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What is inside this issue?

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“After a long journey of 13 hours in the car we had discovered a kitesurfing paradise: flat water and 30 to 35 knots every day. One day we even had wind speeds of 55 to 60 knots! It was really extreme to go out in those conditions alone and with offshore wind.”

Andrea Principi loves Big Air and extreme conditions, and a trip to Namibia with Aaron Hadlow and Liam Whaley didn’t disappoint. It might even have helped him win the GKA Big Air World Championships…

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“That 20-minute boat ride felt like an eternity. It was hair-raising out there, the type of ocean conditions that will give you chest hairs and a heck of a story to share around the campfire. While all nine of us onboard the boat were very well acquainted with heavy waters, this was by far the most extreme of our lives.”

When a bunch of North team riders thought that a photoshoot at the notoriously dangerous Cape Point sounded like a good idea, little did they realize what an adventure it would turn out to be…

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“As a brand we’ve really focused on the product development with some of these exciting new riders inputting into our test program. They’re dedicated, insanely committed, and seem ready to take on the world, while spending every possible hour on the water honing their craft!”

Hendrick Lopes is one such rider and was recently welcomed into the Cabrinha family. He tested out his new kit in Tarifa but now has his eye set on taking the win at his home spot of Ponta Preta…

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“The perfect cover shot is no longer the goal. Taking pictures for the sheer joy of it is. Imperfection abounds and has opened space for viewers to find their own interpretation in the photos. The end product is an experience for the photographer and audience alike.”

Acclaimed kitesurf photographer Ydwer van der Heide had to reassess his photography methodology after a life-changing accident. Now, there’s a new beauty in his photos.


“As someone who has made a living out of examining pro kiteboarders’ more questionable decisions, I have never clicked on anything faster. To this day, I have never received more messages of encouragement about a series. So I tuned in. Everyday. For an hour.”

When Colin settled in with the popcorn to watch Edgar Ulrich on Love Island, little did he know he’d have to watch till the bitter end of the 10-week series and would eventually see his hero take the trophy.

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“Floris quickly wanted to get some drone shots done and thought he could manage to catch the drone with his hand in 40 knots, resulting in a severe cut to his finger. Kim, part of the crew, ran out of the car to provide assistance, not realizing that you shouldn’t open a car door without holding on tight when the wind is full on.”

The Naish Team Europe trip to Dakhla involved a lot of fun, training and learning opportunities for the latest recruit of young riders, but it wasn’t all plain sailing…

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“Neither of us had any idea what we were going to be doing as they kept it a big secret until the day itself. The only thing I knew was that I had to get a plane to the island of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde on the island of Santiago, bring along my kite gear and meet them at the beach.”

When Roderick Pijls set off on a secret mission, it ended with the classic nostril-penetrating stench of a volcano. Luckily he also had fun kiting, so wasn’t left with a nasty taste in his mouth…

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“Covid made it more acceptable to work remotely, and with Elon Musk’s Starlink company providing reliable satellite internet, we no longer had to worry about our internet connection dropping out if we anchored up behind a cliff. We could go almost anywhere and still work.”

Anthony Green, Graphic Designer for Airwave, has taken WFH to the extreme. Commuting has taken on a whole new meaning and kite sessions happen straight out the front door…

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