Robin Goetgebuer knows how to have fun in all conditions, whether it be boosting in Cape Town, skim boarding in Langebaan or swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach. Check out this video from his South African adventure.
The team is departing South Africa today and heading home for spring break. This quarter was one for the record books. Strong wind, big waves, flat water lagoons, challenging classes, personal growth, and team development are a few highlights from the last seven weeks. The World Class team will meet back up in Dakhla in three weeks.
Thank you to all of the students, teachers, administration, and families for your hard work this quarter.
Happy birthday Tommy Nielsen! Tommy is one of the kindest and talented students at @World Class Kiteboard Academy and has improved incredible amounts over the year. Keep crushing it Tommy!
Cape Town is the first major city in the modern world to face a water shortage of this magnitude. Our team has been on the ground in the Western Cape and has been learning firsthand about water conservation.
Find out more about the cause of the crisis and what tourists and residents have been doing to save water by reading this blog post by Media Productions students Alina Karam and Finnian Schmitz.
Presenting the 2018 spring semester World Class Kiteboard Academy students and staff!
Not pictured: Will Palmer, Cameron Griffiths
Wind or no wind, the World Class Kiteboard Academy team has been staying busy!
Media Productions students Payton Bunch and Janek Grzegorzewski provide details about the team's no wind adventures in Cape Town. Find out more by reading their blog.
Today we hosted the Vetea Boersma Big Air Invitational in Cape Town, South Africa. The wind was strong and riders were sending it!
Finishing on the podium were Janek Grzegorzewski in first, Kimo Mahmoud in second, and Anthony Brown in third. It was impressive to see all the riders stepping up. Congratulations team!
World Class Kiteboard Academy pauses for a photo on the beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
“I love Cape Town. The wind has been strong and the waves have been firing. Plus, there’s so much to do in addition to kiting,” explained WCKA student Tomas Aguirre
Photo: Lindsay McClure
World Class Kiteboard Academy was in the cheering section at the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town, South Africa.
Media Productions students Simran Kahlon and Tommy Nielsen provide a recap of the action for the WCKA blog. Check it out!
The 2017 Kimo Mahmoud Invitational Went Off!
Check out the latest issue of Kiteworld Magazine to learn about the World Class Kiteboard Academy team freestyle competition that took place in Brazil last fall. Follow the link below to find an online recap of the action.
Stay tuned! The Vetea Boersma Big Air Invitational will be taking place in Cape Town this coming weekend if conditions allow.
Imagine being taken out of regular school and joining a private academy in which you travel the world, balancing your studies with your training.
For the stude...nts of the World Class Kiteboarding Academy this is a reality and their quarterly inter-squad freestyle championships are just part of the curriculum!
Find out more about the WCKA and their latest comp - the Kimo Mahmoud Invitational here > bit.ly/WCKA-Kimo-Classic
Payton Bunch, World Class Kiteboard Academy sophomore from Hood River, OR, has been sending it in South Africa. The wind has been strong, and the waves make Cape Town a fantastic playground for the WCKA team.
Photo: Lindsay McClure