Elias Ouamid, Annett Bremer, and Jannis Maus.  Photo by Moritz Beck.

Last weekend we joined in on the fun at the German Kitesurfing Association’s (GKA) Kitesurf Masters.  Kitesurfing is a combination of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics, and participants compete in Racing and Freestyle events.  Racing competitions are all about speed, and Freestyle events judge kitesurfers on their ability to execute tricks. 

Located in Fehmarn, Germany, an island in the Baltic Sea, the 4-day event featured over 70 participants in the Racing and Freestyle competitions.  Despite sweltering temperatures and little to no wind, the event went on.  Jannis Maus from Oldenburg, Germany dominated the competition, winning 5 of the 6 races, and placing second in the sixth event.  Maus had previously won the opening event of the Kitesurf Masters, so he’s well on his way to winning the entire competition.  In second place was Emmanuel Norman who gave quite a fight in all 6 races, and ultimately won the last event.  The junior award went to Elias Ouahmid from Zaumberg, Germany, and the women’s award went to Annett Bremer from Hamburg, Germany. 

In addition to the races, participants and attendees were able to show off their skateboard tricks on the longboard track on the beach, as well as enjoy the free music festival which included performances by  Urban Beach and Tequila and the Sunrise Gang.

It was a blast of a weekend, and we congratulate all participants on their outstanding efforts!