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- 21 October 2008 | Kiteboarding
What an amazing weekend! Everyone got behind the spirit of the event and we saw some fantastic costumes, some amazing kiting and some spectacular wipeouts.
Well done and thank you to all 12 teams who competed with such enthusiasm and team spirit. Thanks also to our hosts Searles Leisure Resort who were absolutely amazing from beginning to end and to organisers Hunstanton Sailing Club and The Borough Council - you were brilliant!
Of course, the event would not have been possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors - a huge thank you goes out to Hunters Land Rover King's Lynn (AWESOME vehicles), Searles Sea Tours (the DUKW rocked!), Kite Kit (prizes), Turbulence (prizes), JN (prizes), SignTech (signs!) and Mansells (sign boards).
TEAM TOURNAMENT RESULTS
1st: The Whiteley Clan
2nd: Bad to the Bone
3rd: The Fantastic 3
4th: The Ex Presidents
5th: The Feisty Fairies
Our marshals also deserve a massive vote of thanks for their hard work & we owe a special thanks to John Matthews for his great videoing skills. Pro kitesurfer Johara Sykes-Davies should get a medal for her tireless & entertaining commentary throughout the whole event, fuelled only by a sip of water and some strips of dried mango - thanks so much Jo!
The demos went down very well - thanks to everyone who provided kit and stood patiently while everyone else was out on the water. Cheers!
We raised £232 for the RNLI in our raffle for a brand new kiteboard provided by Kite-Kit.co.uk. Nice one!
The clinics were also a great success thanks to the efforts of Steve Murfet and Hunstanton Kitesurfing School. Well done for coping with the extra workload when our other instructor Sergei had to have an emergency knee op 2 days before the event. We hope to see you back on the water soon Sergei!
- 14 October 2008 | Kiteboarding
The 8th Edition of the Teri Kite Surf Pro 2008 will take place from the 1st to 9th November 2008 on the fabulous competition site of the Pointe Magnin, Nouméa New Caledonia (22°.18”S 166°26”E), organize by the LVLNC (Kitesurf league) and withstand by the local institutions.
This year the Teri Kite Surf Pro 2008 is an International competition open to riders from all around the world with all the organization found on international tour, it will also prepare the entry of the event into the PKRA 2009 competition calendar, therefore a mostly PKRA judges an race director team will be there at work along with PKRA ‘s president; Mauricio Toscano invited as a guest by the organisation.
A spot recognize by many competitors over the world as one of the best … just imagine white sand beach, Alizea blowing a continuous and warm 15 / 20 kts wind, emerald lagoon gently warmed at 26c° by a tropical summer sun…
Don’t need anything else to make a success! Join us to make the show and gather the 35000 AU$ offered by our sponsor TERI, NISSAN, ORANGINA, GLP Hôtels, an international judge Pro-team will evaluate your ability to win in the following event :
Freestyle Mens / Womens 20000AU$
Freestyle Junior 5000AU$ (equivalent kite gear )
Racing race 8000AU$
Best tricks 1000AU$
Hang time 1000AU$
- 13 October 2008 | Kiteboarding
After the final leg of the 2008 PKRA Speed Tour, Sebastien Cattelan stays on top of Alex Caizergues and Chritophe Prin-Guenon (all France). The womens world title goes to Charlotte Consorti, FRA, ahead of Sjoukje Bredenkamp, RSA, and Katja Roose, NED.
Caizergues started the season with a victory in his hometown Port St. Louis, but was beaten in Fuerteventura not only by Sebastien Cattelan but also by hotshot Rob Douglas from the USA. This, and the higher ranked Fuerteventura event, costs him too many points to stay on top.
Cattelan was winning in Fuerteventura, and his his third place on the final leg in Luderitz he closely snatched victory ahed of Alex. Christophe Prin-Guenon, with three 4. places constantly in the top riders, secured third place.
Charlotte Consorti was dominating the season in Port St. Louis and Fuerteventura and became second in Luderitz, leaving her the world championship title ahead of Sjoukje Bredenkamp, winning the Luderitz Speed Challenge. Katja Roose with constant podium places in third.
The Topspeed Ranking is dominated by the Luderitz Speed Challenge contenders, with Alex Caizergues world outright record time of 50.57 knots in first, Rob Douglas (50.54) in second, and Sebastien Cattelan (50.52) in third.
In the womens Topspeed Ranking, Sjoukje Bredenkamp on top with new outright world record as well (45.20 knots), then Charlotte Consorti (44.74) and Katja Roose (39.58).
- 15 records beaten in the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2008
- Robert Douglas and Sebastien Cattelan break the 50 knot barrier
- Kitesurfers try to reach the 100 kph mark in Luderitz
- Kitesurfers Aaron Hadlow and Gisela Pulido are 2008 PKRA World Champions
- Alexandre Caizergues sets new world speed sailing record of 50.57 knots
- Rob Douglas and Sebastien Cattelan ready to reach 50 knots in Luderitz