Johnny Heineken

Johnny Heineken

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3 years ago

Some fun in the fog after a couple bullets on Thursday night!

Ozone Kites R1 V2 11m
@Mikes Lab hydrofoil

Thanks for the clip Randahl Hagen

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4 years ago

Still winding down after the KiteFoil GoldCup Australia. Really fun event with great conditions - it turned out to be the windiest event of the tour this year ;) I pulled off a first and moved up to second overall in the tour. Yew! And way to go Erika Heineken for winning women's fleet and becoming Tour Champ!

Thanks to all the riders who sailed fast and fair, the event organizers, Townsville Sailing Club, and to my sponsors for getting me there with the best gear available!

Ozone Kites, @St. Francis Sailing Foundation, @Mike's Lab, SPOTZ, Hobie Polarized Sunglasses

Johnny Heineken posted a photo
4 years ago

Fourth consecutive Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race win today! Not a record breaking year but a fun one. I think this was my first year on a double digit kite...felt a bit wrong leaving the beach on it but I needed everything I had and more to get across the line! It was a good battle with Adam Withington and Joey Pasquali but in the end Chip Wasson snuck in for the 2 and Geoff Headington crossed the line in 3rd. Just like the good old days except I didn't have to swim to Yebra Buena Island and wait for a pickup! See you all on the start line next year, at 5:30, on some random Thursday ;)

Photos: Chris Ray
Ozone Kites, @Mike's Lab, Hobie Polarized Sunglasses, St. Francis Yacht Club - Racing,

Johnny Heineken posted a link
4 years ago

I'm excited that the StFYC and Baykeeper are partnering to raise funds to keep San Francisco Bay clean and accessible! Even more stoked that this will help support the third stop of the Kite Foil Gold Cup here at our very own Crissy Field. Please help by support both these causes, and come check out some world class racing from July 30th-Aug 2nd at Crissy.

Johnny Heineken posted a photo
4 years ago

Exciting night of racing on my new 7m R1 last night! Crissy delivers again...

Photo cred Paul Buelow and Vangelis Mavridoglou

Johnny Heineken posted a photo
4 years ago

Finally recovered from another epic trip to Baja. Had so much fun with the Bay Area/Ozone crew. Thanks to Matt Taggart for pulling off the long trip over.

After qualifying for Gold Fleet in 4th I couldn't quite make up the points to win the event. Finished 3rd, only one point behind a tie for first. Huge congrats to Nico Parlier for winning this one! Looking forward to seeing everyone in at the SF stop.

Full Results:

Ozone Kites, @Mike's Lab, Hobie Polarized, @St. Francis Saling Foundation

Johnny Heineken posted a photo
5 years ago

I topped the podium after another day of non-sailable conditions here in Silvaplana. I'm really happy with 7 bullets in 9 qualifying races, but wish all the top guys could have raced together in Gold Fleet. This should put me in first for the tour going into the final stop in Townsville, Australia in the end of September. Should be fun!

Ozone Kites, SVB Financial Group & Silicon Valley Bank, Taaroa hydrofoil, @Mike's Lab, @St. Francis Sailing Foundation

Johnny Heineken posted a photo
5 years ago

Day 1, Foil Gold Cup at Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland. Rainy, cold, gusty--perfect foil and sleeping bag weather! Pulled off 3 bullets in qualifiers on my 15m Chrono. pretty stoked! forecast for the week looks a bit iffy but hoping for some solid breeze over the next few days. Starting to think this is more of a ski town though...


Ozone Kites, SVB Financial Group & Silicon Valley Bank, Taaroa hydrofoil, @Mike's Lab, @St. Francis Yacht Club, Hobie Polarized

Ozone Kites, SVB Financial Group & Silicon Valley Bank, Taaroa hydrofoil, @Mike's Lab, Hobie Polarized, St. Francis Yacht Club - Racing

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5 years ago

Gotta love racing in the Bay :)

Follow my kite racing here! Also, check out my website:
I grew up on and around the water. My dad is a windsurfer and sailor, and from a young age I began to follow in his footsteps. Racing high performance sailboats has always been a major part of my life and kite racing is the pinnacle of this-- fast, exciting, and possible almost anywhere. My goal is to continue to push this sport as it grows into one of the most competitive in the world.
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I couldn't do this without my sponsors who continue to make the fastest gear out there. Thanks guys!
- Ozone Kites -
Follow the entire Ozone Kite Team:
- Mike Zajicek of Mike's Lab -
- Tectonics Maui Fins -
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- St. Francis Yacht Club -
- Kaenon Polarized -

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4 years ago | 4:14

Check out the highlights of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour Australia 2015. The foilers faced challenging conditions with large swell and windspeeds of 30 knots! Many…

4 years ago | 17:15

An interesting view and commentary on Race 7 of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour Townsville, Australia. Perhaps not for everyone but you get a full view of…

4 years ago | 2:27

Like many great traditions, it started with a bet: a bet between two sailors as to which of their craft could cover the length of…

4 years ago | 4:17

The latest Kite Foil Gold Cup took place in the legendary San Francisco Bay. With spectacular views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge the…

4 years ago | 1:34

You have to see this drone footage of the Kitefoil Gold Cup in San Francisco, it looks awesome! 70 of the best kite foilers in…

6 years ago | 2:27

New kiteboard race world champions crowned on day five of China event marked by light winds. Reigning women’s kiteboard racing world champion Erika Heineken (USA)…

6 years ago | 02:25

Lighter conditions cause upsets up and down the rankings on day four of the kiteboard racing worlds in China. It's all gone wrong fro Johnny…

6 years ago | 02:28

More action from the IKA World Championships, as the regatta heats up things are starting to get very tight at the top, and is Johnny…

6 years ago | 02:29

More action from the Worlds in China, the guys at the front, Florian Gruber, Johnny Heineken and ladies Erika Heineken and Steph Bridge are certainly…

6 years ago | 02:46

World’s top kiteboard racers enjoy a packed day of competition on day one of the championship making its inaugural stop in China. Boao, Hainan –…

6 years ago | 02:27

The IKA World Championship is about to kick off in China, seems they have been hosting just about every pro rider on the planet of…

6 years ago | 3:39

Johnny scooped this prestigious award last year, here in an exclusive video produced for the Rolex lunchoeon, see the path that 2012 Kiteboarding World Champion Johnny Heineken…

Issue 42

We manage to get a full write up passed the powers that be covering the recent IKA World Championships that were held in China.

6 years ago

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