WHERE: MAUI, HAWAII | WHO: KURT CHAMBERS | FOR: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"LIFE IS LIKE A KITE LOOP: IF YOU HALF-ASS IT, IT'S GOING TO HURT."
Portrait PC: Amanda Emmes / Action PC: Frankie Bees / Naish
In this issue we see kiteboarders tackling nature at its most extreme. From the challenges of polar exploration by kite in the arctic circle to big wave charging in Portugal and the biblical destruction wrought on parts of the Caribbean during this year’s hurricane season – we see what happens when nature delivers its full payload.
Jesse Richman recently flew into Nazare, Portugal on a stellar forecast (check the cover below!) . He gives us the inside line on that in KW #90 and we also get an insight into the mind of Jesse in These Things I Know.
Trust me - he's borderline genius...
Cover: Jesse Richman / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide
"Some people turn to spirituality when they hit hard times. Jeff Ammerman turned to fitness..."
I recently had the opportunity to work with The Wall Street Journal on a piece featuring Kiakahi Maui, Uprising Fitness, and a talented man named Jeff Ammerman. All are inspiring (and motivating) in SO many ways...I challenge you to not feel energized after reading this inspiring story.
© Amanda Emmes for the Wall Street Journal
LOCATION: MAUI, HAWAII | MODEL HUMAN: JESSE RICHMAN | OCCUPATION: PRO-KITEBOARDER
When Jesse Richman isn't flying high in the sky as a pro-kiteboarder, he's soaring the seas below...well below...as an avid free diver and spear-fisherman.
I recently had the opportunity to catch him before he left on another international kiteboarding trip so I could witness how he un-winds while he's home and on land, which is rare for this avid traveler and adrenaline junkie.
Turns out, this pro-kiteboarding, Maui-native fits in pretty well with everyone else here on Maui...by spending his time in the ocean day in and day out as a surfer, athlete, free-diver, fisherman and all around amazing human being.
But oh, he's broken world records, so he's not EXACTLY like everyone else on Maui ;-) Check him out at www.jesserichman.com.
And if you didn't see our latest collaboration in the Wall Street Journal's "What's Your Workout?" section, click the link within the link here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-delicate-balance-of-jesse-richmans-kiteboarding-1495278001?mod=e2twph - or see a snippet on my recent blog post at https://www.amandaemmes.com/blog/2017/5/25/whats-your-workout.
Rock on Jesse (fist pound).
Excited to share my latest collaboration with Wall Street Journal and Maui Kiteboarder Jesse Richman! We all love Jesse's fearlessness, personality and drive - now check out what he does behind the scenes to stay on top in the latest "What's your Workout" piece online and in print.
Full article in the Wall Street Journal can be seen here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-delicate-balance-of-jesse-richmans-kiteboarding-1495278001?mod=e2twph