The PKRA World Tour is set to kick off its 2011 season with the return of the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup in Thailand.
Asia’s first ever Pro Kiteboarding event had an amazing success in 2010 and quoted by international pro-riders as one of the best event setups in the history of Kiteboarding. We can expect another remarkable event this season which will set the mode for this year’s annual pro tour event lineup making Asia a prestigious part of the PKRA World Tour circuit.
This mega event will start up on March 10th through March 13th with a special PKRA Asian freestyle qualifier, high jump as well as long distance race. The top 2 male and top 2 female freestyle winners will be given the chance to test themselves against the world’s best as they will automatically be entered into the main event as wildcards.
The PKRA international crew will be running this qualifier event, which will ensure the highest quality of event logistics and judging. Registration for the main event will take place on Sunday, March 13th whereby Monday, March 14th through Saturday, March 19th will mark the official kick off of the PKRA World Tour season. Top riders from around the world will compete in this Grand Slam event, featuring Freestyle, Course Racing, and Board Off disciplines.
As an added highlight, an SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) competition has been added to the list of disciplines beginning every morning at 9:00am from March 15th-17th, and will have a vast range of prizes for the winners.
Holding a world-class event in Asia has proven to promote the sport of kiteboarding and will open opportunities for new talent to take center stage encouraging Asian riders to partake in the highest level of kiteboarding in the world. PKRA Thailand promises to be an event to be remember, and will set a high standard for professional kiteboarding competitions in the entire Asian continent.