Kitesurf Angola

The first event planned by the new african kitesurfing institution was the KiteAngola 2009, a competition held in the beautiful Mussulo Beach, Ilha do Pare­so, near the city capital Luanda.

There were Racing, Freestyle and Big Air heat formats.

Kitesurfing is a growing sport in Angola.

With warm waters and perfect wind conditions, there are several interesting spots to explore near Luanda.

KPWT

IKF and KPWT have entered into a cooperation agreement.

The International Kiteboard Federation (IKF) and the Kiteboard Pro World Tour.

KPWT announced that they have entered a long-term cooperation. All events of the KPWT tour will be sanctioned by the IKF. This is a huge step forward for Kiteboarding and promises to further the sport into a hugely successful future. Both organizations look to govern the sport with a unified system of rules and rankings, which will only benefit the riders and all involved.

IKF president Andrea Siqueira Silva says: "It is exciting for us to work with the KPWT, who started the first world tour back in 1998. We are looking forward to this collaboration and to develop the sport under one umbrella and successful system."”

"I have been working on and building the KPWT since 1998. I have seen the sport grow from year to year and will continue to do my best to take Kiteboarding into the future. This is a great step for the KPWT and I look forward to the 2010 season.", Frederic Gravoille tour promoter of the KPWT stated.

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Lake Taupo

A kitesurfer was severely injured after a crashing into the shoreline rocks of the Lake Taupo, in New Zealand.

Byron Smith, a 25-year-old barman, suffered severe head gashes and was induced in coma, at the Waikato Hospital.

The kitesurfer was enjoying his time with a friend when a abrupt rush of wind slammed him to the nearby rocks. There were almost ten kiteboarders in the water.

Smith had the necessary kitesurfing experience for the actual weather conditions.