The most of people just only know Koh Phangan Island about Party hard but not many people know how beautiful nature and sea in this island,Also you can do kiteboarding,and kitesurfing too!!
I got invited from my friend DANI who run and organize this event “Phangan Kite Jam 2013″to join with Yo kitetour and make Kite show for event 28-29 Sep.It is good to be back again in the island after training for a while racing on the main land pattaya.
First day start with open ceremony Jam with dance and kite show all day to the night with live brand music on the beach make the time running so fast.Second day run by freestyle in the beginning of a day,So i decide to Jam too just go with the flow.And make too final winer follow by Bobby and Oun reprent Thailand.Afternoon wind picking up from storm we took speed up to TT Slalom race and i make it first again follow by Pea and Lek.Then finish my seesion with crowed by Big air style showing people alll about kiteboarding sport.
Thank you DANI and friends to make this Kite Jam.
Five year in the roll with Binhai Feifang Kitesurfing International Invitation competition 7-11 September 2013 still fun to represent Thailand ,Ozone and promote kitesurfing in big country like China.They call this city New Dubai of China with big project of development.
I won every year and again this year I take Ozone on podium with 1st Course race and, 1st freestyle.
We were done 9 race in one day with 9-11 knots.Lucky I have my new big girlfriend 17m Ozone Edge,Ozone race bar,30m race line set up with me and she fly very good to help me win every race.For freestyle with super light wind in qualifier but still enough to fly my 17m Ozone edge to the final with Lee South Korea rider.Wind was picking up so fast to 14-16 knot in final heat and I was still keep handle with my 17m to the end with no problem to win the heat .This is the best thing of Ozone Edge 2013 kite can fly from no wind to strong wind , give you more chance to win a game!
Experience to the jungle and beach life style with silence and peace.Only bike and ride and no traffic road still local and green.
-Aow Yai,the longest beach in the island and good wave for surf and kite with sand breake.
Is it real?Where I am now?wake up wake up yo!!!!!friend woke me up in the air plane,Then when I open my eyes I saw a green blue ocean and big lagoon with many island around from the window side,and I realist im now landing soon at Aitutaki island,south Pacific ocean.
First time in paradise Cook island with KTA 2013.I know it is not only competition here but should be the most awesome holiday trip with kiteboarding friends.I met many good local people on the way and we took a boat to one of the best kite spot they call honeymoon island.This is sand island with coconut tree in the middle and sea birds.Big lagoon and clear blue water and super flat make everyone happy with freestyle session.Then grab some beers sit on the beach for the evening sunset.
The event including with kiteboarding freestyle,slalom race,SUP race and canoe in four day.Start by freestyle judge by KTA team with unhooke and old school tricks for spectator.Wind speed 12-16 knots I was use my Ozone Edge 15m,13m to compete with good local rider, New Zealand riders and went to final heat with the best rider from Tahiti.I did many tricks like BLJ 3,KGB,SLIM,B MOBE,Front 4th spin,table top,etc.This was very close heat but enough for me to win in freetyle.Then continue with slalom race with almost 28th riders on the start line I was finish 1,1,4 so I also won slalom race.And make my point to win overall international class too.
For the last day no wind we decide to do snorkeling and one foot island trip.So much fun from big party with all the riders and local people at night. This the best trip ever I got from the competition in Cook island.The word I learn from there is “Manna “The power of spirit you trust in the island!
VIDEO FROM EVENT:
The best feeling to dominate all the KTA tour championships title 2013 with Course race and freestyle.This is story of me to step on the podium again.
KTA Pingtan is the final stop and the biggest event for Kiteboard tour asia 2012/2013 season with limit 120 competitor around the world to bet on podium and prize.Many good team from many country coming for compete like team Austaria,Philippin,Holland,Vietnam,etc..I am the one also from Thai team who always represent my country with some friend Jack and Fawn.A lot of spectators more than 100,000 cowed to cheer and see who will take the first in both Course race and freestyle.
Start compete with course race board production class with side offshore wind 8-16 knots gusty wind and cold water.It is very hard time for me to fight with a lot of good rider more than 30 racer and everyone very confident with they own speed and race.I make my riding plan in my head after tried the course but the wind direction was change all the time.But I can feel where the wind from and direction make me more fast to turn with right time right position to get to upwind mark first almost every race and finished 1st almost in every race.I been use all my knowledge from the past of experience from wind sport how to deal with and the best equipment set up riding with Ozone EDGE,P1 race board and ristafins that make me fast enough to be the winner of the game.And I make many people happy to bet on me in this event..so believe in me I do my best.
Freestyle is the second chance for me to be in the water.This time I been use boots with my balance board and I have no expect how far I can go because a lot of series moment and good young riders fighting hard.Just for fun and do my best in cold water even can not feel hand and how I landing tricks .So far so good I won heat to semi final and then the wind is dead can not finish to final.I have to share the 1st position with another three riders from semi final but very happy with unbelievable feeling so far.So in this situation I got more point than Long from Vietnam who have more point before to be tournament champions title 2013.So I won him and change the game on the podium…Thank you god to save me from the pier and give me life to stand on the game until final event.
Thank you all sponsors who been support for whole season with GAC,OZONE,QUIKSILVER THAILAND,P1,CAM ONE,BALANCE and Dr.A. Thank you to believe in me.
This is my results:
1st Course race KTA Pingtan,China 2013
1st Freestyle KTA Pingtan,China 2013
1st Course race over all KTA tournament 2012/2013
1ST Freestyle over all KTA tournament 2012/2013
2nd Freestyle Asian championships 2013
Powered by GAC It is been a busy March with competition event to make my results recode and promote all sponsorship and now I am in Boracay ,Philippine Kiteboard tour asia 3rd stop 26-30 March 2013.
After celebrate my birthday night in beautiful boracay island with friends then start focus on competition side to motivate and get ready.With course race I been use 13m,11m Ozone edge 2013 with short course tri angle not much up wind but more speed slalom.Complete in four day of race we had done 14 race with a lot of fun and speed.I finished first all the time and far ahead from second Ken (PHI) the master local follow by Taner (TUR).It was very nice race with flat,and clear water sunny all the time make the race close the beach easy to watch by spectator cheering up to racer.In the end I won the race again.
For freestyle not that much thing I can push from twist ankle and try my best to finished in 6 in double elimination with strong wind with 7m and 9m Edge.Anyway happy to riding with friend and still show my trick style make everybody happy.
And now im back to Tjailand training for next event in KTA China on May,Will up date soon for the results and story..
I have not much word to say what is how I feel about to be the winner and stay on podium still.Yes I feel happy and motivation for my life.I won again KTA Thailand,Pranburi 13-17 March 2013 with 1st Course race and 2nd in Freestyle.
We have done 13 race in total from four day compete and I took them all won all the race far ahead from second finished.I was on the best position started and tactic marks upwind buoy and downwind buoy follow the line in my head plan make me easy riding with my best wing OZONE EDGE 2013 and new race control bar system with stable P1 board and the best control speed by Ristafins upwind and downwind plane all the way to finishing line.When you use the right gear you can feel confident in your race and make you win,This is my key!!
Not many people believe me I will do freestyle after tied from the racing with my race kite OZONE EDGE 2013,but I did.In my head I just want to kite and release my hard core energy from dark side and do what I can do in my heat.I even don’t know who I go with and what he does.I just fly like I can do before with my tricks 313,Slim chance,Back mobe 5,BJ 3,KGB,Front mobe,315,Slim 5.I got super power in my hand no slack in power zone but that what is I like to feel in the air when my head is spin and upside down.I went to final with Hiro my young little bro from Japan and he did good.He did more clean landing but with kite more high and the judge give him to win.So I got second in men freestyle KTA Thailand 2013.
Thank you sponsor :GAC,OZONE,QUICKSILVER THAILAND,P1,BALANCE,CAMONE
Not for long to take a break then continue with KTA Philippine,Boracay 26-30 Marach 2013.Will keep update soon.
It was a good day and event for me to warm up with National event before KTA Thailand start from 13-17 March 2013 at Pranburi.First day started with Course race in the afternoon also mix with TT race.We have done two race before the wind stop from the rain.But still enough to give away trophy.I took my Ozone Edge 2013 11m ,P1,and Ristafins pump it up to finishing line easy.i won all from the race follow by my Thai team mate Jack and OH.Believe in Ozone fly ozone to the end of race.
Then freestyle in second day I met Stef from France in first heat and I pass to all the heat make it to final with LONG Vietnam boy from KINN team.I also took my 13m Ozone Edge 2013 with my style full all the tricks in final heat by 313,slim,Blide judge 3,KGB,front mobe,Back mobe 5,315.It was a good heat for me and I won LONG make again another podium for all sponsors.
Packing my gear then heading to Pranburi to KTA Thailand 13-17 March.Hope I can make it again double podium Race and freestyle.
First stop KTA 2013 in Bintan Island,Indonesia with many riders registration from different country around the world coming for battle in Course race and freestyle make everybody and spectator from local and customer from Agru Hotel wish and bet who will be the winner,Exciteing!.
I was spend my time to recover my injury from accident jumping the pier make me a lot of motivation the get back in the water and do compete and feeling back again.Then I decide to do Cousre race and freestyle in this event.First start with course race I had very confident to ride with Ozone kite Edge,P1 board and ristafins set up.Race committee decide to make the race out side the reef because no water and low tide in the lagoon we had to walk with board and kite pass the reef to race area .Make it hard to come back and change kite size on the beach. The wind is blowing up gusty to 26 knots the most kite size I been use from the race was 9 m Ozone Edge 2013 with a lot of Upwind and Downwind leg make me easy to ride and enjoy with the race with blue water,???????,???? in Bintan island.We have done 11 race total and I finished first in every race.Thank you for the best equipment set up from OZONE kite,P1 board,and Ristafins to make me fast then any riders else.
Continue with freestyle first we try to make it in lagoon but the wind direction was not good and low tide.We had to did all the heat out side the reef too.I just want to have fun even I still have injury with my foot and leg.I can not pushing my hard trick just play safe but still enough make to the final with LONG from Vietnam in single elimination.So I loose in the final single elimination got 2nd .the most trick I did was 313,315,BJ 3,Slim schance and try mobe but not get it.Then we were finished double elimination on day 3.I loose to Taner from Turkey and Long from Vietnam still riding stable keep winner podium to men freestyle.
I met a lot of cool local we were surf together when no wind,and wish all the best to them to ride hard.So see you soon next KTA Bintan.
Narapichit Pudla (Yo)