After three perfect event days - one with focus on relaxing and beach partying – the sixth edition of the Kiteboard Open Noordwjik crowns its champions for the Kitesurf Tour Europe. 62 competitors from 13 countries were hosted by the KSN (Kust Surf Vereniging Noordwijk) and all are taking home best memories to this special beach. Even the 2009 World Champion ...
Even the 2009 World Champion in racing Bruno Sokra (France) was not able to overtake Danish Bjoern Rune Jensen being acting leader of the racing fleet since the austrian event. Two times first
and two times second the 42 year experienced racing specialist was dominating again the races.
Best dutch rider was Rolf van der Vlugt placed fourth bejond the unlucky Bruno and his countryman Julien Kerneur. The yougster Florian Gruber from Garmisch Partenkirchen in the German alps was performing as the best German competitor even in front of Dirk Hanel with a lot more of racing experience. “I was simply giving my best and due to my age I am light weighting and could use maybe some more gusts “Flo” Gruber explained who despite of his 17 years has more than 5 years in kiteboarding experience.
Due to the little winds in the first event day only the quarter finals in freestyle have been finished: Dutch local Tijn van Esch who holds 5th place Dutch Championships of 2009, and his countryman Bas Koole, the German Champion of 2009 Mario Rodwald, Polish Victor Borsuk and the Belgian fellows Christophy Tack and Steve Verelst pro rider from Heist-op-den-berg were within the best eight.
So the KBO on whitsun weekend 2011 June 11th – 13th for sure will host again the Kitesurf Tour Europe again” told Heiko Cramer responsable for the KSN´s event activities. The next stage of the Kitesurf Tour Europe wil be held on the German island of Sylt northward of Hamburg. With tough waves of the northern sea and stylish image the riders will expect the best: Starting with a Casino night and free live concerts such as Bosse. The next leg of the 2010 tour will be held June 22nd – 27th in Germany.