Saturday, February 24, 2024

From The MagPro Riders

Pro Riders

Nathalie Lambrecht: In-Depth Interview

A force to be reckoned with. North welcomes Big Air / Freestyle Pro Rider Nathalie Lambrecht to the team in 2024. Half-Swedish and half-Flemish,...
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Driven | Capucine Delannoy’s life as a Kitesurfing World Champion

Nationality: France, French RepublicSponsors: North, MysticSpecialist discipline: Strapless Freestyle, SurfHome spot: Prea Brazil At just 17, Capucine Delannoy is already a global sensation, seamlessly transitioning...

Michael Phaneuf – Rep 411 Interview

Rep 411 Interview Name: Michael Phaneuf Hometown: Bennington, New Hampshire Current home: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Favourite board and kite: Carved Imperator 7 139 cm, Nexus 3 9 meter Favourite conditions: Big air 28-35 mph...

Pro File: Frances Kelly

Hometown:  Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Board: Ocean Rodeo Creep and I also have a prototype surf-specific board designed by Reece Myerscough. Kites: Ocean Rodeo HL CRAVE Years on...

Tom Court – Kite Vlogging

You are one of kiting/winging's most popular vloggers; how did you get into Vlogging? Getting into vlogging was a slow process that contradicted how I worked in...

MATCHU LOPES – The Big Change

The level of riding on the GKA Strapless Kitesurf World Cup Tour is developing faster than any other discipline in kitesurfing. Seven years ago...
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Bruna Kajiya – Interview with the 3x Kitesurfing Freestyle Champion

KITESURFING MAGAZINE: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Victory in Qatar: A Deep Dive with 3x Kitesurfing Freestyle Champion Bruna Kajiya Interviewed by John Bryja, Kitesurfing Magazine’s Publisher John Bryja: Congratulations...

Steven Akkersdijk – KITE VLOGGING

Steven Akkersdijk is one of kiteboarding’s top big air riders. He was on the podium at the 2014 Red Bull King of the Air...

NORA KLEMENT 

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/21/1999 COUNTRY: GERMANY LOCAL KITE SPOT: FEHMARN, GERMANY  KM: What motivates you on the water? Nora Klement: I get really motivated when I have people...

STIG HOEFNAGEL 

DATE OF BIRTH: 07/10/1999 COUNTRY: NETHERLANDS LOCAL KITE SPOT: STRAND HORST, NETHERLANDS SPONSORS: NAISH  KM: What motivates you on the water? Stig Hoefnagel: Kiting new locations always motivates me...

LORENZO CASATI 

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/25/2005 COUNTRY: ITALY LOCAL KITE SPOT: EL MEDANO, TENERIFE, SPAIN  KM: What motivates you on the water? Lorenzo Casati: Every time I land new tricks...

COHAN VAN DIJK 

DATE OF BIRTH: 04/26/2002 COUNTRY: NETHERLANDS LOCAL KITE SPOT: TEXEL, NETHERLANDS  KM: What motivates you on the water? Cohan van Dijk: My motivation comes out of all the...

GIEL VLUGT 

AGE: 26 COUNTRY: THE NETHERLANDS LOCAL KITE SPOT: TARIFA, SPAIN SPONSORS: OCEAN RODEO  Kitesurfing Magazine: What motivates you on the water?  Giel Vlugt: Seeing anyone else who’s better than...

HANNAH WHITELEY 

DATE OF BIRTH: 01/03/1992 COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM LOCAL KITE SPOT: LYTHAM ST ANNES, UK  Hanna Whiteley third at 2022 BAKL Cape Town. Andy Troy photo KM: What motivates you...

JANEK GRZEGORZEWSKI

Kitesurfing Magazine:What motivates you on the water?Janek Grzegorzewski: I started kitesurfing because I always wanted to fly. Freedom to fly is what I always...

Peer Pressure – Chris Bobryk

For more than a decade Chris Bobryk has been on the cutting edge of the US pro kiteboarding scene. His full-on powered style is...

Robby Naish – State of the Industry

COVID-19 has impacted all of us and our families. Kitesurfing Magazine publisher John Bryja caught up with some of the leading CEOs to find...

Craig Cunningham – Team Manager

Craig Cunningham is one of kitesurfing’s first generation of riders that just missed the OG category. We first met Craig when, as a 19-year-old,...

Get High With Mike – Mike Mac Donald

Hey guys! My name is Mike Mac Donald, also known as Get High with Mike. You may have seen one of my YouTube videos....

Sam Medysky – Rep 411

Sam Medysky is the North American sales manager for Airush and a six-time Canadian national kitesurfing champion. He makes his home in Squamish, British...

Marc Jacobs

Peer Pressure with Marc Jacobs Age (Date of Birth): 21/11/1989 Country: New Zealand Local Kite Spot: Auckland, NZ Sponsors: North, Mystic , Andoo, Lab7 Top Result: First place at...

Sam Light – Kite Vlogging

 Kite Vlogging with Sam Light from the Spring 2021 Issue of Kitesurfing Magazine. WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR VIDEOS? My most popular videos have been my...

Marley Franco – WHO’S THAT

“We’re in an age where it’s not uncommon for young kids to be trained to become professional surfers, even before they can fathom the concept....

Robert Bratz – Trade Secrets – Eleveight’s

Kitesurfing Magazine caught up with a number of brands to find out about the impact of COVID-19 on their design, marketing, and production processes....

Kitesurfing at 85-Years-Old – FRED The Oldest Kitesurfer in the World?

INTERVIEW AND PHOTO BY NANCY SCARDAONI LELIVELD  Fred is the oldest kitesurfer in the world (that we know of)! At 85, Fred continues to inspire all...

Patri McLaughlin

Super Swell Saturday “There are only a few days in a lifetime that the waves get this big. They’re the biggest kiteable Jaws waves I’ve...

Tim Walsh – Maui Kitesurfing Guide – Pick Mangoes in Mango Season

by Tim Walsh Springtime is typically my favorite time of year on Maui for a number of reasons, but this year a lot of the...

The Eric Rienstra Interview

Interview by John Bryja California’s Eric Rienstra has been a force on the U.S. pro kiteboarding scene since the sport’s early pro pool days at...
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Lincoln Parker – 4 Year-Old Kiteboarder

Who's the youngest kiteboarder ever? A quick search of the internet will show a handful of budding riders but this us the youngest we...

Jack Rieder – Covid Lockdown

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with the 2019 Canadian Kitesurfing Champion Jack Rieder. He is semi-locked down on Canada's west coast in British Colombia, healing...
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Fred Hope

For this Lockdown, Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with Fred Hope: Hood River ripper and Slingshot International team rider. Kitesurfing Magazine: How are you passing the...

Ryan Goloversic

In this new series for 2020, Kitesurfing Magazine explores the world of kitesurfing video blogs. What makes for a successful video? How can we...

Till Eberle – Trade Secrets Duotone

Till Eberle, the head of Boards & More, took a significant gamble when he bid goodbye to North and introduced Duotone in 2018. Despite...

Lockdown – with Ewan Jaspan

Kitesurfing Magazine catches up with the world's top riders to find out how their handling the Covid-19 Lockdown, and what they are doing to...

ISSY VON ZASTROW

Age: 25 Home Park: Hood River Country: Half American, half Kenyan. WHAT INSPIRES YOU ON THE WATER?  Park riding never ceases to inspire me due to the ever-changing...

SENSI GRAVES

Age: 30Home Park: Slider Project Park in Hood River, ORCountry: USA WHAT MAKES YOU SO ATTRACTED TO PARK RIDING? Park riding has always been the discipline...

JULIA CASTRO

Age: 24 Home Park: None Country: Spain/Denmark WHAT MOTIVATES YOU ON THE WATER? I have a really strong drive for excelling in all I do and making the...

COLLEEN CARROLL

Age: 31Home Park: Slider Project Park, Hood River, ORCountry: USA What makes you so attracted to park riding? Since everyone is focused on a fixed point...

KATIE POTTER

Age: 25  Home Park: Melbourne Cable / Hood River Country: Australia WHAT MOTIVATES YOU ON THE WATER? Riding with people better than me and people that are exciting...

LAUREN HOLMAN

Smooth flat water session in Sicily. James Boulding photos Age: 22Home park: Boarder Pass Wake ParkCountry: Canada WHAT MAKES YOU SO ATTRACTEDTO PARK RIDING? Ever since I started...

KAROLINA WINKOWSKA

Age: 28Home Park: Warsaw Wake ParkCountry: Poland WHAT MOTIVATES YOU ON THE WATER?  Better execution. I am always working on my tricks to look better and...

Peer Pressure – Airton Cozzolino

Compiled by Axel Reece No one has shaped strapless freestyle like Airton Cozzolino has in recent years. The professional from Cape Verde with an Italian...

Rich Sabo – Rep 411

NickName: Richie Bap / Age: 32  What do you rep? I rep Liquid Force Kites. Pretty damn hard these days.  Where is home? Hood River, OR.  Best...

ANNELOUS LAMMERTS – Profile

Home Park: TerHills Cable Park in Belgium. Country: Netherlands KITESURFING MAGAZINE: WHAT MAKES YOU SO ATTRACTED TO PARK RIDING? ANNELOUS LAMMERTS: There are so many different tricks...

AARON HADLOW – Profile

INTERVIEW BY AXEL REECE / Ydwer photo  Born on the fourth of October, 1988, Aaron Hadlow turned 30 this past fall. His star went on in...

JULIEN FILLION’S HAWAII QUIVER -TOOLS OF THE TRADE

words by Julien Fillion photo by William Pollock Maui between the month of December and March offers an enormous variety of conditions. Each year I spend...

XANDER RAITH

AGE: 21 HOME: NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS SPONSORS: DUOTONE Heroes:Chad Otterstrom, Dave Redden, my friends and those who inspire me. Music: Rap, rock, and live music. Listening to music live...

Mike Duhaime – Rep 411

Nickname: Mike DAge: 33 What do you rep? Naish Kiteboarding (Switched to North right after this interview... go figure.) Where is home?: Hood River, OR  Best part...

Aaron Hadlow: 

30-Years-Old 15 as a Pro Born on the fourth of October, 1988, Aaron Hadlow turned 30 this past fall. His star went on in 2004...

Billy Parker – Peer Pressure Interview

This issue we asked Billy Parker's friends, and fellow pro-riders, to help us expose this top Florida ripper. Billy Parker is sponsored by Eleveight...

Ewan Jaspan – Peer Pressure

Ewan Jaspan has been the face of Australian kiteboarding in the USA for the past couple of years. His fast park style riding was...

Brandon Scheid – The interview – VICTORY LAP

Kitesurfing Magazine’s John Bryja caught up with this year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S winner, Brandon Scheid for an exclusive interview about the event and what...

Lucas Arsenault – Peer Pressure

Lucas Arsenault’s life revolves around kiteboarding; whether it’s planning the next kite trip, discovering a new kite spot, constantly checking the wind, or figuring...

Daniela Moroz : Who’s That? California’s 15-year-old World Champion

Daniela Moroz kicked some serious butt on the foilboarding racing scene last year. The 15-year-old from the Bay area won the last four races...

Danny Barnette

“Born landlocked in Raleigh, North Carolina, Danny Barnette was home-schooled as one of seven brothers and sisters. Growing up in the shadows of the...

Who’s That: Will Palmer

Will Palmer grew up in St Petersburg, Florida. Fun fact: St. Pete holds the guiness world record for most consecutive days of sunshine at...

Jesse Richman @ Jaws

Interview by John Bryjaphotos by Quincy Dein Jesse Richman is unquestionably one of the most well-rounded, all-around kiters on the planet. He’s done it all:...

Five Questions with: Andre Phillip

Interview by John Bryja  photo by Toby Bromwich One man that needs no introduction in kiteboarding is Andre Phillip. He is a multiple Triple-S champion and...

Peer Pressure with Reider Decker

“He’s referred to as The Reider Decker Show, on the Airush team. And it’s because of one reason; everyone stops to watch when Reider...

Designer Corner: Dakine’s Chris Gilbert

photos by Richard Hallman interview by Colin Field One of kiteboarding’s OGs, Chris Gilbert has been there since the beginning; it was 1997 when he first launched...

Hope LeVin – Chasing Dreams on Maui

A couple years ago if someone told me I’d be a professional kiteboarder travelling the world, I would have laughed and said it couldn’t happen to...

The Lou Wainman Interview

Lou Wainman is unquestionably the most influential kiteboarder of all time. During the late 90’s and start of the last decade, he pioneered the...

Ian Alldredge

Born: June 19, 1988 Ian Alldredge, at 23 years of age, has already been featured more in SBC Kiteboard magazine than any other rider. Hailing for...

Martin Vari

Past, Present and Future: Three Time World Champion Martin Vari   Full Name: Martin Vari Nick Name: Tino Date of Birth: 27/2/82 Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina Weight: 160 Height: 5’9’’ Sponsors: Vari Kites   Martin Vari became...

Greg Norman JR

Interview and photos by Tracy Kraft Full name: Greg Michael NormanPrefer to be called: Greg Norman Jr.Hatched on: 9/19/1985Born in: A hospitalGrew up in: An airplane and hotels around golf...