Willow River Tonkin

Willow River Tonkin

Pro Rider | 5,132

4 weeks ago

Just in case you missed the action yesterday! The GKA Distance Battle is the first online video competition in kitesurfing, bringing you the best action…

3 months ago

While Willow River Tonkin is smashing out PB speed records on his wing, there's always time to catch a wave solely on his foil -…

4 months ago

We can’t find words for this masterpiece of kiteloops the CORE team has created, but Angely, Steven and Joshua can. Lean back. Turn up the…

5 months ago

CORE's Ripper is back with a radical new look and an even wider range. The Ripper features a completely new outline and improved rocker that’s…

6 months ago

Choosing between hollow waves with endless shoulders or an adrenaline-fueled freestyle session off super-smooth kickers is tough. New adventures and challenges are often a classic…

7 months ago

Join the Core crew on an epic road trip from Capetown, South-Africa to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. A hunt to kitesurf barrels and the…

10 months ago

CORE Kites and kiteboards are reputed around the World for technical innovation and quality. The team have been working together closely to develop the design,…

11 months ago

In Ben Beholz's latest episode of 'FREISTIEL' - Ben catches up with all the CORE shredders in Cape Town and decides to test out 24m,…

12 months ago

Round one of the men's single elimination has kicked-off and we're in for a treat. The strong and smooth wind of Prea is already inspiring…

1 year ago

The final round of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup will be in Preá, Ceara, Brazil from the 12th - 16th November! A small finishing village…

1 year ago

It's evident that climate change is happening – but what can we do to mitigate it? Rou Chater got the chance to catch up with…

1 year ago

10 minutes of PURE STOKE - you have got to watch this! After an enthralling day of Freestyle final action on Monday, the focus switched…

Issue 81

More incredible images with no place to call home, check them out!

5 months ago
Issue 81

Core have just launched the Sensor 3 bar, and it’s a sublime bit of kit, Sukie Huntley Robertson speaks to Philip Schinnagel and Rick Jensen about the creation of a masterpiece and how simplicity ran to the very core of the product. Click here to check it out!

5 months ago
Issue 77

Can we carry on as we are as a kiteboarding industry or do we need to make drastic changes to our habits and processes for our sport to become environmentally neutral? Join Rou Chater as he turns his journo mode on as he sets out to discover what is happening right now and what can be done moving forward.

1 year ago
Issue 75

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

1 year 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!

2 years 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!

3 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...

3 years ago
Issue 61

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

4 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!

4 years ago
Issue 55

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

5 years ago

20 year old water sports enthusiast. Currently adventuring the world. Sponsors: 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. Skateboarding, Paddleboarding, Surfing, Kitesurfing, Music, Photography, Traveling. Sportsperson

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