We are happy to announce the organization of the 2008 Fuerteventura Speed:World:Cup.

The windsurf event (25.07-02.08) will be held as one-off world championship, the kitesurf event (18.07-23.07) as part of the world tour, counting towards the world championship.

Source: Speed:World:Cup

A new generation of kite festivals is being born, and Flexifoil have announced a major involvement. Atmosphere 08 is a truly inclusive event which will encourage participation from all those who enjoy harnessing the power of the wind with the power of a kite, whether on land or water.

Genuinely the first event of its kind, Atmosphere 08 will ‘open skies and open minds’. Flexifoil are supporting the event at the highest level, and most of their team riders, both land and water based, ill be taking part in the festival.

Catering for every kiter, whether they are experienced or a novice, whatever their discipline, there will be plenty of opportunities to get flying, and enjoy a unique festival vibe both on and off the beach. From chilled out free ride zones to competitions galore; from checking out the latest kit to learning new tricks from the pro’s Atmosphere 08 will offer all this, alongside live bands, top dj’s and plenty of other entertainment every evening.

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The first Speed:World:Cup of the 2008 season in Port St. Louis, France, ended with the victory of the defending world champions Alexandre Caizergues and Charlotte Consorti, both from France. An amazing start into the new season, with conditions from light winds up to hurricane force, and some impressive top speeds.

For the fourth time in a row, Port St. Louis proved to be a perfect competition venue. Even when the conditions have been light in the last year, this time PSL showed again the full potential of Plage Napoleon, one of the fastest natural speedsailing spots in the world.

After three days without wind during the qualification trials, the main event started on 01.04.2008 with a total of 39 riders from 6 nations. All eyes were set on the reigning wolrd champions from France, Alexandre Caizergue and Charlotte Consorti, as well as on outright speedsailing record holder Sjoukje Bredenkamp from South Africa.

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