sábado, 27 de junio de 2009

An other day in Paradise

Busy busy at Coco Beach

Douglas got his first Level today.

David in the air with his Thruster 14m.

An other great Kitebaording say at Coco Beach, Playa del Carmen.
Riding all day long till.....8.30pm!!!!
Wind got even stonger at night.
Thanks everybody to come and join us for a friendly afternoon of riding.
Douglas,get ready for your next lesson, all about the board today!!!!

jueves, 25 de junio de 2009

7min of pure Old School & Wave Riding...Nice!

Perfect Weather to try the 2009 Eclipse KIMA 6m.

Bring your smaller kites and get ready for some heavy gusts!

We ll be all day long at Coco Beach, Playa del Carmen.

Come and rent from PDC Kiteboarding the latest Eclipse Equipment.

Day 1 - Kite Masters 2009

Praia de Alvor (25 July 2009) – The much anticipated start of the prestigious Kite Masters World Tour 2009 kicks off with a thrilling display of speed and power courtesy of the PKRA racers who participated in the third annual Kiteboard Course Racing World Tour 2009. Perfect weather conditions greeted the crowd at the beach along with the athletes although the much sought-after wind which fuels the games arrived later during the race. After a long period of waiting, the event got underway at approximately 2:00 pm and was participated by the crème de la crème of kiteboard racing.
The wind was particular light during the first two races but gradually picked up after the 45-minute break for the third and final race of the day which concluded at 5:00 pm. The first race of the day lasted approximately 23 minutes and progressively got faster with the final race only taking 17 minutes. Most of the competitors started on their largest kites (15m / 16m for the men) but eventually switched down one size for the final race. Bringing the crowd on their feet and leading the race after day one is Cabrinha’s Bruno Sroka (FRA) who is making a comeback after taking a break from last year’s racing events. The French racer dominated all three races with convincing wins. It was apparent that Sroka have been busy training and has worked very hard on his board and speed during the off-season. Unfortunately, last year’s champion Charles Deleau (North, FRA) is racing on borrowed gear due to lost luggage. The French rider is hoping to get his gear later today so he can climb his way back up to the top to defend his world championship title against Sroka who was World Champion in 2007. Meanwhile, American Jesse Richman, another Cabrinha rider is currently in second place while North’s Sean Farley (MEX) completes the top three. On the women’s side, Steph Bridge (GBR) of North Kiteboarding once again dominated all three races and even beating many of the men, since both men and women started at the same time. Fabienne D’Ortoli (FRA) riding with a Naish kites ranked second overall after day one followed by Kari Schivebaag (NOR) of Ozone. After the races, the competition switched over to the Kite Masters freestyle events where 12 men’s heats and 4 ladies heats were completed. In the men's division within group 1 Sebastian Garat (RRD, FRA) currently has 4 points while Abel Lago has 2 points. In group 2 Michael Schithofer (Naish, AUS) and Jesse Richman (Cabrinha, USA) each has 1 point while Danilo Nacarato has 2 points. In group 3 both Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA) and Gonçalo Gomes each has 2 points and finally in group 4 both Kevin Langeree (Naish, NLD) and Charles Deleau (North, FRA) each has 2 points. Over in the women's heats within group 1 Karolina Winkoska (Naish, POL) and Marilou Lavale each has 2 points as is the same situation in group 2 with both Jalou Langeree (Naish, NLD) and Steph Bridge (North, GBR) each having 2 points.The day’s event concluded at around 7:00 pm while tomorrow's rider meeting is set for 1:00 pm and first possible start at 1:30 pm local time. Presented by The Gest Group under the leadership of Director General Erich Steffen and Event Coordinator Eduardo Piloni, these premium kiteboarding events will run from June 24 – 28, 2009 at Praia de Alvor, Portimao. These events will be hosted by the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the globally recognized professional kiteboarding organization.

lunes, 22 de junio de 2009

domingo, 21 de junio de 2009

Le Mexique Fête la Musique ! Programme du 20 au 25 juin

Le Mamita’s Beach Club en partenariat avec la Municipalité de Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen)et l’Alliance Française de Cancun organisent un concert Gratuit de Claude Challe, le créateur et Dj fetish du Buddha Bar de Paris.
Ce concert aura lieu à 18 heures. Entrée Libre sur la plage.
D’autres événements auront lieu le 20 et le 21 sur la Quinta, lieu magique et dynamque de Playa del Carmen.
Infos: www.mamitasbeachclub.com

L’Observatoire Cousteau - Une collaboration franco-mexicaine pour prendre le pouls des océans

Le 22 juin prochain sera inaugurée à La Paz (Baja California Sur) la première base de l’Observatoire franco-mexicain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Son rôle sera de permettre une collaboration étroite entre les institutions des deux pays pour l’observation et la préservation des océans

jueves, 18 de junio de 2009

martes, 16 de junio de 2009

An other great day at work.....

We LOVE .....June!

Eclipse KIMA 6M, 2009.
Morph Bar 2009.
Freak Dog Tracker 134.

Eclipse NANO 9M, 2009.

Focus on Ariel.

domingo, 14 de junio de 2009

Brazil Freestyle KiteExtreme Change of Date

Due to the Natural Disaster in the form of torrential rains and landslides that has seriously affected the State of Piaui, Brazil during the month of May, the 2009. KiteExtreme Freestyle event will be moved to October 14 – 18, 2009. For updates on the event check the PKRA Website at: http://www.pkra.info

PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam celebrates 8th straight year in Fuerteventura

For eight years in a row, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the world’s leading professional kiteboarding organization – is bringing the events back to Fuerteventura soil. The event dubbed “Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam 2009,” will be a five-day event of extreme kiteboarding action. The highlights will include Freestyle and Kite-Loop Competition to be participated in by professional riders from more than 18 different countries. Organized by Pro Center René Egli through its owner René Egli, featuring €33,000 in total prize money, the Fuerteventura event is well-known as the most extreme PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour event be cause of guaranteed strong winds.
The kick-off games will start on July 17, 2009 with the Inscription & the Welcome Party and will run until July 22. Expect to see some of the best freestyle kiteboarders live in action performing their biggest jumps and difficult tricks, push ing themselves in the extreme conditions. In addition to the freestyle this year will feature a kite-loop competition which guarantee spectacular extremely high jumps as the riders get that extra lift created as they loop their kite while in mid-air.
The venue will be Playa Sotavento, without a doubt the best beach in Fuerteventura and a paradise of immense ecological prosperity. The area abounds with sunny weather condition and strong winds blowing at an average of 18 to 35 knots. These, combined with an average water temperature of 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and a general wind direction of side offshore to side shore makes the beaches of Sotavento a perfect and spectacular setting for the PKRA Grand Slam event.
Reigning Fuerteventura men’s freestyle champion Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil, GBR), who also won the title here in 2006 is the top favorite, while top challengers Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) and Sebas- tien Garat (RRD, FRA - who won second place last year) may give Hadlow a run for his money.
In the women’s division, 3-time Fuerteventura champion Gisela Pulido (Slingshot, ESP) is the favored rider to win this year but with the likes of Bruna Kajiya (Best, BRA) and Susi Mai (Cabrinha, GER) at the helm, the young Spaniard would have to push herself to the limit once again to retain the title.
The Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam is organized and presented by Pro Center René Egli in cooperation with the townhall of the municipality of Pájara, the government of Fuerteventura & the Canary Islands, and through the sponsors Hotel Meliã Gorriones, Tropical, Cabrinha and Neil Pryde.

viernes, 12 de junio de 2009

Playa del Carmen Kiteboarding Today

Well done Job! First Body drag today!
Getting up on the board is next...

David and his toy: Eclipse Thruster 14m.

Veroniqua trying her new Best waroo 10m.

Eclipse & Resin8 Kitesurfing in Cornwall

jueves, 11 de junio de 2009

sábado, 6 de junio de 2009

Cabarete 2009

The Dominican Republic Cabarete event, has been has being a classic PKRA World Tour event over the last 7 years. This great location know as the Caribbean Kiteboarding Mecca, has hosted many years the highest standard Kiteboarding event in the world where the absolute best in the world have competed. Unfortunately in 2009 the economic world crisis has hit the Dominican Republic very hard and the event this year is not able to support the High Standards of the PKRA World Tour. Over the last few weeks the event organizer, the rider’s committee and the PKRA managing body have being discussing, different options to deal with the crisis and adjust the event to the current economic situation.
However the options have not being feasible since they would greatly compromise the high standards of the PKRA World Tour establish by the best riders in the world, and make the event something far away from a World Championship event. Therefore the decision was to call off the 2009 event, and wait for better times and organize the official “Cabarete World Cup” as a high standard kiteboarding event in 2010.
The next official PKRA event will be the Course Racing event at the Portimao Kite Masters, and the next official freestyle PKRA event of the year will be the Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam 2009. Notice of race coming soon. 100% confirmed.

viernes, 5 de junio de 2009

Catch of the Day!

Summer arrives, SpearFishing season is here!!
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