Check out my latest vid from out here in Perth, Graduation
Hope everybody had a great christmas and managed to get onto the water. I managed to get my first proper mobe5 on video so im pretty stoked. Hope you like it. Thanks to Will Makinson for the clip
Here are a few trick clips from a very light wind Point Walter session. Thanks Grant Clayton for filming
Small sbend to blind from an underpowered session at point walter this morning
Here are a few shots from a windy early morning session at point walter. Dave Morse was kind enough to take the shots and send them to me, so thanks Dave
Its been a while since i have updated here. I am currently spending the winter season out in Perth Australia. I've had the last 3 winters at home, and it was time to get away after UNI.
Im working at safety Bay, at wasurf and its great to be teaching kiting again, and riding again on the best flat water spots in the world. Ive had some great sessions so far at Woodies, Safety Bay, and Point walter.
Here are a few shots from the action taken by Alex Parker, Matt Stevens, and Rick Pryce
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Be sure to check out the next Grass Roots Wake comp at the Blackpool Wake Park. Gonna be sweet
With almost a year since my last video, i thought it was time to release something new. After finishing uni, i scraped together as much footage as i could, but a distinct lack of wind, meant this vid turned into more of a cable edit.
The first kiting session was filmed by Alex Parker at the Beach Break Live SKA comp, which i won, and then the second session was filmed by Tim Dufty at the first round of the BKSA championships in Barrow in Furness.
The majority of the cable footage is shot at the Blackpool Wake Park, with a small session at the end filmed at Siblyback in Cornwall.
Check it out
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Last weekend saw the arrival of the first round of the British Kite Sports Association freestyle tour in Barrow in Furness. This place has always delivered with wind, but this time it wasn't looking too hopeful, with 25degrees, and 5kts offshore forecast.
The friday saw the morning start of with light onshore winds, and glorious sunshine. It was good to catch up with all the old BKSA faces, and also some new guys on the tour, at riders briefing and breakfast. With the wind looking bleak, the riders were kept on standbye
But Barrow is a place where anything can happen, and a sea breeze started to kick in cross onshore. Suddenly everybody started to scramble around pump there kites. Unfortunately the wind didn't pick up enough for heats, so a slope style competition was run, with everyone having a run of 2 tricks through the competition run, and 3 runs altogether.
Saturday saw light offshore winds of 10-12kts, again not enough wind to run an event. Luckily Gary Powell from Northwestkitesurfing was on hand with his zapcat, and plenty of Standup paddle boards to keep all the riders active. Even though the wind picked up a little, it was not enough in the gusty offshore wind shadow. But as the wind picked up late, myself along with James Boulding, Rosanna Jury, Craig Smith, and George Dufty all decided to drive round the corner to Roa Island with Mark Ding from Supersaturated, to grab some sunset shots. This turned out to be an incredible session with awesom golden light unlike any of us expected. We all stayed out till well past sunset in what was a great session.
Pics Courtesy of Mark Ding (www.supersaturated.net)
Sunday again started of with light offshore winds in the morning, increasing in the afternoon. Around lunch time, the wind started to increase, so i went for a quick ride to "test" the condition before judging. The conditions were surprisingly nice but the wind was very holy. This made it almost impossible to run heats, so we opted for a best trick competition in all categories which worked really well. Surprisingly though in the tough conditions, Pete Jones grabbed some awesom shots of me, and Paul from CKB boards shot a little video.
All in all, this compeition was incredibly fun, and i got alot more riding than i had expected so im pretty stoked.
Thanks for the guys taking the shots, especially Mark. check out his shots at
After a manic week at Beach Break Live, we took some time out to get some lifestyle shots of the new Mystic gear. Shots came out pretty sweet