While working in South Padre Island we met a lot of great people and were inspired to do a personal project on the kite boarding scene. We decided to embrace the fun loving nature of the sport through a not so serious portrayal of South Padre's world class kiting. Who needs a storyline when you have beach babes and huge airs?
Equipment used was the Red Epic camera with Canon and Zeiss Glass. Kessler gear was used for support.
Music was licensed through themusicbed.com.
From January 20 to 30, one of the most devastating storms of the decade ravaged the North East coast of Australia, particularly South East Queensland. The remnants of Cyclone Oswald slowly made its way down the coast, inflicting damage to everything in its path and inundating homes with record breaking floodwaters and huge seas.
After signing with Ozone and getting his hands on some of their gear, Andy Yates was there and ready to meet the storm head on.
Day 1 had arguably the most wind to hit the coast in over a decade. Police and SES workers were also on scene investigating a potential missing person report after an individual was seen being sucked out by the raging tide. This turned out to be a false alarm after the individual reportedly managed to swim to safety without informing authorities.
Day 2 had significantly less wind than day 1, but with huge and chaotic seas over 6m and only a 6 second period.
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
The Ride is for everyday kiteboarders looking for ease and simplicity. The light weight, two-strut design provides superior low end performance due to its fuller center section, as well as faster inflation and smaller packing for easy transport.
The Ride has rounded wing tips, which allow the kite to rotate with less drag while resting on the water. This makes for extremely easy water relaunching characteristics.
It also has a slightly flatter arc compared to other kites, which gives it more punch when sheeting in and provides that nice sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping.
* Light weight, two-strut design
* Effortless water relaunch characteristics
* Sheet-in and go feel and easy jumping
* Superior low-end performance
* Incredible wing stability while resting on the water