Sunday, July 12, 2009

KPWT Tarifa, Spain (plus a visit to Morocco)

Had a chance to jet out to the Kiteboard Pro World Tour in Tarifa Spain over 4th of July Holiday. The competition was held in "ok" conditions, with steady wind, albeit on the lighter side. Our pal Jesse Richman (2008's #1 overall) managed to win the kiteloop competition, and placed 4th in course racing and 9th in freestyle. I met up with Cabrinha riders Cam Dietrich and Susi Mai for a one day detour to Tangiers, Morocco.

The KPWT event was followed by a media event built around Cabrinha's new products - their 10th generation of product, featuring the new Nomad kites. Very appropriate name for a line of kites - as Pete Cabrinha says, all of us who kite, are in a way, Nomads....