Melissa Gil takes new American Record!Luderitz Speed Challenge comes to an end with a broken back!Words From Melissa Gil: I am back in Cape Town. I was able to go a little faster on Thursday, 38 knots. I had a better day! :) But, one of the kiters got hurt, broke his back. He got in an accident with another kiter and went up in the air and then down hard. :( He is getting an operation in Johanesburg, french guy, Jerome. We were all sad and scared, weird feeling... Melissa
I can't believe it! How cool is this to be on the cover with one of your best friends. Thanks Jon Modica you rock friend.Thanks also to John Bryja for running the shot and the story it looks un real!!! Damo
Course Racing World Championships was an incredible event In San Fransisco, California! The best competitors from all over the world came to see who was the best in the world! I managed a 4th place, as I had to climb my way back from a tough start at the beginning of the event! Not bad for the Florida kid! Results Men Top Five: Top Five Women: 1. Sean Farley 1. Steph Bridge2. Chip Wasson 2. Kristin Boese3. Johnny Heineken 3. Melissa Gil4. Damien LeRoy 4. Sandy Parker
It feels good to be home I have been on the road for a while now non-stop! I have been catching up with emails and seeing the family. I leave tomorrow to Miami for a NPX photo shoot. The talk is we might head down to the Bahamas!After that I am off to Texas for a little gathering in South Padre Island to promote Cabrinha and our products. Then down to the Course Racing Nationals in Corpus Christi to try and defend my course racing title from last year.I will keep you up to date... Damo
I am in Maui, Hawaii right now relaxing and enjoying my time here. It is always nice to come back here. We have been trying to get some new photo's with the crew at Cabrinha but the weather has been quite bad, so we have had some nice days of yoga and well just relaxing. The forecast looks like it is going to get clear tomorrow! lets keep our fingers crossed! Damo Here are some photo's of my place and the local town Paia!!
Welcome to Team NASSP. Captain Rob Douglas, Rob's brother Jamie, Melissa Gil, coach Mike Gebhardt and myself make up the team! We call ourselves TOP GUN! We are in Port St. Louis, France doing our best in these challenging conditions fighting for podiums in the speed world title! Rob, aka "Maverick " or King Kong, dominated the field showing no mercy to the pack on the first round, struggled a little in the second round to put him in a strong 3rd overall after 2 rounds. Melissa, aka "Charlie" is laying down runs that are just smoking the girls!