- 07 July 2009 | Kiteboarding
Welcome to the last day of competition and the end to another step on the KPWT 2009 tour. All riders, sponsor and organizers had an out of this world celebration last night at Café Del Mar to commemorate this successful event in Tarifa.
KPWT Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa started the day with a skippers meeting at 11h00.
Course Racing kicked things off, followed by the double elimination rounds for men and women. The wind had picked up nicely by 13h30 and the riders were gladly using it to their advantage.
Prize giving was held at 19h00 on the stage in front of Tangana, bringing the event to a close. Trophies were handed to the top 3 placed riders within each discipline.
The KPWT team would like to thank the local organizers, Last Lap. They were always smiling and enthusiastic to help with whatever task. And proved their competence in hosting a super event at such a perfect location, Tarifa! We look forward to working with you in the future.
- 05 July 2009 | Kiteboarding
In the women’s racing discipline, Fabienne D'Ortoli, Licariao Aguiar and Kari Schibevaag held the top 3 spots after the first four races.
The wind increased through the morning and a quick switch was made to start the double elimination heats for the men's freestyle at 15h00. Michael Schitzhoffer (AUS, JN) and Vincent Tiger (FRA, F-ONE) were looking good in the rounds and setting high standards for the rider’s to pay some serious attention to.
Both riders progressed to the quarter-finals. The wind dropped off late in the afternoon and the competition will have to continue tomorrow.
- 03 July 2009 | Kiteboarding
The wind was not at competition requirements this morning so the next skippers meeting was held after lunch at 13h30.
Yesterday saw four exciting course races and results for the day are posted below. The first rounds of the men’s single elimination started off competition day 2. The heats began at 14h15 and continued up until 16h00 with the first round for men completed. At 16h30 the Hawaianas board off competition was held!
The huge flip-flops/ boards were dragged into the water and attempts were made to pull off the best maneuver possible. Abel Lago, Jose Luengo, Alvaro Onieva and Antoine Auriol participated in the men’s competition.
With the final between the two Spanish riders, Alvaro and Abel doing their absolute best with the heavy boards in front of an excitable crowd! It was quite the spectacle and brought thousands down to the beach.
Alvaro managed to do just enough to win the final heat against Abel and the 900euro prize money on offer! For the women, Kari Schibevaag, Gisela Pulido, Fabienne D'Ortoli and Ania Grezlinska took part in this unique event.