THE WICKED WEB

THE WEB’S A WONDERFUL WORLD. HERE’S OUR PICK OF RECENT AND UPCOMING ONLINE CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

TUNNEL VISION RELEASED!

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Keahi... always must-watch

Four-time World Champion Keahi de Aboitiz is one of the most incredible wave riders you could hope to see. He's also highly committed to chasing the biggest swells around the world on a mission to ride the best barrel possible with a kite. He hosted a webinar during lockdown, giving us the behind the scenes story from the movie shoot. Now kick-back and get your feet up, this is definitely a big screen moment...

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hanging with hannah

Everyone became a personal trainer...

...but during lockdown few could hang with Hannah Whiteley who's been churning out impressive feats of physical ability since always!

ydwer

Photographer tales

Ydwer van der Heide has produced the most covers of Kiteworld Mag - 18 in total - and is one of kiteboarding's most dedicated and in-demand lens masters. Hired by brands, the GKA Kite World Tour and Red Bull, he knows his art and put this series of four Instagram videos together during lockdown, detailing how he started shooting, the gear he uses and editing tips. This video is part three - in which he talks about his favourite places to shoot.

KOLESKY

Still shooting in lockdown

Another highly acclaimed photographer, the immensely talented Craig Kolesky, kept himself very busy doing a project at home in Cape Town with his son Koby. Planning and shooting an incredible series of over 50 action 'moments' with Koby's toys, some of them depicting famous moments in film, he added the behind the scenes info in his Insta stories.

into isolation

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Wild guide, Andre Penna

Andre Penna is one of the wildest kiteboarding guides we’ve met and extremely connected to the nature of his homelands in Brazil. KW editor Jim did a 350 km downwinder with him through Surfin Sem Fim just over a year ago and ended up here in Atins. A real place in a seemingly unreal world. @AndrePenna_ often likes to do things on his own though. Legend.

Kai lenny

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The ultimate windsport athlete proving his worth... again!

Sit back and enjoy the talent... and draw breath at his truck laden with a total stack of toys! Within two days of launch at the start of June, this video had 25,000 views. Kai's open minded approach is inspiring a new generation of watermen and women.

vrinda's darkslide

Oh to be this carefree again!

@Vrinhamal (featured on this issue's content page) brightened up the lockdown mood with this darkslide back in April when we re-shared this @Corekites Instagram post.

radio for kiters

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Hosted by Colin Colin Carroll

A friend of KW, Colin Colin Carroll is the world's best mega looper. A rising profile in the sport, Colin-Colin is an Instagram favourite of pro riders for his no holds barred parodying of all their efforts. His new radio station website features the best music ever to have featured in kiteboarding movies, with guest mixes from the likes of Ruben Lenten as well as stand-in hosts, such as Marc Jacobs (alluringly hosting from his bath, where he's moved his "incredibly muscly arms to make a little room for you to slip in alongside". Click here to tune in.

IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU, IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOU...

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Enjoy the summer...!

Beautiful short video from #3 ranked wave rider on the GKA Kite Kite World Tour, Johanna-Catharina Edin, marking her move to the Flysurfer team. The Swede's search takes her back to the cold... log fires and all! Make the most of those warm sessions while you can!

we've missed the action!

But it's coming back!

We've missed regularly seeing likes of Airton Cozzolino blowing minds with his strapless freestyle moves, but fear not as the GKA Kite World Tour have launched their Distance Battle comp! Selected riders film five minutes of heat riding and are then pitted head to head in a virtual comp. It's all going to be packaged and presented from a studio with slow-mo replays, analysis and more. Click the video below for more details:

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