KPWT 2008

This year KPWT will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the KPWT 1998. Every community in kitesurf is invited to participate in this year-long celebration of KPWT'S.

We welcome you to St Gilles Croix de Vie, Vendee, France, for the St Gilles Kitesurf Pro, and only french stage of the 2008 KPWT season.

This french stage of the 2008 KPWT will be the third time in St Gilles Croix de Vie. Launched in 1999, the Kiteboard Pro World Tour is the professional world cup of Kiteboarding that promotes the sport and its star riders on an international level. The 2008 series of 8 events crowns the men and women world champions, for Senior and Junior divisions.

Congratulations on being invited to be a part of this event, which we hope we’ll be memorable for you both, athletes and medias.

The city of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Vendee to a wider extent are well-known for being part of the best water sports centers in France. St Gilles Croix de Vie bears in particular the « France Station Nautique » label, which proves the city’s dynamism in water and extreme sports and capacity to offer the required infrastructures to host an international event such as the St Gilles Kitesurf Pro.

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PKRA 2008

PKRA has published some information regarding the schedule for the 2008 World Tour, as well as the release of the new PKRA four DVD.

The latest news available show an 11 stage tour, from March to October. It is possible that some of theses dates are to be changed in the future.

Here's the preliminary schedule available at the PKRA website:

Mexico Mar-05-2008 - Mar-09-2008
France Apr-12-2008 - Apr-18-2008
Italy Jun-11-2008 - Jun-15-2008
Cabarete Jun-25-2008 - Jun-29-2008
Tarifa Jul-02-2008 - Jul-06-2008
Portugal Jul-15-2008 - Jul-20-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-19-2008 - Jul-23-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-29-2008 - Aug-02-2008
Fuerteventura Jul-29-2008 - Aug-02-2008
Germany Aug-23-2008 - Aug-31-2008
Germany Aug-23-2008 - Aug-31-2008
Canada Sep-09-2008 - Sep-13-2008
Brazil Sep-24-2008 - Sep-28-2008
Chile Sep-30-2008 - Oct-05-2008
Chile Sep-30-2008 - Oct-05-2008

 Festival de Dakhla

Organized by the Association “Mer et Désert”, this transcultural event will present various artists on stage to more than 30,000 people in exotic Morocco.

The 2008 festival will also feature Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Surfing events, including a 40 km downwind race organized by Philippe Bru of Defi Wind fame.

Team Naish will be well represented by Sjoukje Bredenkamp and Manu Taub for Kitesurfing and Gerald Pelleau, Pascal Tosseli and Marion Raisi for Windsurfing. They will be taking on the challenging conditions with ‘08 production gear.

Naish France is playing a major role, serving as partner for the event and working to introduce Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddling to the local Morrocan population.

There is no question that the Dakhla Festival is fast becoming a “must go” event for international water players.

Source: Naish

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