Wakestyle now, is a term thrown around pretty loosely these days in kiteboarding, which is unusual because as recently as two years ago, it was a term that essentially only referred to about %1 of the kiteboarding population. However with the recent emergence of bindings on the world tour, you see more and more people throwing that word around. It seems now as if almost all the top pros fall into the same category, what follows can be considered the distinction… In Patrick Wieland's new short film “Distinction” produced by Mauicio Abreu, riders Alex Fox and Sam Light establish the standard and return the word “wakestyle” to its original roots.
With strong ties to the island of Oahu Pete Cabrinha, Twig Baker, Keahi de Aboitiz and Reo Stevens kick it up a notch with some great kitsufing at the birth place of surfing. Sit back and enjoy this extended edit of the boys kicking it on Oahu's North Shore.
I've had the opportunity to shoot with some of the best skimboarders and kiteboarders on the planet. Here is a little something with the images I've shot in the last months or so. Thanks everyone for all the sessions! I'm also a photographer, go check the shots at andremagarao.com
rider list in order of appearance:
song: This Land is Your Land - Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings