|Le Morne, Mauritius – August 31, 2012: Round two of the 2012 Fantasy KSP powered by Fantastar.comopens today for the Mauritius One Eye Kite Surf Pro. The game will remain open from today until midnight on September 6, 2012 (GMT), just hours before the start of this highly anticipated event in Le Morne, Mauritius.
Fantasy KSP enables fans and kitesurfers from around the world to participate in the KSP World Tour by assembling their own dream team of tour riders prior to each world championship tour event and “betting” on them to win awesome prizes. Fantasy KSP is free, fun, and open for all to play.
Attention players: due to non contestable conditions the first 2012 KSP tour event in Portgual, there are now even more prizes up for grabs in the Fantasy KSP Mauritius as prizes have carried over from round one.
The Prizes for the Mauritius One Eye Kite Surf Pro Fantasy game are:
Remaining Prizes from the EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais are:
Prizes from both rounds will be rotated, providing the first place winner with a North WAM, the second place with a Best Kiteboarding Kahoona, etc. Good luck to all players.
Log onto www.kspworldtour.com/fantasyleague.html to learn more about the game and how to create your fantasy team! Don’t miss out on the awesome prizes and all the fun – register your team now! Then be sure to follow your riders by checking out the event’s live action as it unfolds from September 7 through 16 at www.kspworldtour.com/live
To assemble your dream team for the “One Eye Kite Surf Pro, Mauritius” fantasy round you will be able to chose from the following list of confirmed riders (please note: male local wildcards will be decided in a local qualifier just before the first heat of the main event):
Carol Bolstad (USA) – Alternate Rider
Ines Correia (POR)
Jalou Langeree (NED)
Kari Schibevaag (NOR)
Kirsty Jones (GBR)
Kristin Boese (GER)
Lilian Malschaert (NED) – Alternate Rider
Marie Gautron (FRA)
Melissa Gil (USA)
Milla Ferreira (BRA)
Ninja Bichler (GER)
Suzanne Kuiper (NED) – Alternate Rider
Abel Lago (ESP)
Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
Bastien Bollard (FRA) – Alternate Rider
Etienne Lhote (FRA)
Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
Gonzalo Gomes (POR)
Grant “Twiggy” Baker (RSA)
Guilly Brandao (BRA)
Jakob Appel (DEN)
Juan Pablo Diban (CHI)
Keahi de Aboitiz (AUS)
Lee Harvey (GBR)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Marciel Lopes Almeida (CPV)
Mauricio Pedreira (BRA)
Max Bonieux (MRU) – Alternate Rider
Mitu Monteiro (CPV)
Patri McLaughlin (HI)
Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Sebastien Schmitt (REU) – Alternate Rider
Sky Solbach (USA)
Local Wildcard 1 TBD (MRU)
Local Wildcard 2 TBC (MRU)
Photographer: John Bilderback Location: Le Morne / Mauritius
Le Morne, Mauritius : Stop number two of this year’s KSP season will take the tour back to the location of last year’s most talked about event. From September 7 to 16, 2012 the world’s best kite surfers will gather once again at the foot of the Le Morne Mountain in the pristine southwest corner of Mauritius Island
In the wake of last year’s mind-blowing conditions and performances, the One Eye Kite Surf Pro on Mauritius is immensely anticipated by riders, organizers, sponsors and media alike. The long, barreling, left-hand reef break at One Eye, featuring side-offshore winds and near-perfect, head-high to quadruple-overhead high surf, is already warming up for the event by delivering large surf over the past week for riders already on location to train.
KSP vice-president Sky Solbach says: “The One Eye event is quite simply one of the most anticipated events on tour. Last year’s crazy conditions turned a lot of heads and we’re all really looking forward to see what One Eye will dish up this time around. With the southern hemisphere swell season kicking into high gear, we are optimistic about the prospect of great conditions during the ten day holding period.”
Local organizer Benjamin Boldton of Swell & Events states: “We are proud to be able to bring the event back to One Eye. With last years event, Mauritius has truly been put on the kite surf map and it has now the opportunity to further its reputation and establish itself next to other well-known kite surf destinations around the world.”
The KSP and Swell & Events are proud to announced their sponsors and local partners for the Mauritius One Eye Pro 2012, which include the MTPA, North Kiteboarding, ION, St. Regis, Emtel, Monster, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enzo, AFIX, Habit, Silent Partners as well as media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.
The KSP is honored to be working with such a prestigious list of sponsors and partners as well as great local organization and is looking forward to another electrifying Mauritius One Eye Kite Surf Pro event.