- 25 June 2009 | Kiteboarding
For the 1st year, the city of Tarifa has chosen to host the KPWT Kiteboard Official World Championship Tour, sanctioned by ISAF/IKA.
This year the KPWT became the official world championship tour sanctioned by ISAF/IKA. It’s a Super Grand Slam 6star.
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.
Tarifa is the most popular kiteboarding destination in Europe. On a regular summer day you can see hundreds of kiteboarders out in the water.
Exceptional place and best international riders will contribute to the success of this world cup event.
- 25 June 2009 | Kiteboarding
The much anticipated start of the prestigious Kite Masters World Tour 2009 kicks off with a thrilling display of speed and power courtesy of the PKRA racers who participated in the third annual Kiteboard Course Racing World Tour 2009.
Perfect weather conditions greeted the crowd at the beach along with the athletes although the much sought-after wind which fuels the games arrived later during the race. After a long period of waiting, the event got underway at approximately 2:00 pm and was participated by the crème de la crème of kiteboard racing.
The wind was particular light during the first two races but gradually picked up after the 45-minute break for the third and final race of the day which concluded at 5:00 pm.
The first race of the day lasted approximately 23 minutes and progressively got faster with the final race only taking 17 minutes. Most of the competitors started on their largest kites (15m / 16m for the men) but eventually switched down one size for the final race.
Bringing the crowd on their feet and leading the race after day one is Cabrinha’s Bruno Sroka (FRA) who is making a comeback after taking a break from last year’s racing events. The French racer dominated all three races with convincing wins.
It was apparent that Sroka have been busy training and has worked very hard on his board and speed during the off-season. Unfortunately, last year’s champion Charles Deleau (North, FRA) is racing on borrowed gear due to lost luggage.
The French rider is hoping to get his gear later today so he can climb his way back up to the top to defend his world championship title against Sroka who was World Champion in 2007. Meanwhile, American Jesse Richman, another Cabrinha rider is currently in second place while North’s Sean Farley (MEX) completes the top three.
- 24 June 2009 | Kiteboarding
The 2009 PKRA Portimão in Portugal is underway with 40 registered kiteboarders. The event is being held in the beautiful Algarve (South of Portugal).
Sixteen of the best progressive freestyle riders of the world (male and female) along with four top Portuguese riders will battle it out in challenging conditions to prove who is the greatest.
The athletes will also have a chance at a generous amount of prize money, not to mention another day at the beach to challenge last year's champions Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) and Susi Mai (Cabrinha, GER).
The names confirmed for the Freestyle event are: