From the stalking giants that break over the reefs of Peahi, to playful kickers in Egypt… Issue 9 of TheKiteMag once again brings you the best stories featuring the very best riders along with the very best images from across this broad spectrum that is the global kiteboarding community!
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THE EGYPT SESSIONS
“He’s pretty used to seeing me get pissed off when I can’t get the shot, or do the trick I’m thinking of. Toby understands and that helps keep you grounded. Best of all is he listens, if you have an idea he will help make it happen. He also has lots of his own cool ideas to get new angles and perspectives on things, some of which are now pretty commonplace in kite related media and you wouldn’t even realize he basically pioneered them. Toby is the man.”
Alexander Lewis-Hughes offers his opinion on photographer Toby Bromwich as he joins Karolina Winkowska and friends on a trip to Egypt's Soma Bay…
HEADS EQUALS JAWS
“Anything can happen in a single moment. First it takes a while to recognize these moments as they come our way, then it takes a good bit of time to understand that they are there for us, lastly it takes a lot of guts and commitment to act in these moments to actually try and capitalize on the situation…”
Jesse Richman is drawn to philosophical thinking following an adrenaline-overload at Peahi alongside Kai Lenny and Patri McLaughlin, as we feature an exclusive 28 image sequence of Jesse riding what is thought to be the biggest barrel ever attempted with a kite…
THE NEW KID: CARLOS MARIO
“I was always with my family, sometimes we spent all day fishing and only left the sea after the night fell. My family was poor, my mother worked as a cook in a beach shack and battled hard to support our family. I thought a lot about building a house for my mother and making a better life for my family.”
We hear the rags to (probable) riches story of kiteboard's current wunderkind Carlos ‘Bebe' Mario, as the 17 year old tells us what's set to follow his phenomenally successful accession onto the World Tour last season…
“I have been very fortunate to travel to many places in the world where people haven’t surfed and that we found and surfed for the first time. Then I imagine how many waves are still out there that have never been kited…”
Adventurer slash kiteboarder Josh Mulcoy isn't afraid to step off the beaten track in search of untapped epicness. In issue 9 he gives us the lowdown on a hit and run mission into the Pacific Northwest.
TANGLED LINES WITH AARON HADLOW
“One thing that motivates me more than anything is that feeling of accomplishment. To innovate or progress and execute feels good to me. I crave that.”
5 x World Champ Aaron Hadlow responds to a question put to him by Ruben Lenten, as he faces a grilling from a selection of his most esteemed pro riding peers in our ‘Tangled Lines' feature…
…and Graham Howes makes like a mountain-leaping sky ninja in this shot by Bianca Asher, as we drop the very best images taken by our highly qualified photo correspondents around the world for our Focus section.
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