23 years of trying out new things 18 years of trips around the world 2019 - We are One - 18 years ago we were going on trips to kiteboard. We were looking for places for one particular discipline. Then we added surfboards and SUPs to our boardbags. Foils changed completely our ways to ride and today Wing surfing has brought a whole new world of opportunities. By bringing all the riders, no matter their specialty, on the same spot at the same time, together we are one. We share that one passion which drives everything we do. We have entered a new chapter, it is all about sharing.

4 years.
This is how long it took to gather and coordinate the four Kamchatka photoshoot essentials: The best local team, four world class kiteboarders, logistics (visas, permits, tickets, boat, tents, vehicles...), two photographers and a cameraman with unwavering dedication.

After all these years, I had this bad feeling that I was expecting too much, that only disappointment awaited me. The same feeling you get before a New Year's party full of false resolutions. So, it was with a heart full of passion and fear that I began this trip into the depths of Russia.

Located in the far east of Russia, Kamchatka is a huge volcanic peninsula covering 270,000 km². It was classified as an "ultra-secret" military zone at the end of the Second World War; the peninsula was therefore closed to visitors until the 90s. This has preserved the authenticity of the place and nature there has remained almost intact. Special permits are needed to venture from the capital and there is little to no infrastructure to get around. The Pacific coast receives swells and winds, and it was there that we would be hanging out.

 

 We founds some left over swell from the hurricane that past by during the wave classic in Cape Hatteras. Next to jumping huge, getting barreled on a kite must be one of the best feelings in the world. Thanks to Ryan Osmand for taking the extra shots.

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