Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

The dates for the both PKRA’s in China have been modified and unfortunately the Slalom event is canceled for Hainan. The prize money for the Pingtan event has been increased to $80,000. The PKRA stop in New Caledonia is canceled; we are all hoping to see it back on the schedule next year because it is such a magical spot and kitesurf haven.

Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

Kiteboard world tour PKRA Schedule Update for China and New Caledonia

 

Pingtan Kieboarding World Cup will be October 21-27

Pingtan Island is the most consistent and strongest wind spot in China and is rapidly becoming the most popular kiteboarding destination in China. The PKRA Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup will make kiteboarding history by being the highest prize money event in the history of kiteboarding. $80,000 USD will be divided into the 3 official disciplines $55,000 for freestyle, $20,000 for Slalom and $5,000 for Long distance. There will be a lot at stake in Pingtan making the competition fierce.

FREE accomodations will be provided for all the competitors.

Contact Max Lia max.liao@youfirstsports.com for your visa invitation letter and to book the hotels for Pingtan and Hainan.

For more information please visit the PKRA site.

Hainain International Kitesurf Festival will be November 3-9, 2013

The dates of the Hainan event have been moved closer to the Pingtan event to make travel easier for all the travelers and the Slalom World Cup event has been canceled.  This means that the last slalom stop of the year will be in Argentina.  The focus will be on the freestylers.

Contact Max Lia max.liao@youfirstsports.com for your visa invitation letter and to book the hotels for Pingtan and Hainan.

For more information please visit the PKRA site.

Mexico and Schedule Updates for 2013 PKRA

Two new freestyle events have been added for the 2013 season: one in Pingtan, China and the other in Argentina. Three new slalom events have also been added: Fuerteventura, China and Argentina. The events of Morocco-Essaouira, Australia and South Africa have officially been canceled.

Mexico and Schedule Updates for 2013 PKRA

Mexico and Schedule Updates for 2013 PKRA

The first slalom event of the year is in Mexico, it is only a couple weeks away and a perfect place to start the season. Riders will have a chance to take home some of the $11,000 in prize money and get a lead in the Slalom World title race. This is the first time that the slalom world championship will be given over a full season and it is a great opportunity for up and coming riders to claim a world title. If you like more information about this event go to PKRA website.

Here are the details for the changes to the 2013 PKRA season.

Fuerteventura Slalom: Adding 3 days for Slalom So it will be:
Registration Slalom Fuerteventura July 26
Slalom Fuerteventura July 27 -30
Registration Freestyle Fuerteventura July 30
Freestyle Fuerteventura, July 31th – August 3rd

China Pingtan (Freestyle- Slalom):
Registration on November 1.
PKRA Hainan November 2nd – 7th.

China Hainan (Freestyle – Slalom): (it changed by one day)
Registration on November 10th
PKRA Hainan November 11th – 16th.

Argentina (Freestyle – Slalom):
Registration: December 2nd
PKRA Argentina: December 3rd – 8th

Morocco, Essaouira: Canceled
Australia: Canceled
South Africa: Canceled

This means that the PKRA will have a total of seven slalom events throughout the world and ten freestyle events. This brings the prize money purse over to 500,000$ for the 2013 season. The battles to become world champion are going to be epic.

KSP Releases 2013 Kitesurf World Championship Tour Schedule

Maui, Hawaii — February 1, 2013: Following it’s second consecutive season, which saw competitive kite surfing being pushed to epic new heights, the KSP is pleased to announce the schedule for it’s highly anticipated 2013 Tour.

KSP Releases 2013 Kitesurf World Championship Tour Schedule

KSP Releases 2013 Kitesurf World Championship Tour Schedule

 

The 2013 KSP World Championship Tour is set to kick off at Guincho Beach, Portugal, winner of KSP’s recent Facebook poll, and will again feature the birthplace of kite surfing, Maui, Hawaii. Two exciting new venues will also be included in the 2013 Kite Surf Pro World Championship Tour – Gran Canaria and Puerto Rico. With these exciting destinations on the map, the 2013 KSP season once again promises nothing short of phenomenal surf conditions for the world’s kite surfing elite to battle it out for the coveted IKA-sanctioned World Championship title.

 

Just as last year, the 2013 KSP Tour will kick off at Europe’s premier kitesurfing beach break, Guincho Beach in Cascais, Portugal, from June 27 to July 6. The powerful right-hand beach break and strong side-onshore winds at Guincho are ideal to elevate the level of exciting and progressive aerial surfing to the forefront of competition.

 

Next up will be another perfect playground for progressive above-the-lip kitesurfing, offering strong side-onshore winds from the left and punchy surf – Jinamar Beach on Gran Canaria. The Canary Island will welcome the KSP to its windy and wave-rich shores for the first time when riders battle it out for the event title from July 25 to August 2, 2013.

 

Stop three takes the KSP to another new and exciting venue – the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. From October 31 to November 9, 2013 Shacks Beach will become the epicenter of the kite surfing world and show why Puerto Rico is widely considered the secret kite surfing jewel of the Caribbean.

 

Bringing the Kite Surf Pro World Championship tour to a close for the second year in a row, Maui’s legendary North Shore will host the 2013 KSP World Tour finals from November 22 to December 1. With near-perfect down-the-line surfing conditions, Ho’okipa will once again offer an ideal stage for the culmination of the dramatic KSP World Title race.

 

“It’s shaping up to be an awesome year,” says Tour Manager Terry McKenna. “It’s going to be a well-rounded tour with a good variety of venues that will cater to the diversity of styles. Guincho and Gran Canaria will showcase the progressive aerial aspect of the sport whilst Ho’okipa and Puerto Rico will offer the purists a chance to illustrate a more power-based style of on-rail surfing. I’m really looking forward to meeting and working closely with local organizers and to make this a memorable year for the KSP,” Mckenna added.

 

As reigning World Champions Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS/Cabrinha) and Jalou Langeree (NED/Naish) look to defend their titles amidst a field of the top 24 men and 12 women umpired by an International Surfing Association-accredited panel of judges, each KSP event will once again feature live webcast with live scoring, broadcasting the heat-by-heat action in real time.

 

To receive all updates about the KSP World Championship Tour please sign up for the KSP newsletter at www.kspworldtour.com. Follow the KSP on Facebook at facebook.com/KSPworldtour or on Twitter at twitter.com/KSPworldtour.

 

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2013 KSP World Championship Tour Schedule:

  • June 27 to July 6, 2013  —  Guincho, Cascais/Portugal
  • July 25 to August 2, 2013 — Jinamar, Gran Canaria/Spain
  • October 31 to November 9, 2013 — Shacks/Puerto Rico
  • November 22 to December 1, 2013 — Ho’okipa, Maui/USA

 

Photographer:  Hugo Valente              Rider: Matchu Lopes Almeida (CPV/North)

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