aw9
May 23, 2016

Nocher and Kalinina claim first European Championship Titles on foiling Kiteboards

Medal races conclude the 2016 IKA KiteRacing European Championships - for a first time on foiling kiteboards in both the regulated Formula Kite class and the open development…
CI0P8721
May 22, 2016

Nocher and Kalinina clear ahead before the medal races at the 2016 Kiteracing Europeans

It has been a very intense competition day, with nine rounds for the entire Fleet. Tomorrow in the medal series, the top 10 men will race in the platinum fleet, then the remaining…

Upcoming Events

   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2016-05-24)
As previously announced, the World Kite League is planning a wave event in Essaouira. After… Read more...
   |    (2016-04-19)
On the 21st of March, 2016 World Sailing announced that two IFKO events - namely… Read more...
   |    (2016-03-24)
Following the decisions at the recent IKA AGM in Rome, World Sailing has now published… Read more...
   |    (2015-12-16)    |    (2015-12-13)
St Kilda's usual foreshore and beach buzz on a warm summer Sunday grew louder when… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

Counting down the days for the KSP Mauritius One Eye Pro

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Kicking off the Kite Surf Pro’s (KSP) inaugural World Championship Kite Wave Tour on September 23, 2011, the remote African island of Mauritius will host the first of three kite surfing world tour stops this season.

Sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), the KSP is the official world championship kite surfing tour, a non-profit association launched at the beginning of the year that aspires to showcase the pinnacle of kite surfing in the best conditions on the planet — the near-perfect fusion of wind and waves that top kite surfers dream of.

A class association within the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the IKA (International Kiteboarding Association) governs the sport of kiteboarding, which is broken up into three main disciplines: freestyle kiteboarding, kiteboard racing and kite surfing, which is essentially surfing with a kite.

Promising to deliver high-caliber and action-packed kite surfing, the KSP One Eye Pro on Mauritius will take place September 23 to October 2, 2011. One Eye, the world-renowned Mauritian kite surfing wave, will set the stage for the first of three 2011 KSP World Tour events. Amidst stunning scenery, pristine turquoise waters, and perfect surf, the event will take place directly in front of the Indian Resort & Spa, at the base of Le Morne Mountain, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Truly a global tour, the men’s division of the KSP will feature 22 competitors from more than 10 countries, including Airton Cozzolino (Italy), Bruno Bordovsky (Brazil), Bear Karry (USA), Ethienne Lhote (France), Filippe Ferreira (Brazil), three-time Kite Surfing World Champion Guilly Brandao (Brazil), Ian Alldredge (USA), Jeremie Eloy (France), Jesse Richman (HI), John Amundson (HI), Jon Modica (USA), Juan Pablo Diban (Chile), Lee Harvey (Great Britain), Marc Ramseier (Switzerland), 2007 Kite Surfing World Champion Martin Vari (Argentina), Mauricio Pedreira (Brazil), 2008 Kite Surfing World Champion Mitu Monteiro (Cabo Verde), Nuno Figueiredo (Portugal), Patri McLaughlin (HI), Sebastien Schmitt (Reunion), Sky Solbach (USA), plus serveral alternate riders.

The women’s lineup for the 2011 KSP tour consists of: Adriana Harlan (H), Ines Correira (Portugal), Kelly Wren Strachan (USA), three-time Kite Surfing World Champion Kirsty Jones (Great Britain), two-time Kite Surfing World Champion Kristin Boese (Germany), Maayke Tadema (Netherlands), Marie Gauton (France), Melissa Gil (Costa Rica), Milla Knese (Brazil), Suzanne Kuiper (Netherlands), plus several alternates.

Raising the number of competitors to 36, three local Mauritian riders (two male and one female) will join the event as well. Designed to give undiscovered talent a chance to compete with the kitesurfing elite, the Wild Cards for the KSP One Eye Pro have been awarded, through a local video competition, to Max Bonieux, Patrick Desvaux de Marigny and Elsa Saintville.

Following the first KSP tour stop in Mauritius, the remaining stops will be held in Pasacamayo, Peru and Ponta Preta, Cape Verde — October 19 to 28 and December 2 to 11, respectively.

For more information, please visit KSPworldtour.com. And don’t miss the KSP One Eye Pro streamed live online, starting September 23, 2011.


Industry Partners

  • f2_bw.png
  • cabinha_bw5.png
  • airush_bw.png
  • rrd_bw.png
  • asv_bw.png
  • nplus1.png
  • aguera_bw5.png
  • gaastra_bw.png
  • northkiteboarding_bw2.png
  • ozone_bw2.png
  • temavento_bw.png

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • kitefoilgoldcup.png
  • kiteboardtoureurope_bw.png
  • ksplogo_bw.png
  • kta_bw.png

Media Partners

  • kiteworldmag_bw.png
  • sportsfeatures_bw.png
  • kiteforum.png
  • tkbm-black.png

Recognized Programs

  • KTAkiteKidsLogo_IKA.jpg
  • race_center_banner_IKA.jpg
  • kb4girlslogo150.png