Next broadcast Dec 16, 12:00
Kite Masters is the series that flies you around the world together with the best athletes from one of the most exciting, fast and stylish sports: Kiteboarding. Best athletes and outstanding locations are all included in this dynamic series.
In this first episode of 2017, we travel to the paradise beach of Pak Nam Pran, in southern Thailand for the first kite racing event of the year – the Asian Twin Tip Racing Championships. We also head south-east from Thailand to Indonesia, a country blessed with some of the best waves on the planet – and we meet up with pro kite wave surfers: Keahi de Aboitiz, Moona Whyte and Matt Elsasser. We visit another great place for kiting, Zanzibar, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, located east of Tanzania and from Zanzibar to Chile, to the big rocks of this incredibly wild coastline and consistently powerful waves. Finally, we move to Korea where the world’s top pro-riders faced off at the first round of the 2017 IKA Kitefoil Gold Cup.
In this episode we fly to Europe and descend on Italy’s notorious Gizzeria kiteboarding spot, where the riders really like to be Uncool – in a statement of “reverse kudos”. Thanks to its reputation for excellent kiteboarding conditions and a relaxing ambience, Hangloose Beach annually hosts some of the world's top events. We catch up with the 2017 IKA TwinTip Racing Slalom European Championship where the titles are closely fought among a line-up of almost 120 riders from 21 different countries. In addition, multiple Champion Oliver Bridge is going to introduce us to the basics of kite control.
Right after Weifang, some of the world's top riders flew to Pingtan for the 2017 IKA TwinTip World Championship, together with 2017 KiteFoil GoldCup - ACT3... and so did Kite Masters. Pingtan is the place where it all started for Kiteboarding in China. The first Kiteboarding School was established in Pingtan's sandy beach, helping develop the sport in every way. Since then, thousands of new riders have joined this exciting sport in China.
First stop for this episode is the exotic destination and kiteboarding playground of Mauritius, for one of the most high-profile and biggest kite-foiling events: the Hydrofoil Pro Tour. From one island to another, we leave the exotic racetracks of Mauritius and head to Cagliari on Sardinia for another exciting gathering of the world's best kitefoiling riders. The World Championship also marked the close of the 2017 Kitefoil Gold Cup World Series.
In this episode, we move to Dongshan, China for the 2017 Dongshan China International Kiteboarding Open. Combining culture with heritage, this small island, located along the Taiwan Strait, hosts a population of 200,000. The Youth Olympic Games is a hot topic in the Kiteboarding community, eagerly anticipated by riders and supporters. Reflecting an exciting and new race format, the slalom/boarder-cross is designed to challenge the riders' ability to stay in control, while maintaining maximum speed.
Together we’ll travel across the globe and follow the hottest action from the field of Kite! In this Episode, we have the opportunity to witnessup and coming young guns from 4 continents, fighting for their chance to live the Olympic Dream! Dakhla, in Morocco hosts the qualifying event for Europe and Africa, while Pranburi, Thailand is the place where riders from Asia and Oceania will fight for their right to compete in Argentina!
In this episode we are going to take you into the action from the 2018 milestone event, the International Kiteboarding Association, TT:R Youth Worlds. The fastest young athletes from across the globe have gathered on China’s tropical Hainan Island. With 8 qualification spots available for this year’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, expect the competition to be fierce!
Immediately after the final spots for the Youth Olympic Games were decided in China, the International Kiteboarding Association, together with Hang Loose Beach host the 2018 TwinTip Racing Open World Championships and 59 competitors of all ages from 19 nations are getting ready for the next intense battles.
As kiteboarding becomes more popular and accessible to the masses, the hopes of many turn towards the Olympic Games. Although shaken, the spirit of the kiteboarders and their steadfast refusal to be defeated is rewarded with a vote of inclusion for the Youth Games in 2018 for the very first time. Yet again the Olympic dreams of the kiteboarders are on the line as the sport comes up for consideration for the Tokyo Games 2020.
We were in the TwinTip open Worlds in Hangloose beach, Italy where Florian Gruber defended his title for the 3rd time! We then joined the Kite World Series in China’s Weifang and Pingtan where the fastest foilers were there to set new records in kite foiling. And we finished our journey at the final of the series that took place in Cagliari, Italy where Maxim Nocher crowned Champion of the series!
In this episode we will focus on the action around the 2019 Kite Foil World Series, which is composed by four non-discard events. This means that all the event scores will be counted. The series began in Gizzeria, Italy and will head to China’s Pingtan and Weifang in September for two successive, action packed events before concluding in Cagliari, Italy. With the latter being the place where the male and female of 2019 Kite Foil World Champions will be crowned.
Welcome to Kite Masters 2019! The series that flies you around the world, together with the very best athletes from one of the most exciting, fast, extreme and stylish sports. Kiteboarding! In this Episode we are traveling on the other side of the world for the second act of the Kitefoil World Series and see if Toni Vodisek can keep up with his great performance beating and second fleet after Gizzeria. In the next Episode we will stay in China, but we will move from Weifang to the island of Pingtan for the third stop of the Kitefoil World series where the ambitious racers will fight once more on their way to top. Don’t miss it!
The last stop takes place on the magnificent island of Sardinia, and the city of Cagliari. This is the third successive year that the Sardinian capital of Cagliari has hosted the series, where intense battles in the cutting-edge kiteboarding discipline will again be fought out on the Gulf of Angels, off the pristine Poetto Beach.
Welcome to Kite Masters 2020! The series that flies you around the world, together with the very best athletes from one of the most exciting, fast, extreme and stylish sports…Kiteboarding!
For some kiteboarding is just a hobby, for others it’s a performance piece, to some is freedom, but for many is life! Join us this year to share the experience with some of the most passionate athletes of the sport and live the dream of the kiteboarder!.
In this month episode we follow the life of Toni Vodisek, an athlete that has everything needed to become a star and win multiple titles. He won three World Series events in a row and found himself close to the podium spots at the end of the year.
Also we have a look into an other rider, Guy Bridge. A Professional Kite foil rider that tells us what do you need to become one of the best.
Do not miss out on this months episode.
Welcome to another episode of Kite Masters 2020, the series that flies you around the world, together with the very best athletes from one of the most exciting, fast, extreme and stylish sport… Kiteboarding!
For some, kiteboarding is just a hobby, for others it’s a performance piece, to some is freedom, but for many it’s life. Join us this year to share the experience with some of the most passionate athletes of the sport and live the dream of the kiteboarder.
In this episode we’ll be following one of the most recognizable figures in the kite family, Florian Gruber. We’ll hear from the man behind the successful transformation of kiteboarding; from a bevy of kiteboarders spending their free time casually competing, to an Olympic Sailing Class and discover how the equipment has evolved over that time.