MIKE WALKER TAKES OVER AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION

After representing Ozone in Australia since the beginning, Steve McCormack of Kitepower in Sydney is handing over the reins

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Ozone's World of Wind

Ozone’s World of Wind – June 23

The first in a new monthly series of newsletters from the heart of the action here at Ozone!

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Made For This - Inside Ozone's Factory video

MADE FOR THIS: INSIDE OZONE’S FACTORY – VIDEO

Join Ruben Lenten on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Ozone’s own factory in Vietnam

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PERFECT TEN: MAZELLA FIRES BULLETS IN ALL RACES AT DEFI-KITE & WING

In ten starts, no one crossed the line ahead of the Frenchman in either discipline. Arthur Mathieu joined him on the podium to seal a sensational event for Ozone in mental conditions

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Johnny Heineken Ozone Flux V1 wing

FLUX V1 FIRES OZONE TO THE TOP IN ITS FIRST REAL TEST ON THE RACE COURSE!

Johnny Heineken and Ken Adgate reap the benefits of Ozone’s soon-to-be released, all-new high performance wing as they finish first and fourth at the St Francis Yacht Club’s 2023 Spring Wingding Regatta in San Francisco

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Ozone’s teenage Big Air team rider seizes WOO world record on R1 V4 foil kite in ‘nuking’ winds

Ozone’s Jamie Overbeek landed a new WOO world record with an astonishing jump of 35.3m at his home spot of Workum in the Netherlands, adding another accolade to his growing list of honours. Overbeek, who just turned 17 and recently claimed the youngest-ever podium place with a second at the 2022 Red Bull King of […]

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Ozone teams with Patagonia to build ‘earth-friendly’ kite and wing materials to benefit whole industry

Ozone Kites has begun a pioneering collaboration with the outdoor clothing brand Patagonia to produce more sustainable canopy and dacron materials for kites and wings in a bid to raise the green credentials of the industry as a whole. The tie-up between Ozone and the brand renowned for its concern for the environment started a […]

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« People » by Ozone: Iain Hannay, General Manager

Iain Hannay has been Ozone’s General Manager for a decade. His relationship with the brand first began after a chance meeting with a pair on a Mediterranean beach and grew from there. He has always been enthralled by kites since ripping around his native Scotland’s muddy fields as a teenager. On moving to Spain in […]

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Ozone lands silver and two bronze medals in thrilling finals at Formula Kite Worlds in Sardinia

French riders Lauriane Nolot and Axel Mazella—powered by Ozone R1 V4 kites—clinched silver and bronze medals in the drama-packed finale of the Formula Kite World Championships on the Italian island of Sardinia. Britons Ellie Aldridge and Katie Dabson, both also riding 11m2 R1 V4 kites, joined Nolot to make up three of four in the […]

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Ozone rides high with double-title haul at Formula Kite Europeans in Greece

France’s Lauriane Nolot, riding an Ozone R1 V4, clinched her first Formula Kite European championship crown in dramatic fashion, sealing victory with an audacious inside pass at the last mark in the final on waters off the historic Greek town of Nafpaktos. Compatriot Jessie Kampman, also on Ozone, grabbed the silver medal in the four-berth […]

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« People » by Ozone: Torrin Bright, Product Manager and test rider

Torrin Bright, Ozone’s product manager and test rider, joined the brand as a 19-year-old in 2009. A competitive kitesurfer in course-board racing and freestyle, the New Zealander began as a kite tester working with Ozone founders, Matt Taggart and Rob Whittall. Through several roles, he worked his way up to product manager about five years ago. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, he is responsible for all Ozone’s expanding line, ranging from kites and twin-tip boards to a new range of hydrofoils.

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Ozone lock-out in women’s final as the Netherlands’ Lammerts takes first gold at home World Cup Series

The Netherlands’ Annelous Lammerts, riding Ozone R1 kites, landed her first gold on home waters at the Hempel World Cup Series. In the tense finals shootout Lammerts just held off stern challenges from Israeli riders Gal Zukerman and Maya Ashkenazi, also on Ozone R1 kites, to take the win. Ozone team rider, Spain’s Gisela Pulido, […]

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Ozone lands ‘one-two punch’ at girls’ Formula Kite Youth Worlds in Italy

Poland’s Nina Arcisz riding an Ozone R1 clinched victory at the Formula Kite U21 Youth World Championships in dramatic style, after battling her way to the finals where she came from behind to land the title on the Italian resort island of Sardinia. Arcisz was almost unstoppable taking the three wins she needed to seize […]

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« PEOPLE » BY OZONE: Dom Zimmermann, head of design

Dom Zimmermann has just been elevated to Ozone’s head of design. After years working side-by-side with Ozone co-founder and legendary design chief, Rob Whittall, Zimmermann has assumed the mantle and now has the onerous responsibility for all the kites and wings in the ever-expanding range. The 41-year-old German splits his time between Switzerland and Mauritius, where consistent breezes, the big waves of Manawa and One Eye, and turquoise butter-flat lagoons provide ideal conditions to develop and fine-tune Ozone’s new offerings. The Indian Ocean island also affords Zimmermann the opportunity to switch-off by indulging his passion for nature. Its roads and hills make a perfect training ground for the endurance cycling races in which he loves to compete in Europe.

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« People » by Ozone: Axel Mazella, 3x Kite Foil World Series Champion, 3X European Champion and Ozone product tester

French kitefoil racer and Ozone team rider Axel Mazella just had a stellar 2021 season, winning the KiteFoil World Series and the Formula Kite European title, both for the third time. The 24-year-old was also just pipped into second place for the coveted Formula Kite World Championship crown by French team-mate Théo de Ramecourt. On […]

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Mazella lands third KiteFoil World Series championship title with tour finale victory in Gran Canaria

France’s Axel Mazella secured his third KiteFoil World Series championship crown with a dominant display in testing conditions at the final event of the season on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. The 24-year-old Ozone team rider and tester romped to victory at the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria with a remarkable nine bullets […]

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IMPORTANT Ozone Click-In Loop – Harness Loop recall

Dear Ozone customer, we have found a small number of stainless steel parts from a recent production batch may have a manufacturing issue that can cause rust and eventually part failure. The stainless steel part is located in the Harness Loop assembly. In the event of the part failing, the kites’ flag out system will […]

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Julia Damasiewicz 2021 Youth World Champion

A cloudy, rainy and windless day turned out to be dazzling and beautiful for the newly crowned young World Champion after eight fast paced races of the Medal Series in the Formula Kite Men and the A’s Youth Foil fleets, and one single race for the Formula Kite Women. It all came down to the female sailor who […]

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Full Podium Of Ozone R1’s At The Kitefoil World Series In Gizzeria

After four days and 17 races during the 2021 IKA KiteFoil  World Series in Gizzeria, Axel Mazella ends up in second place followed by the Slovenian Toni Vodisek who has proved is finally back after his last injury in 2019. He is the defending winner of the 2019 edition of the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria, and on […]

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The Most Stylish Water Exit Ever Seen…

Ronny Bollhalder, Ozone rider since the early days has showed once again the performance of the R1-V4. He has proved what has probably been the best  and most stylish hydrofoil water exit we have seen in the last year. Let's read some of his story: I have been flying kites since 2002 and I was lucky enough to discover […]

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