2020 RECAP! What a year...
2020 Started out with a broken femur, then a global pandemic followed... Nevertheless, my 2020 was still full of good times and experiences. Here are my favourite moments, and clips from the year! Thank you Airush and AK Durable Supply Co. for the support. Thank you Nadja Bianchet for being an awesome travel companion, riding partner and videographer!
Tunnel Vision - Keahi de Aboitiz (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)
For Keahi, kitesurfing has become an extension of surfing and a way to spend as much time in the ocean as possible. It’s a tool that turns windy sessions into a whole new world of fun. It’s an obsessive addiction that has led him to drop everything when a forecasted big swell appears on the horizon and scramble into planning to make it there. 2019 marked the beginning of a journey to go in search of some of the best waves on the planet. "Tunnel Vision is an action-heavy film that highlights my love for barrels and shows the similarities between sports that I have grown to love" A Cabrinha Films production by Anders Krüger, in association with Patagonia. Produced by Keahi de Aboitiz & James Boulding Additional Filming: Jesse little, Phil Sobolev, Owen Milne, Jake Stone, Jacob Laham, Spencer Frost, Shane Grace, Thomas crews, Mickey Bernardoni, Dan O Sullivan, Taylor Curran, Aidan Gunn, Diogo D’orey, Bernt Bruns, Josh rowe, Ritxi Goya, Javi Goya, Nate Fisher, Dylan Roberts, Damea Dorsey, Jon Aspuru, Moona Whyte, James Boulding Music: The Walking Who For more information on Keahi's kite of choice, the DRIFTER, check out: https://www.cabrinha.com/products/drifter https://www.instagram.com/keahideaboitiz/ https://www.facebook.com/keahideaboitiz/
FATHER OCEAN ft. Ramiro Gallart in Brazil.
"Father Ocean. about the song and the name, it's kind of a big mix of things. first, it was a track we had been listing quite a bunch, we got really into it and then all the reflection and association process came. it felt somehow that with all this quarantine we lost a bit of the track and we just start following just the sun (as a metaphor of something that's good but can blind you) being back in brazil and getting free of this covid mindset felt like starting to see again. In the same line of thought comes the name that it's kind of a tribute to the ocean that we had been pushed away from it all this year and finally in brazil we met again. you for sure get what I'm talking about its this energy that nothing else gives you, in brazil this year I hear a lot; água salgada limpa a alma; (salty water cleans the soul) and it feels quite true to me." —Rami Thanks to Lucas Reddel, Lucas Muzio, Manel Arpa and Mora Gallart for shooting.
The boys are hungry to keep the Slingshot momentum strong and have just finished 2 weeks of shooting on one of the only public kite parks in the world: “The Gorge". And once again Alex Fox, Sam Light and Eric Rienstra have raised the bar on what can be done with a kite. This new short film was filmed and directed by Patrick Wieland and produced by Mauricio Abreu - so sit back and enjoy the next level of kiteboarding...
BEHOLD & SEA - Ewan Jaspan Full Length
Throughout 2018 I decided to focus on making a full length video part. Together with Alexander Lewis-Hughes from Knot Future we managed to film in Perth, Melbourne, Cape Hatteras, Squamish, Hood River and Icapui in Brazil and pull it all into one piece. It was a different year holding back all the footage we gathered while watching everyone release short videos throughout the season, but I think in the end it was definitely worth it and we hope this inspires more people to focus on quality content that lasts in the age of social media. Make sure to share this video to help support these kind of videos in the kiteboarding industry. Presented by Naish Kiteboarding Filmed/Edited by Alexander Lewis-Hughes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08kB989YL9tsvgjFzKPL9g) Gimbal by @feiyutech_pl (Feiyutech Poland) Ak2000 gimbal Thanks, Ewan
The boys are back. Sam Light and Alex Fox head to the stunning flat water lagoons of Brazil to deliver some smooth high performance action. Shot entirely on RED, Slingshot invites you to follow this infamous duo on their wild adventure through one of kiteboarding's most premiere locations. Directed by Patrick Wieland, this new film is one that you won't soon forget.
As tensions run high in northern Egypt, James Boulding heads south to work on his pipe dreams. CAMERA: James Boulding, Andy Witschi ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Manuela Jungo, Tomes Opunkt MUSIC: Kavinsky - First Blood GEAR: Chaos & Custom CBL RIDER: James Boulding (www.facebook.com/thejamesboulding) Shot @ Kite VIllage - Hamata www.cabrinhakites.com www.facebook.com/cabrinhakites @cabrinhakites #cabrinha
Stars Shine Together
ALL MATERIALS USED FOR THE COLOURS IN THIS VIDEO ARE 100% NATURAL. Each person is mutually dependent on each other, bringing positivity and balance in our lives. Enjoy the ride. For more info visit: rideclash.com Facebook: Ride Clash: facebook.com/pages/Ride-Clash/343122909044105?ref=tn_tnmn Alvaro Onieva: facebook.com/pages/Alvaro-Onieva/119230928132636?ref=ts&fref=ts Forest Bakker: facebook.com/4estbakker Light Bros: facebook.com/LightBros Credits: Producer: Alvaro Onieva Director and Editor: Forest Bakker Director of Photography: Andi Jansen Executive Producer: Felipe Moure Sound Design: Forest Bakker Riders: Alvaro Onieva, Forest Bakker & Marit Nore Music: Justice - Phantom Part.II Jai Paul - BTSTU Visit also: forestbakker.com Special Thanks to: George Whaley Joseph Carneiro Alexander Shogren Clark Graebner Jr. Surya Sanaya Joaozinho Batista Juan Pablo Simonit Rick Jensen Tobias Holter Fernando Simonit Pia Soboreo And all the other many people for helping and supporting us!
Wakestyle now, is a term thrown around pretty loosely these days in kiteboarding, which is unusual because as recently as two years ago, it was a term that essentially only referred to about %1 of the kiteboarding population. However with the recent emergence of bindings on the world tour, you see more and more people throwing that word around. It seems now as if almost all the top pros fall into the same category, what follows can be considered the distinction… In Patrick Wieland's new short film “Distinction” produced by Mauicio Abreu, riders Alex Fox and Sam Light establish the standard and return the word “wakestyle” to its original roots.
Suit Days at Home - Alex Pastor
Shot in Tarifa during 3 days in this winter. I usually travel somewhere warm during the off season but after so many years travelling non stop I decided I would give my homespot a try, so I could spend some time at home and enjoy the good things of it. I was really surprised with how good the conditions were. This was definitely a really good choice. www.facebook.com/AlexPastorKite www.alexpastor.es Shot and edited by Andre Magarao song: Moby - Flower
Color Your Life
ATTENTION: ALL MATERIALS USED FOR THE COLOURS IN THIS VIDEO ARE 100% NATURAL. Load it in HD, plug it in some surround speakers if you have, sit back and emerge your self in this colourful experience. Ride Clash brings to you this front row accelerating experience emerging from the beauties of the art of kiteboarding. Enjoy the ride. For more info visit: www.rideclash.com Facebook: Ride Clash: facebook.com/pages/Ride-Clash/343122909044105?ref=tn_tnmn Alvaro Onieva: facebook.com/pages/Alvaro-Onieva/119230928132636?ref=ts&fref=ts Forest Bakker: facebook.com/4estbakker Light Bros: facebook.com/LightBros Credits: Producer: Alvaro Onieva Director and Editor: Forest Bakker (Light Bros Entertainments) Director of Photography: Andi Jansen Executive Producer: Felipe Moure Compositor: Saint-Preux Sound Design: Forest Bakker Riders: Alvaro Onieva, Forest Bakker & Marit Nore Song: Saint-Preux The Last Opera & Phytandros. Visit also: www.forestbakker.com Special Thanks to: George Whaley Joseph Carneiro Alexander Shogren Clark Graebner Jr. Surya Sanaya Joaozinho Batista Juan Pablo Simonit Rick Jensen Tobias Holter Fernando Simonit Pia Soboreo And all the other many people for helping and supporting us!
Mowgli's Jungle 2: Episode III (4K)
After a whole year of exploring the broad range freestyle kiteboarding has to offer, such as kicker waves and park riding, Christophe gets back on board to push air tricks. The 2014 freestyle world champion pushed himself 3 weeks prior to filming this part in Brazil, showing why he's still on top of the game. Only now he’s playing by his own rules. Hear him out in this last full episode of the season. A webseries by Sam Van Olmen in cooperation with Red Bull, Liquid Force kites and SES. Check www.mowglisjungle.com for more info about this ongoing project. Red Bull www.redbull.com Liquid Force Kites www.liquidforcekites.com SES www.ses.com
After a long year of travelling i finally had the opportunity of staying at home and think about other stuff. Then the progression crew came down and i filmed with them, so thanks a lot to progression for giving me some sick! If you are interested in learning the tricks that apear on the video please visit there site: www.progression.me Thanks to: www.masmovil.com www.kitaddict.com www.prolimit.com www.flexifoil.com www.hadlowcollection.com Guest: Aaron Hadlow Tom Court Visit: My website: www.forestbakker.com Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Bakker/103177699721534 ©lightbros productions 2011
Forest Bakker - Fast Backwards (Watch in HD)
This year time has been flying for me, I had some great times & met a lot of great people all around the world, this is dedicated to all of you, thanks. A film by Forest Bakker. Shot in Brazil this winter. With the help of DS Promotions & Chasing the Dream project. Filmed by: Victor Hays Stefano van Tuijl Edited by: Forest Bakker www.forestbakker.com Supported by: www.masmovil.es www.prolimit.com www.kitaddict.com www.flexifoil.com www.hadlowcollection.com Facebook: Forest Bakker: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Bakker/103177699721534 Light Bros: http://www.facebook.com/LightBros Chasing The Dream: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHASING-THE-DREAM-An-Extreme-Sports-Project/203819046346104 A Light Bros Production©