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PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour Cabarete

Postby Toby » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:09 pm

PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour

Event: Cabarete World Cup 2008
Location: Bozo Beach - Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Registration: 24 June
Competition: 25-29 June

To download a PDF of this press release please visit: http://www.kiteworldtour.com/press/caba ... e-2008.pdf

Cabarete, Dominican Republic, June 3, 2008 – The fourth stop of the PKRA World Tour is
happening at Bozo Beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic for the Cabarete World Cup 2008. This
small, unhurried and relaxed tropical town located on the northern end of the Dominican Republic is
regarded a great favor as a destination not only for travelers seeking fun and adventure but also for ex-
treme water sports enthusiasts - kitesurfers, windsurfers and scuba divers. The strong trade winds pro-
vide consistent fuel for kitesurfing and windsurfing, averaging between 15 and 25 knots onshore with
the best wind conditions being in the months of June to August.

The Cabarete leg has always been a thrilling and exciting event from start to finish and has never failed
to showcase a different level of kitesurfing each year. The onset of consistent wind enables PKRA riders
to perform and land powered tricks and technical moves raising the bar for kitesurfing, redefining the
fastest growing water-sport in the world every time the games move to this magnificent spot.

The Cabarete World Cup 2008 will showcase two disciplines – the World Cup Freestyle and Big
Air / Board-off Competition. Exciting as it is, Cabarete is also notable and unique among the PKRA tour
stops as it is the only leg where no single competitor in the men’s Freestyle event has ever claimed the
championship more than once. Last year’s title was claimed by Cabarete’s favorite boy, Ariel Corniel
(EH Kiteboarding) who dominated much of the event with a display of new school kiteboarding tricks.
In complete contrast, the women’s title is held only by four riders from 2001 to 2007 with Bruna Ka-
jiya (Best, Brazil) being last year’s champion.

In the board-off competition, riders jump as high as they can to give them enough time to take the
board off their feet and perform some really nice tricks before putting the board back on as they come
down to the water.

The riders to watch out for include Alvaro Onieva (Spain), Aaron Hadlow (UK), Ariel Corniel
(Dominican Republic) and Kevin Langeree (Netherlands) for the men and Susi Mai (Germany), Bruna
Kajiya (Brazil), Gisela Pulido (Spain) and Jalou Langeree (Netherlands) for the women.

The Dominican Republic stop is being organized by Cabarete Events under the able leadership of its
president, Lorenzo Sancassani and Event Coordinator Niurka Rodriguez.

Title Sponsors:

Government of Dominican Republic
Millennium Resort and Spa
Suporting Sponsors:

EH Kiteboarding
Europcar
Viva Resorts
Velero
Carib Wind Center
Grupo Consolidado
Lax
La Campagna
Ocean Dream Resort
L’Agence Real Estate
Stonefish
Villa Taina

For more information please visit or contact:
http://www.kiteworldtour.com
Paul Caswell

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