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May

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13
Apr

Naish SUP Demo at Shell Beach

Naish SUP Demo with California Kiteboarding – Photos by Allison Barton Naish stopped in Pismo Beach on their SUP Beach Tour last month, and several eager stand-up paddleboarders got the chance to try out some of the latest boards and paddles. Some last-minute location changes brought the demo to Shell Beach, where sets of five …

18
Feb

Intercontinental Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup adds Asian Qualifier and SUP event

Hua Hin, Thailand is not only known for its legendary beaches, friendly people and delicious spicy food. This year will mark the first ever professional kiteboarding event in the history of Asia, making this the perfect place to host Asia’s first ever Pro Kiteboarding event. Asia will be a new era for the sport, as …

9
Jan

Shell Beach Stand Up Paddleboarding 2009 SUP

South Swell Images from Shell Beach: Jason Lee Busting a Floater on a Warm South Swell Day in Shell Beach, California – Photo Natalie Lee   Photo Macie Burd   West Swell Shell Beach – Photo Kamil      

2
Dec

Teri Kite Pro 2009 - Day 5

Today was super nice – warm weather and windy conditions bid the last day of the Teri Kite Pro 2009 goodbye. Air temperature peaked at 28 degrees Celsius while the wind averaged 18 knots. The good weather condition enabled events director Olaf Van Tol to organize an Expression Session for the huge crowd and the media gathered on the …

2
Dec

Teri Kite Pro 2009 - Day 4

A more relaxed and fun-filled morning greeted the fourth day of the Teri Kite Pro 2009 after three straight days of intense action here in Noumea, New Caledonia. The wind was very light but the temperature was very much the same as in the past few days. PKRA Events director Olaf Van Tol tried to organize a BorderCross …

2
Dec

Teri Kite Pro 2009 - Day 3

It was a very exciting championship round yesterday and kiteboarding enthusiasts all over still can’t get enough of what has transpired at the Teri Kite Pro 2009 – the last leg of the 2009 PKRA World Tour. Spanish rider Alex Pastor (Naish) proved he was the man to beat at the men’s Freestyle event, winning both the Singles and …

2
Dec

Teri Kite Pro 2009 - Day 2

Today would go down in kiteboarding history as the day the PKRA World Championship crown is passed on to two of the most promising kiteboarders in the world. Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED), after many years of battle, finally was crowned the PKRA World Champion in an unprecedented event that saw many upsets and triumphs. Bruna …

2
Dec

Teri Kite Pro 2009 - Day 1

As exciting as the new PKRA World Tour 2009 Tour Stop, New Caledonia is proving to be the highlight of the 2009 Season. With the top three PKRA riders battling it out for this year’s world championship title, the South Pacific proving grounds heats up with excitement. Two of the top three made it to …

2
Dec

Three PKRA Riders in Contention for the 2009 PKRA World Cup Title

The last leg of the 2009 Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour happening from November 25 to 29, 2009 is the most anticipated event in kiteboarding this year. The final Tour stop will be held at the beautiful South Pacific Island of New Caledonia, which will host the first ever PKRA competition. Dubbed the …

21
Sep

PAROS PKRA WORLD CUP 2009 DAY-3

Competition comes to an early end due to torrential rain downpour Pounda, Paros, Greece, September 11th, 2009. The sun was peaking through the clouds this morning as the racers made their way to the beach to prepare for today’s course races. Race director, Van Tol announced at the 10:00 am rider’s meeting that he and …

21
Sep

PAROS PKRA WORLD CUP 2009 DAY-4

Powerful onshore winds dominate Day 4 Pounda, Paros Greece, September 12th, 2009. What a great day at the Paros Kite World Cup 2009. The sun decided to come out from its hiding place after yesterday’s rainstorm. The temperature was bearable, peaking at 20 degrees Celsius and the wind was constantly roaring from 20 to nearly …

21
Sep

PAROS PKRA WORLD CUP 2009 DAY-5

Sunny, windless conditions wrap up the Paros World Cup 2009 competition Pounda, Paros, Greece, September 13th, 2009. The final day of the Paros World Cup 2009 organized and led by Lefteris Maniadakis closed to a perfect day despite the light winds. Weather conditions were warm and sunny with temperatures reaching 25 degrees Celsius. The mandatory …

21
Sep

PAROS PKRA WORLD CUP 2009 DAY-1

Pounda, Paros, Greece, September 9th, 2009. Today marks the kick off of the world kite-racing event held on the beautiful island of Paros, Greece. A few years have past since the last PKRA event was hosted in Paros, but this year will prove to be an impressive comeback and perhaps a more familiar destination in …

21
Sep

PAROS PKRA WORLD CUP 2009 DAY-2

Woman competitor leads half way through the course in the final race of the day Pounda, Paros, Greece, September 10th, 2009. The island of Paros, Greece is one of the most popular and touristy of all the Greek Islands. It is located in the heart of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It attracts thousands …

19
Aug

Day 1 - Kite-Racing Brasil 2009

Barra Do Cunhaú, RN, Brazil, August 12. Fresh from a ten-day rest after the Germany Tour stop, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the world renowned kiteboard riders association is back in Brazil for a 5-day Tour stop. Organized by the Gest Group led by Eduardo Piloni as General Coordinator, Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 will …

19
Aug

Day 2 - Kite-Racing Brasil 2009

Barra Do Cunhaú, RN, Brazil, August 13. Low overcast clouds hovered the event area during the start of the second day of Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 organized by the Gest-Group, led by Eduardo Piloni. Rain cooled the day off early in the morning and lasted until about 10:00 am. The strengthening wind blew the clouds away …

19
Aug

Day 3 - Kite-Racing Brasil 2009

Barra Do Cunhaú, RN, Brazil, August 14. An exciting day unfolded during the 3rd day of the Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 organized by the Gest-Group. Friday was full of surprises, starting off with the weather which has been very unpredictable, changing rapidly from a rainy morning to a bright, sunny mid-afternoon which gave way to two …

19
Aug

Day 4 - Kite-Racing Brasil 2009

Barra Do Cunhaú, RN, Brazil, August 15. Today’s weather condition was much better than the last three days of the Kite-Racing Brasil 2009. The sun was up all day long so the blue, clear sky coupled with a jam-packed crowd on the beach plus some of the most extreme kiteboard racers on the water were …

19
Aug

Day 5 - Kite-Racing Brasil 2009

Barra Do Cunhaú, RN, Brazil, August 16. The final racing event of Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 organized by the Gest Group led by Eduardo Piloni closed to a perfect day. Perfect weather dominated the whole scene and strong windy conditions started off earlier in the morning. Wind speed maxed at 26 knots onshore so the whole …

5
Aug

Day 6 - Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2009

St. Peter-Ording, Germany, July 30 – You don’t need a weatherman to determine wind strength and direction, all you have to do is lick a finger, hold it in the air and see which side dries first. This was exactly the case today in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. Around 7:00 am, there was an overcast sky …

5
Aug

Day 7 - Palmolive World Cup 2009

St. Peter-Ording, Germany, July 31 – Today marks the conclusion of the double elimination event. Someone put an order into the weather station this morning requesting moderate winds of 15 to 18 knots, sun, clouds and a temperature of 19° Celsius. That is exactly what was seen on the beach at 9:30 am this morning …

5
Aug

Day 8 - Palmolive World Cup 2009

St. Peter-Ording, Germany, August 1 – Countless amounts of people were out and about today exploring the natural treasures of St. Peter-Ording, enjoying the warm sunny weather with temperatures reaching a high of 22° Celsius. Race director, Olaf Van Tol announced to the riders this morning that the boarder cross competition will be called off …

5
Aug

Day 9 - Palmolive World Cup 2009

St. Peter-Ording, Germany, August 2 – An enormous crowd gathered at the event site during the final day of the Palmolive for Men Kitesurf World Cup 2009 which was made possible through the sponsorship of Palmolive for Men, We Love, TV14, Jever and the local government of St. Peter-Ording. There was no wind in the …

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