2009 PKRA Portimão in Portugal 

The 2009 PKRA Portimão in Portugal is underway with 40 registered kiteboarders. The event is being held in the beautiful Algarve (South of Portugal).

Sixteen of the best progressive freestyle riders of the world (male and female) along with four top Portuguese riders will battle it out in challenging conditions to prove who is the greatest.

The athletes will also have a chance at a generous amount of prize money, not to mention another day at the beach to challenge last year's champions Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) and Susi Mai (Cabrinha, GER).

The names confirmed for the Freestyle event are:

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2009 Kitty Hawk  

The annual Kitty Hawk Kites “Kite Jam,” a kiteboarding competition, is scheduled for June 27-28, 2009, at the Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding Resort in Waves, NC.

This two day event, held each day from 10AM-5PM, features some of the best kiteboarders in the world, including team riders for Eclipse and Cabrinha. Representatives from these two companies, as well as HQ Kites, will be on site to show off the latest kiteboarding gear and power kites. Kitty Hawk Kites will offer free power kite lessons throughout the two day event.

There are several competitions held throughout the weekend. On Saturday, join Kitty Hawk Kites and check out some of the best competitions in the Outer Banks. The “Long Jump” competition will be held at 12PM on Saturday. The rider who goes the farthest distance without touching the water wins. Riders will participate in “Capture the Flag” at 3PM on Saturday and the “Trick Competition” will take place throughout the day. This involves riders trying to mimic specific tricks and stunts. The rider who can successfully perform the most tricks wins the title.

The Kite Jam continues on Sunday will an all day Slider Park Jam Session. Spectators are encouraged to venture onto the lawn of Kitty Hawk Kites and watch the pros master endless tricks.

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2009 KPWT Germany in Sylt 

The Seat Kitesurf World Cup has come to an end today due to unfavorable conditions and the Kiteloop discipline was unfortunately not run.
It has been a successful week in Sylt, and the Brand Guides team has contributed largely to this success, and KPWT thanks them for this.

Well done to the local riders, Kristin Boese (GER, BEST), Mario Rodwald (GER, NKB) and Stefan Permien (GER, KITEFACTORY) for their world class performance on the water! A special mention must go to Mito Monteiro (CABO VERDE, F-ONE) and Jan Marcos Rivera (DOM REP, STARKITES) who gave the spectators an exhilarating final in the single elimination Wave Master discipline!

Prize giving commenced on the SEAT stage, which was erected on the beach promenade and began at 15h00.
Results were finalized and riders were presented with their prize money and trophies from the Seat Kitesurf World Cup. Many thanks to all the sponsors for their contribution and support.

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