Ozone’s Jamie Overbeek grabs youngest podium spot at thrilling KOTA debut in Cape Town

Ozone’s Big Air team rider Jamie Overbeek secured a remarkable second place on the podium in his first appearance at the Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town, South Africa, throwing down a stunning array of high-flying, complex tricks. At just 16 the young Dutchman is the youngest athlete to grace the podium […]

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Ozone’s Jamie Overbeek poised to battle in maiden Porsche qualifier seeking ‘dream’ KOTA slot

Ozone’s Big Air team rider Jamie Overbeek is set to do battle in the first Porsche Golden Ticket event. The victor in the all-or-nothing qualifier heat will win a coveted spot in the iconic Red Bull King of the Air contest in South Africa’s Cape Town. Dutch teenager Overbeek finds himself up against two compatriots […]

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Ruben Lenten demonstrating big air has no limits after jumping a total lenght of 94 meters next to a tugboat in Cape Town

Jumping over things always adds a layer of risk and adrenaline. It’s very scary, especially when it’s in the open ocean and the water is really rough. It was super challenging to pick a takeoff spot but you just had to commit and send it for the best. I was stoked to get a nice megaloop right over the boat.

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Ozone tops Wavemasters Championship final as Neal Gent grabs title in thriller in Ireland

Ozone legend Neal Gent won the BKSA Wavemasters title for the first time in a spell-binding final fought out in stellar conditions—cranking winds and double head-high waves—at Brandon Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Gent found himself up against long-time friend and rival, Ireland’s Ryan Coote, in an all-Ozone final that went down the […]

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Ozone Big Air team rider Jamie Overbeek tops out in WOO Worlds and grabs junior record

The Netherlands’ teenager, Jamie Overbeek, has recorded the highest jump in this year’s WOO Worlds 2022 competition, with an astonishing leap of 33.1 metres on his Ozone Edge V11 8m2 kite. In the process, the Ozone Big Air team rider, still just 16, also landed the WOO junior world record jump for athletes under 17. […]

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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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“PEOPLE” BY OZONE: TIBO DOS SANTOS, FOIL AND BOARD DESIGNER

Tibo Dos Santos, Ozone’s foil and twin-tip designer, joined the company in early 2017. He lives and works in New Zealand, where he designed Ozone’s first twin-tip boards in his garage in Tauranga. When Ozone asked him to build a kitefoil and board, he upgraded the workshop.

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Ozone Team Rider Overbeek Lands Podium Place at GKA Big Air Hydrofoil Worlds in Spain

Dutch teenager Jamie Overbeek seized the second podium step at his first Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Big Air World Championships final in the hydrofoil division in Spain. The Ozone Big Air team rider, just 16, landed a series of stunning, high-flying tricks in the climactic head-to-head battle in the kiteboarding mecca of Tarifa. Overbeek switched […]

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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: Jamie Overbeek, Big Air team rider

Ozone’s Big Air team rider, Dutchman Jamie Overbeek, just captured the European Woo record with an astonishing jump of 34.6 meters. The 16-year-old hit new heights on his 7m Ozone Edge V11 during Storm Eunice, when winds gusted to a mind-bending 60kts at his home spot of Workum, Netherlands. During a shooting trip to kiteboarding […]

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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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“People” by Ozone: Simon Burner, tester and assistant designer

Simon Burner, 19, is Ozone’s newest team member. The Austrian-Swedish teenager joined Ozone in early 2021 as a tester and assistant designer in the kite and wing division. A kiter since his earliest days, he has family ties to the brand and the industry. Barcelona-based Burner is an accomplished kitefoil racer and wingfoiler of note, which make him ideally-placed to learn the ropes and forge new boundaries in the business.

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Kite Surfing Utopia

Punta Luna Surf Lodge – Northern Peru 7-17 September 2021 Who’s up for a spontaneous wave kiting dream trip away from it all? (was the header of Marc’s email and news post in August..) After having canceled two years worth of epic trips and much seeked wave clinic coachings – we’ve had enough… we’re going […]

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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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Ruben Lenten A True Inspirational Legend…

The time had come to pack the bags and head out on an adventure again, just to see if I could still do it. After two years of recovering from my ankle injury and the world pandemic putting things in a new perspective, I was ready.    Ready to dive into the unknown, ready to […]

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Jamie’s New 31.4m Record In The Netherlands

A name that is starting to make the rounds in the international kiteboarding community is Jamie Overbeek. Ozone big air rider and being only 14 years old, this Dutch up and comer holds the record for the highest jump in The Netherlands at the height of 31.4 metres. He’s also the youngest rider to hold […]

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Winner Of The #myozone Custom Kite Contest Gets Airborne

The competition has ended and Patrick, the new lucky owner of this amazing custom kite, had the opportunity to get into the water and show off his dream kite on the beach. How cool is that? We spoke with Patrick about his experience; Hi Patrick, congratulations on winning the #MyOzone custom kite design contest. How […]

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