Manureva Aquafest Cookislands 2016 Kitesurfing Photos

Aloe Up was the sunscreen sponsor for this outstanding festival held in the beautiful island of Aitutaki and on the stunning Motu Tavake.  The event, a tribute to Etau Leverd who tragically died last year,  included a fun day at Ootu Beach,  3 days of kite boarding action across Freestyle, Twin-Tip racing and a Big Air where the expert kite boarders showed their skills to the crowd; it was thrilling. The wind was solid, the sun shining and the  kite surfing pros Jesse Richman and Ewan Jaspan plus Tahitian legend Tavita Tinhin not only judged but inspired all with their incredible boarding talent, personalities and energy.  In between Jesse and Ewan created a heap more action teaching  Araura Primary Schools kids  how to fly kites and drones.   It was  a privilege to be involved with such a well organised, friendly  and spectacular competition.  I hope you enjoy the following image that my husband Mark Pool and I took of our Aloe Up Ambassador Ina Noora, his very talented Kite Boarding Wife Brynn Acheson, plus Raiarii Fadier, Pauro Arnold, Shayne McAulay, Ashley Taylor, Tici Fettermann,  Chloe Mitchell,  Andrea, Michael James Smith, Graeme Whitfield, Ash Moore, Evaraima Baxter, Rhys, Gordon, Glenn Bright, youngsters Quinton & Chakyl  Schofield  ...  and off course the world title pro's Jesse Richman and Ewan Jaspan.  Thank you to all the organisers and major sponsors CITC Pharmacy, Blue Sky Cook Islands & Kite Sup.  

Aloe Up is available in Rarotonga from CITC Pharmacy,  and KiteSup. In New Zealand at Surf Shops and online at www.aloeup.co.nz 

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