PYB Competition Winner And His Prize

Do you remember Dayle Holmes? He’s the talented designer who won our Pimp Your Board Competition. Check out some pictures of Dayle enjoying Nobile 50fifty board at his local spot.

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Dayle about his spot:

The place where the photo’s were taken is Shark Bay. This is a popular kiting spot in the Langebaan lagoon. Don’t be put off by the name, Shark Bay is full of harmless small sand sharks which just scurry away if approached or are stepped on. Langebaan is a one and a half hour drive from Cape Town. It is most popular in summer as this is when the wind blows best, this is from around october until march. It is winter now and the wind is pretty dead but we were lucky that day with a bit of wind, that is why my friends and I had the place to ourselves, it can get very crowded in summer. Shark bay is a beginners paradise as it knee deep for large areas, many kite schools use this location for teaching. Just watch out for the snakes though! The surrounding area is nature reserve and there are plenty of snakes around, most of them are mole snakes which are not dangerous but will still give you a fright. There are designated kiting areas in order to keep kiters out  certain sections of the reserve, it is well signposted so there is no confusion. Overall this is a great place to kiteboard as it caters for all skill levels. It is also very wild and beautiful which further enhances the whole experience.


Asia Litwin takes 3rd place at PKRA Cabarete World Cup

Nobile Kiteboarding rider Asia Litwin takes 2nd place in the single elimination  and 3rd in the doubles at The Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010. Asia was rocking it on the Nobile NHP kites and Nobile NHP board.

Asia says:

„The 3rd event this year of PKRA world cup in Dominican Rep.has  just finished. That was for me the first contest after almost six months of  brake caused by injury. After the first elimination I end up 2nd defended inter alia last year world champion. Unfortunately I kited to much and my leg started to hurt, so in second elimination I didn’t do my best and finished 3rd. Now I am recovering and chilling. In DR I will stay till 29th of June to train and then I will come back to Poland for three days. On 3rd of July I am flying to Maroco for next competition. ”

The Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 has been a spectacular and successful event. 14 women and 39 men, more than 20 nationalities made their way to Bozo Beach in Cabarete to struggle with Caribbean weather, to test their skills against the world’s best kiteboarders and win this event.

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After almost 2 months after starting this „design the board of your dreams” contest, Nobile Kiteboarding finally announces the Winner. After being inundated with entries, the boys at Nobile had a hell of a hard time deciding the winner, but eventually whittled down the contenders into a shortlist, and then decided on the best design. So, Ladies and Gentleman, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the winner is… Dayle Holmes! Dayle lives in Cape Town, South Africa and studies Industrial Design. He will receive the brand new 50fifty board really soon, so he can shred new equipment all summer long. The second place goes to polish designer Adam Kuligowski. Adam, get ready for some nice package including set of Nobile Kiteboarding softgoods and other nice stuff. As more than 60 projects from all over the world were sent for the competition, the guys at Nobile Kiteboarding headquater had a really tough row to hoe with choosing the best ones. That is why they decided to enlarge the podium and award not one, but 3 third places. The distinction goes to: Arnaud Mercadier (France), Tomasz Rogozinski (Poland) and Zuzia Szymanska (Poland). Nobile Kiteboarding would like to congratulate to all finalists and thanks for all entries.

You can see all the design at the contest gallery here: