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16
May

Candy Coated Diaries

Looks like going to Portugal means lots of driving. Follow Jalou Langeree and Jo Wilson as they rack up the miles sessioning the best spots! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KY2J4Zdf38      

16
May

H.I. Park Jam

The Hayling Island Park Jam is set for the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd, on HI (Hayling Island) in the UK. Sam Light and the HKA will showcase the best of wake-style and park riding. New obstacles are under construction and on their way to the event site. Riders will be drawn into a …

16
May

Austrian Kiteboarding Championship

The Austrian Kiteboarding Championships have successfully been concluded. The kiteboarding competitions were held on Lake Neusiedl. The weather conditions were not perfect, but the organization and the athletes did their very best to reach final standings. Congratulations to Naish team rider Martin Bretschneider, who scored second place in the Kitesurf Freestyle Master division.  

6
Dec

Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 Tenerife - Day 5

Today’s weather conditions were a lot more tamed then the past couple of days. The wind averaged approximately 20-25 knots throughout the day under cloudless, sunny blue skies. Race director Erik Troostheide announced this morning at the skippers meeting that the conditions were perfect to finish the freestyle double eliminations prior to wrapping up the …

6
Dec

PKRA Argentina - Day 1

The town of San Carlos de Bariloche welcomed competitors from all over the world today as the highly anticipated PKRA tour stop finally made its debut after months of preparation and organization. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Bariloche is a small enchanting town surrounded by hills, woods and mountaintops covered with snow. …

6
Dec

PKRA Argentina - Day 2

It was nothing less than an exciting day here in Bariloche, Argentina. The wind began to pick up in strength early this morning. The sun came out for short periods, warming the air, however it remained a little colder than the past couple of days due to the stronger winds. Shortly after 12:00pm there were …

6
Dec

PKRA Argentina - Day 3

It was yet another spectacular day in Lake Nahuel Huapi for the Kitesurf World Cup Bariloche 2010. The wind was yet again in full force this morning at the mandatory skippers meeting. Freestylers took the back seat today for most of the day and were released in the early afternoon due to the weather conditions …

6
Dec

PKRA Argentina - Day 4

It was a spectacular fourth day of competition here in Lake Nahuel Huapi. The men’s and women’s freestyle double eliminations got underway exactly on time at 11:00am this morning. The wind was yet again in full force and competitors were out on their smallest kite sizes, mostly on 7m. Dutch rider Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) …

6
Dec

PKRA Argentina - Day 5

The wind began to howl in the early morning hours here in Bariloche, Argentina. During the skippers meeting at 10:00am, race director Erik Troostheide called the weather conditions unsafe and released all riders for the final day of competition. It was an unfortunate day for all the racers who intended to compete in the Vari …

6
Dec

PKRA New Caledonia - Day 1

The wind was on in full force today in Pointe Magnin, Noumea. Riders pumped up their smallest kites, mostly 7m for the competition today. The mandatory riders meeting started at 10:00 am at the beach with a lot of local riders making up the large number of professional athletes that registered for the event. The …

6
Dec

PKRA New Caledonia - Day 2

It was yet another beautiful day here in kiteboarding paradise. The sun was out and the wind was howling yet again as the riders made their way to the beach this morning for the mandatory 8:30am skippers meeting. The main focus today was the long distance race, where riders and their gear would be transported …

6
Dec

PKRA New Caledonia - Day 3

The weather conditions were pretty much the same as the past couple of days, the wind was raging at about 25-30 knots as riders prepared their smallest kites for the continuation of the freestyle single eliminations. The day began with Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) defeating Reno Romeu (North, BRA) in the first heat of the …

6
Dec

PKRA New Caledonia - Day 4

Heaps of spectators made their way out to the beach today to enjoy the lovely Saturday afternoon weather and to catch a glimpse of all the kiteboarding action here in Noumea, New Caledonia. It has been a super successful competition thus far, you could not ask for better wind or weather conditions. Race director Olaf …

6
Dec

PKRA New Caledonia - Day 5

It has been a spectacular event here in Noumea, New Caledonia. All riders were on top of their game and did not take one minute for granted out on the water. It was an event full of action with really amazing heats. You couldn’t ask for better wind conditions, it blew constantly the whole competition …

6
Dec

PKRA Australia 2010 - Day 1

The Gold Coast extends from the Queensland Capital of Brisbane down to the New South Wales Border. With excellent transport infrastructure, hotels and a lively, welcoming atmosphere the Gold Coast is the perfect location to host Australia’s first ever Kiteboarding PKRA World Tour Event. The weather conditions were not favorable in Surfer’s Paradise today, causing …

6
Dec

PKRA Australia 2010 - Day 2

It was a very wet and gloomy day in Surfer’s Paradise today. Rainsqualls swept through the area on more than one occasion throughout the morning and afternoon. It was the perfect weather conditions to make any quacking duck happy, but to the eager kitesurfer waiting on the beach not so. Race director Olaf Van Tol …

12
Nov

Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 Tenerife - Day 4

Wave discipline kicks off in near hurricane strength wind conditions It was yet another day with extremely strong and turbulent winds here in El Medano, Tenerife, Spain. Rider’s, staff and crew were basically in a war against the wind. The wind speed this morning peaked at 52 knots, but is forecasted to drop a little …

12
Nov

Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup - Day 4

World Champion Kevin Langeree injures himself in the men’s freestyle double elimination final What an upset for all who were on the beach this afternoon in Sotavento, Fuerteventura while watching the men’s freestyle double elimination final heat between Australian rider Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS) and Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED). Langeree was dominating the final heat, …

12
Nov

Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup - Day 5

Racing and Sky Masters discipline wraps up the final day of competition The competition in Fuerteventura has come to an end for yet another year. Fuerteventura has a reputation for the extremely powerful winds, which makes it one of the best places in the world for kiteboarding. Race competitors had the chance to use their …

12
Nov

Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 Tenerife - Day 1

Today marks the first day of competition here in El Medano beach, Tenerife, Spain. Unfortunately there was no wind, but it made for the perfect day for vacationers, riders and crew to explore the little fishing community here in El Medano. Many riders prepared their kiteboarding gear in hopes of a change in the wind …

12
Nov

Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 Tenerife - Day 2

Freestyle single eliminations wrap up the second day of competition The wind forecast today predicted a change in direction and speeds ranging anywhere from 30-40 knots. Shortly after 2:00pm the assumption was correct, the wind began to shift and the speed jumped from 10 to 20 knots within 30 minutes. Riders abandoned their lunch in …

12
Nov

Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 Tenerife - Day 3

Gale force winds dominate third day of competition The wind forecast for today predicted extremely strong winds, but it was in fact nearly twice as strong. Freestylers prepared for the intense wind by pumping up kites the size of umbrellas. Sand was flying in every direction making it super difficult to stand in one place …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 1

The weather here in St. Peter-Ording is always unpredictable. During this morning’s riders meeting the race director, Olaf Van Tol announced that he would not run the competition until the wind conditions picked up in strength. Organizers as well as crewmembers had extra time this morning to prepare and tie up loose ends. At 3:00pm …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 2

The men’s freestyle single eliminations kicked off this morning under beautiful blue skies and moderate winds. The wind speed was a bit unpredictable at times, making it difficult for the competitors to perform. During the 5th heat of the day the AP flag rose and the horn sounded announcing that the heat would be abandoned …

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