- 08 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
Five men have kitesurfed across the Channel in an attempt to break the world record (2h30m) and helped raising cash for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Jamie Brakewell and friends have successfully made it from Dungeness (Kent, UK) to Boulogne (France) and collected £6,700 so far.
The sportsmen checked the weather forecast (swell and winds), ship traffic and gear conditions before departure.
It is still not clear if the kitesurfers have bettered the world record, but they have certainly crossed the Channel.
- 07 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
The 2009 Triple-S Invitational is coming up FAST, scheduled for May 30th – June 5th in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina !
The Triple-S is an “invite only” freeride event, featuring the 24 best kiteboarders in the world, including 5x World Champion Aaron Hadlow, plus Ruben Lenten, Andre Phillip, Jason Slezak, Sam Bell and more !
Part of this year’s Triple-S Invitational was the expansion of the “Wild Card” entry opportunities to 3 positions. This will allow for new talent to make it into the Triple-S Invitational each year through this competitive wild card entry process.
Over 20 Wild Card entries were received, of which the Triple-S Event Committee had to make the tough decision of narrowing the field down to only 3 wild card riders to compete in the Triple-S Invitational.
All of the videos featured a very high level of riding, in flatwater, on the rails, in the snow, and in the surf, from an international pool of kiteboarders spanning the globe.
Just the wildcard entries themselves could be put together to form a world-class event or action DVD ! The riding ability and variety was truly spectacular !
After over 4 hours of viewing all the videos, the diversified panel of 7 judges unanimously voted in Sam Medysky, Ian Alldredge, and Petter Johnsen to fill the three wildcard positions for the 2009 Triple-S Invitational.
These riders, along with 21 others, will travel to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and re-define once again what is possible for the sport of kiteboarding.
- 05 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
Tarifa, Spanish playground welcomes International Kiteboarding and the KPWT Official world championship tour sanctioned by ISAF/IKA !
Tarifa is the most popular kiteboarding destination in Europe !
The Kiteboard Pro World Tour and Club 2 Vientos Tarifa are pleased to bring you the Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa, Kiteboard World Cup to be held in Tarifa, Spanish playground.
Movistar has emerged as one of Spanish most enthusiastic sponsors of sport in this country. It's a long term strategy between the KPWT and Club 2 Vientos Tarifa.
The Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa, Kiteboard World Cup takes place from 1st - 5th July 2009 at Ensenada De Valdevaqueros (registration 30th June), the venue opens out onto the Atlantic Ocean where we will be enjoying all the fun in the sun over this very event full week.
The Action on the beach will consist of excellent kiteboarding at Spanish and Europeen premier kiteboarding beach with loads of fun and games provided by our sponsors. The evenings will consist of parties and concert.
Spanish riders are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the best international riders from the Kiteboard Pro World Tour and are ready to take them on in the battle for the top honour.
The people of Tarifa welcome the KPWT and all the best international riders to the wonderful country of what we are sure will be the first of many visits to Tarifa Spanish playground.