2013 Real Triple-S Invitational Brings World’s Best Kiteboarders to Waves

Posted By on May 26, 2013

 Real Watersports in Waves will host its annual Triple-S Invitational next week, bringing the best kiteboarders on the planet to Hatteras Island for seven days, seven parties, and seven bands to be featured during the top professional kiteboarding event in the world!

Triple-S Invitational 2013

 “Triple-S” stands for Surf, Slicks and Sliders – the three main riding disciplines in kiteboarding – and the Triple-S crown is the most sought after victory in professional kiteboarding.

Professionals from around the world, selected by invitation only, will descend on the Village of Waves on Hatteras Island for a world class exhibition of talent at the REAL Watersports flagship store June 1-7.

Kiteboarder Brandon Scheid will soar above Hatteras Island at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

Kiteboarder Brandon Scheid will soar above Hatteras Island at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

On Thursday, June 6, for the third year in a row, REAL Watersports is hosting the Sunset Swim Charity Runway Event, where you can come get your fill of fashion, prizes, entertainment, DJ, and more. All funds directly benefit Athletes 4 Cancer, a nationally- recognized non-profit that helps young cancer survivors rebuild their lives after cancer through outdoor adventures.

The Sunset Swim charity fashion show, aims to entertain as well as garner attention for cancer prevention and awareness. Featuring local designers and boutiques, the event seeks to wow with local models in loads of stylish swimwear, colorful suits and skimpy tops and beautiful jewelry and accessories.

The night will begin with music from Big Hair Productions. Guest may mingle while sipping Sunset Swim signature drinks and perusing our auction items. Once the show begins, enjoy fabulous fashion, fun beats, raffle prizes, and surprise entertainment.

The 2013 Sunset Swim Runway charity event is happening on June 6, 2013 at Real Watersports in Waves.

The 2013 Sunset Swim Runway charity event is happening on June 6, 2013 at Real Watersports in Waves.

The charity fashion show raises money to fund Athletes 4 Cancer’s Camp Koru Survivorship Program which uses surfing, standup paddling, skiing, and snowboarding as channels of growth and life-renewal after cancer has taken so much away.  All the money raised directly benefits this program.

Taking place at REAL Watersports in Waves on Thursday, June 6th, the doors will open at 6:30pm with an hour of drinks and socializing. The fashion show will begin at 8:30 with dancing and raffle to follow. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door.

Kiteboarder Sensi Graves will compete at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

Kiteboarder Sensi Graves will compete at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

General Admission is $10, and VIP tickets are $25, including front row seating and entrance to the raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 at the door. Please note, advance purchase tickets ensure VIP seating for the event.

Tickets are on sale now at the REAL Watersports store in Waves and online at Sensi Bikinis, owned by professional kiteboarder and 2013 Triple-S competitor Sensi Graves.

You can check Graves in action earlier this year in Brazil with Colleen Carroll, also coming to this year’s Triple-S, in the player below!

This year’s Triple-S Invitational will take place starting this Saturday, June 1 though Friday June 7.

The family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Pro kiteboarder Colleen Carroll flies to Waves on Hatteras Island for the 2013 Real Triple-S Invitational.

Pro kiteboarder Colleen Carroll flies to Waves on Hatteras Island for the 2013 Real Triple-S Invitational.

Read on for the complete list of 2013 invited riders:

AARON HADLOW
ALEX FOX
ALEX PASTOR
ANDRE PHILLIP
BEAR KARRY
BILLY PARKER
BRANDON SCHEID
BRIAN SMITH
BRUNA KAJIYA
CHAD WORRALL
CHRIS BURKE
CLAIRE LUTZ

Claire Lutz has accepted her invitation to the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

Claire Lutz has accepted her invitation to the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

COLLEEN CARROLL
CRAIG CUNNINGHAM
DAVEY BLAIR
DYLAN THOMPSON
ERIC RIENSTRA
EVAN NETSCH
GISELA PULIDO
GREG NORMAN JR
IAN ALLDREDGE
JAKE KELSICK
JAMES BOULDING
JASON SLEZAK
JESSE RICHMAN
JOBY COOK
JOE RUSCITO
JON MODICA
JOSH MULCOY
KAROLINA WINKOWSKA
KEAHI DE ABOITIZ
KRIS KINN
LULU VROMAN
MARK MIEDAMA

Mark Miedama is set to compete at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

Mark Miedama is set to compete at the 2013 Triple-S Invitational.

MATT KEENAN
MOONA WHYTE
NICCOLO PORCELLA
PATRICK REBSTOCK
PAULA ROSALES
REO STEVENS
RICH SABO
RICK JENSEN
RUBEN LENTEN
SAM BELL
SAM LIGHT
SAM MEDYSKY
SENSI GRAVES
SUSI MAI
TEDDY LYONS
TOM COURT
YOURI ZOON

Plus four Wildcards

All events will be hosted at the REAL Watersports flagship store located in Waves.

Russian kiteboarder Victoria Soloveykina joins the 2013 Real Triple-S Invitational, June 1-7 on Hatteras Island.

Russian kiteboarder Victoria Soloveykina joins the 2013 Real Triple-S Invitational, June 1-7 on Hatteras Island.

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