- 08 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
The 7th Stage on this year's KPWT will be at the world kitesurfing Mecca in Brazil, Cumbuco.
This is the penultimate event for the 2009 tour and excitement is building towards crowning this year's Kitesurfing champions of the World. For Freestyle, Waves, Course Racing, Kiteloop, Junior and Overall.
Cumbuco is a laid back fishing village not far North of Fortaleza. Cumbuco boasts miles and miles of perfect beaches for wind sports. The sun shines all year round and the wind is guaranteed from June through to January.
After sunset the fun only begins and you can enjoy true Brazilian lifestyle with a cool caipirinha, some fresh fish of the day or a renowned steak!
The event will welcome the world's top international kitesurfers for a week of action on the water!
Among the ladies, Kirsty Jones (UK, ANIMAL), Gisela Pulido (SPA, AIRUSH) and Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE) will all be making the journey across the Atlantic.
Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), Mitu Monteiro (CV, F-ONE), Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES) and Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN) are some of the few names that have pre-registered for this event and it promises to bring some exciting Kitesurfing to Brazil!
- 07 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
We regret to announce that all future KPWT events are not sanctioned anymore by the International Kiteboarding Association and thus do not count for the world rankings.
The KPWT has been in material and persistent breach of the sanctioning agreement between IKA and KPWT, and has failed to remedy this breach after being requested to do so.
Therefore the IKA had to terminate the sanctioning agreement with immediate effect to protect the interest of their national members and competitors.
All past events of the 2009 season do still count for the world ranking and competitors are allowed to enter the remaining KPWT events in 2009 without consequences.
The International Kiteboarding Association is officially sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and is the world wide governing body for kiteboarding.
- 07 October 2009 | Kiteboarding
The 9th Edition of the Teri Kite Surf Pro 2009 will take place from the 25th to the 29th of November 2009 on Pointe Magnin, Nouméa, New Caledonia, home to the world’s largest enclosed lagoon.
Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing, highly sought after extreme sports on the planet, and what better place to wrap up this years world tour than one of the most outstanding and remarkable locations of the world.
The combination of strong easterly trade winds mixed with pristine crystal clear and flat-water make for the perfect freestyle riding conditions. The world’s most famous and radical freestyle kiteboarders will dispute the coveted kiteboarding PKRA world title.
Five times world champion Aaron Hadlow is focused on making history yet again by fighting to win his 6th straight world title. Kevin Langeree proved that he is not going down without a fight and is more determined than ever before since his win in Germany. Langeree has his heart and mind set on winning his first PKRA World Title.
These Kings of kiteboarding will have to compete to their maximum potential as they face extremely tough competitors from Youri Zoon, who is stronger than ever, and local hero, Tom Hebert who is one of the best riders in the world.
In the women’s division, Bruna Kajiya will be on schedule to win her first PKRA world tour title, however, the Polish wonder girls, Karolina Winkowska and Joanna (Asia) Litwin, (winner of the Germany event) will make for an extremely tough and unpredictable competition.
In addition to the freestyle competition, a long distance race will be held from the Phare Amedée to Nouméa event site. This is a fun, and highly anticipated race where windsurfing legend and sponsor of the event, Robert Teritehau will be competing.
The Teri Kite Surf Pro 2009 event is organized by the Kiteboarding League of New Caledonia, LVLNC, the private titles sponsors are Teri , Nissan, Orangina, Ramada Plaza and SeaDoo. Special support from: NRJ, Air France, RFO Nouvelle Caledonie, and Total.