Once again the F-ONE team went off to discover new landscapes and live an extraordinary adventure.
Raphaël SALLES put on his captain’s hat for the time of a far-off journey to meet his Tahitian team and experience the magic surrounding their idyllic islands. Accompanied by his faithful sidekicks as well as newcomers, they went on to board two catamarans for 25 days of pure happiness in another world.
Tahiti is well and truly as you can imagine: wild, powerful, with the force of the ocean being ever-present and where sharing and wisdom are common values within a whole people.
Riders : Mitu MONTEIRO, Poenaiki RAIOHA, Robinson HILARIO, Micka FERNANDEZ, Marie SWITALA, Aude LIONET CHANFOUR, Alexandre CAIZERGUES, Filippe FERREIRA, Manutea MONNIER, Rémi QUIQUE, Patrice CHANZY, Raphaël SALLES.
The last movie produced by SNOWBOARDER Magazine was almost a decade-and-a-half ago, when we employed the iconic Jamie Mosberg to make 1999, and now, we’re proud to introduce to you a film that’s not simply fourteen years in the making, but rather twenty seven years in the making. Since 1987, SNOWBOARDER Magazine has enlightened, entertained, and inspired our readers, and with The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Foreword, we’ve adopted the same ideology to a new and expanding audience. As snowboarding progresses exponentially with every passing winter, we’re continually forced to look to the future, and with Foreword, we will open the door for the next generation of snowboarding superstars, personalities, and luminaries that span the full spectrum of the current crop of talent today. Starring in this film are a handful of riders who will one day take the reigns from their elders and steer snowboarding’s proverbial ship. The Foreword roster is Spencer Schubert, Dillon Ojo, Hans Mindnich, Sam Taxwood, Dylan Alito, Garrett Warnick, Brandon Hobush, Jaeger Bailey, Blake Paul, Nils Mindnich, Sage Kotsenburg, Ben Ferguson, and Ayumu Hirano, and these kids are ready to show the world that snowboarding’s future is in good hands. This is the first of many SNOWBOARDER Magazine films to come. This is Foreword.
We are very happy to celebrate the great performances the 2014 riders have reached in WEEK 3 despite difficult sailing conditions; with 1 week still to go, strong winds are forecast this coming Thursday.
Some riders are leaving us to go back to their countries. The Dutch competitors Jacques van der Hout and Hans Kreisel have exceeded their best speeds respectively with 49.06 kts and 49.66 kts.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Ballois (FRANCE) for achieving the first ever Disabled Kite Surf World Record after only two successful runs and achieving an impressive 42.94 kts!
The latest arrival to the 2014 event is world famous Chris Bertish (South Africa) and we are expecting kite surfer Zoran Jovanovic (Serbia) to arrive this week.