Thursday, September 27, 2012

Colombian Windsurfer Profile: Camilo Galeano

Camilo Galeano is a Colombian windsurfer from Cartagena, Colombia.
Most notably he has greatly promoted windsurfing in Colombia through Windsurfing into the Unknown film project which showcased different Colombian windsurfing spots.

Camilo, along with Phyl Soltysiak and Michael Rossmeier, sailed in Cartagena, Puerto Velero, Cabo de la Vela, and Islas del Rosario.

Here are some other statistics:

Sail Number: C64
Nationality: Colombia
Favorite Spots: Lobitos-Peru, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Cabo de La Vela
Weight: 64kg
Discipline: Freestyle, Wave
Favorite Move: Air Chacho
Sponsors: Starboard, Etniko Surf Shop

Studies: Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology, University of Miami
Goal:   Promote windsurfing in Colombia and increase my technical knowledge to share it around the country, so that one day a Colombian can become world chapion.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Surfing the Pacific, Colombia - Nuqui

The beautiful waves of the Colombian Pacific are on display again.
Here is a great video of the "Pico de Loro" surf break near Nuqui, Colombia.

Memo Gomez of EL CANTIL ECOLODGE and friends shown here enjoying the waves:

Surf en El Cantil Nuquí, Colombia-Mayo 2012 from elcantil on Vimeo.

El Chorro surf break, Colombian pacific

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ricardo Leccese - Colombian Kitesurfer Profile

Ricardo Leccese is a Colombian kitesurfer who is now 2nd overall in the PKRA World Course Racing tour.
His favorite place to kite is in his local spot of San Andres Islands, and his goal is to promote kitesurfing course racing.

Here is a PKRA profile video on Ricardo:

Oh what a life he leads kiteing in Colombia's best beach spots like San Andres and Cartagena:

Colombia kite from rikki Leccese on Vimeo.

Tayrona Surfing Championship, Santa Marta Colombia

In the beautiful Tayrona National Park near Santa Marta, Colombia, on July 20th to 22nd, 2012 was held the first Tayrona Surfing National Championship.

The waves of Casa Grande beach were on full display, with the swell having arrived 2 days before the contest window.

Below are two short videos of the event, as well as the results.

Trailer del Primer Campeonato Nacional de Surf, Organizado por Club Tayrona Surf from Tayrona Surf 

Club on Vimeo.
Spot 2 Campeonato Nacional Tayrona Surf Club 2012 - 20-21-22 de Julio en Casa Grande from Tayrona Surf Club on Vimeo.


Open Category:

1st Place:       Marcos Vicioso            (Santa Marta)

2nd Place:      Campo Rincon             (Barraquilla)

3rd Place:      Filipok Ospina            (Cartagena)


1st Place:       Stephen Meyer            (Barraquilla)

2nd Place:      Nacho Uribe               (Medellin)

3rd Place:       Freddy Acosta             (Barraquilla)


1st Place:       Santiago Gil                (Sta. Marta)

2nd Place:      Issa Lamas                 (Barraquilla)

3rd Place:       Juan Carlos Pelaez    (Santa Marta)


1st Place:       Loreley Guetty             (Argentina)

2nd Place:      Diego Chaparro         (Bogotá)

3rd Place:       Jorge Estrada             (Santa Marta)

Women's Category:

1st Place:       Loreley Guetty           (Argentina)

2nd Place:      Alyssa                         (Australia)

3rd Place:       Abbey                          (Australia)

Monday, September 24, 2012

House Hunters International - Bogota

Here is the House Hunters International episode filmed in Bogota, Colombia.

If interested in buying or renting in Bogota, contact New Horizons Real Estate

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tiga 275 Slalom Pictures

Liters: 115
Length: I think 275 translates to 9 ft.
Year: 1992
Sail Size : any small sail up to around 7.5
Foot Straps: not included
Fin: Power Box