Thursday, July 25, 2024
From The MagFirst Time Competing?

First Time Competing?

Competing at your first ever kiteboarding event? Here are some top tips from 2015 KB4C winner Grom Gormley.

“Compete before you’re good enough to expect too much from yourself. Compete in all divisions; gives you practice at starting and finishing a heat. Don’t get drunk the night before, but also don’t go to bed early and psych yourself out. Pay your entry and register on time. Listen during riders’ meeting. Have all kites ready to go: you don’t know if it’s going to be 7 or 15 meter weather, but you need to be ready. Be on the water ten minutes before your heat starts. No more no less. Launch another kite before asking for a launch, you’re going to need all the good karma you can get. Help other competitors if you can. Be polite before, during and after your heat. If and when you have a bad heat never lose your cool when landing. It’s one thing to lose a heat, it’s another to lose the respect of all those watching. Go to awards with a smile regardless of how you place. Be a good winner and a better loser. If you win don’t be dick, remember no one else feels like you. Be mindful of what you look like. Are you wearing a clean kite company shirt, or a pot leaf?”— Grom Gormley, 2015 KB4C winner

A Curated Collection of Videos and Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


20 Years with Ruben Lenten| MYSTIC

After 20 years of friendship, Mystic had to sit down for one last talk. Join us in celebrating the end of an era with...

DAY 3 Highlights | Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup France

Everything that could happen at a Big Air World Cup took place right here in Barcares – from massive jumps to heart-stopping crashes. Watch...

Highlight Video! – Lords of Tram Big Air

The favourites for the win at the Lords of Tram GKA Big Air Kite World Cup, like world champion Andrea Principi (ITA), countryman Lorenzo Casati, and...

TOP 10 Waves | Cape Verde 2024

Check out the top 10 waves from the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde!

Airton Cozzolino | One Goal | Cape Verde 2024

Airton Cozzolino, our 2023 World Champion, started the new season with one goal in mind. We joined him at his home in Cape Verde...