KSP World Tour Finals Get Underway In Pumping Surf At Ho’okipa maui Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – December 4, 2012: Today saw light and variable winds give way to returning trades earlier than expected for the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro. Local wildcard qualification heats were run in near flawless conditions, setting the stage for an action packed world tour final and the commencement of men’s round 1.

 KSP World Tour Finals Get Underway In Pumping Surf At Ho'okipa maui Hawaii

KSP World Tour Finals Get Underway In Pumping Surf At Ho'okipa maui Hawaii

“Anytime there’s an easterly component in the wind, you have to expect that Maui will deliver”, said KSP live stream commentator Ben Meyer. “It was great to finally see the guys and girls out there ripping at the point. The forecast looks very promising to finish the event in stellar conditions.”

Advancing from the men’s local wildcard qualification rounds were Tiago Candelot 1st, Olivier Sautet 2nd, and Kevin “Top Hat” Senn 3rd. On the women’s side, Oahu native Moona Whyte turned heads with an outstanding performace in her wildcard qualification heat and will join 2nd place local wildcard qualifier Kalia Aguera in the main women’s draw.

Following the action-packed qualification rounds, men’s round 1 got underway. Heat 1 saw world number 3 and world title contender Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) advance over Tiago Candelot (LWC) and Bastien Bollard (FRA, Ozone) with precisely executed turns and flowing rides, earning him the highest heat score of the competition thus far, a 14.93 combined two-wave total.

Men’s heat 2 between Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One), Sky Solbach (USA, North) and Shawn Richman (HI, Naish) was abandoned due to deteriorating winds. Following a brief holding pattern, the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro was called off for the day to wait for better conditions to resume competition tomorrow.

To see the pictures of the day click here!

For yesterdays clip with an interview of Robby Naish click here! 

Stay tuned for the 9am call and a 10am first possible start on www.kspworldtour.com/live.

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.

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

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

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho’okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii – November 29, 2012: Following the opening ceremony at Ho’okipa Beach Park on Maui’s North Shore, an official lay day was called due to light and variable winds. With plenty of waves on tap for the week ahead, contest directors aim to start the competition as soon as wind conditions permit.

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho'okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Hawaiian Beach Ceremony Kicks Off KSP World Tour Finals At Ho'okipa Beach Maui hawaii

Hawaii’s Kumu Keli’i Tau’a led a traditional Hawaiian blessing to open the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro followed with a speech by Rod Antone, Communications Director for the County Of Maui, who welcomed the 36 KSP riders from 18 countries. Lois Leinani Whitly wrapped up the beautiful beach ceremony by performing the National Anthem and Hawaiian Pono’i.

“It’s was a beautiful opening ceremony with perfect waves breaking out on the reef at Ho’okipa,” said Kristin Boese, KSP World Championship Tour President. “Unfortunately, we are just in a bad wind pattern at the moment. The wind forecast right now is not looking great for the next few days, but that can change quickly. We are still early in the holding period and are looking forward to what the following week will bring.”

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 the Local Qualifier Competition followed by Men’s Round 1.

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.

For the pictures of the day click here!

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

First Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour stop in China

As the month of November nears, PKRA fans and competitors grow more excited by the day for the first ever Professional Kiteboarding World Tour stop in Haikou, Hainan Island, China.  Never before has such a large-scale kiting event seen the wonders of the Chinese landscape, and this will surely mark kiteboarding’s official entrance into the region with unmatched excitement and exhilaration.

First Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour stop in China

First Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour stop in China

Nearing the end of the 2012 season, no location could be more fitting for such a momentous event than the land where kites were invented over 3,000 years ago. This region of the country is more than just a windy kite destination; in fact, many refer to it as the “Hawaii of China”, as it is defined by its extraordinary scenic beauty and abundance of lush landscapes.

This tropical oasis, which is surrounded by some 200 islands, remains a well known and highly visited tourist attraction. Hainan Island, which translates to “south of the sea” is located in the South China Sea, and will provide both freestyle and racing competitors the ultimate conditions for battling it out in this landmark event. The best riders in the world will descend on this faraway region and begin competition on November 12th through the 18th.

With the battle for World Championship titles incredibly close, the stakes are higher than ever. Top contenders including Alex Pastor (ESP), Youri Zoon (NED), Gisela Pulido (ESP), Bruna Kajiya (BRA), and many more, will all vie for top positioning in order to have the greatest advantage going into the last event of the year in New Caledonia.

For this event, the live stream will continue to bring all the action to the thousands of PKRA fans around the globe. For more information in the coming days leading up to the event, keep informed through the PKRA Facebook fan page and Twitter feed. Fans can also continue to find the latest news through the PKRA homepage at www.prokitetour.com.

China will be hosting the first ever Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour stop, between 12th-19th November, in Haikou, Hainan Island.

Top contenders including Alex Pastor, Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido, Bruna Kajiya and many more will all aim for top positioning, in order to have the greatest advantage going into the last event of the year, in New Caledonia.

Never before has such a large-scale kiting event seen the wonders of the Chinese landscape and this will surely mark kiteboarding’s official entrance into the region with unmatched excitement and exhilaration.

This tropical oasis, which is surrounded by some 200 islands, remains a well known and highly visited tourist attraction.

Hainan Island, which translates to “south of the sea” is located in the South China Sea, and will provide both freestyle and racing competitors the ultimate conditions for battling it out in this landmark event.

Nearing the end of the 2012 season, no location could be more fitting for such a momentous event than the land where kites were invented over 2800 years ago.

This region of the country is more than just a windy kite destination. In fact, many refer to it as the “Hawaii of China”, as it is defined by its extraordinary scenic beauty and abundance of lush landscapes.

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Wave World Tour KSP officially launches video

The KSP officially launches their Wave World Tour and will supply the world’s top with prime events in prime locations to promote the surfing aspect of the sport and kiting as such to mainstream media and the public.
Sanctioned by the IKA the KSP will be giving away the World Championship title in the kite surfing discipline and all riders that are not pre-registered through last years or this years competition results are invited to apply for a wild card at www.kspworldtour.com

Kite surf tour Europe KTE Netherlands – Browersdam – August 16th – 19th

Kite surf tour Europe KTE Netherlands - Browersdam - August 16th – 19th

Kite surf tour Europe KTE Netherlands - Browersdam - August 16th – 19th

Event History
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit Brouwersdam for the first time – the location is one of the most popular beaches for windsurfing and Kiteboarding in the Netherlands located 40 Minutes from Rotterdam but also 3 hours close to Cologne area in Germany. Kilometers of sandy beach will give all riders lot of space.

The Location
The location is one of the most popular beaches for windsurfing and Kiteboarding in the Netherlands. “De Kous” is a beach house located at the beach close to the road. We are hosted by Beware Beach wich has great experience in surfing, Beach sports, Summer Camps and Kitesurfing classes.

 

The formal address is:
Strandpaviljoen De Kous
Brouwersdam, 3253 AJ Ouddorp Zh, Niederlande
More Info: www.bewarebeach.nl

The Spot
Brouwersdam offers typical conditions of the northern sea – not too bad tides; waves from chop to “heavy”. We will have to move the judge tower for 250 meters between low and high tide, so please be aware of tidal changes when leaving you kite. The water temperature can vary between 16° and 20° Celsius. The air temperature will be from 20 – 25 degree Celsius. Please expect side to side onshore conditions from N – NW and S – SW Winds: 3 – 8 Bft.

Event Shedule

Wednesday August 15th.
18:00 – 20:00 Registration

Thursday August 16th.
10:00 Skippersmeeting
11:00 First possible start
19:00 Rider BBQ

Friday August 17th.
08:00 Breakfast Buffet
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start
19:00 Riders Dinner

Saturday August 18th.
08:00 Breakfast Buffet
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start
19:00 Riders Dinner
22:00 Beach Party

Sunday August 19th.
08:00 Breakfast Buffet
09:00 Skippersmeeting
10:00 First possible start
15:00 Price Giving Ceremony

Travel Info

By Plane
Schipol Airport (Amsterdam) is one of the largest Airports in the world:www.schiphol.nl Check low cost carrier to get there.

By Car
Brouwersdam is located right at the N57. There will be enough parking space for participants – for overnight stayings you have to use the camping. Wild Camping is very expensive!

From Rotterdam:
Follwow A15 direction Europoort. Take Exit Nr. 12 direction Hellevoetsluis (N57) and follow N57 northward direction Ouddorp. Take Exit „Noordzeestrand“ left towards Brouwersdamand you soon will see the „Strandpavillon De Kous”.

From Zierikzee:
Take N59 direction Renesse/Burgh Haamstede towards „Serooskerke“. Follow the N57 direction Ouddorp. After about 8 km you will see the Center Parcs/ Port Zeelande. Take the exit left to Brouwersdam and soon you will see “Strandpavillon De Kous”.

By Train
We would not recommend to use train, because it will be hard to get to the beach.

Accommodation / Parking
The dutch are used to camping – and it is the best solution to stay at the location. Attention: Wild camping is very expensive.

 

We received Info, that there will be no legal overight camping at the riders parking. The dutch poice refused permission for overight stayings becasue of another party event. Please use following alternate:
www.driveincamerpark.com

For Campers is High season 12 hours stay € 10,– (Thursday)Mid season 12 hours stay € 9,– (Friday to Sunday)
Caravans and tent Call www.Klepperstee.com and tell the reception that they you are attanding the KTE You will have 25% discount. Tax is € 0,81 per person a day

We recommend self-service camping “Klepperstee” at Ouddorp

Camping Recreatiepark De Klepperstee
Vrijheidswg 1
3253 Ouddorp
Tel.: 0187 681511
Fax: 0187 683060
Email: info@klepperstee.com
www.klepperstee.com

 

Other solutions could be

www.campingplatz-zeeland.de
www.duinenstrand.nl

More Informations are here www.vvvzeeland.nl/en/

If you need help please contact Gydo from Beware Beach
[31] 0618 47 69 05
info@bewarebeach.nl