PKRA Brazil

The Teri Kite Pro 2009, November 25 - 29 will be the next and final event of the 2009 PKRA World Tour, since the Brazil ExtremeKite event had to cancel due to problems getting the necessary Brazilian Government support to hold the event.

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.

However the 2010 Freestyle Tour Season is looking very promising with interesting locations applying including:

New Caledonia

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Sebastien Cattelan

Sebastien Cattelan, the driving force behind the Lüderitz Speed Challenge, has just returned from a preparation and testing session where he once again exceeded 60 knots.

He reached 61.77 knots last year just after the 2008 Challenge ended after the run was closed, and also recorded a speed of 60.5 knots early last year during training.

This serves as convincing evidence that Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2009 will see new records (some just a few months old) tumble.

Cattelan reached 60.67 knots on his 9m Genetrix kite at second lagoon with an average speed of 53.37 on the GPS track, with the wind doing a strong, steady 40 knots.

There was no chop-killer mounted in the lagoon at the time. While the chop-killer helps in some respects, it also creates some of its own problems -- some smooth water and some very rough created by chop killer interacting with surface waves. A chop-killer will be implemented at Luderitz Speed 2009 (note:  this story has been updated, it previously gave the impression that the 2009 event would not have the chop-killer installed).

Interest is starting to peak, with most of the top sailors from last year registered for the event, and a number of exciting new additions.

KPWT Morocco

KPWT is proud to announce that the final event of the 2009 calendar will be back in Morocco for the second year.

It will take place in Essaouira from the 4th until the 13th of December 2009. Prize money for this grand event is set at 30 000 Euros. 

The four disciplines being held will be Freestyle, Wave Masters, Course racing, juniors and Kiteloop.

The riders all are excited for their last chance to enjoy the competition and to make that final push for all the KPWT World Championship title. Waves, Freestyle, Course Racing, Kiteloop, Junior.

Top internationals are registered and will be there to show off their skills in this sublime kiting location. Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), is sitting on the top of the overall men's title after Dakhla and will be competing for yet another World championship Title on the KPWT.

He will face some serious competition though from the veterans on the tour now, Antoine Auriol and Vincent Tiger, both from France.

Essaouira boasts miles of superb sandy beach with wooded hills standing tall on the skyline to the east. It dominates a vast bay with the beach stretching south for about two miles to an even older, ruined fortification dating back to Portuguese occupation. Here the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Oceans merge to create two strikingly different coastlines.