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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Rhys Gardner

We’ve been hanging out for some decent breeze for the 2009 SAKSA Wave Titles and Huey certainly delivered!

In 20-30 knot conditions and a 2ft swell, we kicked off the comp at Three Poles (Seaford) around 8:30am on Saturday and saw the northerly breeze crank through until Presentations at 2pm.

The Mens Open and Masters both got a 45 minute heat each and the Amatuers heat was cut short due to howling gusts. We had a short break and then sent out the cream of the crop for the Top 4 Masters and Top 4 Mens Open Final, followed by the Amatuers who again got some challenging rain affected conditions…

OPEN MENS:1st Rhys Gardner followed by Russ Curtin, Matty Tomkins & Travis Murphy
MASTERS: 1st Darren Wise followed by Bart Mascolo, Peter Morgan & Mark Gregg
AMATEURS: 1st Geoff Gent

A Top effort by all competitors. The winners are now eligible for the Nationals in Robe in October and our Titles Sponsorship will be covering their entry into that Nationals Competition.

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