The Big Air Open Kitesurfing Classic 2012 will hit Worthing, UK, on the 14th July 2012. The inaugural kiteboarding event is set to become a classic kitesurfing contest, well beyond the Olympic year.
Lewis Crathern, Worthing resident known internationally for his big air skills and pier jumping, is actively involved in bringing the event to his home town with Breathe Unity and putting Worthing on the map of world kitesurfing.
The contest format is quite simple and makes a direct challenge: how high can you jump? Points are awarded for the maximum height reached and 36 riders are in, 12 of which are local wildcards.
The Big Air Open Kitesurfing Classic is open to male and female competitors aged minimum 18. The format of The Big Air Open is based on a total of 28 heats, each of them lasting eight minutes.
Three riders will be battling it out on the water in each heat, with the first and second place finishers advancing to the next round. The overall champion and winner of The Big Air Open 2012 will be determined by a final heat of 3 riders.
Lewis Crathern, the creator of the innovative format, will be commentating at The Big Air Open Kitesurfing Classic 2012.
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