KSP Announces Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro Ireland And Fantasy Round #3
Kahului, Hawaii – October 13, 2012: Next up on the KSP world championship tour schedule is Europe’s secret kite surfing jewel and home to some of the planet’s biggest surf, Ireland. Kicking off in less than a week and running from October 19 to 28, the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro will incorporate a unique mobile format, capable of showcasing each day’s action at the choicest of locations on the country’s wild and swell-abundant west coast.
Home base for competitors and contest officials will be the Pure Magic Lodge on Achill Island in the county of Mayo. From here, a number of prime wave spots are within close reach. Conditions at each of the spots will be evaluated each morning to select the best possible condtitions for the event.
Local organizer, Kieran Sammon of Freeride, says: “Bringing the KSP tour to the West Coast of Ireland is a win-win situation. The riders will get to see some of the best conditions in Europe nestled in the beautiful landscape of the West Coast of Ireland and the people of Ireland can showcase the hospitality of the Irish. There is real power behind the heavy swell of the Atlantic, its a force to be reckoned with, challenging the skills of the riders. The craic will be mighty!”.
The Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro 2012 the KSP also announces round 3 of the 2012 Fantasy KSP powered by Fantastar.com. Open as of today, the round will remain open until midnight on October 18, 2012 (GMT), just hours before the start of the Irish leg of the tour.
Fantasy KSP enables fans and kitesurfers from around the world to participate in the KSP World Tour by assembling their own dream team of tour riders prior to each world championship tour event and “betting” on them to win awesome prizes. Fantasy KSP is free, fun, and open for all to play.
The Prizes for the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro Fantasy game are:
1st place: North Kiteboarding “WAM” 5’10
2nd & 3rd place: Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro jersey by ION signed by KSP riders
4th & 5th place: ION T-Shirt
Log onto www.kspworldtour.com/fantasyleague.html
to learn more about the game and how to create your fantasy team! Find a list of confirmed riders to choose from below.
The KSP and Freeride are proud to announced their sponsors and local partners for the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro 2012, which include Aer Lingus, North Kiteboarding, Achill Tourism, Hertz, Pure Magic, Cully & Sully, IKSA, Leader, NDP, EAFRD, SW Mayo Development, DECLG and the KSP tour outfitter ION Essentials.
Be sure to follow the event and your riders by checking out the live action as it unfolds from October 19 through 28 at www.kspworldtour.com/live
Ainhoa Garcia (ESP)
Ines Correia (POR)
Jalou Langeree (NED)
Kari Schibevaag (NOR)
Kirsty Jones (GBR)
Kristin Boese (GER)
Lilian Malschaert (NED) - Alternate Rider
Maria Celina Guardati (CHI)
Melissa Gil (USA)
Milla Ferreira (BRA)
Ninja Bichler (GER)
Suzanne Kuiper (NED) - Alternate Rider
Abel Lago (ESP)
Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
Bastien Bollard (FRA) – Alternate Rider
Cameron Biehl (USA)
Etienne Lhote (FRA)
Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
Gonzalo Gomes (POR)
Grant “Twig” Baker (RSA)
Guilly Brandao (BRA)
Jakob Appel (DEN)
Juan Pablo Diban (CHI)
Keahi de Aboitiz (AUS)
Keith McGewon (IRL) – Local Wildcard
Lee Harvey (GBR)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Mark Moore (CAN)
Marciel Lopes Almeida (CPV)
Mauricio Pedreira (BRA)
Mitu Monteiro (CPV)
Patri McLaughlin (HI)
Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Ryan Coote (IRL) - Local Wildcard
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Sky Solbach (USA)