Jon McCabe: he likes to big air jumps | Photo: Straplesskitesurfing.com

Jon McCabe has taken out the Xensr Big Air Invitational, held at Hookipa Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii.


The 12 invited male and three female riders were sent out on the water with a GPS-based Xensr device that measures the riders' jump height to within 3mm.

The Xensr Big Air Invitational final was won by Jon McCabe over Jesse Richman, in second, and Charles Edwards in third. The highest jump of the day, however, belonged to Shawn Richman, with a maximu height of 45.42 feet.

The Women's Big Air was won by Jalou Langeree over second place finisher Raquel Lima, with Skylar Lickle in third.

The Legends Heat featured Pete Cabrinha, Robby Naish, Flash Austin, Elliot Leboe, Alex Aguera, and Brett Lickle. The founding pioneers of the kitesurfing in Maui delivered a super session which impressed the crowd at the beach.

"It was fun to get out there in a heat with a select few guys who have been instrumental in the development and progression of the sport of kiteboarding on Maui. We all had a blast out there", says Pete Cabrinha.