Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro Kick-Off

Lima, October 18, 2011: Following a historical and action-packed first stop of the KSP’s World Championship Kite Surfing Tour—the Mauritius One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius—the town of Pacasmayo in northern Peru will host the second leg of the KSP’s “Dream Tour.”

During the Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro’s 10-day holding period, which runs from October 19 to 28, the world’s best kite surfers will once again congregate at one of the most mind-blowing kite surfing waves on the planet to compete for valuable points that count towards the 2011 World Championship title.

Featuring side-shore winds and exceptionally long, peeling lefts, the setup at Pacasmayo is the perfect venue to showcase the height of kite surfing’s performance. With the event running in the optimal timeframe to receive long-period, south and southwesterly swells—July to October—the relatively unknown break will likely see tons of strapless riding, lots of aerial and other progressive maneuvers, as well as vertical top-to-bottom surfing.

With a strong possibility of two-minute and longer rides, the competition area will have to be restricted to the prime section of the break in front of the ISA-accredited judges to keep the competitors in plain sight.

The beautiful El Faro Resort will accommodate the competitors, with the world-class wave ending at the hotel’s front doorstep.

Beginning on October 19 at 9 am (PET), the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro will be broadcasted live online at If you miss any of the action, the heat-by-heat broadcast will be archived for your on-demand viewing pleasure. And don’t miss the video updates of the action that will be posted at, or follow the KSP World Championship Tour on Facebook at or on Twitter at

Designed to give undiscovered talent a chance to compete with kite surfing’s elite, the Local Wild Cards for the KSP Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro were awarded through a local competition. Maria Celina Guardati won the female wild card and Juan Antonio Gordillo and Jacobo Said the male wild cards for the event.

The female competition will include:
Adriana Harlan (HI)
Celina Guardati (ARG) LWC
Erika Lindberg (SWE)
Ines Correia (POR)
Kelly Strachan (USA)
Kristin Boese (GER)
Kirsty Jones (GBR)
Maayke Tadema (NED)
Marie Gautron (FRA)
Melissa Gil (USA)
Milla Knese (BRA)

The men’s lineup includes:
Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
Bastien Bollard (FRA)
Bear Karry (USA)
Bruno Bordovsky (BRA)
Etienne Lhote (FRA)
Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
Guilly Brandao (BRA)
Jacobo Said (PER) LWC
Jamie Donaldson (USA)
Jeremie Eloy (FRA)
Jesse Richman (HI)
Juan Antonio Gordillo (PER) LWC
Juan Pablo Diban (CHI)
Lee Harvey (GBR)
Mark Moore (CAN)
Mauricio Pedreira (BRA)
Mitu Monteiro (CBV)
Nuno Figueiredo (POR)
Octavio Chaine (ARG)
Patri McLaughlin (HI)
Paulo Rios (POR)
Scott Peterson (USA)
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Sky Solbach (USA)

Following the KSP event in Peru, the men and women’s 2011 Kite Surfing World Champions will be crowned at the pinnacle of the KSP World Championship Tour in Ponta Preta, Cape Verde, which runs from December 2 to 11.

The KSP 2011 Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro is sponsored by Prom Peru and presented by the El Faro Resort and Pacasmayo Cementos. The KSP World Tour is sponsored by ION essentials and Vitamizzer.

About the KSP
Established as the first ever kiteboarding tour devoted to wave riding, the 2011 KSP Tour promises to deliver three action-packed events, which will take place in Mauritius, Cape Verde, and Peru.(
Sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), the KSP is the official world championship kite surfing tour, a non-profit association launched beginning of the year to showcase the pinnacle of wave kiting in the best conditions on the planet—the near-perfect fusion of wind and waves that top wave riders dream of.((
About the IKA
A class association within the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the IKA governs the sport of kiteboarding, which is broken up into three main disciplines: freestyle kiteboarding, kiteboard racing and wave riding—also known as kite surfing, which is essentially surfing with a kite.
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