2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invited Riders

Wind Voyager and REAL Watersports are proud to present the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Invited Riders List.  The top 16 from 2017 are back and we have invited Will Palmer, Christophe Tack, Jake Kelsick and Jesse Richman to the 2018 Men’s Division. The top 4 of the 2017 Women’s field are automatically invited, Julia Castro and Bruna Kajiya are both invited as well.

The alternates are listed in case an invited rider cannot compete, alternate riders are also encouraged to participate in the Wildcard and Open competitions to secure their spot in the 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational

If you didn’t make this list, Wildcard Videos are due by 4/18, with the winners chosen 4/20. The Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN is June 1st.

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Invited Riders
The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational Competitors must REGISTER HERE by May 1st to secure their spot in the competition.

24 Men | 10 Women

The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational features the top professional wakestyle kiteboarders from around the world. We’re often asked, “Who gets invited and how do you decide?”

Here’s the breakdown that lead to the final competitors list of 24 Men and 10 Women:

Men: 24 Competitors

1-16: The Top 16 Men from the previous year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational automatically re-qualify for the following year’s event

17-20: 4 Invited Riders. These invites are given out based on riding level, competition results, and the ability of the rider to potentially place on the podium. All four of these invitees get into the main event, so they are all equal standing.

????: 4 Alternate Riders. These alternate spots are given out in order #1 through #4. Alternate riders are invited into the event, in order, if any spaces 1-20 become open and available. Alternates are not guaranteed a spot in the main event, but none the less, being included in the alternate list means their kiting and competitive level is recognized among the top riders in the world. Alternate riders should prepare a Wildcard Video or plan to participate in the Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN to further their chances of entry into the main event in the event they don’t get called up through their alternate seeding.

21-22: Wildcard Video Winners. The Top 2 Men in the Wildcard Video Contest gain entry into the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

23-24: Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN Winners. The Top 2 Men in the OPEN claim the final two spots in the main event.

Women: 10 Competitors

1-4: The Top 4 Women from the previous year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational automatically re-qualify for the following year’s event.

5-6: 2 Invited Riders. These invites are given out based on riding level, competition results, and the ability of the rider to potentially place on the podium. Both of these invitees get into the main event, so they are of equal standing.

??: 2 Alternate Riders. These alternate spots are given out in order #1 through #2. Alternate riders are invited into the event, in order, if any spaces 1-6 become open and available. Alternates are not guaranteed a spot in the main event, but none the less, being included in the alternate list means their kiting and competitive level is recognized among the top riders in the world. Alternate riders should prepare a Wildcard Video or plan to participate in the Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN to further their chances of entry into the main event in the event they don’t get called up through their alternate seeding.

7: Wildcard Video Winners. The Top 2 Woman in the Wildcard Video Contest gain entry into the Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.

8: Wind Voyager Triple-S OPEN Winners. The Top 2 Woman in the OPEN claim the final spots in the main event.