Pismo Kite Expo

This year for the Pismo kiteboarding expo we had a great showing of hundreds of participants taking advantage of the spring winds and gear demos! 

Pismo front side indy  photo: Rick Gomez

Pismo front side indy  photo: Rick Gomez

Kinsley Wong the guy that brought us all together #livelikekinsley

Kinsley Wong the guy that brought us all together #livelikekinsley

We had all the Slingshot and Ride Engine gear out on the beach for demo. The kites were a big hit with the showing of the new turbine kite, Wave sst, rally and RPM.  The Surfboards were popular with the Celeritas being a crowd favorite. 

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We Raffled off a Slingshot vision Twintip to raise money for the local junior lifeguards. Check out this stoked new owner! 

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We were really lucky to have such great conditions of wind and waves and we had a lot of fun riding during the expression session out front. 

Tweaking it out during the expression session photo: Rick Gomez

Tweaking it out during the expression session photo: Rick Gomez

Can't wait for next year! 

 

New film Beach Days

During the winter we get consistent swell from the northern hemisphere but getting thewind to line up is much more fickle because of the storm systems that spin down the coast effect the flow. My Dad and i saw that the wind was going to be on so we loaded up the car with all the boards and kites and i called my friend Tony Modguno, the filmer, to see if he was in town. Tony, just getting done shooting the wedding season was pumped to escape to the beach and have a few beers while getting sandblasted with the camera and hopped in his truck to meet us there.

The winter rains brought some beautiful green tones to the hill sides and made the air crisp and fresh. We crested the ridge to find some nice lines rolling in and it looked like the wind was about to build. Time for some fresh wax on my Slingshot Celeritas 5'6" and to pop in my FCS2 Fins, so good to not need any tools just in they go and they are solid. Not sure what the wind was going to do so i pumped up my 8m and 6m Wave SST from Slingshot Kiteboarding so i was ready for any conditions.

By the time i got my gear rigged and Tony all set up on the camera the wind was up and the session was on. I put on my All Good Sunscreen and turned on the tunes to my Waterfi ipod and strapped up my Ride Engine Harness stoked for a good day on the water.  I hit the water first getting a nice solo session as the wind filled in. Then as the wind cranked up i was joined by my friends James Ropner, Ian Alldredge and Zac Baxter. We kited all afternoon trading waves, sharing waves, doing flips over each other, it is really is fun to ride with all the homies.

Taking a short break for food, water and a beer i went back out for the sunset session which was super windy but i stayed on the 8m because it was working well and sometimes it feels good to be super overpowered. As the sun dipped behind the horizon i got a handful more waves, which felt nice no longer getting blinded by the sun, should have been wearing my Kurtis surf Shades, to save my eyes. Calling it a day my Dad gave me a land and i rolled up my lines and deflated my kite. Still in our suits James handed us all a beer and we sipped on our cold brews as we watched the light fade on an awesome Beach Day. 

Flying under the Golden gate Bridge

Hydrofoiling is really cool because it takes you places that you would never go normally.  Something that I've always wanted to do is kiteboard under the Golden gate Bridge the hydrofoil was the perfect tool to fly under the bridge. It's amazing how large the bridges when you get underneath it you think you're going to hit it but the bridge is so high

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Cover of Kite Spain Magazine

Stoked to score the cover shot on Kite Spain magazine.  This photo was from a photo shoot on Maui with Christian black. This

session we decided to pull out the strobe and do it night kite it's pretty difficult to pull off but the results are really unique.  This is the first time I've ever shot with strobes in the ocean and it was really fun. Hope you enjoy and go check out the magazine!

Cover shop Patrick Rebstock shot by Christian black

Cover shop Patrick Rebstock shot by Christian black

Down The Line

This Year i was so stoked to get to shoot the Wave SST at home in California with my friend Reed Brady. I have never had some one shoot Reed and I together and it was a blast, we have so much fun kiting together. Check out the Crew enjoying the Wave SST in Down the Line 


Come hang with Patrick Rebstock at Windance shop tomorrow sat 10-12 in Hood River

There will be a meet and greet, poster signing, on land clinic/training session from 10-12 at Windance boardshop in hood River, Oregon. Come check out the new 2015 slingshot gear and ask Patrick about his equipment he uses all over the world. After we will head down to the beach and go ride! 

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