- 28 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
Kitesurfers have rescued two boys that were drifting out to sea on a bodyboard, last on Sunday, near Dover, in the South East of England.
David Waite and Oliver Flay, the two brave kiteboarders, took the young lads to shore at 3pm. When the Hastings Inshore Life Boat arrived to the beach, the 12-year-old boys were already safe.
The family reunited with the younsters momments after.
- 28 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
KPWT is proud to announce that the Dakhla Kiteboard World Cup is to be held on the 27th September, ending on the 3rd October 2009 in Morocco. It's a long term strategy between the KPWT and Dakhla Attitude.
This is the first time that KPWT will surf the free-riders paradise in Dakhla and will be the 8th stage of the KPWT year 2009.
Prize money for this 6 star event is set at 35 000 euros.
The riders are excited to make an impact and to take the opportunity to show off their skills and freedom at this spectacular kitesurfing paradise!
The four disciplines being held will be Freestyle, Wave Masters, Course racing, and the new and exciting Kiteloop!
Dakhla is situated on the Western Sahara coast of Morocco, boasting consistently strong winds and a vast range of kitesurfing conditions.
It is a huge sandy basin with a lagoon stretching over 50kms and a North Westerly wind, which is prevalent all year round.
- 26 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) have announced today to enter a cooperation with immediate effect. The first sanctioned PKRA event under this new cooperation will be the PKRA KiteMasters Portimao in Portugal.
As of this writing, a sanctioning and cooperation agreement has been signed by both parties, following up negotiations between PKRA Tour Manager Mauricio Toscano and IKA Executive Secretary Markus Schwendtner.
As a result, the PKRA will be bidding farewell to the International Surfing Association (ISA) which sanctioned previous PKRA events.
“The PKRA would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to the ISA Executive Committee for their utmost sincerity in helping the PKRA these previous months and for sanctioning past events including the recently concluded Leucate Tour stop,” said Toscano. “We will be forever indebted to their utmost graciousness especially when the PKRA was seeking an International Class to sanction our events,” added Toscano.
Markus Schwendtner said, that “we are happy that we have overcome our differences and that we have achieved our goal now to unite international competition kiteboarding under one umbrella. This enables us to develop kiteboarding with the help and input from all interested parties”.
The PKRA will be governed now by the International Sailing Federations (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing and have their world tour included in the unified IKA world rankings, while the IKA agreed to give more influence to the riders regarding the development of rules and judging guidelines, to further unify and develop the sport of kiteboarding.