The Journals - Ocean Rodeo's Weekly Report
UPDATED WEEKELY OCEAN RODEO REFLECTS ON THE WEEK OF WORK, WHAT LIES AHEAD AND HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD ONE RIDER AT A TIME.
Ocean Rodeo and Davey Blair’s Chinese Adventure
Posted by KevinM on August 26th 2009
Davey has just returned from Binhai Weifang China where he was attending China's first ever international Kite Surfing competition. As usual it sounds like their Chinese host rolled out the red carpet for all the international competitors as they hosted 20 international and 40 chinese riders for 3 days of kite events. Davey was joined by Ocean Rodeo rider Karl Soulos of New Zealand.
A typhoon before the event had stirred up weather patterns but the wind did pick up just enough on day 1 for them to run a course race. With 40 kiters lined up for a water start, Davey blasted out of the blocks and placed 2nd overall. Karl was involved in a tangle at the start but still managed to place mid pack.
Day 2 and 3 unfortunately never saw the wind pick up enough but all and all the response from the Chinese fans was overwhelming.
Congrats to Davey and Karl!
Ocean Rodeo Team Rider Thomas Dehaene 9th Place KPWT.
Posted by KevinM on August 19th 2009
Congrats to Thomas who finished 9th in freestyle at the 2009 KPWT Dunkerque in France. Thomas has also made the cover of Swell magazine and features in a 6 page article.
Nice work Tomas!! Can't wait to see you on top the podium soon...only a matter of time really.
philippe alengrin on the new video of ben wilson…+ news of my next trip ...
Posted by Philippe Alengrin on August 10th 2009
My next trip is indonesia, I leave on the 14th of August for 2 MONTHS to check out some new unridden places, hopefully will find some...
I leave with a bit of gear: my 6, 8 and 10m rise quiver my OR custom surf series, and 3 surfboards: 6'3 6'5 and 7'0
also some video gear: a hero 5 wide angle and a sanyo waterproof HD camera as well as 40 small kites to give away to the children.
The weather forecast on windguru for the 15th 16th 17th is between 3 and 3.4m waves, hopefully with some wind!!!
My trip will start in bali and the rest will be related later on the site..
enjoy riding with OR
My Latest DVD is now available online at www.ilha-do-guajiru.com
Posted by jeremie tronet on August 9th 2009
Hi Guys, my latest DVD "discovering ilha do Guajiru" is now available online and for free at : http://www.ilha-do-guajiru.com
I filmed and edited this video last year in November during my trip in Brazil. We had the chance to discover this new spot and I wanted to film some kite action there.
The video feature Linn and I kiteboarding all the spots on ilha do Guajiru with other pro kitesurfers like Evandro Da silva ( 1st KPWT in Brazil and 2nd PKRA Brazil) also using the ocean rodeo diablo and zen board during this movie and pro windsurfers from Brazil.
You can find some cool freestyle handle pass action, old school but also nice windsurfing freestyle tricks during this video.
If you prefer, you can also wait and watch it on your TV, the DVD is coming out with your kitesurf magazine:
-All kiteworld subscribers will receive a free DVD with the next issue of the magazine.
-The DVD is included in the new kiteboarding german magazine
-In the Latest Stance magazine in France, Italie and international.
-In the Duch kitesurf magazine and in the Belgium Swell magazine.
If you can't get the DVD just go at http://www.ilha-do-guajiru.com and watch streaming the DVD online and for free.
3 downloadable HD versions will be available soon.
I wanted to thanks all the music band who collaborated with the video, don't forget to check out their webpage you can find after each sequence of the movie or at the end in the DVD credits.
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