"I find kiting the best sport in the world. You just go where the wind takes you."Sir Richard Branson
Even though kiteboarding has had generations of riders and styles along the years, it is a discipline that is still young enough to be a novelty for many.
Kiteboarding is one of the most exciting — and accessible — action sports out there. It’s no wonder it quickly carves an important place in the heart of most people who try out the discipline. The freedom kiteboarding provides is unmatchable by any other sport. The kiteboarding lifestyle makes everyone completely change their lives to follow their new passion: the wind.
"We spent years traveling the globe documenting kiteboarders from different walks of life."Bob van de Gronde, director
This time around, kiteboarding comes to us through the voices and faces of some of the most inspiring riders, celebrated legends, current champions and future stars of the sport. This first-ever feature-length kiteboarding movie will take you to the most amazing spots around the world.
"Chapter One is exactly what the world and the sport need. With such beautiful stories, locations and personalities, I hope people will live life to the fullest and go kiteboarding themselves."Ruben Lenten
This inspiring and stunning movie will premiere on September 15 in San Francisco, and shortly after in Europe at the premiere in Amsterdam. The film will then tour in cinemas around the world, and will premiere for free on Red Bull TV for 24 hours on October 10, after which will be available for download on iTunes, Google play, Xbox, Playstation and Amazon.
Wondering who's in the movie? Check out the list below
Australia: Keahi De Aboitiz
Brazil: Bruna Kajiya, Carlos Mario
Canada: Sam Medysky
Germany: Susi Mai
Denmark: Nick Jacobsen
Spain: Liam Whaley
Hawaii: Pete Cabrinha, Rick Naish, Robby Naish, Jesse Richman
Netherlands: Jalou Langeree, Kevin Langeree, Youri Zoon, Ruben Lenten
South Africa: Graham Howes
UK: Richard Branson, Sam Light, Aaron Hadlow
US: Kellen Hall, Don Montague (US-Canadian)