- 28 March 2013 | Kiteboarding
Guilly Brandao and Kirsty Jones have declined their spot in the 2013 Kite Surf Pro (KSP) World Tour and will be replaced by Pedro Henrique and Kari Schibevaag.
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the KSP World Tour have also announced the list of riders that will join the pre-qualified 2012 top 10 male and top 5 female riders on the 2013 KSP Wave World Championship Tour.
Ralph Boelen, Ryan Coote, Gonzalo Gomes, George Ide, Abel Lago, Kevin Langeree, Marciel "Matchu" Lopes Almeida, Mark Moore, Sergey Mysovskiy, Ran Rave and Sky Solbach will join the best male kitesurfers in the planet.
Kristin Boese, Marie Gautron, Melissa Gil, Marina Marselli and Moona Whyte will be invited to join the female roster of riders.
The 2013 KSP World Tour will see kitesurfers from 18 countries battling for the title of best wave kiteboarder in the world. Jose Silva, Kalia Aguera are the wildcard picks by the the KSP World Tour.
Four stops are scheduled in the 2013 KSP World Tour: Guincho (Portugal), Gran Canaria (Spain), Shacks Beach (Puerto Rico) and Ho'okipa (Hawaii).
Jalou Langeree (Naish/NED)
Ines Correia (RRD/POR)
Ninja Bichler (North/GER)
Milla Ferreira (F-One/BRA)
Kari Schibevaag (Ozone/NOR)
Kristin Boese (Best/GER)
Marie Gautron (FRA)
Melissa Gil (Cabrinha/CRI)
Marina Marselli (ITA)
Moona Whyte (Cabrinha/HAW)