Willow River Tonkin

Willow River Tonkin

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📸 @thomasburblies

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6 days ago

Golden moments ☀️⁣

📸 @sevententhsmarine ⁣

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Together with my boys @taylor_holl and @surfschool_mauritius.⁣

The new SECTION 3 is out now! Go check it out and watch the video of us kiting these waves ⚡️⁣

Thank you @thomasburblies for capturing this moment. 🐐⁣
More photos coming soon...⁣

@corekites | @kiteboarding.tricktionary

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2 weeks ago

CORE Kiteboarding's SECTION 3 is out now!

Check it out! 🔥

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2 weeks ago

Something BIG is coming soon... Stay tuned 👊🏼⁣

#SurfWithConfidence ⁣


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2 weeks ago

What’s your plan for the weekend? ⁣

You will definitely find me hanging on to my kite... the wind is pumping!!⁣

📸 @los_julios ⁣

@corekites | @kiteboarding.tricktionary

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2 weeks ago

Working on my rotations ♻️⁣

📸 @mauritiusvibrations ⁣

@mfchawaii | @ktsurfing | @thehydrofoilcompany

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2 weeks ago

It’s almost time to head to Germany again!

Who is gonna join me in Sankt Peter Odring for the @multivan.kitesurf.masters ? It’s gonna be an epic event once again 💥

📸 @romantsovaphoto

@corekites | @kiteboarding.tricktionary

Willow River Tonkin posted a photo
3 weeks ago

Swimming with my best buddies 🐬

📸 @surfschool_mauritius

19 year old water sports enthusiast.

Currently in Cape Verde

CORE kiteboarding,
Kiteboarding Tricktionary
I’m homeschooled and I have always been encouraged to follow my passions and this has given me the time to try different sports and to pursue different things of interest. After moving from South Africa to Taiwan and then to Mauritius, I immediately started doing sports including soccer, MMA, Judo and surfing in Tamarin. Surfing stuck with me. After 4 years of surfing and meeting kiters while at Le Morne, the whole idea of “kite-surfing” just seemed awesome!

With the little money I had saved, I was able to buy a second hand kite that I managed to rip by doing a kiteloop after only a few months of kiting! It was then my dream to become a professional kiteboarder. Soon after this I was sponsored by a local shop who supplied me kiting equipment. I continued to train just about everyday or whenever possible. After a few months, I was then approached by my current sponsor, CORE Kiteboarding. I’m looking forward to traveling and experiencing new places and to continue pursuing my passions.
As my given name mentions Water, so is my mind flowing and drifting every single moment. My parents raised me on the tropical island of Mauritius. I grew up in between volcanic mountains and waves of the Indian Ocean. The warm blue waters attracting me ever since. I have met beautiful people along my way. I am open to their stories, open to the very change I am facing every day.

Surfing waves connects me with the very inner me. With the permanent present, the stillness of the now. Thoughts are no longer needed in flow, I am one with me and everything. Sharing that kind of being and state of mind is my mission and that is my contribution to peace on earth.
Personal info
19 year old water sports enthusiast living on the island of Mauritius.
Personal interests
Skateboarding, Paddleboarding, Surfing, Kitesurfing, Music, Photography, Traveling.

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2 weeks ago | 01:24

YESSSS! If you think you’ve seen it at all from Le Morne, then check out Willow River Tonkin and Taylor Holl's session at Le Morne…

2 months ago | 2:1

The thermal winds arrived for Day 3 of the GKA Kite World Cup in Tarifa allowing them to complete the Women's Kite-surf single elimination, and…

2 months ago

The GKA Kite World Tour is back in action this week in Sylt in Germany’s North Frisian Islands for what could be a potentially pivotal…

3 months ago | 01:52

Awaken your inner astronaut! Launch yourself into orbit with CORE Kiteboarding's new XR6 and experience effortless cruising, record-breaking hangtime, and super smooth landings with legendary…

5 months ago | 0:55

YESSS! Willow River Tonkins lands that  TRIPPPLE FRONTROLL STRAPLESS, at last! #1080 After over 2 years of trying to get it, Willow is stoked to…

8 months ago | 3:3

There’s a reason why Mauritius is an incomparable kiteboarding and surfing destination, and here it is at its finest! This is what happens when you…

9 months ago | 3:3

There's a reason why Mauritius is an incomparable kiteboarding and surfing destination, and here's a sneak peek of it at its finest! This is what…

9 months ago | 7:56

Watch Willow-Riven Tonkin jump off Maconde View Point on a strapless board! Not once, but twice (throwing in a loop as well!) Take a look…

11 months ago | 12:58

Willow shares the stoke! Check his out as he shares what its like to surf One Eye, and talks us through what it feels like…

1 year ago

Industry Insight: Control Bars in Issue 69 of IKSURFMAG looks at the almighty control bar. Possibly the most overlooked and underrated bit of equipment in your quiver,…

1 year ago | 01:36

Brand new kite from Core! Meet the multi-talented Universal+ Series Nexus with fully customizable handling. An athletic kite that is never too cool to learn…

2 years ago | 2:24

The final heats of the 2017 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour we're full of drama and emotion. The battle for the top spots came down to…

Issue 75

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

2 months ago
Issue 69

Without a control bar, you aren’t going to get very far. It may not be the most glamorous piece of equipment, but the control bar may have the most significant impact on whether your session is a hit or a miss. Read on to get informed about bar length, line length, connection choices, depower options and more!

1 year ago
Issue 67

Rou Chater has been travelling to One Eye in Mauritius since before it was even a thing, in the old days it was quiet and menacing, these days it’s a zoo out there. If you’ve ever wanted to know the best way to tackle it, and how to survive then read this!

2 years ago
Issue 66

Time off the water can sometimes be a good thing, but too much of it can lead to forgetting what the joy of this sport is all about in the first place. Rou Chater reconnects with his passion after some absence and discovers it’s just as good as it ever was...

2 years ago
Issue 61

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

3 years ago
Issue 60

Willow River Tonkin has had an interesting if short life so far, the youngster practically learned to kitesurf at One Eye and now he has tamed the beast!

3 years ago
Issue 55

This issue we talk to Bernie Hiss, the man behind the brand at Core Kiteboarding!

4 years ago

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