle Kiteboard; love it!! Thnx Flexifoil 🙂
My latest creation is online!
Time for Coloured Action.
This my final 2010 story.
This is It
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After an incredible 2 weeks in New Cal I´m back in Tarifa for the exams and studys. Not much wind here, but its good rest after kiting 2 weeks non stop in paradise! and travelling for almost 2 months around the world.
A Big Thank You to the PKRA organisation of 2010. There were many incredible and beautifull located events on all continents of the globe. Almost stressing to make it to them all.
The competition level is getting higher with many very good riders. It aint easy to win. Andy Yates and Gisela Pulido are the well deserved 2010 freestyle champs. !! Congrats to them all the others for riding hard!!
I made 12th in the overall freestyle ranking (so pre-seeded for 2011 🙂 and once again the highest junior in the worldcup. Happy to be part of it and off course hungry for more next seasson; I will be back.
MÁSmovil has been supporting me since the last 2 years (thnx!) and on their request I produced a small video of 30 seconds to promote MÁSmovil con el deporte ( Masmovil with sports). Check it out below; it gives you already some pre-views of Noumeo images and action.
So for now i am gonna study my ass of and train has hard as my body can take it! Happy Christmas!!!
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