Lots of things happened within the past months. Our "Cöre Crüe" team-radar serves to summarize our team rider location and to provide an insight into their lives.
For Tim this year started with plenty of work. He‘s currently in the final year of this studies and will hand in his bachelor thesis in a few weeks. Fortunately, he still has enough time for some kiting and spent Easter in St. Peter-Ording. On top, he edited a movie, that you can check out here.
Two weeks ago the Kitesurf-Trophy (German contest series) had it‘s kick off in Damp. Although there was no contest due to sketchy conditions and lack of wind the boys had massive fun at the nearby cable park.
Rob had a wild time during the past months. In mid-February he left Mui Ne to fly to Maui with the rest of the CORE Team to give a finishing touch to the Ripper Waveboard. After 5 weeks in the most extreme conditions he flew back to Australia to meet with friends and family in Sydney and Perth/Margareth River. By now he‘s back in Mui Ne where he‘s running his kiteschool.
To escape from the European darkness Beany flew to Argentina right after the holidays. He had a stress-relieved time in the spirit of "El poder del ahora" with lots of hiking and rich experiences. Simply enjoying life.
Afterwards he went to Kenia for a photo project with a quick stopover in Germany. This time his endless hours travelling took revenge on him as immigration no longer accepted his duct-taped passport as an official document and he had to quickly get a new one.
Having arrived there the local children were even more interesting than the photo project and he wants to invite you to check out this website: www.kids-kenia.de
Since a few days Matze is back in Hamburg and will be found kiteboarding along the western and eastern German coast. No big news regarding kiteboarding in Cape Town since his last post, but a few weeks ago there‘s been a fatality in False Bay. To do a documentation on great white sharks they were chummed with fish bait and just a week later a bodyboarder was fatally attacked. Due to public pressure the documentation was cancelled. So far, more sharks than usual have been spotted.
Marilou travelled a lot since new years eve. After finishing her Yoga classes in the United States she flew to Panama for kiteboarding. Right after that, she went snowkiting in the north of Canada, where she got in contact with the Indian „cri“-culture, only to fly back south afterwards. At the moment she‘s in tropical Honduras. Now that‘s pretty rich in variety, isn‘t it?
David is back in Spain. Easter he went for some SUP‘ing in the Basque region and a few weeks ago he enjoyed last snow of the season for a bit of backcountry riding in the pyrennaen mountains. Next month he‘s off chasing waves on Sardinia.
Brazil-devotee Chris is back in his Swiss homeland and is looking forward to the first kite, SUP, riversurf and bikesessions.
Life is a journey. Kiteboarding has taken us to the best spots on the planet and allowed us to get to know the local kiters from all corners of the globe. At the same time we have been able to delve into the technology behind the products that we use on a daily basis and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the kite industry. There are many interesting characters behind the products and it became clear to us, that CORE is not only made up of a team from the Fehmarn Island but instead is made up of people from the world’s beaches. Therefore we became a part of something much bigger.
The idea behind our web-experiment CoreNation is to allow us to share our experiences with you. We want to take you with us on our journeys and share our adventures, experiences and our daily work with you. Enjoy!