The 2008 New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals is to be run in Ruakaka, Northland from the 20th to 24th of March 2008 (Easter long weekend). Ruakaka is 1.5hrs N of Auckland and 35 minutes SE of Whangarei.

Proposed program as follows:
Thursday 20th - evening registration
Friday 21st to Monday 24th competition days
Monday 24th - evening prize giving

Major details should all be similar to previous Nationals - with freestyle being the main event, time and wind dependant we may run a best trick, hang time and/or downwind race. There will be a party night in there too - details once confirmed.

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IKO site

The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) has debuted a brand new site. The new online center has a Kiteboarder Zone, an IKO Pro Network and an IKO Pro Zone.

There are tons of information regarding safety procedures, Kiteboarding surfspots, a progression DVD, all about certified kite schools and much more.

Since 2001, IKO has developed a network of more than 130 affiliated kiteboarding centers worldwide (38 countries), 18 examiners, more than 3000 instructors and has certified over 40.000 kiteboarders.

PKRA Mexico

The final day of the 2008 PKRA World Tour’s first stop draws to a close with the wrapping up of the course racing event here at the beautiful beach of Playa del Carmen in the heart of Riviera Maya in Mexico.

Sideshore winds averaging 18-20 knots provided the fuel for a spectacular finish as the crowds gather at the beach to watch Mexican rider Sean Farley (North Kiteboarding) eat up the competition.

Farley, who won all but one race today, was the favored rider to win in this event. North teammate Charles Deleau of France who finished in second place after nine races was almost a whole 10-point behind Farley even after finishing first in the second race of the day.

Third man in the podium is Spain’s Sami Gali (Best Kiteboarding) who lost to last year’s overall champion Bruno Sroka (France, Takoon) in the first race but managed to come back in the third and fourth races to finish third and second respectively. Although winning the title last year, Sroka looked a bit rusty in the opening event of this season and only managed to finish in second place at best in every race.

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