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2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Dates and Riders Announced

Join us for the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational, June 1st – 7th, 2019

The dates have officially been set. Now is the time to start making plans.

Who will be competing in 2019?

The Men’s 1st place to tied 16th from the 2018 event automatically requalify with two invitations, two wildcards, and two open competitors entering the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.  In the Women’s division, the top 6 requalify along with two invited riders, one wildcard winner, and one open winner. The World is Not Ready…

Men’s Requalified Riders:

1: Brandon Scheid

2: Ewan Jaspan

3: Noe Font

4: Sam Light

5: Alex Maes

6: Craig Cunningham

7: Billy Parker

8: Aaron Hadlow

9: Eric Rienstra

10: Sam Medysky

11: Christophe Tack

12: Pierre Vogel

13: Rich Sabo

14: Artem Garashchenko

15: Chris Bobryk

16 TIE: Ramiro Gallart, Jeremy Jones, Axel Tack

Women’s Requalified Riders:

1: Karolina Winkowska

2: Julia Castro

3: Annelous Lammerts

4: Sensi Graves

5: Colleen Carroll

6: Katie Potter

 

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Highlight Video

The 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational was out of this world, to say the least. From the heats to the dancefloor, everyone brought 100%. Ky-Mani Marley, 2 Chainz, The Roots & The Dubplates headlined, with excellent shows each night. The judges were highly trained and critical to rate each performance based on technicality, style, and amplitude! Vincent Bergeron captured all of the action to create this incredible video.

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Results & Post Show


The 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational was bigger and better than ever, with more riders, bigger bands and bigger parties. Thirty-four of the worlds best wakestyle kiteboarders battled it out for their share of the $50,000 prize purse and claim to everlasting fame on the Wind Voyager Triple-S perpetual trophy. The competition ran on the Wind Voyager Super Kicker, Liquid Force Kites Reverse Rainbow, KOA Resorts Kicker, ION Rooftop, and John Wayne Mega Slider from June 2nd – 8th 2018.

After months of pumping southwest, the winds shifted directions and made for challenging competition conditions but the world class Water Patrol at REAL Watersports had no problem changing features as needed to make the most of each day. We witnessed technical slider riding, stratosphere breaking kicker hits and tight competition strategy in the REAL Slick. Rigging big was the name of the game and riders who prepared nailed their tricks, scored well, and podiumed.

The level of professional riding is at an all-time high in 2018 and crowning the champions was no easy feat. It takes a high level of technicality and willingness to risk it all to reach the top of the podium. All of the riders had moments of brilliance and a shot at the title. In the end, amplitude and technicality took top honors. In 5th Place we have Alex Maes and Colleen Carroll. The 4th place finishers are previous champion, Sam Light and Triple-S Veteran, Sensi Graves. 3rd place is locked in by a few Kite Park League young bloods, Noe Font & Annelous Lammerts. The second place podium is held by previous champion Ewan Jaspan and the Spanish phenom, Julia Castro.  Finally, in first place, after many years of sending it huge, Brandon Scheid locked it down for the Men’s Division and Karolina Winkowska will be taking the big check for the Women’s Division.

It was an incredible year to be at the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational. We had musical guests such as Ky-Mani Marley, 2 Chainz, The Dubplates & The Roots providing incredible parties. The riders showed the highest level of professionalism and everyone had a great time. Don’t miss next year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational at REAL Watersports June 1st – 7th, 2019. The World Is Not Ready.

Men’s Final Results
1  Brandon Scheid $ 12,000.00
2  Ewan Jaspan $ 7,500.00  
3  Noe Font $ 5,000.00  
4  Sam Light $ 3,000.00  
5  Alex Maes $ 2,000.00  
6  Craig Cunningham $ 1,500.00  
7  Billy Parker $ 1,200.00  
8  Aaron Hadlow $ 1,000.00  
9  Eric Rienstra $ 800.00  
10  Sam Medysky $ 600.00  
11  Christophe Tack 500.00  
12  Pierre Vogel $ 400.00 

 

 

Women’s Final Results
1  Karolina Winkowska $ 5,500.00  
2  Julia Castro $ 3,300.00  
3  Annelous Lammerts $ 2,000.00  
4  Sensi Graves $ 1,200.00  
5  Colleen Carroll $ 700.00  

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Day 3

Day three provided changing conditions but the Wind Voyager Triple-S Water Patrol was able to move the park to the darkside of the slick mid day. We made it through all of the men’s first heats on the Liquid Force Kites Reverse Rainbow and Wind Voyager Super Kicker. The unique shape of Slick Island provides perfect flat water in nearly any wind direction and has been the heart of the Wind Voyager Triple-S since its start, 13 years ago. Gallery by Nate Appel, Video by Ryan Osmond

Gallery by Nate Appel

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Opening Ceremonies & Freeride Session

World class freeride sessions have been a part of the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational since its creation, 13 years ago. This album documents the last freeride session before the competition begins June 2nd-8th, 2018. Once riders got off the water, the opening ceremonies began with the autograph session, rider announcements, open winners, and the Legendary DJ Dice rocking the stage until midnight. The level of riding is at an all-time high and we are stoked to witness what these riders pull off in the days to come.

Photography by Nate Appel and Toby Bromwich

Gallery by Toby Bromwich