KPWT France 2008 

You have to be at St Gilles Croix Vie World Cup 2008 to enjoy the Show. It isn't just the fascinating people you meet at KPWT. It's the overwhelming sense that together, you are part of something very special.

KPWT  offers:

- World championship competition with the best top 50 pro riders
- A top world class kiteboarding spot !  Freestyle, Course Racing, Wave Masters.
- “Stadium style” atmosphere for public and spectators
- Sports and games to complement kiteboarding, e.g
      - Anti-Gravity: trampoline, sky flying, …
      - Kite for All: kite-flying, buggying, sand-boarding, surfing …
      - Beach Games: volleyball, foot-volley, …
-  Non-stop party atmosphere on the beach
      - Music: top DJ, live radio program, song contest, …
      - Girls and Boys: pompom girls, fashion show, …
      - Freebies: samples, food and drinks, prize draws/contests, …

And at night
      - Networking: socializing with the VIPs, riders and guest stars, …
      - Cultural Program: discovering the best clubs, local traditions, …
      - Hospitaly ac
Podium/ Stage for Special Shows
         - Cultural
         - Fun
         - PR etc...

KPWT is too interesting to be missed. The St Gilles Croix Vie World Cup 2008 goes from April 29th - 4th May, at St Gilles, France. The prize money is worth € 27.000.

Source: KPWT

 New Zealand Kitesurfing Nationals

Marc Jacobs has won the New Zealand Kitesurfing Nationals, in Ruakaka.

Jacobs got first in the Open Men's, while Gavin Broadbent (Mount Maunganui) won the Legends Division, Brock Cleary (Auckland) the junior title and Rachel Cann (Tauranga) the women's.

Kauai 

A 50-year-old Kalaheo man was pronounced dead at Wilcox Hospital Saturday night after nearly drowning at Gillins Beach, just east of Punahoa Pt. near Mahaulepu Beach in Po'ipu, Kaua'i.

According to a preliminary report, Irving Corbett had been kite surfing at the south shore spot, said Kaua'i County spokeswoman Mary Daubert. Someone called police dispatch at 4:01 p.m. Saturday to report that Corbett was lying on the beach unresponsive, but breathing.

Rescue specialists from the Lihu'e fire station who were in Po'ipu on another rescue call left that scene and responded to Gillins Beach. When they arrived, the rescue specialists took over performing CPR from bystanders.

Then medics took over and continued with CPR while en route to Wilcox Hospital. Corbett was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser