Onto the fourth day of the Telefonica Movistar Kite Pro 2008 in Tarifa, Spain and the long wait for the wind to arrive finally ended at 4:00 pm which signalled the start of the day’s events for the continuation of the freestyle doubles.

The riders’ meeting was held at 11:30 am but light winds prevailed from morning to mid-afternoon hence the long wait for the wind lasted for about 4 ½ hours. Sunny clear skies also prevailed during much of the day.

At 4:00 pm, the wind started to blow at an average of 15 – 17 knots which signalled the raising of the green flag for the start of the events. Most of the men went to the water with 12-14m kites.

In some of today’s highlights, the more experienced rider in Marc Jacobs (North, Australia) showed his strengths early on in the first round of heat #22 against fellow Australian Andy Yates (Slingshot) with several opening moves. Jacobs won the heat, riding with more power, going for bigger and faster moves.

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The Telefonica Movistar Kite Pro 2008 – the fifth round of the PKRA 2008 World Tour is on its third day. This time, the wind was a no-show which gave the competitors and everyone at the beach a little time for relaxation after yesterday’s extreme kiteboarding actions.

The sun was up but the wind decided to call it a calm day as the sea was like a mirror. The gentle breeze picked up in the afternoon but was not enough to hold a competition. Head Judge Sami Gali went out on his course racing equipment while the other women competitors were seen basking under the sun for some tan.

A few others managed to take the opportunity to rest and sleep while the others took the time to browse the Internet or update their respective websites.

Although a lot of the riders appreciate a good day’s rest, many are still hoping for the weather to turn around so they could go out and do what they do best – extreme kiteboarding. Yesterday, ExtremeElements.tv managed to get a short interview from world champion Aaron Hadlow.

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Welcome to Tarifa, home of the Levante and Poniente and the fifth Tour stop of the PKRA 2008 World Tour. Once again, the fifth stop of the PKRA 2008 World Tour kicks off at Valdevaqueros Beach in Tarifa, Spain for the third straight year.

Aptly dubbed the Telefonica Movistar Kite Pro 2008, the event’s major sponsor is none other than Telefonica Movistar, Nissan Sport Adventure and O’Neill Kiteboarding. The Tarifa event showcases some of the most thrilling kiteboarding competitions of the PKRA World Tour with high-flying moves and technical tricks as seen in the past two years.

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Rob Bain, Layne Beachley, and Dave Macaulay have taken out the Azores Airlines World Masters Championship in the Grand Masters, Women's Masters and Men's Masters divisions held in good three-foot surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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