Blue Palawan Open 2017 – Lay Day

Eric's bamboo feature

Lay day brings adventure and lifestyle

The wind was not in favour for day 2 of the Solaire Blue Open, but with the insane set up of Blue Palawan, blazing sunshine and a beautiful island to be discovered everyone was set for a great day.

Some chose to take a beautiful drive through the colourful and vivid nature of Palawan to Olangoan waterfalls. Yet to be exposed to the tourist industry, the two-storied cascading waterfall provided hours of entertainment and cliff jumping for the riders looking to release some energy.

Back at the ranch of Blue Palawan, many were on call for interviews and behind the scenes content with Tom Court who is currently recovering from an ACL reconstruction and heading up the video team.

With riding on hold, the Blue ground team took to the park to make sure that all the features were in-check. The three-piece-park is made up of the Solaire Casino kicker, the North Kiteboarding fun box and It’s More Fun In The Philippines roof top.  All features are technical, high quality and exactly what these riders need to showcase their skills. American rider Eric Rienstra has been hard at work building an eco friendly bamboo feature which is yet to be named, but will surely add some drama to the event.

With health and well-being being a huge part of kiteboarding, some of the female riders decided to take a trip with official photographer Toby Bromwich, to The Old Market to discover what the local produce had to offer.

The forecast for Friday is looking ideal for the competition to get underway, and with the heats now solidified we can’t wait to see what goes on the water.

Stay tuned.


Here’s the official heat line-ups for both Men’s and Women’s:


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