Vendee Kitesurf Pro
2008 Kiteboard Pro World Tour
St Gilles Croix de Vie - Vendee - France
29th April / 4th May, 2008
Monday, April 15th - For immediate release
J-15, The kick-off of the Vendee Kitesurf Pro and the KPWT world tour , the only french stop of the 2008 KPWT !
During this event, the whole kitesurf world will be focusing on the World Cup, Freestyle, Wave Masters, and course racing.
50 best Pro international male riders and 15 female competitors are expected on "La Grande Plage", where the competition will take place.
Freestyle, Wave Masters and Course Racing will be the main events, with at stake a 27,000 â‚¬ prize money and points for the World Title 08.
A few of the competitors who compose the dream casting for this week of relentless competition include, Abel Lago (SP), the KPWT 2007 Wave World champion, Antoine Auriol (FR) the french revelation, Guillaume Mariani, Luis Hutter, Victor Hays and Erik Volpe the junior world champ 2007.
The international world leaders will also guarantee thrilling action on the water : among them, the young US rider, Jesse Richman, the Polish champion 2007 Victor Borsuk, the south African Taro Niehaus, the Belgium champion Leander Vyvey, Netherland will be also represented by Sander Lenten, and Morocco with Soufiane Hamaini. The Dream team from REP DOM, Alex Soto, Jan Marcos Rievera, Emmanuel Rondon, Luciano Gonzales, Luis Alberto Peralta, Ariel Corniel, Juan Carlos Morel.
The women board is quite promising as well : Kristin Boese (GER) Overall World Champion 2007, will have to face to the best spanish riders female, Ainhoa Garcia (SP) Freestyle world champ 2007. The international competitors need to beware of the frenchies, at home ! and the Australian champion 2007 Marine Sudre , Gabi Steindl (Aust), Kirsty Bowe from Tonga, Helen Thompson from UK, Ania Grzelinska from Poland!
Other than the kiteboarding competition, the spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy various sideline activities such as the skateboarding half-pipe, bungee sessions, and some exhibitions or even try landsailing and surfing during initiations offered by the instructors of the Semvie Nautisme team.
St Gilles the place to be !