Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition

Welcome to the 9th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition. It is hard to imagine we had 4 guys show up in 2001 and this year we expect 30-40 competitors and over 100 kiteboarders. The event will take place in Grand Haven, MI, USA.

We have moved the venue just 1/2 mile north of the MAC shack this year and will be doing all of our registrations and hanging out right at the pier head at Captain Jack's on the Beach Restaurant.

The Pier will provide a great spot for spectators and photographers to enjoy the action up close and personal. We do ask that only competitors ride within the pier heads during the event. It is a small area with room for only 4-6 riders.

This year we expect to have a full range of 2010 Demo gear available from Cabrinha and Naish. Special thanks to Dakine for the Rash Guards.

KoGL draws all the Midwest riders as well as many pros to the event annually. This year's format has also been changed to be a free ride competition with the riders deciding the outcome. Whoever pushes themselves and the sport the hardest will walk away with the title "King of The Great Lakes" as judged by their peers. A course racing event will be held all 3 days if winds and waves permit.

This year's event will have something for everyone. Join in on a massive down winder, ride in the shelter of the pier, or just hang out and watch the crew throw down. Whatever your style, this is the event not to be missed this year.

Men's Freestyle
Women's Freestyle
Course Racing
Mass Downwinder
Friday Night Downtown Muskegon Bash
Saturday Night Captain Jack's Throw Down Party and Awards

2009 KPWT Dakhla

Dakhla attitude offers a unique kitesurfing paradise for riders and travellers, with accommodation under tents, quaint bungalows on the cliff and way off the beaten track, what better way to appreciate the KPWT lifestyle!

This Super Grand Slam event will host Freestyle, Kiteloop, Course Racing, Wave Masters, Sliders and a junior competition. Prize money is set at 35 000 Euros and all will be pushing themselves to hopefully find themselves on the podium.

Over 45 riders from 20 different countries have made the trip to Dakhla and to try and further their KPWT points and push themselves to the top of the World rankings.

Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), Peter Tyushkevich (RUS, FLEXIFOIL), Abel Lago (SPA, RRD), Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES) are just some of the top internationals that have arrived in Dakhla. All are looking forward to competing and the opportunity to enjoy what this excellent kitesurfing paradise has to offer!

Amongst the ladies, Kari Shibevaag (NOR, OZONE) is here and looking quite comfortable after her good results in Canada. Wave Master World Champion, Kirsty Jones (UK, ANIMAL) and 5x World Champion Gisela Pulido are both here to take pleasure in the excellent conditions in Morocco.

Competition day one will commence tomorrow with a skippers meeting at 08h00, so stay tuned and connected to this highly anticipated event on the 2009 KPWT calendar.

Kite Buggy European Championship

John Jansen, Dutch Peter Lynn teamrider, has won the Kite Buggy European Championship in St Peter Ording, Germany. In all heats of the Euro Champs John ruled in a very impressive way.

On 4 consequent days he altogether won all 7 heats in a row, just to have bad luck in the very last heat, where he had to give up his leading position when hindered by a fellow competitor... and he just missed his eight victory by a few yards... Congratulations John on this sensational and sweeping victory!

And more success for Peter Lynn in the women’s Euro Champs. Dutch teamrider Carien van der Meulen got a fantastic second place in the final ranking. Congratulations to Carien on this amazing performance... particularly amazing as Carien had only one day before the Eurochamps to get used to her brand new Vapors.

What a dream start this is for the brand new Peter Lynn VAPOR, the ultimate race kite in the Peter Lynn range... with a kite which is not even launched on the market, the 6 VAPOR pilots managed to take no less than 5 top-10 positions in the final ranking, in a field of some 70 pilots... as well as several top-3 positions in the individual heats.