KPWT Turkey 2008

The beautiful spot of Burc Beach, Istambul, is set to host, for the 7th consecutive year, the Jim Beam Kiteboard World Cup, an event co-organized with our partner Playmakert, and sponsored by Jim Beam.

Following the first stages in France, Greece, Italy, the Jim Beam Kiteboard World Cup is the 4th leg of this year KPWT circuit and sure to be one of the highlights of the 2008 kiteboard World Cup season, with the best riders in the world.

The city and area: Although thousands of years have passed, Istanbul still maintains its geographical importance. Today Istanbul is a huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures, religions and being home to eleven million people; and one of the greatest business and cultural center of the region, Istanbul.

The main reason of Istanbul’s being a very popular city for which wars are made, lives are lost is its geographical location.

Let’s review this location first: In its south stretches Marmara Sea and in its north is Black Sea. Its west part is in Europe and east part is in Asia. The important waterline dividing Istanbul into two is the Bosphorus. The only alternative to reach the Aegean Sea and the Meditteranean Sea, therefore to open sea is to use Istanbul and the the Bosphorus.

Istanbul is both the nearest Asian city to Europe and the nearest European city to Asia.

The spot of Bosphore wind condition: Located in Istanbul, wind blowing 12 to 25 knots. 

Source: KPWT