Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

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Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby kitekid21 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:16 pm

I figured it would be pretty cool to have everyone post their favorite picture (or three) from 2013. I put this under open forum for greater visibility and because it's not just about the pictures, but about the locations and situations! I know the water season is far from over, but as it's winding down, I'd love to see some huge air and hear some long-winded tales. Let's try to keep it under 3 pictures.

I'll start with my favorite: http://imgur.com/cOxKn3I

Hatteras, NC: The end to a day that included 10 hours on the water. Soundside and Oceanside were ripping with 20-25kt winds and we kited until the sun was down and there was barely enough light to see. I'm the little speck in the distance underneath the kite. Considering how far offshore I am, I know I got up pretty high on the jump... and of course, you can't see the backroll from that distance, but it's alright!

Next: http://imgur.com/8bCjMVz

Waukegan Beach, IL: An amazing day with 20-25kt SSW winds. Boat support made this day possible as the wind slowly added in more W and the jumps kept going higher and higher. Butter smooth waters at Keegs, and without a doubt the most memorable day of the 2013 season for me.

Finally: http://imgur.com/NHY8SG4

Moline, IL: Kiteboarding the Mississippi in the Spring. This was the only launch that wasn't flooded, and it was very narrow. Boulders lining the shore, logs in the river and submerged concrete walls meant that I had to be super alert on the water. The river is 3/4 miles wide and the winds are very gusty coming off the bluffs into the valley... that is... until you get to the center of the river where the winds are clean and there is barely any chop. I was just happy to kite so near to my college, so it was a meaningful session for me. :D

That's it for me, thanks for taking a look. I look forward to seeing some sweet pictures and hearing some great stories!
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby noabacca » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:51 pm

Cross chop and gusty winds, no reason to travel from over yonder, to her.

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby Bryce FLK » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:27 am

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby adseguy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:11 pm

I like some of these from this year. Can't beat a sunny warm day at a home beach

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby Artem » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:14 pm

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby Rorke » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:40 pm

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby IVO » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:00 pm

thats me and Pier after St.Joe to South Heaven downwinder,it was blowing over 40knts,15feet waves,good times,thanks Matt for taking this shot :lol:
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby Pier » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:50 pm

IVO wrote:Adrien,if you need to share picture directly from Facebook,just open that pic in new tab and use that link to share,very easy..not sure where's the problem 4you

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thats me and Pier after St.Joe to South Heaven downwinder,it was blowing over 40knts,15feet waves,good times,thanks Matt for taking this shot :lol:
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby IVO » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:55 pm

Pier wrote:
Just to be clear, I'm the one on the left since I still have hair... :lol:


for sure Bro you are on the left,since your are butt ugly,look at my bone structure,yehhh Thug Life rulezzzzzz :lol:
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby Bryce FLK » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 am

Pier did you lose weight? You look good!
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby smpl » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:28 pm

it seems Adrien and i have the same missed grabs problem
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby manasty » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:47 pm

I'll bite. Hard to pick just a few.

Last winter in the Bahamas. Just looks too nice right now. Also had a nurse shark giving me a look this session. Didn't even know he was lurking.
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Summer thermal at Pt Betsie.
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby jensmadwind » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:05 am

here are the best three pictures I have of West from both sides of the lake

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby IGFW » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby jensmadwind » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:17 am

while not the biggest wave day it was windy (6m) and the floating logs coming out of the river mouth made the wave break as treacherous as any i have ever been in . thanks greg for taking the picture
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this is probably the 150th top turn of this day, thanks to cris for catching the pics at the end of the downwinder
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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby JDL » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:54 pm

way to supply the stoke....

great to see so many Bro boards in action

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Re: Best Picture(s) of You from 2013

Postby kitekid21 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:46 pm

The response so far has been great! Adrien always coming through with some high quality shots and Bryce making the news. Jens on some unhooked action too. Can't wait to see more!
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