Lagoon Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

A 38-year-old kitesurfer died Saturday after strong winds smashed him into boulders at Milnerton's Lagoon beach in Cape town, South Africa.

He was from Bloubergstrand.

Very strong winds of more than 15 knots were gusting at the time, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.

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KiteExtreme Freestyle will be moved to October

Due to the Natural Disaster in the form of torrential rains and landslides that has seriously affected the State of Piaui, Brazil during the month of May, the 2009.

KiteExtreme Freestyle event will be moved to October 14 – 18, 2009. 

For updates on the event check the PKRA Website.

South Australian kitesurfers prepare for the 2009 State Wave Titles

The 2009 State Wave Titles are closing in fast and we’ve had a great response for registrations already since the media swap night.

A big thanks goes out to Phil from the Kiteshop, Pete and Brett from Onboard for sponsoring the event. This is a big pimp for their shops. If you need any kite gear, these are the guys!

We’re seriously pushing for a result this year given that the Nationals are in October down at Robe and we’re keen to make sure we fill out spots including Wild Cards for the Nationals.

As you would have seen on the website and in the previous newsletter, we’ve left the timing of the competition wide open to ensure that we get great conditions. The nominated weekends are June 20,21 & 27,28 and July 4, 5 & 11, 12.

The event is planned to be held in one single day, with the same usual categories: Open Mens, Open Womens, Masters, Juniors and Amateurs.

There won’t be heats; entrants for each class will be competing for waves together, Mambo style.

The location will be determined by the wind direction & weather; however our priority is the Mid Coast between Southport and Moana with a backup down at Goolwa. It is also our preference to hold the competition in the morning, possibly as early as 8am.

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