2014 Sponsorship – All the Rumours and Confirmed Transfers

Kurosh Kiani signs to Point7 and Angulo Boards! Here’s the official announcement:

Kurosh Kiani

Danish pro windsurfer Kurosh Kiani leaves Simmer Style and Fanatic, and Joins his old sponsors Angulo Boards and Point-7. Having been on both brands before, Kurosh finds the set-up he think is what is going to give him the tools and support needed to improve on the world tour and continue to provide the windsurfing world with great articles and clips from around the world. To this change, Kurosh had this to say:

“First and mostly, I would very much like to send a big thanks to Simmer Style for being there for me from the beginning. I will be always grateful for their support not to mention the great people behind it I´ve become friends with. And of course a thanks to Fanatic for taking me on for a couple of years. But its times of change, lots of things have been re-structured, and ultimately I have brought my life closer to friends and family with this sponsor change. I even changed my sail number and will be rocking D83 in the future!. I have been riding for both Angulo Boards and Point-7 before and have great relationships with both Josh Angulo whom I have learned so much from and also Andrea Cucchi. I was one of the first “black team” riders back in the day when Andrea took me in and I stayed with him on Sardinia for a whole winter. Back then it was pretty much just him and I, today is a different story. We always have great battles out on the water and I look forward to kicking his ass this year!

I feel really at peace with coming back to Angulo Boards because they are a personality brand, and they support my visions to give me the space in my mind to evolve. Even though we parted ways back in 2012, Josh and I actually stayed good friends and I believe our friendship actually strengthened, and now with Pieter involved, I know I have the backbone and support along with Point-7 to pursue my goals and kick some ass! Last but not least I embark on a great upcoming time together with my friend Christian in Denmark as we have started up the company Gear Direct which is going to take over distribution of both Angulo Boards and Point-7 in Denmark and expanding with SUP´s and other products we think are great!”

Angulo Boards, which now is joined by Pieter Bijl as one of the driving forces of the brand are expanding across Europe and showed great potential and results in both Slalom and waves in the 2013 season.

“Angulo Hawaii has always been a family company and Kurosh Kiani is part of the family. Kurosh and I have been friends for some years and although he’s tested the waters with different brands, he and I have always maintained a good relationship, just as brothers do. Beyond the clear personal relationship, I’ve watched up close and personal Kurosh’s strong work commitment with his testiing and training, so when the chips fall his way I’m sure we’ll see some good results from him. However, at the end of the day, Kurosh reminds me that having fun windsurfing is always the main ingredient for success and we happily welcome his vibe back to Angulo Hawaii!” says Josh Angulo, a legend in windsurfing. And Pieter Bijl adds:

“With more focus on the European market we have been looking for key players in each of the critical area’s of Europe. We recognize Denmark as one of the those area’s and are super excited to have Kurosh Kiani back on Angulo Boards. We know he likes the products as he has shown his potential on our boards before. We look forward to establish a long term relation with him as we believe that is the best way forward. Welcome back to Angulo KK. ”

Finally, Andrea Cucchi, the head of Point-7 has this to say about Kurosh coming back to the brand:

“Kurosh is another pro rider which is coming back to our team this year, but for the first time will be a member the new BLACK TEAM! Kurosh has always been a friend whom I’ve enjoyed sharing time with around the world over the last years of the PWA tour. We had a lot of great fights on the water. Kurosh is an IT specialist, and due to this, he has a passion to create a lot of media work for the windsurfing world. Many nice videos, websites have been created by KK in our sport! Kurosh will also lead up the Danish distribution of Point-7 together with his partner Christian Weber. This makes us proud as we know that all Danish windsurfers will get top quality advice when picking their new gear from such an experienced team of people.”

Kurosh will be representing Angulo Boards and Point-7 on the PWA world tour along with his other sponsors, Doppstadt and Maui Ultra Fins in the 2014 season. Furthermore selected national events and promotions across the world will go on the calendar. The final 2014 tour is yet to be released.


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