The Road North (Kiteboarding New Zealand)

Kiteboarding New Zealand
James Boulding, Jamie Barrow and Keahi De Aboitiz teamed up with Anders Krüger and Dan Max to document this voyage of discovery through 15,000 km of coastline in the North Island of Aotearoa, known locally as the land of the long white cloud.

FILMED & EDIT: Anders Krüger
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Jamie Barrow & James Boulding
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dan Max (maxy.co.nz/)
TRACK LIST: soundcloud.com/cabrinhafilms/sets/the-road-north
RIDERS: Keahi de Aboitiz, Jamie Barrow, James Boulding
GEAR: Switchblade, Chaos, Drifter, Contra, Custom, Custom CBL, Skillit

Sponsors:
Tourism New Zealand
Jucy Campervans
Skydive Bay Of Islands
Dive Tutukaka
AJ Hackett Auckland Bridge Bungy
Agroventures
Te Puia
Ogo
Kaitiaki Adventures Rafting

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2012 Tripple S Invitational

Mark your calendars now with excellent spectating, event parties and award ceremonies open to the public, you cannot miss any of the Surf, Slicks and Sliders action. The 2012 Triple-S will be held in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on June 2nd – 8th, 2012.

This years break down is as follows: 35 athletes have been invited to participate in the 2012 Triple-S. Three spots will be allotted to wild card invitations, these will be given to the best 3 rider videos received by May 1st.2012

INVITED RIDERS:
AARON HADLOW
ADRIANA HARLAN

ANDRE PHILLIP

BILLY PARKER

BRANDON SCHEID

BRIAN SMITH

BRUNA KAJIYA

CHRIS BURKE

CHAD WORRALL
DAVEY BLAIR

DYLAN THOMPSON
ERIC RIENSTRA

EVAN NETSCH

GISELA PULIDO
GREG NORMAN
IAN ALDRIDGE

JAKE KELSICK

JAMES BOULDING

JASON SLEZAK

JOBY COOK

JOE RUSCITO

JON MODICA

JOSH MULCOY

KRIS KINN

LULU VROMAN

MARK MIEDAMA
NICCOLO PORCELLA

PATRICK REBSTOCK
RICK JENSEN

RUBEN LENTEN

SAM BELL

SAM LIGHT

SAM MEDYSKY

SUSI MAI
TOM COURT

2011 Tripple S Video

2011 Triple-S Session Report 3 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 4 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 6 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

WILD CARDS
(3) Athletes receiving invitations to compete in the Triple-S Invitational are chosen by an event management committee. RSVP is expected by May 1, 2012.3 WILD CARD SPOTS Triple-S Wildcard Video Deadline May 1, 2012. Post your 3 minute video to YOUTUBE or VIMEO then email link to
Triple-S@REALwatersports.com. No late entries will be accepted. The Triple-S steering committee will choose 1 Wakestyle Rider, 1 Surf Rider and 1 Female Rider for the Wild Card Spots. Videos will be judged solely on the quality of riding. Editing and effects will not be taken into consideration. Athlete lists are subject to change at any time. The final list of athletes will be announced May 2012.

Tripple s 2012 invite list, AARON HADLOW, ADRIANA HARLAN,
 ANDRE PHILLIP,
 BILLY PARKER, 
BRANDON SCHEID,
 BRIAN SMITH,
 BRUNA KAJIYA
, CHRIS BURKE
, CHAD WORRALL, DAVEY BLAIR
, DYLAN THOMPSON, ERIC RIENSTRA, 
EVAN NETSCH
, GISELA PULIDO, GREG NORMAN, IAN ALDRIDGE, 
JAKE KELSICK,
 JAMES BOULDING,
 JASON SLEZAK,
 JOBY COOK, 
JOE RUSCITO, 
JON MODICA, 
JOSH MULCOY,
 KRIS KINN, 
LULU VROMAN, 
MARK MIEDAMA, NICCOLO PORCELLA, 
PATRICK REBSTOCK, RICK JENSEN, 
RUBEN LENTEN
, SAM BELL
, SAM LIGHT

Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, James Boulding and Tom Court Latest Video



Seems these 4 British Boys make more than just a good cup a tea!! their skills are unreal! They are taking kiteboarding to new levels. Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, James Boulding and Tom Court, aren’t just ridiculously good at kiting, they are talented at Filming, editing, directing, and well not so good at driving!
Look out for them in the water this summer! Rumor has it, they going to be causing havoc in Cape Town this summer!!
Check out the latest clip from there DVD they are releasing in 2012, it’s gonna be mad!!

Around In The Hood: Wakestyle movie.. Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, Tom Court, James Boulding


A round in the Hood from James Boulding – Steez Prod'ns on Vimeo.

This July James Boulding, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and Tom Court headed out to the Hood River Gorge in Oregon for the annual Rosham Throwdown event.

Here’s a little look at what went down…

Produced by Steez Productions.
Additional footage by Boomting Productions & Ripslix

Supported by:
– Liquid Force
– King of Watersports
– Naish
– O’neill
– Red Bull
– Flexifoil
– North
– Animal

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James Boulding Interview

James Boulding - professional kitesurfer

Hey James – Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Sure, my names James Boulding and i’m a professional kitesurfer as well as running my own little video production company Steez Productions

How long have you been kiting and how did you get into it?
I’ve been riding for 8 years now and got into it after receiving a little land powerkite for my birthday off my parents. As soon as I started I wanted more and more power and wanted to jump bigger and bigger. As soon as I saw the guys on the water riding I was completely hooked and knew it was the sport I wanted to learn so got stuck into it.

You are in Western Australia right now – it seems more and more UK kiteboarders are going down under for winter as opposed to spending it in Cape Town, any idea why?
It’s all swings and roundabouts, 2 years ago I spent the winter in CT with what seemed like the whole UK kiting population, now all the same people are out here. It’s nice to vary things up and see different places, not get too hung up on the same. I loved CT and will probably head back next year as this is my 2nd winter down under. On another level I think Oz offers conditions that are a bit easier and better for honing new tricks. CT gets pretty wild and most days you’ll be holding onto a 7m, whereas out here it’s more like 10m weather most days and there’s 2 insane flat water locations that are close and easy to get too. I think it’s advantageous to do both, CT taught me a lot about dong tricks in hard conditions, I almost had to re-learn a lot of things so that I had them down on small kites in testing water conditions but when you have done that, come to a place like here and it’s a doddle. Take Aaron for instance, it’s where he learnt it all over the years, do it out there and the rest of the world is kids play.

James Boulding - Liquid Force Internation Team RiderWhat are your favourite spots in WA?
I live in Freemantle so I tend to ride Woodies most days as it’s easy to get to and you know what you’re going to get there. Safety Bay is a good spot and way better for shooting at but since a few years ago it’s got packed with riders so I tend to stay away now, I like my space! My favourite spot unquestionably is Augusta about 4 hours south of Perth. I’ve just arrived back from a trip there this weekend and when the conditions are right there’s no place more picturesque to kite.

When will you be heading back to Europe?
Still not sure of my plans, they’re a bit up in the air, but I should be back in March sometime, hopefully spring will be gripping the nation and the water warming a little!

Will you be focusing on competing or the media side of the business?
I’m hoping to do a few of the invitational events like I did last year, such as the Triple S and Wind or No Wind Jam with a few new ones thrown in but no PKRA/freestyle type events, I’m not really into that side of things, seems a bit pointless getting only 8 minutes to show a bunch of judges a handful of freestyle tricks knowing it could be your only riding of the competition. I’d rather put my energies into the media side of things and work hard on publishing content via videos and magazines etc…

James Boulding in AustraliaYou rose to fame very quickly over the last couple of years both as a talented kitesurfer – earning yourself a place on the Liquid Force International Team, but also as a film maker. Have you been editing much recently?
Yes, it seems at the moment i’m doing more and more editing. I’m pretty stoked people seem to like my videos and style of editing. It’s amazing get paid to shoot and is something I don’t take for granted so i’ve been working hard on that part of my game lately to keep ahead in my little niche.

What would you say has been your best video production so far?
It’s a tricky one, some vids I like the shots and others more the edits. Last year my Australia video Directions cruised past 20,000 hits so I was really happy with that, people always bring that one up when they talk stock with me. I’ve just shot some pretty cool stuff out here with the Naish International team which is going to be dropping this spring on Naish TV which for sure is my favourite so far. I shot it in 4 days at a variety of spots and used some pretty cool film techniques so I think it’s definately going to be one that stands out for people as a benchmark for videos to come. No crazy effects but just a crisp and clean edit using cranes, dollies, heli etc to film. I think that will be my strongest piece of filming and editing to date

Do you think being a great rider is enough nowadays or do the riders need to offer more – for example photo/video skills?
They definately need to offer something not just solely as a good rider, unless you’re going up against the top boys and beating them consistently. Producing decent content like videos and magazine articles makes you easier to sponsor and takes more pressure off the sponsor.

What is your favourite photo or photos you have taken?
Tricky one, I don’t really have a favourite photo, I tend to appreciate photos that tell more of a story than just what’s in front of the lens. For me top shots are a joint venture between rider and photographer. For example, surf photography. Some of the craziest barrel shots are produced whilst the photographer is putting his life at risk getting it, often going over the falls with a high probability of being cut to shreds on reef and drowning. Swimming out with camera setup and getting in tight to get a shot that’s both high risk for rider and photographer is something I admire greatly. Photos need to tell stories like videos do for me so anything with a bit more to it than the obvious ticks a few boxes for me.

Who are the people you look up to and admire?
Few guys I used to look up to in the sport when I began are now good mates so I don’t like blowing their trumpets, but they probably know who they are! Production wise I have many, and admire lots of professional videographers out there. I try and bring the things I like out there into shooting kitesurfing if at all possible. The guys at Poorboyz productions in the ski filming world are the guys I look up to in the sports filming world and I love it each November when their yearly DVD drops.

James Boulding riding a boxThere has been a massive move from top UK riders towards riding in boots and hitting features. Loads of slider based informal comps have started up too – how do you feel about this?
I’m 100% behind it. For me boots is just what i’m comfortable in, I love how you can ride juiced up and edge and land harder with less kite positioning. I’d be so paranoid of falling out of 1 of my straps and doing an ankle if I went back now. I also think everything looks way more stylish if done right in boots compared to straps. Plus I love not ever losing my board and having to bodydrag to it, looking back now I can’t believe I didn’t convert sooner! I’m riding lots of cable nowadays and hitting rails there, so it goes hand in hand and helps whilst hitting them on a kite. I love the challenge and often risk factor involved in hitting obstacles and the time it takes to be able to hit them well and with some style.

Are the British competitions still important to you?
I see them as a great social event and if i’m around in the UK I definately try and get to the events to judge and catch up with mates and other kitesurfers but riding wise I’m not that bothered. I don’t see the reward in it and it’s a huge undertaking to do the whole tour, missing one event puts you in a position that you can’t really win overall and now I’m travelling a lot more in the summer it doesn’t really work to do it. It definately helped me in joining LF’s international team when I placed 2nd overall in the Pro section 2 years ago so I’m very grateful of the opportunity and see it as a good way for new young riders to get their name out.

James Boulding riding in bootsWhat are your plans for 2011?
I’m looking forward to heading back home for some time back in the UK amidst some trips abroad for a few of the slider events. The schedule is already filling up with trips to Morocco, Fuerteventura, USA, Philippines so should be a busy year.

Thanks for your time – is there any shout outs or advice you would like to give to our readers?
My sponsors: Liquid Force, Sutsu, Silte, Bawbags for their help and support. Keep an eye out on www.steezproductions.com for some forthcoming videos from my time in Oz, we’ve been filming pretty intensively and collecting some pretty amazing footage so when the vids drop they’re going to be pretty special.
Also keep an eye out on www.jamesboulding.com for news, videos and photos documenting what I’m up to at the moment.