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PKRA Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura once again will host a Grand Slam Event of the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour. It will hold 3 official disciplines Freestyle, Racing, and Speed for over $77,000 USD in Prize Money.

Sir Tristan

A team of rowers saved the day after a kitesurfer became separated from his kite. They retrieved £700-worth of kitesurfing equipment, which was lost by Pete Jennings in Portland Harbour. The visiting American, 37, got into difficulty when his kite was blown away by strong winds.

PKRA Portugal 2008

The spectacular kiteboarding competition here in Portimão, Spain dubbed the Kite Masters Portimão World Tour 2008 continues on its 4th day with the wind averaging 15-20 knots under clear skies with the temperature pegged at 24° Celsius.

Tamatoa Gillot

Over 40 kitesurfers have gathered to race 40km in open sea, from Island paradise Tahiti to joint sister island Moorea. Organised by Moorea kiteboard club in extreme weather condition, strong wind (30kn plus) and 3 meters waves.
"Today I got my gear, and I was doing a little better. It’s actually a brand new board that I was riding. I’m not even that used to it but I was improving on my angle although it’s not even closed to Charles’ angle and I’m below Sami’s angle as well. Overall, speed over course I think I’m pretty fast on that board so I was able to catch up quite a bit on the downwind run.

PKRA Portugal

With an awesome support from the kiteboarding community around the world, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the globally recognized professional kiteboarding organization is once again here in Portugal to host two major kiteboarding events – the Kite Masters Portimão World Tour 2008 and the second annual Kiteboard Course Racing World Tour.