- 13 May 2008 | Kiteboarding
Cabarete is thrilled to be hosting what is sure to be another spectacular kiteboarding event. Our event will be the fourth of ten stops on the PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) 2008 World Tour.
Cabarete is known for hosting the most spectacular kiteboarding events. Unbelievable conditions ensure the best in the world will be here to show their stuff. You'll see the highest air and the latest tricks while competitors vie for $40,000 US dollars in prize money .
As anyone who has been to Cabarete knows, this place is what fun in the sun and kiteboarding dreams are made of. And it doesn't stop when the sun goes down... The event's nightly parties promise to be hotter than ever. See you in Cabarete!
- 05 May 2008 | Kiteboarding
On this last day of competition everybody on the beach has the same word coming to their mind : Great! Fabulous! Ideal conditions at the beginning! Can't wait to be next year! The 2008 Vendee Kitesurf Pro will definitely stay in everybody's memory:
About 50 competitors coming from all around the world
More than 20 nationalities (Australia, France, Republic Dominican, US, Norway,)
4 disciplines run in 6 days (Freestyle, Wave, Course Racing, Best trick)
An extraordinary show
- 22 April 2008 | Kiteboarding
The seventh day of the competition started out with wind changing directions and blowing onshore again rather than the forecasted offshore direction. Overcast skies dominated the skyline while the temperature was a bit warmer (18°C) than it has been in the past days.
As the day wore on, the wind steadily picked up speed to near gale-force winds reaching up to 40 knots, forming moderately high waves. Due to safety concerns for both competitors and rescue crew, the race director decided not to run the last three remaining races. So the competition for kiteboarding is now officially over.
The French debut of the PKRA 2008 World Tour comes to a close with a series of successful kiteboarding games under its belt. This PKRA stop, the second in a series of destinations in and around North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, saw the most number of kiteboarding races held so far in a single stop.
The Freestyle event concluded in a record three days and has once again showcased some of the best kiteboarding athletes in the world. Organized by the Office de Tourisme de Leucate in partnership with VW Utilitaires and Portail Orange, the PKRA World Tour competition in France was held side by side with the Mondial du Vent, the most prestigious and longest-running kiteboarding and windsurfing competition in Europe. Official sponsors include Fosters Beer, Veolia Eau, Cool Shoe Corporation and Julbo sunglasses.