hi, here is a report made by Laurel Eastmen.
from: http://www.dragon-designs.net/~kitesurf ... s/main.htm
Report nr. 2
Date 31 July
The day before the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup 2002
With the wind just cranking, sun shining, and all the kiters on the beach, the scene is set for what should be a fantastic competition. Cross-offshore wind makes for great jumps close to the beach without the danger of landing on any spectators. Its a bit sketchy because of the gusts, when you have riders close together and a gust hits it can be a bit scary. I was out on my 7.5, fully depowered and super lit. How Jaime Herraiz (North) can hold down a 12 is beyond me, but he was boosting huge.
Martin Vari, Fadi Issa, and Marc (Marley) Ramsier representing Cabrinha have been busy signing autographs and teaching the public a bit about our sport. Vari, the 2001 World Champion gave me his opinion about Fuerte. He thinks it is a great place, lots of pretty girls, a great organization, and very beautiful. As for the kiting, he (and all of us) finds it very challenging.
The German production company, Tonix, is here and have been busy shooting heaps of cool footage from jetskiÃ‚Â´s and in the water for broadcast on television shows all over Europe. There will be something on the news in Holland soon, so keep your eyes open for that!
Tonight is the PKRA riders meeting and the official Opening Ceremony in the party tent on the beach. Rumor has it there will be strippers dancing on tables, that should be fun! Most riders will probably have an early night for the competition tommorow. The guys will have qualifiers, 42 are here for the event, 16 are pre-seeded and the rest do the trials. The women are only 13 this time, so no trials for us! Wish us luck, good winds and Aloha!