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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Day 4 Update

PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Day 4 Update

It has been a long day of action here in Tenerife, with the wind quickly picking up to 25-30 knots for the fourth day of Kite Master’s action. Head Judge Sami Gali was impressed by the amount of high jumps, which resulted from the conditions, “Height and power are the most important factors in this competition and we saw some great displays of both today.”

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PKRA Tenerife Kite Masters Update: Youri Zoon Lands 900

Today another 16 heats of the Tenerife Kite Masters 2011 were disputed here in El Medano. According to Race Director Olaf Van Tol the riders are now getting used to the conditions, “This afternoon we began to see some higher board offs as the riders used the nice kickers which line the spot.”

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PKRA Fuerteventura 2011 Final Results

PKRA Fuerteventura 2011 Final Results

The last day of competition welcomed the competitors with the most extreme conditions a kiteboarder can expect in Fuerteventura: 35 to 45 knots in the ongoing gusts and choppy waters. As usual on the PKRA we were again surprised by the level the riders can reach in these conditions.

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 4: Extreme Conditions for Double Eliminations

It was an amazing day of competition in Fuerteventura today in what the riders commented to be the hardest conditions they have rode in this year with winds averaging 35 knots .

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 3: Zoon and Pulido Win Single Eliminations

After two days of competition here in Fuerteventura for the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour, we entered the second part of the single eliminations. This was going to be the most exciting day with only the very best riders left to compete in the strong winds of Sotavento. The men’s division started with the quarter finals in 30 knots conditions which according to Brazilian rider Reno Romeu (BRA, North) made the spot a little choppy with a kicker on the inside.

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PKRA Fuerteventura Day 1:24 Spots, 32 Competitors, Throw Down Ensues

Day 1 started with trials since the competition only had 24 spaces for men and 32 registered (along with 9 women0. The top 8 men automatically qualified, and all the rest had to go into qualifiers where only 16 men could advance into the main event which starts tomorrow.

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Freestyle World Champion Andy Yates Injured

The PKRA Freestyle World Champion 2010, Australian Andy Yates, recently injured his shoulder while training at home. As a result, Andy won’t be able to compete in the next three events.

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PKRA Leucate: Pulido and Zoon Take Single and Double Elimination Titles

The sun was out this morning welcoming the howling 25-35+ knot wind. Riders prepared their smallest kites for what was a day of astounding kiteboarding action. The competition level this year is extremely high making it mandatory for all riders to perform at the best of their ability.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon RECORDED: Search for Shape

Winning doesn't come easy, and it can be stressful when things don't run smoothly. "When I arrived here in Australia, I really wanted to push it and train hard, but then you get back on the water, and it's just a lot of frustration!"

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PKRA Lanzarote Wave Event Final Results

It was a great sunny day with cloudy periods at the PKRA Wave event here in Lanzarote. The wind and wave conditions were similar to yesterday.

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PKRA Morocco Final Results

PKRA Morocco Final Results

It was a great final day in Dakhla, Morocco. Riders prepared their 10-14m kites for the continuation of the men and women freestyle double eliminations, which began early this morning under cloudy skies with winds averaging 15 knots. The conditions were stable for the last round of heats.

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PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

PKRA Mexico Wrap Up and Final Results

It was yet another beautiful, hot sunny day in Riviera Maya, Mexico. A large crowd of spectators scattered along the beach this morning in hopes of catching a glimpse of all the non-stop kiteboarding action.

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Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle Titles at PKRA Hua Hin

Zoon and Pulido Take Freestyle Titles at PKRA Hua Hin

It was an extremely wet and wild day here in Hua Hin, Thailand. The competition got underway very early this morning in very gusty and extraordinarily fierce weather conditions.

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Close Up: Karolina Winkowska

When she was just 13 she tried kiteboarding for the first time with her dad, who attached her to a rope so she wouldn’t fly away. Now Karolina is 20 and travels the globe on the PKRA circuit, finishing the 2010 season in second place in freestyle.

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Kitesurfing Wave World Championship Series Announced

The second stage – the finals – will be run by the Kite Surf Pro (KSP), a new tour created by a group of the worlds finest wave riders.

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