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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Mitu Monteiro

Mitu Monteiro (CAV, F-One) and Kristy Jones (GBR, North) win the single elimination of the Kite Masters in Sylt.

After a long day with heavy wind and rain showers, Monteiro defeated Jan Marcos Rivera (DOM, Star Kites) with Jesse Richman (USA, Cabrinha) in third, and Jones kept clear ahead of Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone) and Ainhoa Garcia (ESP, Airush).

The day started with the usual skippers meeting at 10:00 hours, and the draw of the heats. The wind picked up and competition was started around 10:30. Already during the pre-qualification rounds the waves were building up nicely, and with the incoming tide in the afternoon the conditions were almost perfect.

From the quarter finals on, some riders were even able to show tube rides, and it came down between the radical stlye with hard cutbacks and the pure surfing style. Once more, Monteiro proved to be the master of the waves.

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