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!
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 against 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
2012 Jupiter Kiteboarding Invasion Results
SUP Berger Pro Comp
1st Packet Casey
2nd Dasher Films
3rd Damien Leroy
1st Sean Buell
2nd Brandon Cordian
3rd Kai Calder
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
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? 🙂
Got my profile up on the Team page now check it out HERE
Just giving everyone a update on The Jupiter Invasion! Unfortunately its has yet to be windy …
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 kite… 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 😉
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!
The start of the Jupiter Invasion is tomorrow and Mutiny Kites and me will be attending and competing!
Wind forecast looks so-so right now but I’m hoping it starts to improve and really crank Friday and Sunday look the best!
We will have our flags up at the event so stop on by and check out the all the kites and the newest release the S-Series!
Check out the event yourself at JupiterKiteboarding.com hope to see you there!
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
Recently did an Interview for The Observer when I was back home over winter break. The article turned out great and has helped create some nice interest in the sport! Getting a couple local kids out for a lesson soon which I’m most excited about as we don’t have a lot of youth into the sport around my home spot.
Check out the article at this link, and let me know what you think
Hey everybody! Been working on getting a new site up after having some issues with my website host. But now I’m back and will be posting more videos/instructions and articles that kiters and watermen care to actually read 🙂
Check back soon for the next post!