Friday, April 30, 2010

Trainspotting

A little more art and style. I am always going to push this. When I teach and ride the creativity flows. Watch and enjoy!
Lance Mountain and Craig Stecyk

E 22 low tide fever

videoOk the wind looks pretty fun. The heating affect has turned the wind in, and it looks steady. Hopefully it won't go all kona on us.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The swap

Kitesites came to town and did a little video work. It looked great. Check the opening air by Sam, middle air with Oliver and the end air by Greg. The whole video is coming out soon. I will let you know. So, still working on getting a location to get the daily back on the air. Which reminds me, the Kona's are making a brief visit, so I will have some time.

Report: Not looking to good for a couple of days. Break out the blimps or the snorkels. Next week we are back in business.
Kite-sites preview

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bad Luck

Full Moon

Lately there has been some bad luck shadowing the beach. I think it all started when Cole got assaulted at Pro Beach. That's to quick actions of Jack, Cole was OK. Jack was basically a hero for stepping in. Then, a couple of days ago Greg almost got his face peeled off by a snapping line. Worse, Mike on a bike, got run over by a car by a drunk driver while jogging back to the Aqua van. The guy was drunk and Mike is in the hospital, broke ribs and ankle. Lastly, Tim in the big gusts, had the cartilage separate from ribs. So, everyone we are a community, keep an eye on everyone. If you are coming to visit, lock your shit up. If you live here, and something isn't right, step in, help out, and live Aloha

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quicky

Alright, kite fans the old computer crashed. So, I am just slipping by with what I got. I am also trying to get a proper video widget for the sidebar, so I can get a good report to you. Just wait, it's coming.

Report: Super stellar today, flat water fun 25 solid without a nip of gust. A small to low-end moderate northwest swell is also expected to reach Hawai`i's winter shores. This one also isn't expected to provide much surf until tomorrow. It is much more likely that we'll have to wait until late Monday to see any of this action, and the swell will peak well under advisory levels. It should stick around through the middle of the week, however, and of course we will take whatever we can get this late in the season.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Movie Night 2: Core slider Jam

This one I scooped outta Kitescoop. These guys are the wake style guys. Watch and enjoy a little different side to kiting.
http://www.coreonlinemagazine.com/index ... video/1167

Copy and paste both URL's....enjoy your evening

Naish House 2


Alright...the new Naish House 2 video just came out. I pretty much like it. The kiting was good. The filming was good. Maybe a little too much lifestyle. Jaws as always looked scary. Overall, Maui mid-winter fun, watch and enjoy.
http://www.naishkites.com/en/videos/index.html

Report: More fun...wind in the next couple of days might lighten up a bit. A couple of swells back to back are lining up, so keep your surfboards ready

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Paint the banana

OK...If any of you have seen my strapless surfboard, it is yellow like a banana. I actually have been waiting for these guys to make this video. I have used paint pens before. I have used BOSCO, and they work great. So, all you artist, go get your paint on and let's see what you got. After, watching the beach today I know there are some Van Gogh's out there.
Make a masterpiece

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eric Rienstra: Ratsy Alumni

Where's the wind?


Eric Rienstra, former Ratsy house alumni in Waiheu goes rogue. I love to see one of the old kite beach boys in training for the SSS. Flying a blimp, bouncing around on a trampoline, rolling down a sand hill, hardcore intense training. I really like the grainy out of focus shots from a Go-pro. I will find Eric's email so we know where to send the donations for the skateboarding ticket. Happy 420 Eric!

Report: So, some guy in Hood River said it was going to be 17 today. Hey bro, it wasn't 17 today...try 35+. Tomorrow, looking like it's going to be in the mid to high 20's in the morning. My mango tree is shaking so look for some strong wind.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Movie Night: Manera

My buddy Dave from SD called me up and told me about this one. First of all click on Vimeo and watch this one in HD. The kitesurfing in this one is really excellent. Watch the surfing lines these guys take, they are right on par. The videography is also spectacular. I know they are strapped, but Mitu does meet my requirement...a surfboard converted. This video is fresh and F-One does a great job on this one. Hopefully, I will get a new faster computer at the end of summer to make my HD look this good.
This is how you do it!

F-One Manera - Cabo Verde from F-One Kiteboarding Americas on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

So you wanna go strapless????

Alright, so you've seen all your buddies out lately, and you noticed that most of them aren't even riding twin tips anymore. It is no longer a trend, just a plain reality, that riding a surfboard with no straps is the way to go. It is super fun, super easy and it just takes a little practice to jib one them suckers. Now, the good part, you don't have to spend a ton of money on a new surfboard. There are about a million 5'10's to 6'5's out there for really cheap or even free. So, you don't have to and spend a ton of money on a fun machine. This truly is the ultimate recycling. This video below shows you how to turn that yard sale, tar infested, broken nosed kiddie board into the ultimate strapless wave catching machine. Aloha and good luck!!
What does a kiter call a surfer???? In the way!

Surf Sufficient- Surfy Old Board Fix Up pt.1 from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blue Train

Hour 4

Like a jazz musician, the kite can be played many ways. It lightens up, it pulses, it breathes. Each power stoke, is a calculated symphonic chord. On light wind days, it mostly is just riding to ride. Slow and easy or fast and harmonic, the day passes as the wind ebbs and flows from the forces of nature. Today, I rode for 5 hours, mostly just cruising, just spending some time with myself. Pushing the limits of your body, relaxes the mind after this I will sit in the dark reflecting.

Report: Tomorrow: Still light, probably in the high teens to low twenties. Bring your raincoat, in the afternoon expect a burst of water. After that, back to fun and windy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Getting caught outside

In the world of ocean sports we all have to learn how to swim. I haven't really got into that much, but basically it's all about relaxation. If you ever watch me when I go out, I stay to inside, unless I am catching waves. I have said many times that I don't like to swim, this is in reality totally false. I just like to catch a free ride when I swim. I have gotten pounded many times on many different beaches. Watch this: I just eat this stuff up.
Report: The wind relaxes or turns more the south? Either way it will be light.
Sink or swim

Dom body surf shippies from Damien Wills on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nobody listens to Turtle

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.

Lately, we've all been kiting and seen tons of turtle out in the water. They seem to always pop up right in front of you when you are riding. Sometimes, I am not sure who get's more startled them or us. While riding we also see a "humpernickle" or a turtle piles, having at it; really not much is known about mating. Here are some turtle facts: There are three species of sea turtles native to the Hawaiian Islands: the Green, the Hawksbill, and the Leatherback. These fascinating creatures have played important roles in the environment and culture of Hawaii's people, so don't hit the turtle. Of the three native sea turtles, the Green Turtle (Honu) is the most common.
These turtles, which can weigh up to 400 pounds, are primarily vegetarians. They eat algae or limu (Hawaiian seaweed) growing underwater on coral reefs and on rocks close to shore. Green turtles prefer to live near large "pastures" of limu that are located in near shore waters around the Hawaiian Islands. A great place that is real close to kitebeach is down at the Harbor. There are only two predators...people and tiger sharks. Next time you see a turtle just wave as as you go by.

As for the poll: Charles, I am the tie-breaker...let's make a t-shirt!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Flipside

Are you ready?

This was shot in different sequences. There was left over bad-ass shot from last week. Then, as we all know, there was about 3 days of mad crazy 30-50 winds. Derrick soften his jumps, and rode a 7m. Then, out of nowhere, Karen busts a 30x50 jump... the whole beach cheered!!! It was a little wild, so I loaded the Blue Bomber and headed over to Waihu. I had to compete with a crew of profession videographers. It was great conditions, I should have gone out. At the end of the video, you will notice that Jesse takes a hard fall after a handle pass. I talked to him, he did not remember even kiting that session. Aloha and goodluck