First windless day in 7 days
Today marks the seventh day of competition here in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. Unfortunately there was no wind today, but it was the perfect weather to run SUP races otherwise known as Stand-Up Paddleboard races. The sun was out just as it has been for the past few days with scorching hot record-breaking temperatures.
World Tour crew members such as PKRA World Tour manager Mauricio Toscano was out on the water to have a few minutes of time off from his busy working schedule. Toscano finished in 4th place while PKRA international judge Antoine Jaubert finished in 2nd. The 2009 world freestyle champion Kevin Langeree crossed the finish line first. German racer Christian Rogge put his racing skills to the test and seemed to work for him landing in 3rd place. Event organizer Mathias Nuemann is a big fan of SUP racing. He was out on the water showing his interest and support for the sport. Norwegian racer, Kari Schibevaag was the only girl to compete in the SUP race showing her support, great personality and friendly smile throughout the race.
For those who share the love of SUP racing, the JEVER German SUP tour will take place in addition to and within the JEVER SUP World Cup Hamburg. As the German championship it is the most important national SUP Flat-water tour, sanctioned by the Deutschen Wellenreit Verband. The participants compete for a wildcard for the JEVER SUP World Cup Hamburg 2010 as well as battle for important ranking points in the match for the title “German AM SUP Champion 2010”. This title will be awarded to the participant with the most points after the final showdown in Hamburg.
Hundred of people were out and about mingling with the world famous riders who were taking advantage of the windless day. Many took the opportunity to have autograph signed and take candid photos.
Tomorrow’s weather forecast looks very promising. The freestyle double eliminations will resume as early as 9:00am.
Tomorrow’s mandatory skippers meeting is scheduled for 8:30am with the first possible start of 9:00am.
For all main event live results please visit: http://www.extremeelements.tv/live_results/results.php
The St. Peter-Ording Kitesurf World Cup is supported in part by: Palmolive, Prosieben, tv14, St. Peter-Ording-Nordsee, Jever, Quicksilver, Lufthansa, Naish, Havaianas, Pentax, N-Joy, Coke, Moebel-Kraft, Yamaha, Sport1, Kitelife, x-h2o, Splocs, PKRA, International Kiteboarding Association.
SUP RACE RESULTS
1. Kevin Langeree
2. Antoine Jaubert
3. Christian Rogge
4. Mauricio Toscano
5. Carlos Saez
6. Mathias Nuemann
7. Oliver Koenig
8. Kari Schibevaag