- 07 February 2012 | Kiteboarding
The 2012 PKRA World Tour schedule has been announced. The world's finest kiteboarding championship will kick off in Dakhla, Morocco, on the 28th March, with a Freestyle contest. Riders loved the atmosphere of the Dakhla Attitude camp and the perfect conditions that the lagoon had to offer.
It's promising to be an exciting year with 15 destinations on the calendar giving the opportunity to riders from the farthest corners of the hearth to partake in a PKRA event. There will be 11 Freestyle stops, 8 in Course Racing and a wave event.
A total prize money of over $500.000 is expected to be delivered, for the first time in the history of the PKRA World Tour. In Freestyle, competition judging has been changed. There will be a new scoring system counting the seven best tricks of the heat and a maximum of 12 tricks attempts in 7 minutes.
The goal is to have far better performances and more diversity in the tricks, since the riders will have to land only their best tricks, instead of repeating their easy ones.
The Course Racing division will be the biggest ever done, with eight events on four different continents. For the first time in the Racing discipline, there will be a tour purse at the end of the year, like with the Freestylers, in the past 10 years.
All kiteboarding fans will have the opportunity to follow the 2012 PKRA World Tour live and online, with full access to the water action and live scores, directly from the judging tower.
The 2012 PKRA World Tour schedule goes as follows:
|Morocco (Dakhla)||March 28 - April 1||Freestyle|
|France (Leucate)||April 7 - 12||Freestyle|
|Mexico (Playa del Carmen)||April 19 - 22||Racing|
|Netherlands (Scheveningen)||May 16 - 20||Freestyle|
|France (Almanarre)||May 24 - 28||Racing|
|Greece (Mykonos)||May 30 - June 4||Freestyle|
|Venezuela (Adicora)||June 13 - 17||Freestyle/Racing|
|Turkey (Burc Beach)||June 27 - July 1||Racing|
|Germany (St Peter Ording)||July 7 - 15||Freestyle/Racing|
|Fuerteventura (Sotavento)||July 31 - August 4||Freestyle|
|Brazil||September 12 - 16||Freestyle|
|Morocco (Essaouira)||October 23 - 28||Waves|
|New Caledonia||November 21 - 25||Freestyle|
|Australia||December 2 - 9||Freestyle/Racing|
|Vietnam||December 12 - 16||Freestyle/Racing|