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11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 3

Two races complete the third day of competition Unfortunately the wind was not favorable for the freestylers today therefore race director Olaf Van Tol announced that he would run races for as long as the wind cooperates. The weather here in St Peter-Ording today was simply outstanding. Clear, sunny blue skies and record warm temperatures …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 4

Today’s weather forecast was truly a gift, sunny blue skies and temperatures so hot you could fry an egg on the hood of any car. Hundreds of spectators were out and about on the beach in hopes of getting a glimpse of the professional rides that consumed the coastline. Racers made their way out on …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 5

Today was much like the past couple of days here in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. The weather is absolutely fantastic! You could not ask for better conditions, the sun was out scorching the skin of hundreds of spectators, vacationers and locals out on the beach. Temperatures averaged 33 degrees Celsius, which is a record high for …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 6

Free style single-elimination finals take place in St. Peter-Ording, Germany The wind began to pick up in strength early this morning making it possible to finish the freestyle single elimination discipline. The weather has not been cooperating 100% in the wind department, however sunny blue skies and record-breaking temperatures have been the setting throughout most …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 7

First windless day in 7 days Today marks the seventh day of competition here in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. Unfortunately there was no wind today, but it was the perfect weather to run SUP races otherwise known as Stand-Up Paddleboard races. The sun was out just as it has been for the past few days with …

11
Nov

Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 - Day 8

Freestyle double eliminations and board off discipline come to an end It was an early start for the double eliminations this morning. Riders made there way out on the water at approximately 9:00am under partly cloudy skies and moderate, gusty winds. The winds began to pick up throughout the day making it possibly the windiest …

11
Nov

Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup - Day 1

Diminishing Winds complete first day of competition The wind began to pick up in strength slowly this morning making it possible for the eager racers to get out on the water. The day commenced with two consecutive races. In the first race of the day, Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) rushed his way across the finish …

11
Nov

Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup - Day 2

Freestyle single eliminations wrap up the second day of competition It was a beautiful day in Sotavento today. Sunny blue skies and powerful howling winds made for perfect freestyle kiteboarding action. Race director Erik Troostheide announced that he would begin with the freestylers this morning and later in the day make a decision to run …

11
Nov

Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup - Day 3

4 races and 2 rounds of freestyle double eliminations complete the third day of competition It was yet another spectacular day in Sotavanto, the sun was out shinning and the wind was just as powerful as the previous couple days. Numerous spectators came out to the beach to be part of all the kiteboarding action. …

22
Oct

Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 - Day 4

Today marks the first day of the wave discipline at the Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010. All the riders and crew gathered at the surf spot in Moulay Bouzerktourne near 10:00am this morning. Moulay is known for it’s epic wave and wind conditions making it one of the best surf spots in all of Morocco. …

22
Oct

Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 - Day 5

The wind began to pick up in strength fairly early this morning, making it possible for an 11:30am start. The double eliminations resumed with women’s heat #15, Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED) against Ania Grzelinska (North, POL). Grzelinska did not continue onto the following heat against Johara Sykes-Davies (Flexifoil, GRB) due to an injury she obtained …

1
Oct

Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 - Day 1

No wind marks the first day of competition It was a beautiful, hot and sunny day in Essaouira, Morocco. Hundreds of vacationers and locals were out and about enjoying the Moroccan climate. The wind forecast predicated that the wind would be non-existent today, however organizers managed to gather a large number of competitors as well …

1
Oct

Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 - Day 2

Raging winds encompass Essaouira Bay It was a spectacular second day for the Essaouira Kiteboarding World Cup 2010. The men’s and women’s single eliminations got underway at approximately 11:30am under hazy skies, warm temperatures and fiery winds. It was an outstanding day for Austrian rider, Michael Schitzhofer (JN Kites, AUT). Schitzhofer defeated local Moroccan rider …

1
Oct

Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 - Day 3

Gusty wind conditions for the double eliminations Essaouira, Morocco July 9th, 2010 – The double eliminations got underway on time this morning under grey skies, and gusty winds. The first heat of the day was between Moroccan riders Yassine Bouceta and Mustapha Habachi. Bouceta was disqualified due to a line entanglement with his opponent. Habachi …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 1: Vivre La France

Leucate, France is known for it’s spectacular scenery, friendly people and very powerful wind. Water sports enthusiast flock to Leucate yearly to partake in the amazing wind and weather conditions. Unfortunately today the wind decided to play hide & seek, however the sun was in full force, shinning over the crowds of people gathered at …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 2: Hot Action

Hot Action for the single eliminations Today a myth has been put to rest… For all of you who believe that Lecaute is only known for it’s rainy, storm like weather conditions this is untrue. Leucate is now known as the place where you can have the best of all weather conditions, good consistent wind, …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 3: Cold Day

Light wind conditions cause for competition delay Leucate, La Franqui, April 12, 2010 – It was a pretty “chill” day for all the riders today. Many wore winter jackets, beanies and gloves to fight against the frigid opposing temperatures of yesterday. Everyone anticipated strengthening winds throughout the day but after a long wait, near 3:00 …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 4: Light Winds

“Let’s play the waiting game” Leucate, La Franqui, April 13, 2010 – It was a very difficult, frustrating and challenging day for all the riders, crew and especially Erik Troostheide, the PKRA race director, who waited around the whole day for the wind to pick up in strength. The wind just wouldn’t make up its …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 5

Loads of fun on a no wind day The wind in Leucate, France did not want to cooperate yet again today. Due to unpredictable weather forecasts, we have to be prepared to make the most of our time at each an every event despite the weather. Today the sun was shinning bright, loads of people …

1
Oct

Mondial Du Vent 2010 - Day 6: Competition Wraps Up in Leucate, France

Today was much like the past few days. The wind decided that it was going to be stubborn yet again. Eager riders, crew and spectators waited patiently for the wind to pick up but in the end it never did. Unfortunately the forecast had predicted much the same weather conditions as the whole week. Race …

1
Oct

Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 - Day 1

A late but successful kick off at the Cabarete World Cup The wind was shinning, and the temperatures were a scorching 31 degrees Celsius as all the riders waited patiently for the wind to pick up in strength. After waiting for nearly two hours, the wind decided to come out and play here in Cabarete, …

1
Oct

Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 - Day 2

Smashing second day at the Cabarete World Cup You couldn’t ask for better conditions here in Cabarete. The classic Cabarete wind began to blow early this morning making a possible 12:00pm start a reality. The riders were out on the water prior to the mandatory riders meeting, which was held on the beach this morning …

1
Oct

Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 - Day 3

Deteriorating weather conditions cause for delays Yesterday’s outlook for today’s weather forecast did not look promising however, by midday the weather had improved and the wind started to pick up in strength. PKRA Race Director Erik Troostheide announced at the 11:30am rider’s meeting, “the wind is not 100% suitable but looks to be picking up …

1
Oct

Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 - Day 4

Last day of competition ends with a spectacular surprise The Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 has been nothing less than a spectacular and successful event. More than 20 nationalities made their way to Cabarete to test their skills against the world’s best kiteboarders. Today’s weather conditions did not look very promising, but around 13:00 the …

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