We ran across Flash Austin in Paia the other day. He was limping as he crossed the street. Olaf said, "Hey Flash, Did you get hurt at Jaws the other day?" He said "No, I stepped on a sea urchin at Lanes and it went completely through my bootie, and man it hurts!" I said " Well, I hope it gets better soon and by the way congratulations on your session at Jaws!"
Here's a couple of images that Jimmie Hepp shot of Flash's session Peahi.
The Positive energy and Freeride vibe that emerged at this years Snowkite Masters reminded me of exactly why we gather together to celebrate Snowkiting. It was an amazing feeling to be surrounded by so many quality people, all sharing in the alpine kiting experience. The participants at this winters SKM brought out a higher level of riding than ever before witnessed, charging hard in every way. I was impressed constantly by the advanced level exhibited, with so many Snowkiters climbing terrain, flying high, busting sick moves and exploring more of the mountain than ever before. Here’s to you Mountain Kiters!!! Thank you to everyone that attended the Snowkite Masters, and to all of the brands that supported the event in so many ways, the event is nothing without you. Full Story