We opened our new, much larger SurfPM equipment store

aaron hadlow surfpmLast week we opened our new, even bigger kite& widnsurf equipment store, the new address is Bulevard “Stefan Stambolov” (next to Technopolis), Burgas.

Time was not with us, it was raining almost ​the whole​ day on Saturday, but that did not prevent the presence of many people who like kite and windsurfing, among the guests were representatives of RRD and Prolimit. The special guest at the ​​inauguration was the 5-time world kitesurfing champion Aaron Hadlow – North Kiteboarding (wikipedia biography).
On Sunday, the day began with sunshine, and by midday the wind grew stronger, Aaron Hadlow made a long session with his North Vegas 13 and showed some very nice kite surfing tricks and numerous h​andle​-passes. From Aaron Hadlow’s stay in our town, we understood that he is quite modest for a star of his rank, and very friendly to all his fans who came from all over the country to see him.
In the coming weeks we hope to get an interview from Aaron Hadlow for SurfPM.

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You can also buy surf products of Core Kiteboarding, Cabrinha and Carved Customs from our Surfpm online store.

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Kitesurfing Challenge 2016 at Gokceada

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Last week the third Kitesurf Challenge on Gokceada island, Turkey, organized from Volkite Kitesurf Scool, took place.
The short video shot during the laps competition start on the East side of the island was kindly granted at our disposal from Stanislav Mateev.

SUP Hydro Foil – This is the future!

For nearly ten years hydrofoil conquered almost all surf sports, first walked through the surf, Laird Hamilton is one of the legends in this sport who spent a lot of time on this innovation and filmed many videos riding big waves with surf-hydrofoil. Then the hydrofoil and passed through kiteboarding – many kiters fans of cross-race have followed the new fashion, also many hydrofoil competitions have been organized already. Some even try freestyle tricks and megaloops, but for us it seems like jumping with a wardrobe ;), everyone chooses what gives him more adrenaline, though. A few months ago we saw the first attempts of windsurf foil, but at the end of last week we saw something very different: Naish’s paddle hydrofoil. It’s soooo different and impressive like seeing the hoverboard of Lexus, but on water.

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In the video you will see how the 6-time world champion Padle Kai Lenny Downwind SUP Hydro Foiling super elegantly and as if with no gravity moves above the water with innovative Padleboard foil of Naish. To stand above the water the new foil paddle-board does not need very large waves, making it very attractive for all fans! We expect in the near future this to be a top seller in stores for surf equipment, at a reasonable price of course.

Watch full video: @youtube.com

Transparent Kiteboard – Aroona KTR

transparent kiteboardFor 15 years, since kitesurfing became famous, we saw all sorts of designs and models of boards, even the last 2-3 years we see foil-kite more often, but we have really dreamed to try an absolutely transparent board (see Makboard Clear Snowbaord). This is already a fact, made for Aroona KTR, only pads and straps are not transparent.
If you ride such a kiteboard, the feeling will be like without board, the only disadvantage would be if you ride in rough seas with big waves – once you miss it, it would be very difficult to find it.

Whether the board characteristics are good or not, we do not know, but it’s definitely very effective and we surely want to try it. 😉

Video: The Aroona KTR Clear Board in action

RedBull Snow-Kiteboarding Ragnarok 2016

Most kites gathered at one place can be seen only in RedBull Ragnarok (Hardangervidda Norway) competition. Last week more than 350 competitors participated and for two days they nominated  the King and Queen of snow kiteboarding. Best time for the 5-lap distance was 4.30h and from all the snowkite riders only 22 managed to pass the final line.
Prize places in RedBull 2016 are for:

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RedBull photo by Hakon Maeland

Ski Woman
1. Bridge Steph
2. Ringvold Camilla
3. Georguieva Eugenia

Snowboard Woman
1. Mayrand Marie-Eve
2. Nore Marit
3. Jungo Manuela

Ski Men
1. Gruber Florian
2. Kaupang Bjorn
3. Kersten Felix

Snowboard Man
1. Martel Peter
2. Gehrer Reinhold
3. Barker Josh

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RedBull photo by Daniel Tengs

350 kites in the sky is surely an impressive view!

Read more and see all results @ redbull.com

Windyty – great website for Weather Forecast

It was time for someone to make a good visualization of the weather. The new website Windyty looks like website from the future when compared with windfinder, windguru and similar. Like most sites for weather forecasts and wind Windyty also takes the data from NOAA, but shows them with fantastic animation across the globe.

windyty surfpmCards that you can see are 5: for cloudiness, temperature, air pressure, raininess and most importantly for all kitesurfers, windsurfers and surfers – the wind.
Forecast that loads is for 14 days and from the option for height you can see what the wind will be up to 13.5km range, but surfers are most excited by the wind on the ground, so the surface is marked by default.
Another interesting option is that there is a click map forecast and when you select the location for surfing except opening a detailed forecast, it also displays all available webcams near the spot.
Windyty fully deserves a place in your bookmark, the developers of this wonderful website launch mobile application for Android (and hopefully soon Iphone).

King of the Air 2016 – Red Bull in Cape Town

A few days ago finished the long-awaited kitesurfing race of Red Bull in Cape Town KingOfTheAir 2016. Wind was not brutal and there weren’t any amazing jumps high above 22-24m, but having in mind these conditions, it was a perfect race, there were fantastic jumps with megaloop, KGB, back mobe, handle pass, board off …

© Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull

Here is the prize list:
1. Aaron Hadllow – north kiteboarding, ion (this is his second trophy KingOfTheAir)
2. Kevin Langeree – naish, o’neill (2014 winner)
3. Jesse Richman – skycatch, naish (who won in 2013)

© Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull

Video highlight from RedBull – KingOfTheAir:

Enjoy this action clip from the Red Bull King of the Air full of epic kiteboarding!

The final day of Red Bull King of the Air 2016 – ON DEMAND