- 19 December 2008 | Kiteboarding
Sylt, the best and the most beautiful place to hold a kiteboarding event in Germany will be the scene of the Westerland Kitesurf World Cup, scheduled in June, 16th to 21th 2009, 50,000 euros prize money.
This exciting event is the result of a co-organization agreement between Brand Guides Gmbh & Co.KG dealing with Kitesurfing since 2002 and the KPWT (Kiteboard Pro World Tour), World Championship Tour sanctioned by IKA and ISAF, and the world cup of kitesurfing since 1998 .
For the KPWT this is the opportunity to visit for the first time in the tour history Germany. Tour promoter Frederic Gravoille explains: For us in global kitesurfing Germany with the myth of Westerland always was a challenge to be visited.
Thilo Trefz, CEO of Brand Guides GmbH & Co.KG, says about it: We experienced now the location for five years with the national tour always with perfect and powerful conditions for the sport in Germany. In this case we can put together the international image of this wonderful destination with the best kitesurfing professionals in the world.
Located in Westerland, the Sylt Kitesurf World Cup will be a great opportunity for the best professional international kiteboarders to gain points for the 2009 World Cup title. A frenetic audit can follow the contest just from across the promenade. A spectacular prize money of 50.000 euros will motivate the athletes to show their wide range of skills and talents. The competition will cover runs for the Freestyle, Wave riding, Course racing, and Kiteloop World Championships.
Gabriele Weidner / Peter Douven, in charge of the Westerland Tourism Marketing explains: Sylt has leading status for German tourism for us it is important to ensure that Westerland has a dynamic image in the long term. The exiting and expanding new sport of kitesurfing definitely therefore is a great chance to attract spectators and media on international level.