Kiteboard Tour Asia

October 29th is the first day of the first kiteboard competition tour to take place in Asia.

The tour is at a pro/am level and open to everyone as it moves around the region visiting not only China but also Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand between Oct 09 and Mar 2010.

The KTA tour is sanctioned by the IKA meaning that all riders will receive world-ranking points as they compete towards become the KTA Tour Champions or the first ever Asian Champions.

The support and encouragement for local born and bread riders from the Asian region is very much part of the KTA ethos and there is a great deal of talent throughout Asia but not as yet so much opportunity for the local guys, especially those from the less affluent countries.

You know the guys that spend their time running around pumping up your kites and landing and launching you, while snatching their riding time in the early hours on borrowed equipment.

It’s some of these guys the KTA is trying to help further and open a new door or two for and therefore has introduced a ‘riders grant scheme’ to help get this guys the chance to be part of the tour and who knows become future professional riders.

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Nils Stolzlechner

Nils Stolzlechner is one of the leading lights in the Kitesurf Race scene and one of the leading Race Board designers.

Check out his website: www.njsdesigns.org

Nils has a choice to ride with whatever brand he likes but has chosen Ozone

Nils has chosen to ride Ozone to match his boards with the fastest kites out there: The EDGE RX and ZEPHYR.

Nils will be testing our 2010 EDGE with our talented USA race Team.

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KPWT Brazil

The 7th Stage on this year's KPWT will be at the world kitesurfing Mecca in Brazil, Cumbuco.

This is the penultimate event for the 2009 tour and excitement is building towards crowning this year's Kitesurfing champions of the World. For Freestyle, Waves, Course Racing, Kiteloop, Junior and Overall.

Cumbuco is a laid back fishing village not far North of Fortaleza. Cumbuco boasts miles and miles of perfect beaches for wind sports. The sun shines all year round and the wind is guaranteed from June through to January.

After sunset the fun only begins and you can enjoy true Brazilian lifestyle with a cool caipirinha, some fresh fish of the day or a renowned steak!

The event will welcome the world's top international kitesurfers for a week of action on the water!

Among the ladies, Kirsty Jones (UK, ANIMAL), Gisela Pulido (SPA, AIRUSH) and Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE) will all be making the journey across the Atlantic.

Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), Mitu Monteiro (CV, F-ONE), Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES) and Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN) are some of the few names that have pre-registered for this event and it promises to bring some exciting Kitesurfing to Brazil!

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