Welcome to Tarifa, home of the Levante and Poniente and the fifth Tour stop of the PKRA 2008 World Tour. Once again, the fifth stop of the PKRA 2008 World Tour kicks off at Valdevaqueros Beach in Tarifa, Spain for the third straight year.

Aptly dubbed the Telefonica Movistar Kite Pro 2008, the event’s major sponsor is none other than Telefonica Movistar, Nissan Sport Adventure and O’Neill Kiteboarding. The Tarifa event showcases some of the most thrilling kiteboarding competitions of the PKRA World Tour with high-flying moves and technical tricks as seen in the past two years.

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26 competitors registered for Round 2 of the BKSA at Exmouth. There were 12 seniors, 7 Men, 5 Ladies and 2 juniors all were given a numbered rash vest for the weekend. Competitors from far and wide with the Whitley’s from Manchester making the trip!

Skippers brief at 10am on Saturday was given by race director Spud (steph’s Dad) where many competitors were introduced to the course race format for the day. For many this was pretty daunting with new terminology, strange drawings, flags, stop watches etc.

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From Maui to Oahu, eight kiteboarders will be in the air and on the waves for the first ever kitesurfing channel crossing on July 26th-27th. The crossing will cover over 100 miles and take two days to complete. The non-competitive sporting event will start at Hookipa beach, Maui and head to Kaunakakai, Molokai and then finish in Kailua, Oahu.

The leader of the expedition is kiteboarding veteran Paul Franco. When it comes to the dangers involved in the event he said, "The route is treacherous, the wind can really nuke at one moment and then back off the next."

For those unfamiliar with the sport of kiteboarding, also known as kitesurfing, it involves a surfboard equipped with foot straps and a harness that connects to a kite that captures the power of the wind.

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