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Hydrofoil Pro Tour Ready to Rip at St. Francis Yacht Club

Photo © Michael Petrokov The skies and waters of San Francisco Bay will be ablaze with the 50 kites of the world’s top hydrofoiling kiteboarders June 7-10, 2018, for the Hydrofoil Pro Tour hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. “Kitesurfing has just been voted into the 2024...

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Meet the new 2018 tour leader Guy Bridge

Finally Guy Bridge has gotten the breakthrough taking an impressive win at the recent Hydrofoil Pro Tour/ Festikite in France. G'day Guy, it looks like the Bridge family had a very productive start to 2018 developing kites with Flysurfer and a stellar team result with both Bridge...

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Day 3- Split fleets, light air and close racing

Today saw the big fleet split into gold and silver fleet. Both completed a total of 4 races in light air. The racers were on their biggest kites 18-21m. Out the front Guy Bridge maintained his lead with consistent results scoring another bullet and 3 close second...

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Final day- Return of El Norte

The classic El Norte finally arrived on day 4 providing strong winds and solid racing. For the first time all week, the races were able to start on time with all riders at the start. The first 3 races were held back to back, averaging about...

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Day 3- again with challenging conditions for the fleet

Day 3 kicked off bright and early with a standard 9:30am skippers meeting. The riders gathered around with fingers crossed, hoping for more wind than Day 2. The wind gods delivered a breeze, albeit quite light and shifty, but nonetheless enough to hold 4 races. Race 3...

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This never happens in LaVentana

“This never happens here” ➖ The most over heard sentence of the day. Day 2 showed the complete opposite of the wind forecast. As the Race Director set up the buoys for Race 1 our of 5, the wind seemed to hold steady. Unfortunately, due to a false...

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Bridge Bros taking the lead in Mexico

Day one of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour kicked off at 9:00am sharp with a skippers meeting at La Ventana Beach Resort, this years event host. The wind filled in at around 1pm, with a light breeze of 7-11 knots- a mere 1 knot above minimum wind...

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Interview with Olly Bridge

1: How Was was your winter and time off racing? Olly: This winter has been one of the best winters I have had so far. Started of spending a month in western Australia with my family, kiting pretty much every day. Spending time off the foil...

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Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2017 World Tour Wrap Up

HFPT Wrap Up Sydney! We conjure visions of the magical harbour bridge, sunshine, Bondi lifesavers and long sandy beaches. Within view of the city skyline by the International airport lies Botany Bay with all attributes of the above including warm clean water. The launching beach was...

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