Brandon Scheid claims the 2018 Triple-S Invitational

June 11, 2018 | Kiteboarding
Brandon Scheid: he has finally won the Triple-S Invitational | Photo: Nate Appel

Brandon Scheid and Karolina Winkowska have taken out the 2018 Triple-S Invitational, at Cape Hatteras, in North Carolina.

It's been hailed as the most prestigious wake-style kiteboarding contest on the planet and, this year, the Triple-S Invitational got underway in all wind directions.

Once again, 34 riders put their skills to test and attacked the two kickers, 82-foot A-frame, 56-ft rooftop rail and 45-ft reverse rainbow on offer.

Athletes performed progressive maneuvers, huge aerial stunts, and creative tricks in the features, and were not profoundly affected by the tricky wind conditions that challenged the region during the event.

In the men's division, Scheid was finally able to raise the trophy and a $12,000 check, after attempting to claim the contest for six years. The kiteboarder from Hood River was a deserving winner.

The female fleet proved that the performance gap between them and their male counterpart is getting closer. Karolina Winkowska took to the skies and smashed her opponents with a brilliant show.

"I can't believe this happened! Thank you to all my sponsors for believing in me, and also a big shout out to Wind Voyager and Real Watersports for running the sickest kiteboarding event of all time," said the Polish riders.

"Last but not least, a big thank you to all the girls ripping in the park during the entire event. You guys killed it! I love you all!"

2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational | Top 5

1. Brandon Scheid
2. Ewan Jaspan
3. Noe Font
4. Sam Light
5. Alex Maes

1. Karolina Winkowska
2. Julia Castro
3. Annelous Lammerts
4. Sensi Graves
5. Colleen Carroll