One of the many reasons we created WOO Freeride is because we wanted everyone (including ourselves!) to be able to post sessions on light wind / foil (aka no boosting) days. Not posting a WOO session sucks, particularly on days you go far out to explore and want to share your adventures with the community. At those times, it's good to have a phone with you anyways, for safety reasons, so we thought, why not record the GPS data from your phone. This is one of our foil sessions from last August on a 9m FLYSURFER Kiteboarding Sonic 2, super bummed we didn't get to post it on WOO! Now we can :)
There is a spot close by to Vienna in Austria, Podersdorf on the Neusidler See / Lake. It's the homespot of Michael Schitzhofer. When it's windy there during summer, the locals usually dominate the global leaderboards, as was the case on June 16. Congrats guys, way to put Austria on the kiteboarding map!
Currently there are 62 kiters that kite so much, they have spent more than one day in the air, hanging off of a kite, sailing over the water. Way to spend a lifetime, have your priorities straight and make the most of our time on this planet! If you recognize your name on this list, take a moment and reflect on how fortunate you are!
The amazing things, of the names we recognize on this list, most are way past their 40's. :)
Jason Ghostrider Maloney 🇨🇦
Dan Ironman Bouchard
Jeroen Schuurman @Harlemkitesurfing
Eric Davies Core Kites8
Aleks Hurricane Chaser Desyatkov
Keen to Kite
Erik Blokker #vdBerg
Ben van der Burg || Shaka
Timm Böttger #Flighthouse #KielWooCrew #WOOlfs
Cyril A 🇫🇷 (DUOTONE)
Jakob Bay Hansen
Chris Bull CBK Hayling
Philipp Schonger (Naish USA)
Henk Van ginkel
Tony #TeamCanarykite🇮🇨 🌪🌍🤙🏽
Arco Sonneveld kitemonkeys
Alexander Kromm WOOlfs
Arnaud #teamcanarykite 🇫🇷
Kirk "Zig" Ziegler
Clement Huot ( naish fr )
CASATI 🌊lorenzo 🏄Eleveight O.T.R.-13 years
Capt Stryder kiteboarding
ALEX LIGUTTI DUOTONE WET Team
CASATI 🌞 Renato 🌍 DUOTONE WET TEAM
Marek Wilman AIRMAN TEAM
Dave We Test Kites1 Day
Karen Hou🇹🇼 Penghu Taiwan
Le du Sébastien
Timo Marten Point of Sail Kiel
When we first saw Karen Hou Jia Lin on the WOO app, we honestly thought that something must be wrong with her WOO. Every day, huge boosts would come out of Taiwan. But once we saw a video, we knew there was absolutely nothing wrong with her WOO. And when we met Karen, the current Queen of the Air, during the XR5 Challenge in Cape Town, we were left in awe.
In the meantime, Karen has spent over 1 day in the air (hanging off of a kite!), and collected many awesome achievements.
She also put her home spot (Penghu / Taiwan) on the map as one of the premier boosting locations on this planet.
It's stories like these that define success for us. Go Karen!!!
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