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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 Kiteboarding Proudly Announces Bryan Lake as New Team Rider
Posted by johnz on April 16th 2009
Ocean Rodeo Kiteboarding Announces New Team Rider Bryan Lake, Creation of a Custom Surf and Race Series Directional Board Line-up
Victoria, BC Canada. April 16, 2009. Ocean Rodeo Sports Inc, a world leader in the production and design of innovative, high quality kiteboarding and surf related equipment is today proud to announce the addition of Bryan Lake as its newest team rider. Additionally, Ocean Rodeo today announces the introduction of its custom Surf and Race Series directional board line up.
Bryan Lake brings solid wave riding and course racing experience to Ocean Rodeo’s top ranks. Having grown up in Southern California and now living in Hawaii Bryan brings a lifetime of sailing, surfing and water skiing experience to his kiteboarding. In addition to riding for Ocean Rodeo as their newest team rider Bryan is training for an Olympic campaign on the US Olympic Sailing team. Bryan is an aggressive and dedicated wave sailor and will bring both credibility and insight to Ocean Rodeo’s wave and race specific product line ups.
Bryan’s addition to the Ocean Rodeo team coincides with Ocean Rodeo’s launch of a custom surf and race directional board program. Soon to be available to consumers through the Ocean Rodeo website and dealer network Ocean Rodeo customers will be able to customize their board’s length when ordering hand shaped polyester Surf or Race Series directional boards. Built in the USA out of CNC’d high density polyurethane the new Surf and Race Series directional boards from Ocean Rodeo are designed to offer Ocean Rodeo riders the benefits of team rider influenced design personalized to rider specific preferences.
Riders interested in ordering a custom Surf or Race directional board are asked to contact their dealers immediately for more information and pricing. Photos and video of Bryan in action on Ocean Rodeo’s exciting line up of kites and new Race and Surf Series boards will also be forthcoming.
Ocean Rodeo, Performance Over Hype!
Paul Fedoseev 2nd Place Freestyle Southwind 2009 Ukraine!
Posted by Administrator on April 9th 2009
Paul is our Ukrainian Ocean Rodeo Distributor and just recently fininshed 2nd at the Southwind 2009 event in his native country.
His next event Paul will be competeing at the Ukranian Kiteboaring Cup where he has his sights set in the top podium spot.
Congrats Paul and and good luck on your upcoming events!!
Pismo Beach KiteXpo ‘09
Posted by EvanStolze on April 8th 2009
Just a quick note to say thanks very much to everyone who attended, and to XtremeBigAir and TheKiteboarder magazine for their hard work to organize and pull of a great event!
Kiteworld Magazine Prize Winner!!
Posted by KevinM on March 6th 2009
Congratulations Joel and Welcome to The Crew!!
She will now be known as “Linn Svendsen…Cover Girl!!!”
Posted by KevinM on March 5th 2009
Pretty self explanatory. Watch out Tronet...someones coming for your job.
2009 New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals Grand Prize Winner
Posted by KevinM on March 4th 2009
To John Zimmerman,
c/o Ocean Rodeo Sports Inc.,
Tim Stockman of Kitesports.co.nz suggested I email the attached letter of thanks to you, in appreciation of the generous support given by Ocean Rodeo to the New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals 2009. The event was a great success, and the draw for the Ocean Rodeo Rise kite you gave us was a highlight of our awards evening. The winner was local Christchurch rider, William Fitzgerald (picture of him receiving the kite from Tim is attached).
Thanks from myself John Thyne, and my fellow event directors, Blair Cooke and Tim Stockman.
The Ocean Rodeo - Obama connection!
Posted by EvanStolze on December 22nd 2008
As it turns out, the new President-elect and our fearless leader Richard Myerscoughyerscough are neighbors, at least for their family Christmas vacations. My guess is that if Richard has his way, by the New Year Obama will be proficient with a 2m Rise trainer, and probably stoked on SUP to boot...
You can check out the story here.
Posted by EvanStolze on December 11th 2008
A picture says a thousand words - nice work Jeremie and Linn!
Congratulations to the San Francisco Crew!
Posted by EvanStolze on October 3rd 2008
After a fantastic summer, the 2008 Cabrinha race series came to and end with the cancellation of the final race due to lack of wind. I'd like to give a big shout out to the local Ocean Rodeo Crew who participated and gave it their all in an intense competition. Four of our riders place in the top 15! Chris Brown placed 8th, followed closely by Steffans Viljoen in 9th. Chris Slocum and Eric Geleynse took 12th and 13th respectively - great job guys! All four raced on the Rise kite, and two of the four competed on the Windydevil custom race board. Unfortunately we only had these boards for the last few races of the season, or the results would have been even stronger - next year baby!
Congratulations to the top five riders:
1) Anthony Chavez (Naish)
2) Chip Wasson (Ozone)
3) Jeff Kaffka (Cabrinha)
4) Geoff Headington (Slingshot)
5) John Gomes (Cabrinha)
Thanks to Cabrinha, Ozone Travel, Adventure Sports, Steve Gunn, the St. Francis Yacht Club and all of the locals involved for your hard work and a fantastic job well done!
2009 Ocean Rodeo Rise rocks the race course!
Posted by EvanStolze on September 7th 2008
I'm really stoked to announce that the 09 Rise has already proven itself to be a great race kite. Following Ocean Rodeo's domination at Nitinat Windfest, San Francisco team riders Stefaans Viljoen and myself had the opportunity to put kite to the test again at Cabrinha's Race Series on Thursday night. The wind was almost non-existant at the launch making it extremely challenging just to get to the start line. In my estimation, close to half the fleet never made it out!
The channel presented ideal conditions though to show what works best, and allowed for tactics to come into play. 15-20 knots, much stronger on some parts of the course than others, and a solid ebb tide meant that the wrong choice could either really help or harm you.
The usual suspects owned the top four positions (I'll leave the play by play and the posting of the official results to Steve from Cabrinha), but I managed to pull off 6th place overall after four heats - and this after dogging it out at the back of the pack in my first couple of races! Stefaans nailed a 7th place in heat one, but took himself and fellow Crissy regular Marcello Segura out for the night when they tangled in heat two.
Both of us were riding an 09 Rise and a Windydevil custom race board. The 09 kite has even more range, more depower and and goes upwind even better than the 08! In addition, more top end and range is accessed through a much shorter amount of throw at the bar, making it easier to maximize and utilize the full performance capabilities of the kite.
Thanks again to Steve Gunn, Cabrinha, Ozone Travel, Adventure Sports Miami and the St. Francis Yacht club for doing such a fantastic job!
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