Didier Botta freestyle ski

Snowkite Masters 2024 Results

Ozone’s Didier Botta Claims three podiums with 12-year-old Tommy Borgi finishing close behind him in second in freestyle ski!

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Simone Borgi snowkiting

Ones to Watch – The Brilliant Borgis! 

Italians Simone Borgi, 46, and his young son, Tommy, 12, are both inspirational riders, whichever end of the age spectrum you’re looking at things from. Find out more about their amazing family kite life!

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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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Ozone foil kites feature

SESSIONS #01 – FOIL KITE FUN AND NOSTALIGIA!

Take five for a feast of foil kite fun with a short collection of classic clips and shots, featuring our international team and beyond…

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Reo Stevens kitesurfing at Teahupoo

Ozone X Patagonia: ‘Earth-friendly’ kite and wing materials in development

Ozone teams with Patagonia on sustainable kite and wing materials in a bid to improve green credentials of the industry as a whole

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Simone Borgi snowkite winner

SIMONE BORGI WINS AT IKA SNOWKITE WORLD CUP 2023

Italian long-standing Ozone team rider wins the GPS Formula World Championship pure backcountry snowkite title at Rocarroso

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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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“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: 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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Kite-powered Antarctic expedition buffeted by harsh conditions passes half-way mark

British adventurers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer Childs have just crossed the half-way point of their journey to travel 2,150kms across the Antarctic after 40 days. But tough challenges posed by the hostile environment have already thrown the expedition off course. The pair have braved ferocious winds of 111kph and temperatures that dropped to minus […]

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The French Didier Botta flies over the Snowkite masters taking gold in Ski and Snowboard disciplines.

The world’s best specialists in the discipline competed in snowboarding and skiing during the 19th edition of the snowkite masters, from December 4 to 10, at the Lautaret pass (Hautes-Alpes). At 27, Didier Botta flew over all competitions, winning the gold medal at the French and Masters championships, in snowboarding and skiing. An exceptional and […]

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Chasing the Light

Explorers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer Childs are working with NASA, Stanford University and the European Space Agency (ESA) travelling 4,200 kilometres from coast to coast of Antarctica, right through the frozen heart of the continent. Over the 80 day expedition, they will receive no assistance, travelling by foot and kite, relying solely on physical […]

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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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Windtoys Snowkite Team In The Middle Of Nowhere

Come to live an unforgettable experience immersing yourself in the surroundings of the Andes Mountains and enjoy Freeride Snowkiting  with some of the best fresh snow in South America. Far away from the city, where nature lives in all its splendor. The main objective is to live a maximum experience in the mountains, safely, comfortably, […]

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Ride Up Team Snowkiting In Cervières, Hautes Alps, France

Simone Borgi, 7 May 2021. Some snow fell the night before, the weather forecasted a moderate wind from NW and clear skies in the  afternoon. It was still cloudy with gleams of clear skies when I met Wareck  around 12 o'clock at the famous spring spot Le fond Cervieres. , We walked for 5 minutes, we unpacked our 11sqm […]

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Idaho Road Trip

With the New Year’s arrival, I started off my Northern Rocky Mountain road trip traveling into the state with the deepest snow:  Idaho.   For those who know, eastern Idaho also has some of the most reliable and windiest spots as well.  My itinerary:  the Continental Divide, nearby Island Park, the foothills of the Teton Range […]

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Let’s Go Snowkiting…

The Snowkite season has arrived in Europe. Ozone team riders have already been riding the snow and we are very excited to see again how much happiness and freedom this sport delivers. In Ozone we are all passionate sportspersons and we live to be out , kiting in the sea, foiling with a kite, wing, […]

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