Jesse Richman

After four days of wind, the prize giving ceremony of the Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2008 took place at the beautiful Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa. The governor of Essaouira came to congratulate all the competitors for their show and thank the organizers for the success of the event.

Thanks to the amazing wind and wave conditions, we managed to complete three disciplines: Freestyle, Wave and Course Racing. The riders of the KPWT have reached a very high level. They are really astonishing on the water. Their performances really get better every season.

The Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2008, Final of the Kiteboard Pro World Tour, has been a huge success and there is no denying that we will come back next year with the KPWT caravan. Many thanks to the sponsors who support the event, to the riders who create the show and to the organizers who coordinate this beautiful event!

FINAL RESULTS OF THE ESSAOUIRA KITEBOARD WORLD CUP 2008

MEN FREESTYLE RESULTS

1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) – Cabrinha
2. Leander VYVEY (BEL) – JN-Kites
3. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) – Kiteloose
4. Victor BORSUK (POL) – Naish

WOMEN FREESTYLE RESULTS

1. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) – North Kiteboarding
2. Kristin BOESE (GER) – Best Kiteboarding
3. Marine SUDRE (AUS) – Cabrinha
4. Kirsty JONES (UK) – Flexifoil

FREESTYLE JUNIOR RANKING
1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) - Cabrinha
2. Erik VOLPE (ITA) – Challenger
3. Jérôme CLOETENS (BEL)

MEN WAVE MASTERS RESULTS

1. Mitu MONTEIRO (CV) – F-One
2. Jesse RICHMAN (US) – Cabrinha
3. Abel LAGO (SPA) – RRD
4. Jan Marcos RIVERAS (RD) - Starkites

WOMEN WAVE MASTERS RESULTS

1. Kirsty JONES (UK) – Flexifoil
2. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) – North Kiteboarding
3. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) – Ozone
4. Céline COLLAUD (SUI) - Slingshot

MEN COURSE RACING RESULTS

1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) - Cabrinha
2. Abel LAGO (SPA) – RRD
3. Erik VOLPE (ITA) – Challenger
4. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) – Kiteloose

WOMEN COURSE RACING RESULTS

1. Kristin Boese (GER) – Best Kiteboarding
2. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) – North Kiteboarding
3. Marine SUDRE (AUS) – Cabrinha
4. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) – Ozone


SOURCE: Kiteforum