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Category Kiteboarding News

10
Oct

Naish News Issue 40

New Vids Up on Naish Site We are continually posting videos to our site as they come in from our riders. See Bernd Roediger shredding up the north shore, brothers Ridge and Kai Lenny in some Big Island sessions, Eduardo Diaz ripping at Siam Park (with Kai) and “The Lovers” (Stephane Etienne and Nicole Boronat) …

10
Oct

Naish News Volume 2011 Issue 1

Christmas family SUP session in Fuerteventura It sounds like the Honscheid family is having some winter fun in the Canary Islands! Naish Team riders, Sonni Honscheid and Loch Eggers went out with Sonni’s father

10
Oct

Naish News Volume 2011 Issue 2

H2O Extreme Kenya expands SUP fleet H2O Extreme expands its fleet of Naish paddleboards to include the Nalu 11’6”, Mana Soft-Tops 10’0” and a Hokua 8’10”. H2O teaches on the calm waters of the lagoon before progressing onto the mini-reef to teach wannabe SUPers how to catch their first wave. The outer-reefs are an easy …

21
Sep

Naish News Issue 37

SUP Retreat in Costa Rica In February 2011, Naish team rider Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey will be hosting three days of SUP adventure outings on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The group will have the chance to explore the coastline by SUP, as well as Costa Rica’s lakes and rivers. The outings …

19
Sep

Kai Lenny/Hawaii Island Finals

The Stand Up World Tour will come to a close in Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii, December 10th through 19th. The Hawaii Island Finals will give a dramatic ending to a spectacular year for the tour. Check out the teaser. Coming into the finals with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Kai …

19
Sep

Updates from Jenny Kalmbach

Destination 3 Degrees The month of December brings two showings of Destination 3 Degrees — the film that documents the journey of Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey and the nine Hawaiian open-ocean channels that they braved by SUP. Both showings are on Oahu — the first in Aina Haina on December 11th (free admission) and …

13
Jun

Rick Jensen Advocates for Kitesurfing

Rick Jensen met with a TV crew for an interview that aired on German television. His goal was to promote the sport of kiteboarding. Rick is currently getting ready for the Hainan Surf Festival, coming up on Hainan Island in China. Results coming soon!  

13
Jun

2011 Naish SUP Tour - Paris Crossing

The first Naish SUP Tour was a big success, with 150 participants and a total of 600 people who got on an SUP board for the first time. The second edition of this tour begins December 4th, 2010. The first stop in the tour will take place in the heart of Paris during the Paris …

13
Jun

Suzie Cooney - Maui

Suzie Cooney has used SUP to empower and inspire so many women. She is an ambassador of SUP and her passion is infectious! Suzie’s last women’s SUP clinic was held in October. As usual, it was an amazing morning. Ten women had the opportunity to challenge themselves and to discover SUP as a way to …

13
Jun

Bernd New-School Move

Check out the SUP trick that Bernd Roediger pulled, while surfing Dana Point, California this past October.  

13
Jun

Las Vegas Regatta - SUP Exhibition

The 9th annual Na Alaka’i O Ke Kai Regatta came to a close in Las Vegas, with an SUP exhibition that featured a “Paddle with a Pro” four-person relay. Naish’s own Dave Kalama was there to represent, along with seven other SUP superstars. By random drawing, one Junior (under 16), one woman and one man …

13
Jun

1st Hellenic Stand Up Paddle Surfing Challenge - Greece

The 1st Hellenic Stand Up Paddle Surfing Challenge was held at the end of October in Athens (Loutsa), at the Club Aiolos, a well-known spot for windsurfers, kiters and stand-up paddlers. The event brought in almost 65 participants and although they were mostly beginners, they all managed to finish! The long-distance race was a challenge …

13
Jun

Maui Lifeguard Paddles the Xingu River - Brazil

Lifeguards on Maui are some of the busiest people around — especially when the surf gets big. Alfredo Villas-Boas is one of those lifeguards, but at the end of September he used his time and energy to paddle the Xingu River in Brazil. The purpose of this long-distance paddle was to raise awareness for the …

13
Jun

South Coast Surf Carnival - South Africa

The SUP portion of this event — which happened November 6th & 7th — proved to be a big hit, with a great turnout of contestants. The standard of SUP riding was taken to the next level, with 360’s, huge top-turns and re-entries being the order of the day. Chris Bertish (Naish) was the well-deserved …

13
Jun

Naish Product Feature - Light Wind Relaunch

With all the new options available in light wind boards, riders are pushing the envelope of what is considered rideable. The new LWR (Light Wind Relaunch) gives the rider complete confidence when going out in the lightest of wind. This system lifts the wingtip independent of the rear leader line, and cups the trailing edge …

13
Jun

Kevin Langeree ACL Update

It was just weeks ago that Kevin had ACL reconstruction, and everything went well. The surgery involved replacing his torn ACL and putting two screws in to keep the new ACL in place. Kevin experienced quite a bit of pain the first few weeks. Since then he is doing much better, and is doing all …

13
Jun

Jalou Langeree - Dutch Freestyle Champion

At the end of October, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, was the site of the Dutch Freestyle Championships of Kiteboarding. With 15 competitors in the Women’s division, the ladies battled it out to see who would reign 2010 Dutch Kiteboarding Champion. Five time Dutch Champion Jalou Langeree rode the best heat of the championship, pulling an S-bend …

13
Jun

Sam Light - Wind or No Wind Board Jam

Sam Light is currently on Maui shooting, doing testing with the Naish R&D team and getting ready for the upcoming Wind or No Wind Board Jam event, happening at the end of November. The event will take place in the Philippines at Camsur Watersports Complex. Stay tuned for results! Photo: J. Malmberg  

8
Jun

SUP in Berlin

Naish Germany SUP forerunner Christian Hahn and sister Corinna made the cover of a local newspaper in Berlin — talking about the benefits of stand-up paddling and how you can do it anytime and anywhere. Christian and Corinna enthusiastically explained how no matter what temperature it is outside, and as long as there is water …

8
Jun

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar by SUP

Like most great ideas, the idea to cross the Strait of Gibraltar came up while having a beer with some friends. Besides being the second most frequented shipping lane in the world, the strait hosts strong currents and rapidly changing wind conditions. Geographically, the Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, …

8
Jun

SUP Homestory - Germany

For all our German SUP fans out there — check out the new teaser for the upcoming Boot Show, happening in Duesseldorf in January: http://www.werbesalon.de/SUP    

8
Jun

Capo Spartivento Challenge - Italy

October 9th was a big day for Chia, on the southwest cape of Sardinia. It was the last stop of the Italian Racing SUP Championship. Due to unfavorable weather conditions, a point-to-point downwind race course was set up. Big waves and high winds made the course difficult, and many riders decided not to race. The …

8
Jun

Primi Naish SUP Race Series - South Africa

The second stop of the Primi Naish SUP Race Series visited Simonstown, South Africa on the 17th of October. Calm seas and zero wind made perfect conditions for the 18 competitors racing the 6 km course. Andreas v B had the lead, but in the end he finished a respectable 2nd (Naish Glide 14’0” Javelin). …

8
Jun

Product Feature - Momentum

The Momentum offers absolute versatility thanks to smooth edging, balanced power, easy control, consistent planing and limitless performance potential. Introduced last year, the Momentum has already become the most sought after range. While the Momentum was initially built with the wakestyle rider in mind, it has also taken its place in the market as a …

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