Friday, 30 September 2011

RRD RELIGION MKII official action video

Check it out latest action video featuring Abel Lago and new RRD Religion MKII
The second generation of the first wave kite is coming soon... are you ready?

RRD RELIGION MKII kite available soon!

Check it out first info and pictures (both product and action) about the latest RRD wave kite developed by RRD kite designer Werther Castelletti and RRD Wave master Abel Lago...

More infos available HERE

RRD 2012 featured in Boardseekermag

Check it out:

Wind's Bar Cup The Movie!!

Hallo guys! Here we are with the nice and funny Wind's bar cup Movie!!
Please enjoy the movie full screen and audio ON! Adults only
recomended... ;-)
Ciao ragazzi ecco qui il simpatico Film della Wind's bar cup! Si
consiglia la visione ad un pubblico adulto, a tutto schermo e con
l'audio acceso! Nessun dettaglio è stato lasciato al caso....buona visione!


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Maciej Szulikowski 2nd in Polish Kite Wave championship in Łeba

It is nice to inform you, that I have got second place in Polish Kite
Wave championship 2011.

There are the result:
1. Janek Korycki- NAISH
2. Maciej Szulikowski- RRD
3. Łukasz Koński- CABRINA

2. Maciej Szulikowski- RRD
3. Bielecki Tomasz- RRD


Colossal Extreme Show - official video

RRD @ Colossal Extrem Show - Roma (Italy)

...and here you can find a photo report about the show event held in Ostia Lido (Rome, Italy) last week end.
RRD team rider Luca Marcis was there. No wind. Lot of SUP action and he scored a good third place.
Photo credit: Serafina Pekkala

outside view
inside view

RRD Surfboards
Focus on... paddles!

Luca, Gitana and Maquina looking for some action...

RRD Gitana and Maquina waiting lonely
Asso and Zeppa surfboards upside-down

Watereman Luca Marcis third in the paddles battle


Wednesday, 28 September 2011


we love the new fsw : )

I've sailed the 108, 102 and 96, and 84 now and all ripping and the customers (of all levels and weights) love them too

The firemove 100 compares best to the Fsw v2 108 with the firemove having less vee and feeling more racey and slightly wider so it is slightly earlier to plane and faster in medium winds. The fsw is better in top end control and looseness and as a larger wave or bump n jump board.

The bigger Firemoves are like oversized racy FSWs, in that they go fast and plane early, yet their thinness and tail widths give them great gybing and you and you can even jump them.

The smaller new fsws like the 102, 96 and 84 (not sailed the 90 yet) keep the wide / thin / short shape and feel like larger boards in terms of stability and planing, but turn like much smaller boards. They have the straight line feel of the firemove with its control and smoothness, yet their shortness and thin rails give them great riding and gybing. When you jump them you really notice how short they are as they so fun in the air. They look and feel so much more new school compared to the previous FSW incarnations.

Ellen Bauwens Belgian champion again

Hi all,
Just wanted to inform you that Ellen was crowned "Belgian champion 2011 freestyle" last weekend.

greetz,Alain News: No wind Sylt

Unfortunately it looks like, once again, we used all the wind up in
Klitmoller. The Sylt forecast is looking shocking for the week ahead.
Yesterday was the best chance and there was barely enough wind to
start the racers. Obviously you never know here in Sylt as things can
change quickly, but at the moment it only looks good for a cruise on
the paddle board.

John Skye

Some SUP News from Marc Juliot


Here you've got some news about a little cruising on a river in France with my friend and nice pics by Martin Keruzoré ;-) 

I've got also an article about my trip in Sénégal with Sarah Hébert in SUPmagazine in France and others will be publicate!

I hope you enjoy it!


Marco Juliot

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Adam Sims new video

Hi all,

here you can have a look to the latest Adam video...
Let's see if this too can get it to the same amount of hits as his last video (25,000 hits in 2 weeks!!!)

Ovo Cup 2011 - Slalom RRD Team12

RRD Team 12 circuit is going on.
this saturday ASD Windsurf Livorno will guest the 4th event. And then we'll have the final event in Sardinia end of october... stay connected to discover the new RRD Team12 champ for 2012...
Ciao a tutti ,
vi ricordo l'appuntamento del 1-2 ottobre a Livorno. Mancano ancora due tappe per il proclamo del vincitore 2011 e Livorno rappresenta un'importante momeneto per la definizione della classifica RRD TeamTwelve e non solo. Sabato e domenica infatti il programma sarà ricco di intrattenimento grazie a Davide e Dario che giocano in casa e hanno organizzato una Tre Ponti a tutto windsurf, con regata, stand promozionali, animazione e sopratutto molti giovani.

La CDV Grosseto sarà presente al completo e probabilmente avremo anche qualche sorpresa dal nord.

Il programma è il seguente:

sabato 1 ottobre ore 13,00 chiusura iscrizioni, e chek in attrezzature prenotate
ore 14,00 skipper meeting
ore 15,00 prima partenza prevista
ore 20,00 dinner party presso windsurfing school livorno
domenica 2 ottobre ore 10,00 skipper meeting
ore 11,00 prima partenza prevista
ore 16,00 ultima partenza possibile.

a seguire chek out attrezzature prenotate
ore 17,00 premiazione

La tassa di iscrizione è di 20 euro e 20 euro per la cena del sabato ( facoltativa)
è importante ricordare che grazie a RRD international sono a disposizione per la gara 10 tavole e relativi rig da slalom per chi ne facesse richiesta ( gratuitamente)

ci vediamo a Livorno


Marion @ World Champs

this is my result of my first world championship...not very windy,
only 2 races.
see u,
Marion Dusart participated in the World Championship slalom in Hyères
Almanarre from 7 to 12 September. For its first world, she finished 9th.
« For my first participation in a World Championship, I finished 9th
overall. In both satisfied and disappointed, I knew that the week of
the race, only Thursday would be the more windy and that i had to do
my best this day. The wind capricious, between 9 and 13 knots, only
two races have been completed. Unfortunately for me with a second
position in final loser and a 5th position in final winner, 9th
overall! this event allowed me to assess my level of a first world
championship. I hope that the next worldchampionship will be windy.
Congratulations to Delphine Cousin who won this championship, and for
the Team Funboard, William Alikiagalelei youth world champion and Jean
Le Bot, 3th in junior. Now, I focus on the next and final stage of
french championship in October in Six-Fours. »

Seb Garat: Photoshoot Barra do Cunhau.

Please find some more pics we did on the last day of the PKRA withToby Bromwich!

Don't forget to try out the new Obsession Pro C kite as soon as it's available in your best kiteshop!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Garat: Report PKRA Brasil

I was in Barra do Cunhau, in the North of Brasil, last week, for the 6th PKRA event 2011.
I came a bit earlier with my mate Tom Hebert to train. The spot there is in a Rivermouth and in low tide the spot is very flat and perfect to practice and learn new tricks.
The week before was host a national event, and we could appreciate the really high level of the Brazilians.

For the 2nd time since a few years, I had to pass trough the trial before entering the main event. Because of my 2 last bad results in Fuerte and Germany. ( 17th...), I was ranked 13th, as only the top 8
is pre qualified.
I knew that it was going to be a tough competition after seeing riding the local rippers.
I managed to qualified myself on my 2nd heat of the trials, winning against Eric Volpe during the first day of competition. I was the "host of the day" of the Extreme Elements movie report from Day 1.

On the 2nd day, we started the 2 first round of the single elimination. I passed my first heat against a Brazilian : Fernandez. I had a pretty good one to start the comp, riding on my 10,5 Obsession Pro, perfect in the 15-20 knots...

I was up in the 2nd round against Reno Romeu, an other Brazilian PKRA Rider. I was overmotivated to score this one again. Still riding my 10,5. I had a pretty good start of heat, and was confident, but Then I realized that Reno lost his kite. So I was sure to pass this one again, advancing to the 1/4.
On the 3rd day was the end of the single. I started against Alberto Rondina with a prefect heat landing almost every trick and advanced to the 1/2 final.

I met Alex Pastor in 1/2, but didn't ride as good as the heat before, and he's been riding very good. I went to the loosers final against Marc Jacobs that I lost too, getting a 4th place in the single.
In the double elimination, we could see how good the Brazilian are, and especially Carlos Madson, who is a local Rrd rider from Cumbuco.
He won 4 heats in row on the last day, defeating Hebert then Rondina before being against me. I wanted to go full power on this heat, as it's the only solution to win against him. It didn't worked as I
wanted, I crashed a few very powerful tricks. I was almost lit on my 9 and could'nt win against the Brazilian Ripper and lost one place on the final ranking, and finished 5th.

Then he won after again against Jacobs, and finally had still a very close heat against Pastor but in the Advantage of Pastor.
I knew that this event was really important for me and for the final ranking. I was 13th before the Brazil event with 2 17th places on the last events. This result made me climb from the 13th to the 7th place
as we were all with a really small point difference.
I've been really impressed by the level of the Brazilian, especially Madson who landed some kite loop 720 in some heats, which is a really hard and technical trick, and doing all the tricks regular and switch
with no difference!
But there's also Eudazio da Silva and the Teixera Brother's are rippin too, riding Rrd kites.
Thomas Teixera saw me riding with the new Obsession Pro C kite, and after he tried once the 7, he took it nearly every days!