- 05 June 2009 | Kiteboarding
KPWT returns to Santa Cruz for the Ocean Spirit Grand Slam 2009.
Santa Cruz is one of the most popular places in Europe for wave riding and boasts perfect conditions for all water-sport enthusiasts.
It is situated on the southeastern shore of the sunny Madeira Island, with beaches stretching over 20 kms.
It has a solid beach break with the North Westerly bringing in the swell.
The ideal wind for this region is the easterly and the water temperature ranges between 15-19 degrees Celsius, which is perfect in the summer heat.
This year, the likes of Jesse Richman, Antoine Auriol, Jan Marcos Riviera, Mitu Monteiro « World champion 2008 » and many more local and top wave-riders will fight for the waves title.
In the women's division Santa Cruz welcomes back Ainhoa Garcia, Anna Grezlinska and Kirsty Jones « World Champion 2008 », all having a super 2008 season in the Waves and eager to compete for the 15 000 euro prize money on offer.
The event will start on the 24th July, with registration on the 23rd and will run until the 2nd August 2009. KPWT welcomes all spectators and support for this highly anticipated and exciting GRAND SLAM 2009