Registration Day at the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup
Day one saw the arrival of all the top kiteboarders to the small island of Fehmarn, Germany, to register for the largest kiteboarding event of the year. Fehmarn is famous for it’s nature and recreation areas, but also of course for it’s well known windsurf and kitesurf spots, boasting over 78 kms of coastline.
This year will be the 11th year of the Kitesurf World Cup in Germany, but the first year for this new location in Fehmarn. It promises to be better than ever, with a wonderful new location, and a new, improved competition format from the World Kiteboarding League. There will be large, live-scoring screens on the beach where all the public can follow the action, and of course our live-stream will be running via our Facebook page where you can view all of the heats.
With over 40 registered Male riders and 20 registered female riders from a combination of 13 different countries, you can be sure to see the very best in freestyle, slalom and foil kiteboarding. Let’s see if the current leader Carlos Mario from Brazil can keep himself at the top of the rankings, or if former World Champions Alex Pastor or Youri Zoon who are close behind will climb their way up! For the Women, will Bruna Kajiya maintain her top position? With Paula Novotna and Hannah Whiteley close on her tail, it will be an interesting battle to watch!
The opening ceremony was held in the evening in front of the crowds, with each rider proudly representing their country.
Skipper’s meeting has been called for 10am tomorrow morning. The forecasts look light, so the foil discipline is most likely to be run first.
Get ready for 10 days of adrenaline fuelled action, and best of all, stay in touch with the live stream, follow the heats, watch the rider interviews, and ask questions to all the top riders!