2009 KPWT Canada at Shippagan 

The sliders competition started off around 18h30, with a 15 knot North Westerly blowing. The race director held an expression session of 45 minutes, one heat and 7 riders.


The riders had to perform their best moves on the slider, kicker and fun-box provided! It was a great show for all, as the wind was at a good speed and the flat lagoon water proved to be the ideal surface to land some cool tricks.

Ranking:
1st: John ROBICHAUD (CAN, Liquid Force)
2nd: Cameron DIETRICH (HAW, Cabrinha)
3rd: Jesse RICHMAN (HAW, Cabrinha)

Today, day 6 began with a skippers meeting at 10h00 and unfortunately the wind had dropped off and a further announcement was to be made at 12h00. The Course Racers are hoping for wind, to get another opportunity to enjoy the conditions here in Shippagan and push their rankings.

The forecast however is not good, and is showing in the low temperatures this morning. All the riders are so pleased they were gifted the opportunity to really push themselves in some good conditions!

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2009 KPWT Canada at Shippagan 

Jesse Richman fought back after placing third in the single elimination to facing Stefan Permien in the final. He faced Vincent Tiger in the semi-final, but Tiger had injured himself and could not compete at his best.


Jesse won the first final with some huge megaloops and solid front and back mobes. In the second final, the wind increased up to 50 knots and the riders were out on their 7’s and getting BIG air and loads of power to perform their tricks.

Permien and Richman both pushed themselves to their limits, with Permien landing some crazy unhooked tricks in these conditions! he local support was at large today and many people had come down to enjoy the extreme freestyle!

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2009 KPWT Canada at Shippagan 

The KPWT Acadie Kiteboard Pro started off on day 2 with 3 exhilarating course races! Each race was run over two laps and a distance of 4.5km. The wind was at 12-14knots and blowing from the southeast. The course was set out in a triangular shape and took the winner of each rider no longer than 22 minutes.


This morning (Day3) started with huge excitement after a good forecast for the day. The Skippers meeting was held at 07h00 and the race director gave the green flag to start with the freestyle single elimination. The wind was constant at 25-30knots and from a good southerly direction.

And what a day it was for Stefan Permien! He was in sublime form and looked at home in these conditions. He defeated the likes of Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN), Mickael Schitzhofer (AUS, JN), and Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), meeting Vincent Tiger (FRA, F-ONE) in the final! The final was epic and the riders were getting great power and performing some smooth strong moves.

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