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Kitesurf

Idênticos

Nice riding by Danish rider Nikolaj Holmlund at Tabuba, Brasil. Much respect also for the production and post which was done by Simon Wittrup. Great selection of images and effects.

First Look

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A short film of the surfer Jamie O’Brien shot with the Canon 5D MKII and Red One Camera in the North Shore of Hawaii. Shots are taking by Vincent Laforet which had already tested the Canon EOS 5D MK2 with a nice shortstory moodfilm “Reeverie” at the beginning of 2009. Again, great emotional pictures combined with a set of fresh perspectives.

Egyptian Wind

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Ras Sudr, a small village set at the scarce coast of the Red Sea and located on Ras Matarma bay in Egypt, close to the entrance of the Suez Canal, my home of a 10-day holiday I booked to do kite surfing. It actually is as remote as it was written in most of the travel reports of people who been here before. But that is what it maybe turns into such a nice little oasis at the coast of the Sinai dessert.

I came here for kite surfing and that’s all it is. I stay in a small resort close to the beach and next to the kite centre of “Club Nathalie Simon”, which is set up at one of the most amazing lagoons you will maybe find in Egypt. This place is known for it’s constant wind conditions and the shallow water of the lagoon. I could not say, “well known” as it is less busy as people would expect it to be by the conditions it offers. The Paradise Resort is a very lovely and well-organized place to stay. The staff is very warm hearted and funny like in most places of Egypt.

The kite centre is very professional and run by French people with different international instructors. As this is not one of the bigger tourist spots in Egypt, the beach is almost empty and there is lots of space available on the water. The kite center itself is very welcoming and relaxed – enjoyable to hang out the entire day. Not only because they have wireless Internet access and THAT IS for free!!!!!

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Greetings from Ras Sudr/Egypt.

Red Bull Windracer Challenge

The Red Bull Windracer challenge invited 7 athletes with high technical free ride skills into one of the most remote areas of north-east Brazil, to Cambure Maranho, where between September-December a brutal wind blows with an average of 22 mp/h. Promoted as the unique race like no other, Red Bull fulfilled the promise big time! The challenge had a 13 km race track, divided into 5 km kiting on the beach, 3 km running over the beach (attached to the kite) and 5 km back into the ocean through canals and lagoons (watch out for crocodiles).

As some of the participants said in the interview, that was maybe one of the toughest things they ever done.