KSP 5th Consecutive Lay Day Called at Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro

Kahului, Hawaii – December 3, 2012: Unpredictable Kona Winds prevented a start of the Ho’okipa Kitesurf Pro again this morning. A solid swell forecast and improving wind direction promise contestable conditions as soon as tomorrow and holding strong for the remainder of the competition window.

KSP 5th Consecutive Lay Day Called at Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro

KSP 5th Consecutive Lay Day Called at Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro

KSP contest director Ian Ponting states: “It’s unusual for Maui to be windless for long periods of time. The forecast continues to look really promising for the end of the holding period. In the meantime Maui continues to offer amazing surf and hopefully the competitors are still functional in both body and equipment when the real action starts.”

With an outside chance of the trade winds starting to kick in tomorrow, contest officials will reconvene tomorrow morning to assess conditions for a first possible start. Stay tuned for a first possible start and watch the call live on www.kspworldtour.com/live at 9am tomorrow morning.

The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: : Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1

Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)

Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2

Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)

Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)

Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3

 

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)

Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)

Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

KSP At Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Lay Day Number 4

Kahului, Hawaii – December 2, 2012: Kona wind flow has forced the fourth consecutive lay day at the KSP World Championship tour final on Maui. International competitors from 18 countries remain on standby for the first possible start of the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro as soon as wind conditions permit.

KSP At Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Lay Day Number 4

KSP At Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro Maui Hawaii Lay Day Number 4

“The wave is really good here in Ho’okipa,” said reigning KSP World Champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) following his interview in this morning’s live broadcast. “The forecast looks better for the end of the week and I really hope we make the finals in the best conditions.”

Contest directors will reconvene at Ho’okipa to assess conditions tomorrow morning for a first possible start. Tune in at 9am to watch the live call and morning show on www.kspworldtour.com/live.

Click here for the Day 3 video including an introduction to the traditional Hawaiian Hula Dance.

The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: : Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1
Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)
Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)
Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2
Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)
Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)
Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)
Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3
HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)
Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.
Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)
Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – December 1, 2012: Contest officials have declared another lay day for the final event of the 2012 KSP World Championship tour, the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro. All signs point to an improving wind forecast for early next week.

Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

Ho'okipa Kite Surf Pro KSP Third Consecutive Lay Day Maui Hawaii

“It’s another beautiful day on Maui”, said KSP competitor and live stream commentator Sky Solbach. “The forecast is looking great for waves throughout the rest of the holding period and it looks like the trade winds will return to the islands next week.”

Contest directors will reconvene tomorrow morning to assess conditions and make an official call. Tune in at 9am to watch the live call and morning show at 9am onwww.kspworldtour.com/live.

Check out the Day 2 clip including an interview with Pete Cabrinha 

The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: : Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1

Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)

Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2

Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)

Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)

Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3

 

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)

Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)

Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

Kahului, Hawaii – November 30, 2012: Another official lay day was called at the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro today due to continued light and variable winds. Advisory level swells greeted competitors at Ho’okipa Beach Park this morning, but contest directors deemed wind conditions to be uncontestable today.

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

KSP World Tour Finals On Maui Hawaii Second Lay Day

“Anything can happen”, said KSP Head Judge Brad Price during this morning’s live broadcast. “Starting Tuesday there’s an outside chance we’ll have wind. But, Thursday for sure, Friday for sure. So we’ll have to see how it goes.”

The next call will be at 9AM tomorrow morning following an assessment of conditions. Tune in live on www.kspworldtour.com/live tomorrow for the morning show and a first possible start of Men’s Round 1.

To check out the clip of yesterdays Opening Ceremony click here!

The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), LWC 1

Heat 2: Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North), Shawn Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 3: Guilly Brandao (BRA), Matchu Almeida (CPV, North), Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA, Cabrinha)

Heat 4: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Ryan Coote (IRL, Ozone), LWC 2

Heat 5: Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD), Abel Lago (ESP, RRD), Stephan De Figueiredo (BRA)

Heat 6: Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Gonzalo Gomes (POR, Naish), Cruser Putman (HI, Cabrinha)

Heat 7: Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Etienne Lhote (FRA, F-One), Jesse Richman (HI, Naish)

Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Jakop Appel (DEN), LWC 3

 

HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Erika Lindberg (SWE)

Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone), LWC 1.

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Adriana Harlan (BRA)

Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), LWC 2

China Kiteboard PKRA Lay Day today

The fourth day of the Hainan Island PKRA world tour stop brought an unexpected bout of no wind, which surprised riders who arrived early to the beach, ready to begin the double eliminations. The forecast for this day looked promising, and as such, all competitors remained amped and excited to continue the action – some looking to hold onto their positions and others ready to redeem themselves.

China Kiteboard PKRA Lay Day today beach

China Kiteboard PKRA Lay Day today beach

The hot and humid day, however, had different plans. Passing the time with Sudoku games, social media, and lounge time in the rider’s area of the event site, competitors hoped with every calm breeze that passed, that better conditions were moments away. In the afternoon, the wind did begin to pick up, and riders acted quickly to pump up their kites in preparation.

pkra riders

Unfortunately they realized their wishful thinking did not materialize, and the wind began to die just as suddenly as it had picked up. The race director, Erik Troostheide, remained hopeful and set up hourly announcements until 2:30, at which time the day was called with an unfavorable forecast for the remainder of the afternoon.

In loo of competition, riders spent their free time soaking in the hotel pools and exploring the city, which many find quite captivating. A few riders even traveled to a nearby temple, enjoying the many cultural wonders of the region. The judges also took advantage of this break in competition to deliberate over the rules for the 2013 season.

judges pkra

Reflecting on this day without competition, Manuela Jungo (SVE) commented that she wished the riders could have at least done some slalom races, as it was a really great way to spend a light wind day.

For tomorrow, the forecast is expected to be good in the morning for the beginning of the double eliminations. Keeping their finger’s crossed, the riders will spend the night in anticipation, hoping to continue the hard fought battle into this second round.

Second Consecutive Lay Day For The Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro Irland

Achill Island, Ireland – October 23, 2012: A lay day was called today for day 5 of the Are Lingus Kite Surf Pro due to lack of contestable conditions.

Second Consecutive Lay Day For The Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro

Second Consecutive Lay Day For The Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro

“We are looking at improving conditions over the next couple of days and a potentially big swell towards the end of the holding period,” said KSP Tour Manager Kristin Boese. “Hopefully we can get a lot of heats done this week and hold the finals in the best conditions over the weekend.”

When competition resumes, men’s heat number 8 will be up first with Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha), World Champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) and local wildcard Mark Barry (IRL), followed by the commencement of women’s round 1.

Tune in to www.kspworldtour.com/live tomorrow at 10 am to watch the morning show and receive the latest updates.

The Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro 2012, organized by Freeride Ireland, is sponsored by Aer Lingus, ION Essentials, Pure Magic, Hertz, Achill Tourism, Cully & Sully, IKSA, Leader, NDP, EAFRD, SW Mayo Development, DECLG and as well as The Strand Hotel and the Teach Cruachan B&B.

 

AER LINGUS KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 8: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North), Keahi De Aboitiz, (AUS, Cabrinha), Mark Barry (IRL)

 

AER LINGUS KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Suzanne Kuiper (NED, F-One), Celina Guardati (ARG)

Heat 2: Ines Correia (POR, RRD), Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha), Jade O’Connor (IRL)

Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Kristin Boese (GER, Best), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)

Heat 4: Milla Ferreira (BRA), Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Lilian Malschaert (NED)

Maurituis Final Lay Day Called at One Eye KSP, Event to Continue Tomorrow

Le Morne, Mauritius – September 14, 2012: Contest officials at the One Eye Kite Surf Pro Mauritius have called the 5th and final lay day this morning and expect competition to continue tomorrow

Maurituis Final Lay Day Called at One Eye KSP

Maurituis Final Lay Day Called at One Eye KSP

The first 3 days of the holding period of stop number 2 of the KSP World Championship Tour saw the world’s top 24 male and top 12 female riders battle it out in 51 heats. Big swell and strong winds provided the perfect contest conditions and riders delivered incredible action highlighted by deep barrels and powerful, committed surfing.

After 5 days with small to medium size waves, the swell is predicted to increase overnight and the wind will continue to be strong virtually guaranteeing that the final three heats of competition will be finished tomorrow. The remaining finals will be followed by a “Supersession” that will see all KSP riders out at One Eye once again.

First call will be made tomorrow at 10:00am with a first possible start at 10:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be the men’s 3rd place final featuring Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and Luke McGillewie (RRD, RSA).

Highlights from the One Eye Kite Surf Pro are available here.

The pictures of the day are available here.

The KSP would like to thank the sponsors of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro; MTPA, St. Regis Hotel, Monster and North Kiteboarding  as well as event partners Emtel, Ion, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enso, Afix, GoPro, Multibox, Habit, Silent Partners, Hydro Energy, Fun Adventure, St Aubin and media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.

Tune in to watch the live action, brought to you by Emtel, at www.kspworldtour.com/live.

Final One Eye Kite Surf Pro Match-Ups:

Men’s 3rd place final: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) vs. Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD)

Women’s final: Ninja Bichler (GER, North) vs. Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)

Men’s final: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) vs. Patri McLaughlin (HI, North)

 

Photographer: John Bilderback               Rider: Matchu Almeida Lopez (CPV / North)

For any further info please visit www.kspworldtour.com or contact us at info@kspworldtour.com

KSP Mauritius Third Consecutive Lay Day Called at One Eye Kite Surf Pro

Le Morne, Mauritius – September 12, 2012: Event number 2 of 4 of the 2012 KSP World Championship Tour, the One Eye Kite Surf Pro, has called its third consecutive lay day.

 

KSP Mauritius Third Consecutive Lay Day Called at One Eye Kite Surf Pro

KSP Mauritius Third Consecutive Lay Day Called at One Eye Kite Surf Pro

“There was no swell this morning,” Bruno DeWannemaker, KSP Contest Director, said. “But with the forecast for the next days being what it is we are simply holding off for another day and come back tomorrow to assess conditions.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 10:00am to assess conditions for a possible 10:30am start.

The KSP would like to thank the sponsors of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro; MTPA, St. Regis Hotel, Monster and North Kiteboarding  as well as event partners Emtel, Ion, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enso, Afix, GoPro, Multibox, Habit, Silent Partners, Hydro Energy, Fun Adventure, St Aubin and media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.

Highlights from the One Eye Kite Surf Pro are available here.

The pictures of the day are available here.

Tune in to watch all the live action, brought to you by Emtel, when it unfolds at www.kspworldtour.com/live.

Final One Eye Kite Surf Pro martch-ups:

Men’s 3rd place final: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) vs. Luke McGillewie (RRD, RSA)

Women’s final: Ninja Bichler (GER, North) vs. Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)

Men’s final: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) vs. Patri McLaughlin (HI, North)

 

Photographer:  Richard Mellon             Venue: One Eye / Le Morne, Mauritius

 

For any further info please visit www.kspworldtour.com or contact us at info@kspworldtour.com

 

KSP Mauritius Lay Day Called for Day 5 of the One Eye

Le Morne, Mauritius – September 11, 2012: The One Eye Kite Surf Pro Mauritius has been called off for the day due to small waves and inconsistent sets as the primary reason.

KSP Mauritius Lay Day Called for Day 5 of the One Eye

KSP Mauritius Lay Day Called for Day 5 of the One Eye

“The swell is still taking a bit of a break out here at One Eye and so are the riders and event officials.” says Kristin Boese, tour manager and president of the KSP world championship tour. “We are not worried though and forecasts promise great conditions for the final three heats of the event as well as a couple of supersession’s that we are planning for later this week.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 10:00am to assess conditions for a possible 10:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be the men’s 3rd place final featuring Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and Luke McGillewie (RRD, RSA).

Highlights from the One Eye Kite Surf Pro are available here.

The KSP would like to thank the sponsors of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro; MTPA, St. Regis Hotel, Monster and North Kiteboarding  as well as event partners Emtel, Ion, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enso, Afix, GoPro, Multibox, Habit, Silent Partners, Hydro Energy, St Aubin and media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.

Tune in to watch all the live action, brought to you by Emtel, when it unfolds at www.kspworldtour.com/live.

Remaining One Eye Kite Surf Pro match-ups:

Men’s 3rd place final: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) vs. Luke McGillewie (RRD, RSA)

Women’s final: Ninja Bichler (GER, North) vs. Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)

Men’s final: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) vs. Patri McLaughlin (HI, North)

 

Location: Le Morne / Mauritius

For any further info please visit www.kspworldtour.com or contact us at info@kspworldtour.com