Tuesday, 30 August 2011


RRD riders Julien Kerneur and Tomek Janiak in action on the official PKRA Germany Racing video...
check it out


RRD team riders had a great fight in Germany waters and achieved a very good final result: 
in the racing discipline Julien Kerneur scored a great third place overall while Tomek Janiak scored a very good 8th place overall riding his production K-Race 65 and the 3rd place in the production category. Very Well Done Guys!

In the freestyle discipline, 
our Seb Garat suffered an elimination in the second round of the single elimination that make him impossible to achieve a position that suit his world class style.

Final Overall ranking:
1. John Heineken (USA)
2. Adam Koch (USA)
3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)
8. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD K-Race 65)

Final Production ranking:
1. Oliver Dansin (FRA)
2. Blazej Ozog (POL)
3. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD K-Race 65)

Production ranking prize giving ceremony
Kerneur on the podium with his RRD K-Race 70 proto

Tomek in action on RRD K-RACE 65

the production Podium

Tomek and Julien

Foto Jeri Agosto 2011

sono tornato da Jeri la scorsa settimana,
invio alcune foto dei ragazzi del FreeStyle Team WindJeri.
Ciao Gianluca

Arianne: on Dutch mags

Dear all,
Here a small media update. The first 2 pics are an interview with me in the
Dutch Windsurf magazine. And there is also an article in the Dutch
'Motion' Windsurf Magazine, about the lives of windsurf chicks, and I'm in it too.
I don't have this one in pdf yet, so I just sent it as a picture along.
Kind Regards,
Arrianne Aukes

Friday, 26 August 2011

Adam Super - Distinct Motion

Hey guys,
Check out our team rider's new RRD promo - Distinct Motion.
He is a great guy and working hard on the 2000 hits / week bonus ;-)

Largest Kitesurfing shop in California

RRD dominates 2011 Trofeo Michele Nogler

Grande successo per il Team RRD alla classica regata estiva organizzata dal Circolo Surf  Torbole.
Podio tutto RRD e 5 rider RRd nelle prime 6 posizioni!

Ecco le classifiche:

Overall ranking:
1. Thomas Fauster (RRD)
2. Francesco Prati (RRD)
3. Andrea Ferin (RRD)
4. Luigi Romano (RRD)
5. Nicola Camozzi
6. Max Brunetti (RRD)
7. Bruno Martini
8. Giovanni Franchini
9. Fabio Calò
10 Mihovil Fantela (RRD)

1. Luigi Romano (RRD)
2. Nicola Camozzi
3. Bruno Martini

Under 15
1. Evangelisti Matteo 
2. Nogler Michele 
3. Renna Riccardo

Thomas Fauster - 1st 
Francesco Prati - 2nd

Andrea Ferin - 3rd

Luigi Romano - 4th Overall and 1st Jounior


Super light wind in Germany, only one race fnished and Julien Kerneur strikes another victory, the third for Julien during this event!

At 3pm the wind was fairly light but higher than 6 knots confirming the new rule to start the course racing discipline. The three leaders of the ranking were on the exact same kite, a 17 meters, and kept on crossing each other throughout the course. Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom boards) remembered pumping with his legs by pushing on the board to gain some speed and managed to go faster than the others on the last reaching tack, he went on to win the race.

Results Race 11:
1. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

2. John Heineken (USA)

3. Adam Koch (USA)

Overall ranking after 11 races:
1. Adam Koch (USA)

2. John Heineken (USA)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

7. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD K-Race 65)

Today in the afternoon the conditions should be good enough to start the Freestyle discipline again. So maybe we'll see again Sebastien Garat in action... we'll keep you posted...

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Foggy weather welcomed the racers to this fifth day in St Peter Ording. The American riders have continued to lead the group today; John Heineken and Adam Koch have lead most of the races. Our French rider Julien Kerneur however is following very close behind.

Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom boards) is happy to have finished most of the races in third place in front of his friend Olivier Dansin (FRA, North), he now beats Dansin in the overall ranking of the PKRA 2011. This is now the third event in which we have witnessed the French team go head to head with the Americans, they still lag behind a little but the gap is getting smaller at every event.

After 10 races, 0.2 of a point is all that separates Adam Koch (10.8) and John Heineken (11) from each other. Meanwhile Julien Kerneur has secured his third place well with 19 points, holding the gap between himself and fourth place Dansin who currently holds 30 points.

Very good performances also for RRD Polish rider Tomek Janiek who scored a 5th and a 4th place in race 9 and 10 and raised to the 7th position overall, holding a great 3rd position in the Production ranking.

Results Race 9:
1. Adam Koch (USA)

2. John Heineken (USA)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

5. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD)

Results Race 10:
1. John Heineken (USA)

2. Adam Koch (USA)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

4. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD)

Overall ranking after 10 races:

1. Adam Koch (USA)

2. John Heineken (USA)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

7. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD K-Race 65)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Seb Garat update: PKRA GERMANY

Hi all.
Not Much Freestyle Action here on the PKRA in Germany.
We started in the 1st Day with some Trials, that I have to do here.
But the wind dropped, and we didn't get any suffisant wind since to
Wind forecast are pretty bad for the 2 next days but then Looks good
for the week end... But with the Rain... we'll see..
Watch out those few pics from me sticking my new RRD Style board, and
some Action from the DAY 1 !
I'll keep you posted if will be any news...

Jordan Reid video

Here's a great video our team rider Jordan Reid made at the AWT -
American Windsurf Tour event in Punta San Carlos, Mexico.

Jordan came  in first in the Amateurs division and second in Juniors.
Jordan has been an avid freestyler and is also a talented racer that came in
first at US Nationals in Juniors but only really got in to wave sailing this Spring.
He will be on RRD sails as well next season!

Team rider Royn Bartholdi came in second in the Masters division and
now has a very strong lead in the overall Masters ranking.

Tony Kardol
USA RRD Windsurfing distributor


The fourth day in St Peter Ording began with clouds and rain resulting in an action free morning for the PKRA. Towards midday the clouds began to clear and the wind picked up leaving us with a beautiful sunny beach to begin the first race of the day (Race 7). As the spot was perfectly flat a three buoy course was set with a starting line far out to sea.

John Heineken seemed on form today, he won the first race in front of his friend and challenger Adam Koch . Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD) looks like being the only rider able to challenge the "Stars and Stripes" riders and scored a good third place. Very good performance also for Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD) who crossed the finish line in 5th position.

Race 7
1. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

2. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

5. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD k-Race 65, RRD Addiction MKII)

Tomek fighting for the 5th place on his orange RRD Addiction MKII

For Race 8 the conditions were a lot stronger out there on the start line and riders claimed to be overpowered on their twelve meters kite. Kerneur had the same problem and estimated 20 to 25 knots on the starting line for Race 8.
Julien explain to us his strategy to stay within the bands of wind whilst racing: “If you feel that you are losing speed and that you might be leaving the band then you just look on the water surface to see where the gusts are moving. You can then tack accordingly to stay within them.”

Race 8
1. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

2. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

3. Oliver Dansin (FRA, North)

4. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

Overall Ranking after 8 races:

1. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

2. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Custom Boards)

9. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD k-Race 65, RRD Addiction MKII)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Roberto Ricci @ NWF

Roberto Ricci himself this year will attend and race at the NWF
(National Windsurfing Festival), the most popular and important
windsurfing event in the UK.
You can find more info about this great event just here below:

UK's biggest windsurfing event The National Windsurfing Festival (NWF) comes
home to the shores of Hayling Island, near Portsmouth on 3-4 Sept 2011. This
unique event originated in 2006 with Allan Cross - a major in the British
army - who also shares a major passion for having fun in life via
windsurfing. With a lot of help, Allan and his team have enthusiastically
carried this event forward into its' 6th very successful year, to become a
global benchmark for many other similar fun and freeride events around the
world. Focusing solely on promoting a fun and feel-good spirit amongst the
UK freeride community, NWF features 6 industry sponsored master blaster
events, with 2 main fleets for freeride and national level sailors. Each
funrace has additional prizes for older pre 2000 and pre 1985 equipment in
addition to the normal age and gender categories; NWF even promote a prize
for 1st fancy dress plus team racing. A capacity fleet is expected to fill
every one of the available maximum 350 on water entries, attracting interest
and entrants from as far away as the Netherlands.

UK windsurfing gurus Ant Baker, Jem Hall, Simon Bornhoft, Sam Ross, Jim
Collis and newly discovered guitar virtuoso Peter Hart will all be on hand
and conducting clinics between races throughout the weekend, while OTC
provide "come&try" hands-on taster sessions. The event also hosts the UK's
biggest windsurf trade show with the new 2012 products all up close and
personal. The British Slalom Association runs a special Turbo 15 class,
especially catering for young riders up to the age of 15. As the sun sets,
it's time to switch on the lights in readiness for the awesome Spartan
sponsored night windsurfing extravaganza ! These boys (and girls) don't hold
back !The BSA Turbo 15 hit the water first with their multi colored glow
sticks and partner up with the pro's, then it's the freeride night master
blaster, before the pros go out to do battle to win the prestigious title of
NWF Night Windsurfing Champion. Back onshore things really light up with a
1000 strong Hawaiian themed beach party entertained by The Heathrow Jets
blasting 'til the small hours. Roll on Sunday, when it's more of the same
please, but with the new addition of a NWF Freestyle competition.

Extra special this year is the introduction of the first National SUP
Festival (NSUPF), geared once more towards fun and broad based sport
participation rather than hardcore competition. This event really does turn
the normal spectator into a "competitor" in its fun fuelled festival weekend
for all abilities and ages. Bring it on!

More info www.nationalwindsurfingfestival.comAnd those who can't be in Hayling Island this September, here's a
sample of what went down at NWF 2010

RRD Sup Trip in Elba Island

RRD presents
A short summer Sup trip in Elba island

Marco Bosi
John Dubock
Malte Reusher

Video/Photo editor
Fabrizio Luca
Matteo Neri

The Search Continues...


Day three provided very light winds for us here in St Peter Ording, Germany. The focus of the day was on course racing. The race set up was adapted due to these conditions and the decision was made to start the day with a long course in a square box.

Julien Kerneur keeps fighting for the leadership and slides in second position on the overall ranking after 4 races in super light conditions. 

Very goood performance also for RRD Polish rider Tomek Janiek who keeps riding the RRD K-Race 65 and holds the 8th position in the Overall ranking and the 3rd position on the Production ranking.

Race 3 results:

1. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

2. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Raceboards,  Takoon)

Results Race 5 and 6 for the men are the same:

1. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

2. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

3. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Raceboards, Takoon)


1. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

2. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Raceboards, Takoon)

3. John Heineken (USA, Ozone)

8. Tomek Janiek (POL, RRD)

Monday, 22 August 2011


Results Race 1:


1. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Raceboards)

2. Olivier Dansin (FRA, North)

3. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

Results Race 2:


1. Julien Kerneur (FRA, RRD Raceboards)

2. Olivier Dansin (FRA, North)

3. Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)

Abel riding Tenerife

After a long and hard session in Galizia for the photo shooting and the test of his 2012 RRD gear, Abel now is in action on Tenerife where he's shooting some radical action for his "4 Seasons" video project...
More action is coming soon...

Flo Jung Contest Clip

Florian Jung introduces his new toys...
check it out:

John Skye - Spring 2011 video


We thought we’d kick off the week with this astounding round up of John Skye’s (RRD / MFC) action packed spring. Skye scored insane conditions in Cape Town, Maui and Morocco this spring and he has managed to capture it all and serve it up in seven mind-blowing minutes.

The clip is loaded with monster backloops, slick aerials and super-late smacks that will get you raring to hit the water. Skye was seen pulling the finest double forwards of his life in competition in Tenerife and it’s no wonder after training sessions like these.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hello from Belgium

Here are some pics from my homespot 'Oostende' in Belgium:))

Monday, 1 August 2011

Julien Kerneur Europe Champ!

Julien Kernaur won the 2011 Ergo Hestia Kite Course Racing European Championship

winning 3 of the 5 races held from 25th to 30th July 2011 in Sopot, Poland

Congratulation Julien!

Good result also for local rider Tomasz Janiak, who finisched the event on the 6th place overall, 4th in Production division and First in Master division... Congratulation Tomek!

Me voilà rentré à la maison !
Avec le TITRE DE CHAMPION D'EUROPE kite racing en poche !!!

Je gagne 3manches des 5 courues !
J'ai pu testé le nouveau proto que sur mes 2 dernières manches 
(2 manches gagner !)
Je test mieux cette semaine !


Tomasz Janiak in action and below on master podium