The 2009 Kitespeed World Cup (IKA/AFCK) will take place from 30th of March till 5th of April 2009 in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône (France). This competition will be in two ways really important for French riders as it will be the Kitespeed French Championship as well!
In September 2009, Andrew Ward, a kitesurfer from Poole in Dorset will be attempting to Cross the English Channel from Alderney to Poole.
Even though it is a young sport Kiteboarders have been living and riding in the Ruakaka area since 2000. Over this time the number of riders has grown, but still is relatively small with 10 local riders and a similar number based in Whangarei that drive out when conditions are right.
The current world ranking, or better said "virtual world ranking" is our approach to reflect competition kiteboarding results from last season, and to transform them into a fair ranking in 2009.
This year the Coconet Classic will be holding both a freestyle kitesurfing competition (open to all competitors) and the National Kitesurfing Titles. So whether you’re a serious competitor or a social rider the Coconet Classic is for you.The event is scheduled to 8th-12th April, in Boyne Island / Tannum Sands.
The bar-tailed godwit, a plump wading bird that undertakes the world's most spectacular migration, is under threat in one of its winter sanctuaries in Northland.