Keahi DE ABOITIZ

Keahi DE ABOITIZ
AU

Kitesurf


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370 th / 3834
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About

Age
24 years old


From a young age Keahi had a passion for the water. Growing up in the iconic surf town of Noosa, it wasn’t long before he found surfing and fell in love with it.  He spent his youth surfing with mates but for him it wasn’t enough. Noosa gets amazing conditions, but there were too many down days and it was becoming too crowded for him. 

That’s when he found kiting. Luckily for him his dad was involved with the sport from the beginning and ran a kiting school so naturally he picked it up. At age 11 Keahi started kiting and slowly began to find his feet in the sport competing in freestyle competitions. Despite winning an open national title at 16, freestyle just wasn’t doing it for him anymore and that’s when he re found his love for the waves after discovering kitesurfing. From then on Keahi began focusing most of his energy on wave riding, competing in wave comps and chasing swells around the world. After doing well in national wave events, he decided to start pursuing the tour. In his first year in 2011 he took the win on the PKRA wave tour and more recently won back to back world titles on the 2012 and 2013 KSP world tour.  

But it still wasn’t enough for Keahi. In the meantime Keahi also got into the sport of Stand up Paddling when he was 16 and has been pushing the boundaries ever since also boasting some pretty impressive results.  After a 3rd place in the Australian nationals he decided to pursue some stops on the standup world tour. In 2011 he actually scored the first perfect 10 of the Stand up world tour and in 2012 he was able to take 4th in the location X finals in the BVI’s. Today Keahi continues to juggle both sports spending his time chasing around the best conditions and pushing the boundaries.

Rider Infos

Sport(s) you practice

SUP

Favorite practiced sport

Kitesurf

Ride equipment(s)

Kitesurf

Full Story: GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle 2016 Men's Season

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Value Of Nowhere (Cabrinha Kitesurfing Film)

In this 20 minute feature film three of the biggest names in kitesurfing, Pete Cabrinha, Reo Stevens and Keahi De Aboitiz head to beautiful French Polynesia. Joining the crew aboard the Discovery, a Lagoon 570 catamaran, they set out to explore what kind of value one can place on being far from the rigors of social obligation. This epic quest will leave you eager to start planning your next adventure. English subtitles available. Directed by Anders Krüger Written and narrated by Pete Cabrinha Music by http://blumuhdesign.com SOUNDTRACKS: https://soundcloud.com/cabrinhafilms/... SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/cabkites?... WEBSITE: http://cabrinhakites.com FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/cabrinhakites INSTAGRAM: @cabrinhakites 2015 SEASON LAUNCH VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaQgK...

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This is Kitesurfing 2

Patagonia ambassador Reo Stevens gives us another look at how kitesurfing is an extension of surfing and not a replacement. Check out Reo and his friends as they show you what’s possible with a surfboard on your feet and a kite in your hands at a variety of locations around the world. Pov footage: Reo Stevens, Ian Alldredge, Keahi de Aboitz Filmed by: Anders Krüger, Orion Owens, Tim Bonython, Chuck Harlan, Rick Dobrouski, Jake Miller, Patrick Rebstock, James Ropner, Tyler Emmett, Jason Wolcott, Tony Modugno, Giora Koren, Justin Edwards, Idan Slemtov, Nic Phillips, Scott Soens Kitesurfers: Reo Stevens, Keahi De Aboitiz, Patrick Rebstock, Patri McLaughlin, Jesse Richman, Matt Elsasser, James Ropner, Teddy Lyons Surfers: Dan Malloy, Dan Ross Music: Licensed through www.audionetwork.com Fortress - Terry Devine-King / Adam Drake Swing - Samuel Telford / Joshua Telford / Jordan Smith Breaking Out - Luke Richards

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Keahi De Aboitiz at Teahupoo

Keahi is no stranger to the well known surf break Teahupo, with it’s heavy, glassy waves offshore, it’s arguably the most dangerous surf breaks in the world. For those brave enough to face it, it’s one of the most intense session of their lives. The waves have a unique combination of size, power and speed. Enjoy this hypnotic show as Keahi’s smooth style with slow mo camera work make it look like a walk in the park. Filmed by: Tim Bonython Edit by: Keahi De Aboitiz

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This is KiteSURFING

Patagonia ambassador Reo Stevens gives us an in depth look into making the most out of marginal conditions. Kitesurfing is not a replacement for surfing, simply an extension of it; the conditions for one are only ideal when they are not for the other. By using the kite as a means to harness one of surfing's imperfections, surfers can increase their water time and maximize their wave count. Other riders include Keahi De Aboitiz, Ian Alldredge and Patrick Rebstock.

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Reo Stevens and Keahi de Aboitiz Kitesurfing with the DJI Phantom

Reo Stevens and Keahi de Aboitiz take their new Quad copter out for a spin on Oahu's North Shore giving us a unique helicopter view of the sport we all know and love... Filmed by: Reo Stevens and Keahi de Aboitiz with DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 4 Black edition (2.7k 48fps) Edited by: Reo Stevens Music by: For the Better - Max Brodie - audionetwork.com

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Kite Plus au Nautic - Nautic Video Awards 2014

This video is engaged in the Nautic Video Awards 2014 Follow the video contest here : www.ridersmatch.com/contests/nautic-video-awards-2014 Kite Plus est un magasin et un site de vente en ligne spécialisé dans le Kitesurf. A travers nos vidéos nous essayons de vous faire découvrir toutes les facettes du kitesurf. Grâce à nos différentes playlists vous allez pouvoir faire grandir votre "Kitesurf Culture" et découvrir qu'il n'y a qu'une adresse pour le kite c'est kiteplus.fr

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