Category Archives: Trips
Here it is! The latest Ride Clash production Directed by my self “Stars Shine Together”.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/68533670]
Each person is mutually dependent on each other, bringing positivity and balance in our lives.
Enjoy the ride.
For more info visit:
Ride Clash: facebook.com/pages/Ride-Clash/343122909044105?ref=tn_tnmn
Alvaro Onieva: facebook.com/pages/Alvaro-Onieva/119230928132636?ref=ts&fref=ts
Forest Bakker: facebook.com/4estbakker
Light Bros: facebook.com/LightBros
Producer: Alvaro Onieva
Director and Editor: Forest Bakker (Light Bros Entertainments)
Director of Photography: Andi Jansen
Executive Producer: Felipe Moure
Sound Design: Forest Bakker
Riders: Alvaro Onieva, Forest Bakker & Marit Nore
Special Thanks to:
Clark Graebner Jr.
Juan Pablo Simonit
And all the other many people for helping and supporting us!
For about 4 month now Light Bros Entertainments has been releasing a series of Episodes called “The Far East Tales” covering the story of our trip in the Philippines back in beginning of 2012, Here are all of the episodes so far.
The Preface[vimeo https://vimeo.com/51873976]
Episode 1[vimeo https://vimeo.com/49032753]
Episode 2[vimeo https://vimeo.com/54367157]
Episode 3[vimeo https://vimeo.com/57185583]
Hope you enjoy them!
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!!!!!
I finally got some time and internet here in isolated Ihla do Guajiru, I have been in Brazil for a month training and getting my level back.
These past days we moved up north to concentrate on a new movie together with Andy Jensen, the images are looking amazing, I can’t wait for all of you to see them.
While here in Brazil I edited some videos, check them out!
“Drop It” is a video for a online contest on riders match! please give your vote!!! only 3 days left!!!
“First Kite Contact” This was my first session in Brazil, no action on the video but there is a little interview.
Hope you enjoy it!
I haven’t been posting much lately, but now I am finally doing much better with my knee and to celebrate I booked my ticket to Brasil! so lots of action will be going on jeje
Here there is a nice interview published on the biggest freestyle website in spain, its in spanish but you can always use google translator 😉
So here you go! Enjoy.
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!!
After an amazing trip in the Philippines it was quite hard to get back on routine, but slowly i started getting back to the reel world and study for my upcoming exams next week. I’ve been in Tarifa now for almost 3 weeks and it has been pretty cool, i had a chance to see all my homies and hang a bit with them, also edit some videos (new video coming up very soon), bit of emails, study and all of that “boring” part of life, but it always has to be done. In terms of wind Tarifa hasn’t really been that good, I had a couple of good poniente sessions to get used to the “cold” wether and stick some of the tricks i learned in the Philippines.
Back in the Philippines we did lots of filming, theres gonna be 10 episodes coming out online after “The Revolution” film (check my previews post to know more about that) and a 26 min video edited by stance that will be sold to the TV in France. We have lots of projects going on, so much that i sometimes forget half of them!
I want to talk a bit from the last place we stayed in the Philippines, its called Cagayan Valley, its a huge land owned by the Senator who invited us there and he wanted us to discover a place that could have lots of potential in kiting, so we decided to check it out and it was incredible, we had so much support for anything we wanted to do, we were treated like kings haha 2 huge houses with private pool in each of them, 24 hours room service, driver, Casino, lots of great food, wonderful place and most importantly the kiting was just perfect, flat water with waves on the outside, wind for 9 meters almost everyday and i could keep on telling but i dont want to make you to jealous 😛 I will post some pics from the place and its definitely a place to check out in the future, now they are working on some kite facilities and new places to stay so stay tuned, anyway the place will be visible on our episodes. Click here to check the website
On the 18th of March i will be leaving to Dakhla to film and train for the PKRA, really looking forward to that.
Just came back from the Philippines and there is so much to say about it, here is a little sneak peak & the rest you will see in the videos coming soon:
So after a trip in Fuerteventura my mate Thomas Paris told me i should book my ticket to the Philippines and thats what I did, after a stressful 4 days organizing my trip I finally arrived. I didn’t really know what to expect but as soon as I arrived in Boracay things started to change. Me and the Children of the Revolution participated at the funboard cup, it was really fun and i ended up 3rd in Freestyle.
After the comp, the COR crew and Normeth (she organized everything for us in the Philippines) had a talk and we decided to escape the party and people in Boracay and focus on the video production we had planned to do, so we went to Union Bay were we found a perfect flat water location, we decided to do a heli shot there and it turned out pretty good!
After 3 days hitting kickers, kiting all day long and enjoying the spot we traveled to Sabang because Thomas definitely wanted me to check the spot out and he told me we would surf and kite all day in a spot were no one has ever kited before, so 3 days after union bay we arrived in Sabang, it was a very local little village in the region of Vigan, we were staying in a huge house just meters of a perfect breaking wave, i was amazed by this wonderful place! We filmed, surf, kite for 11 days and then moved to Cagayan Valley, the Senator sponsored us the stay there (5 star hotel, private Casino, room service 24h a day, etc) they wanted us to check a spot that never no one kited and by our surprise it was perfect!
All the trip was captured on video, we got 500gb of stunning images so stay tuned cause this year you will see lots of the Philippines around the internet!
I really want to Thank all my sponsors, especially Másmovil, Kitaddict, Prolimit for making this trip possible, Normeth for organizing everything, Theresa and of cours all the Children Of the revolution for this awesome time, I’m glad to be part of this 😉
I did some screen grabs of some of the images that resume what i said in this post, check the slide show.
This year time has been flying for me, I had some great times & met a lot of great people all around the world, this is dedicated to all of you, thanks.
A film by Forest Bakker.
Shot in Brazil this winter.
With the help of DS Promotions & Chasing the Dream project.
Stefano van Tuijl
A Light Bros Production©
It has been pretty busy for me since the end of summer, lately i have worked a lot on film production and traveling around working on that, after two month of making videos for other people i decided it was time to escape winter and train hard for next season, what a better place then Brazil to finish the year properly… It has been 5 days of good riding and its incredible how there is always wind! Got some new tricks in my bag and can’t wait to show them to all of you, still got 3 more weeks to go so looking ford to come back full of images and work on a new movie.
In the other hand KiteWorld just came out with there new issue and we (Children Of Revolution) are in it! so make sure you grab one in your favorite kite store.
Now gonna sleep and can’t wait to hit the lagoon tomorrow!
Here it is! Get up is finally online, thanks to all for helping and a special thanks to kitaddict,masmovil,hadlow,flexifoil,prolimit and of course progression for being there and filming all my action (not the best but…) Enjoy!
After a long year of travelling i finally had the opportunity of staying at home and think about other stuff. Then the progression crew came down and i filmed with them, so thanks a lot to progression for giving me some sick images! If you are interested in learning the tricks that apear on the video please visit there site: progression.com
My website: forestbakker.com
©lightbros productions 2011
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.
Thanks to my LightBros (our kite movie revolution production project) along with my mate Thomas Paris there are stil some nice riding and lifestyle shots I did with him and the other children of the revolution (COR) crew in our trips to african hotspots J-Bay, Cape town and Dakhla Desert.
You can find the full version of our episodes in the stance DVD.
All those dream projects are only possible thnx to the loyal support I get from Flexifoil, Hadlow, Prolimit, Kitaddict, and MasMovil. Without you this all was and wouldn’t be possible.
Light Bros Production intro:
Children Of Revolution South Africa making of:
On The Pursuit of Happiness 5: