- 31 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
A kitesurfer has been rescued by the the Blackpool Lifeboat off the Lancashire coast.
Apparently, the sportsman was knocked unconscious by his own kiteboard.
He was then rushed to Lytham and was treated in an ambulance.
- 30 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
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.
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!
- 28 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
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!