We met at the Kitesurf Tour Europe in Scheveningen 2014 - Tell something about your vita where born etc. you do your own events also being a national judge at NKV?
I was born in 1988 in Leeuwarden, Friesland which is in the northern region of Holland close to the „famous“ spots on the IJsselmeer and the Islands. I started kiteboarding in 2000 at 12 years old with my best buddy’s and my dad, I’m proud to call Workum my homespot! In 2011 I graduated...
We are happy to open the registration to already two of the most exciting kiteboarding events: Podersdorf and Sylt.
In the newly established Series all contestants have the chance to prove their skills in the following disciplines:
Old school and new school freestyle. Dead Man, Board Offs, Spins and Rotations
If you haven't seen it yet, here is the wrap up video from the Kitesurf Tour Europe in Italy 2014. Wel also would like to say THANK YOU to our sponsors and partner, without them it wouldn't have been possible to do the European Championships in Freestyle.
The ultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe arrived and it was all to play for in the course racing division. With the Freestyle competition finished yesterday, all eyes turned to the top formula riders competing for the title.
The previous nights festivities may have had an impact on the performance of many today as one of the biggest parties in Southern Italy was held at Hang Loose beach with over 2000 people present.
Freestyler dominating day 2 of the KTE ItalIn the morning we started again with the Skippersmeeting at 10 am. The wind was already stronger than the day before, so that we were able to start with Formula Racing at 11 am. Race Director Markus Schwendtner decided to start the day with three races and keep an eye on the increasing wind. Olly once again dominated the races winning 2 of the 3 races, and coming a close 2nd in the final race, due to hitting a plastic bag in the water just 10m from the line.
During the first day of the competition at the KTE in Gizzeria we were able to finish 5 Races.
Gizzeria, Italy 24 July 2014: The European Championships of Freestyle and Kitesurf Tour Europe Finals in Formula Racing are poised to witness a battle of champions in Gizzeria, Lido.
From 24th – 27th July the Kitesurf Tour Europe, official European Championships in Kiteboarding Freestyle, will kick off at the Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria Lido. At the same time we are more than happy to be part of the "Aloha Beach Party".
Italian Riccardo Leccese still dominates the racings at the Kitesurfcup Sylt - he wins five of six racings. The German
Italian Riccardo Leccese dmoninated the racings ahead of polish Blazej Ozog and German Florian Gruber.
Junior Rider Linus Erdman dismissed the current eurpoean champion on the second place and defended his position in the second round.
Florian Gruber, the current world champion in formula racing has a packed schedule for the jubilee edition of Kitesurf Cup Sylt.
Twin Tip Racing is a great discipline to get to know some racing rules and techniques. On Sylt you can get the chance to take part at the Twin Tip Racing, which is only on Saturday and Sunday!
Only a few weeks to go for the Kitesurf Cup Sylt and after that it is not that long until the Kitesurf Tour Europe at the beautiful Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria. Have a look at the Riders who are already registered.
From 01. - 06. July 2014 the Kitesurf Cup Sylt will welcome the World's best Course Racer at the "Brandenburger Strand". This regatta will be a 50 points event as stated at the IKA website. So Course Racer get ready for another great event in Germany.
Important announcement for all competitors of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014.
The fourth Industry Parter for the Kitesurf Tour Europe season 2014 can be announced. We are happy to welcome Nobile Kiteboarding to our tour.
BEST Kiteboarding is one of the leading brands in the Kite-Industry; their team riders are well known and successful kiteboarder like World Champion Gisela Pulido, Youri Zoon or extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten, who joined their team last year. Lewis Crathern, our commentator, is one of their team riders and represents the brand very well during our events. We look forward to a great year again and hope that we can support the riders and the sport as much as we can.
Royal Kiteboarding is for the first time an Industry Partner at the Kitesurf Tour Europe.
We are happy to announce that due to many requests and a big number of interested Course Racer we will stick to 48 Men and 48 Women for the Formula Kite competition.
The registration for the Kitesurf Tour Europe stops Germany and Italy are now open. Everyone who is interested in participating at one of our events please read the following article carefully.
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit again the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. Read the following article to find out where and when the action will take place.
Broken Head Film will be responsible for the daily videos this year again. We look forward to the partnership again can't wait for the season to start. We had Mark Bristol from Broken Head in a small interview. Get to know his recipe against a sunburn!
ION – a well known brand in the Watersports scenery.
We are happy to announce that ION will be our Fashion Partner for 2014.
Bas Koole, professional Kiteboarder from the Netherlands, will be the Head Judge for the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 again.
Since the establishment of the Kitesurf Tour Europe, North Kiteboarding supports the tour year by year. For 2014 they have confirmed the partnership again.
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will be in Italy - Gizzeria from 24. - 27. July 2014. Luca Valentini is our local organizer for this event. Check out the small interview we did recently with Luca.
Florian Trittel, Spanish Course Racer, what do you know about him? We asked him recently several questions about his past career in sailing and his plans for the upcoming season. We caught your attention? Read the following article to get to know Florian a bit better.
Lewis Crathern, Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, was already in 2013 our commentator at the Kitesurf Tour Europe and the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. This week he extended his contract and will continue keeping the riders and beach audience informed at the events.
Lewis: " I' m really excited about being part of the 2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe. I think a tour like this is essential for European riders to promore themselves and is also great for the sport Kiteboarding."
Bella Italia! One stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 will be in the south of Italy.
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will have some changes for the season 2014. We decided to add a new discipline - the Twin Tip Racing. There will be also important changes for the Freestyle and Formula Racing disciplines.
The IKA pubslished Questions and Answers for Course Racer about Tangles and Redress and explains when a Tack is completed.
We wish all our fans, partners, participants, helping hands and organizer Merry Christmas and a happy new year - see you all back in 2014 with some great news about the Tour.
Winter arrived a few weeks ago and KTE Riders escaped to warmer and sunnier destinations like Brazil and Cape Town.
Florian Gruber (GER) and Erika Heineken (USA) are the new Kiteboard Race World Champions.
With six top ten international kiteracers in Perth in a month’s time, the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will make a huge splash.
The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 is done. The crew already works on the Tour for 2014. But till we announce the tour stops and dates you need to be patient for a few more weeks. Meanwhile read yourself through the facts and figures of this year and watch the official wrap-up video 2013.
The IKA 2013 class AGM was held yesterday in London. The agenda comprised class rule issues as well as elections. Mirco Babini is the new president of the IKA.
The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 had it's final last weekend in Castelldefels. The European Champions in Freestyle and the Tour Winner of the KTE have been crowned.
Sabrina Lutz (Germany) and Mario Rodwald (Germany) are the 2013 European Freestyle Champions in kiteboarding. The European Championship titles in Freestyle Kiteboarding and the course racing tour winners have been awarded during the last tour stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Castelldefels (Spain) from October 10th - October 13th.
The third day at the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe presented by XS Power Drink and supported by Chupa Chups was really sunny, but unfortunately no wind for any competition.
In the morning the unexpected wind was strong enough to run the single elimination in freestyle. We saw some great action from the women and men on the water.
The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe presented by XS Power Drink was a sunny but unfortunatley windless day.
Today was the last registration day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. Skippersmeeting is sheduled for tomorrow morning 10 am.
During the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe the Riders will get an extra competition - the "Best Trick Contest" presented by XS Power Drink.
SCHEVENINGEN - German Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the third leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Freestyle this week at Scheveningen.
SCHEVENINGEN – Supported by the appearance of current World Champion Freestyle Youri Zoon at the beach of Scheveningen the Easterly side-offshore wind turned up before noon. Flat water and clear blue skies formed the stage of an exciting day of action.
SCHEVENINGEN - The second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen was a very laidback, sunny day.
SCHEVENINGEN- The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe turned out to be an unexpected action packed day at the shores of The Hague’s notorious beach Scheveningen!
Only two days to go for the registration - only three days to go to the fist competition day. During the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 at Scheveningen (NL) the visitors and spectators will expect a really nice set up between the beachclubs.
Only a few more days to go for the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at Scheveningen. Don't miss the chance to meet Europe's best Kiteboarder at the third stop of the KTE.
Kite Frenzy from Castelldefels will attend like last year the Kite-Expo during the MINI Kitesurf Touu Europe powered by XS Power Drink.
Like last year, our Industry Partner Blankforce will be present at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 presented by XS Power Drink.
This weekend the finals of the German nationals will be hold in Büsum. Can European Champion in Freestyle Mario Rodwald win his 8th season in a row?
The company Wet Watersports from Tarifa is the first partner for this year's Kite-Expo at the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 in Spain/Castelldefels.
Four more weeks and the KTE Crew is on their way to the Netherlands. Scheveningen will host the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 from September 26th-29th. Two weeks later the finals will be hold near Barcelona, in Castelldefels. For both events you can see the entry list below.
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Are you dreaming of a career in the kiteboarding sport, then this might be your chance!
The 2013 KiteOceanics will be a part of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual course racing calendar, held under the auspices of both the IKA and International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
The Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup serie. Kiteboarding is an invited class for this event.
In a few weeks Scheveningen will host the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. We look forward to visit the Netherlands again after last year's event at the Brouwersdam.
The third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Scheveningen is a few weeks away - but we already have a few Riders who want to take part at that event.
Two stops are done - two more to go. The Crew and all Riders will have a short break before we will capture the beach at Scheveningen.
Today brought yet another sunny day with record attendance, the MINI Kitesurf Cup Sylt 2013 has come to the end. During the past few days around 110,000 visitors cheered for Europe's best kite surfers and were once again rewarded with an exciting race, on the last day.
The second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe started off with Course Racing.
The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at the Kitesurf Cup Sylt was full of Course Race action.
The Kitesurf Cup Sylt hosts the second leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
The online registration for the MINI KTE in Germany is now closed. If you still want to apply for the competition you need to come to the registration time on the 3rd July from 15:00-17:30.
On Wednesday, 26th June 2013 we will close the online registration. After that it is only possible to register during the registration hours at the event.
Course Racer can register for the competition at the "Kitesurf-Trophy" (german nationals) for an event which is right after the KTE in Germany and gain more Worldranking points.
First Rider are registered for the second Tourstop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe.
The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit the top spot of The Hague / Scheveningen September 26th.-29th 2013.
The neighborhood of St.Tropez welcome the first European Tour stop in Kitesurfing
An incredible wakeboarding session prevailed over course racing action
Mario Rodwald (GER) and Sabrina Lutz (GER) won the Double Elimination and Course Racings continues
Great conditions and action boom on the water!
The KTE 2013 season officially started this morning with the 1st skippersmeeting hold by course director Markus Schwendtner and freestyle head judge Bas Koole.
The online Registration for the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at the Almanarre Kite Master is now closed. If you still like to take part at the competition you need to register at the Event (Wednesday 29th May 15:00-17:30).
Tomorrow (Saturday 25th) evening (8pm) we will close the online registration. If you want to compete in Hyeres/Almanarre at the Almanarre Kite Master you need to hurry up.
The KTE Crew will leave Hamburg in about 13 days. A few days later the first Rider will fly or drive to Almanarre to compete at the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. See below who will fight for the podium.
The Kitesurf Channel continues reporting about the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
Only 28 more days until the first MINI KTE Event in France/Almanarre. Here you will find the first registered Rider for that Event.
British Champion 2012 in Freestyle, Dan Sweeney, will participate in all MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Events 2013. For this he will get the 3rd Wildcard from the KTE.
The first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe is only 38 more days away. In France/Almanarre the "Almanarre Kite Masters" will host the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
Munich. 2013 sees MINI partnering the Kitesurf Tour Europe once again and picking up from last year’s shared success. MINI began backing one of Europe’s fastest-growing trend sports in 2012, the world’s first car maker to do so.
Louk Timmer from the Netherlands is happy to receive the second Wildcard from the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe for Freestyle Men during the competition in France.
Higher Jumps and faster Course Racing will be presented on crowded beaches by the European top Kiteboarder attending the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
For every Event the KTE will host 4 Wildcards for new talents - the other 4 Wildcards will be host by the Local Organizer. Sander Bos is the first one in Freestyle Men to receive a Wildcard from the KTE.
Flysurfer will continue the partnership with the Kitesurf Tour Europe and will on top support the Crew with Softshell-Jackets!
Like last year Blankforce Kiteboarding is an Industry Partner!
In Castelldefels Riders and Visitors had the chance to test their Boards.
We are happy to announce that Lewis Crathern will be our Tour Commentator during the KTE 2013.
BEST Kiteboarding will continue supporting the Kitesurf Tour Europe as an Industry Partner.
News about the upcomig season will be out as soon as possible. For this moment we have some news from Rike from the sunny Cape Town!
It's time to share with you our confirmed tour dates for this year's season. We look forward to the action and hope we will see you at all our events.
We are happy to announce our first industry partner for the season 2013 – North Kiteboarding.