Time For A Scenery Change

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Just booked my flight out to Hood River, Oregon! Stoked to be back out there after being there for 2 weeks last year. This year I’m sticking around a little longer to train and compete in a few local events happening out there. Hope to ride in The RoSham and BOTG’s while I’m in town. Looking forward to seeing my friends from last year and the new faces out there this season!

I’ll be helping out Matt Sweeting with the Mai Tai event in the beginning of August which is pretty exciting! I’ll have the whole range of the newest Mutiny Kites out there with me for everyone to demo at that event! Also just got in the new Mutiny P-Seriesย !

I’ll be living and training out there with John Perry so pretty stoked to be training with the previous winner of BOTG. Can’t wait to be back only a few days away!

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The Kiteboarder Magazine

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Just flipping through the pages of the recent The Kiteboarder Magazine and saw one of my shots was in it from my time out in the Gorge this summer! Stoked to finally get something in this Magazine ๐Ÿ™‚ Big thanks Jim Stringfellow for floating around to get this shot, and The Sweeting’s for making this trip happen!

Go grab the new mag from one of your local kite shops if you haven’t seen it yet!

Gopro Line Mount Session

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Been playing around with some new mounts and the new Hero2 from Gopro that I got in from Camrig recently. If you don’t have these mounts yet for your Gopro or Contour check them out. It really offers a lot of new angles and ways to see yourself kiting. No need to make your poor mate stand in the cold again ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few shots from a quick AM session at the Sunshine Skyway.

Weekend is looking windy! Look for a new edit to drop soon

-Drew Christianson

Day 3 of The Jupiter Invasion

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Wanted to fill in everyone on the final day of competition at The Jupiter Kite Invasion! Sunday was the day for wind and the forecast was lining up to blow and it was looking promising! Heats where ready to begin starting by 10 AM and planning on going till dark! Full day of kiting, what could be better!ย 

Wind started out light in the morning making it hard on the freestylers, as the day went on the wind started to build for the Pro heats. Watching the guys from the DR throw down was amazing! It shows what a lot of water time and dedication can do! As the wind continued to build so did the waves just in time for the strapless wave riding contest. I won several of my heats and made it to the Semi’s againstย Hyperflex Wetsuits teammate Jeremy Lund and other local ripper Johnny. We all had a great heat but the locals took me out here and made for a great heat in the finals joined with the winner Jupiter local Matt Collins.

Couldn’t have asked for a better event besides a little more wind here and there!

Here are the final results

โ€Ž2012 Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion Results

SUP Berger Pro Comp
1st Packet Casey
2nd Dasher Films
3rd Damien Leroy

Am Freestyle
1st Sean Buell
2nd Brandon Cordian
3rd Kai Calder

Masters Freestyle
1st Mike Carson
2nd Ritchie Gardner
3rd Shawn Cole

Pro Womens Freestyle
1st Mellisa Gill
2nd Alexandra Menk
3rd Monica Banks

Pro Mens Freestyle
1st Luis Cruz
2nd Nico Suriel
3rd Tommy Fields

Pro Womens Strapless
1st Mellisa Gill
2nd Marina Marcelli

Wanted to thank my sponsors Mutiny Kites and Hyperflex for the support and getting me to Jupiter! Also big thanks go out to Matthew Blew for taking photos for the event and the photos on here! Can’t wait to shoot again soon!

Check out the event video from Dasher Films

Hyperflex Wetsuits US Team

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Recently moved up to the USA Hyperflex Wetsuits Team! Can’t be more excited to be involved with such big names in the surf and kite industry. Super stoked to now be rocking the new Team Suits and AMP-3 Wind Suits.

Hyperflex has been my wetsuit of choice from the beginning so its great to now have their full support behind me!

Check them out if you need a new suit, shoot me a message if you have any questions about the suits. Bro Deals? ๐Ÿ™‚

Got my profile up on the Team page now check it out HERE

 

Jupiter Invasion Day’s 1 & 2

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Just giving everyone a update on The Jupiter Invasion! Unfortunately its has yet to be windy โ€ฆ

First day was still a lot of fun with Jimmy Lewis Sups out there and a few other brands with boards to demo making for a fun time with no wind! Luckily for me KTS Kiteboarding hooked me up with a a Sup to bring over to use, so all the time I want on one. With only a puff of wind that came through around midday I only got about a 10 min ride in behind a kiteโ€ฆ But thanks to the Sups we got to do a Standup contest and I won a few heats in that so not to bad for only being on one a few times in the waves!

Second day was more lack luster then the first with no real hope in wind. Got out for another quick Sup so I guess that will be my new sport ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tomorrow is looking a lot better for wind and some waves so can’t wait to see what it delivers! Will give you the update after it followed up with some pictures from the event!

Huge thanks to my sponsors for getting me here Mutiny Kites and Hyperflex, also big thanks to Scott Peterson for hooking me up and making for a fun time while I’m here!

 

Making Something Out of a No Wind Day

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It seems the wind has been shut down for over a week now. So in between a few trips to the cable I was still hungry for some more time on the water! A surf buddy told me about a sandbar that seems to be always be breaking with some kind of wave on it so I paddled out to check it out! Check it out for yourself