Kiteboarding, snowkiting

Venyu Triple-S Invitational - The Best Kiteboarding Contest of the Year

Mark your calendars! On May 31st - June 6th 2014, Real Watersports hosts Triple-S Invitational contest. The world’s best kiteboarding event returns to North Carolina for another amazing year of action and parties. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is roughly 70 miles long and less than a mile wide. Sitting 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, out in the Atlantic Ocean, the island enjoys the best conditions for kiteboarding in the whole of North America. Competitors and spectators from all corners of the world travel to this famous event that has it all; the best riders, numerous parties, live gigs and various event to entertain the public.
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The Triple-S began in 2006, the brainchild of REAL Co-Founder Trip Forman and REAL team rider Jason Slezak. The purpose of the event was (and still is) to bring the best riders in the world to Cape Hatteras, NC with dreams of pushing the entire sport forwards. Since its beginning, The Triple-S has become the biggest and best professional kiteboarding event in the world. Not just the event features an amazing lineup of talented pro riders but also gives amateur riders a chance to show off through the Triple-S Open, keen riders' ticket to the main race.

Getting ready

The Triple-S Open is a competition that will be held directly before the Triple-S Invitational on Friday May 30th, with Saturday May 31st as the backup day if need it for conditions. The Triple-S Open is open to the public and will act as a qualifying event for the Triple-S Invitational. Registration is open for the first 32 riders trying to get through the qualifier.

Also, the public was given another chance by submitting a wildcard video contest to win an invite to the Triple-S. The rules were simple, requiring aspiring competitors entered a short action video for their chance to compete in the event for the $40,000 prize purse. 41 entries from 13 different countries were received but only few riders were given the privilege to compete with the bests. An ace move from organizers.

What can we look forward to?

All riders will compete in Surf, Slicks and Sliders (the Capa Hatteras spots) for the overall Triple-S Crown. Sessions are chosen based on the best conditions and the locations/disciplines will be announced daily. From flat water to the world’s biggest and most advanced slider park featuring 2 kickers, an 82 foot “a-frame”, a 56ft “rooftop rail” and a 45ft “reverse rainbow”, everyone will have its slice of the action.  On top of that, this year, a new take on one of the original disciplines of the Triple-S. Riders will be judged on freestyle skills in the moving kicker park that is the Atlantic Ocean. Expect big air and big crashes! 

Party all day long

and night......


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