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Registration Surfcup Podersdorf and Kitesurf Cup Sylt open now

We are happy to open the registration to already two of the most exciting kiteboarding events: Podersdorf and Sylt. 

 

In the newly established Series all contestants have the chance to prove their skills in the following disciplines:

 

Old school and new school freestyle. Dead Man, Board Offs, Spins and Rotations 

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Wrap up KTE Italy

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the wrap up video from the Kitesurf Tour Europe in Italy 2014. Wel also would like to say THANK YOU to our sponsors and partner, without them it wouldn't have been possible to do the European Championships in Freestyle.

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Bridge and Kalinina grab the titles for Course racing on the final day of KTE Italy

The ultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe arrived and it was all to play for in the course racing division. With the Freestyle competition finished yesterday, all eyes turned to the top formula riders competing for the title.

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Rodwald and Novotna claim the European Freestyle titles in the 3rd day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe in Italy

The previous nights festivities may have had an impact on the performance of many today as one of the biggest parties in Southern Italy was held at Hang Loose beach with over 2000 people present.

 

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Freestyler dominating day 2 of the KTE Italy

Freestyler dominating day 2 of the KTE ItalIn the morning we started again with the Skippersmeeting at 10 am. The wind was already stronger than the day before, so that we were able to start with Formula Racing at 11 am. Race Director Markus Schwendtner decided to start the day with three races and keep an eye on the increasing wind. Olly once again dominated the races winning 2 of the 3 races, and coming a close 2nd in the final race, due to hitting a plastic bag in the water just 10m from the line.

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Bridge in the lead after first day of competition

During the first day of the competition at the KTE in Gizzeria we were able to finish 5 Races. 

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Hang Loose Beach welcomes the KTE Riders

Gizzeria, Italy 24 July 2014: The European Championships of Freestyle and Kitesurf Tour Europe Finals in Formula Racing are poised to witness a battle of champions in Gizzeria, Lido.

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KTE Italy - Aloha Beach Party at Hang Loose Beach

From 24th – 27th July the Kitesurf Tour Europe, official European Championships in Kiteboarding Freestyle, will kick off at the Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria Lido. At the same time we are more than happy to be part of the "Aloha Beach Party". 

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Italy – Germany: 5 - 1 Italian Ricardo Leccese again dominates the racings

Italian Riccardo Leccese still dominates the racings at the Kitesurfcup Sylt  - he wins five of six racings. The German 

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Football: Germany – France 1:0 Kitesurfing: Italy wins

Italian Riccardo Leccese dmoninated the racings ahead of polish Blazej Ozog and German Florian Gruber.

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Linus – a new Star is born

Junior Rider Linus Erdman dismissed the current eurpoean champion on the second place and defended his position in the second round. 

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Formula Racing Kiteboarding World Champion Flo Gruber takes all 4 disciplines

Florian Gruber, the current world champion in formula racing has a packed schedule for the jubilee edition of Kitesurf Cup Sylt.

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Twin Tip Racing Kitesurf Cup Sylt

Twin Tip Racing is a great discipline to get to know some racing rules and techniques. On Sylt you can get the chance to take part at the Twin Tip Racing, which is only on Saturday and Sunday!

 

 

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The countdown starts

Only a few weeks to go for the Kitesurf Cup Sylt and after that it is not that long until the Kitesurf Tour Europe at the beautiful Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria. Have a look at the Riders who are already registered. 

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IKA 50 points event Kitesurf Cup Sylt 2014

From 01. - 06. July 2014 the Kitesurf Cup Sylt will welcome the World's best Course Racer at the "Brandenburger Strand". This regatta will be a 50 points event as stated at the IKA website. So Course Racer get ready for another great event in Germany. 

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News about the KTE Germany

Important announcement for all competitors of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014. 

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Nobile becomes Industry Partner 2014

The fourth Industry Parter for the Kitesurf Tour Europe season 2014 can be announced. We are happy to welcome Nobile Kiteboarding to our tour. 

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BEST Kiteboarding continues partnership

BEST Kiteboarding is one of the leading brands in the Kite-Industry; their team riders are well known and successful kiteboarder like World Champion Gisela Pulido, Youri Zoon or extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten, who joined their team last year. Lewis Crathern, our commentator, is one of their team riders and represents the brand very well during our events. We look forward to a great year again and hope that we can support the riders and the sport as much as we can. 

 
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Royal Kiteboarding Industry Partner 2014

Royal Kiteboarding is for the first time an Industry Partner at the Kitesurf Tour Europe. 

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48 Course Racer

We are happy to announce that due to many requests and a big number of interested Course Racer we will stick to 48 Men and 48 Women for the Formula Kite competition. 

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Registration is open

The registration for the Kitesurf Tour Europe stops Germany and Italy are now open. Everyone who is interested in participating at one of our events please read the following article carefully. 

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Kitesurf Tour Europe Germany 2014

The Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit again the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. Read the following article to find out where and when the action will take place. 

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Broken Head Film for video production

Broken Head Film will be responsible for the daily videos this year again. We look forward to the partnership again can't wait for the season to start. We had Mark Bristol from Broken Head in a small interview. Get to know his recipe against a sunburn! 

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ION official Fashion Partner 2014

ION – a well known brand in the Watersports scenery.

We are happy to announce that ION will be our Fashion Partner for 2014. 

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Bas Koole Freestyle Head Judge

Bas Koole, professional Kiteboarder from the Netherlands, will be the Head Judge for the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 again. 

 

 

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North Kiteboarding first Industry Partner 2014

Since the establishment of the Kitesurf Tour Europe, North Kiteboarding supports the tour year by year. For 2014 they have confirmed the partnership again. 

 

 

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Local Organizer Luca Valentini

The Kitesurf Tour Europe will be in Italy - Gizzeria from 24. - 27. July 2014. Luca Valentini is our local organizer for this event. Check out the small interview we did recently with Luca. 

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Have you met Florian Trittel?!

Florian Trittel, Spanish Course Racer, what do you know about him? We asked him recently several questions about his past career in sailing and his plans for the upcoming season. We caught your attention? Read the following article to get to know Florian a bit better. 

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Lewis Crathern continues commentating at the KTE

Lewis Crathern, Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, was already in 2013 our commentator at the Kitesurf Tour Europe and the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. This week he extended his contract and will continue keeping the riders and beach audience informed at the events.

 

Lewis: " I' m really excited about being part of the 2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe. I think a tour like this is essential for European riders to promore themselves and is also great for the sport Kiteboarding." 

 

 

 

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Hang Loose Beach Gizzeria 2014

Bella Italia! One stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 will be in the south of Italy.

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New discipline for 2014

The Kitesurf Tour Europe will have some changes for the season 2014. We decided to add a new discipline - the Twin Tip Racing. There will be also important changes for the Freestyle and Formula Racing disciplines. 

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Q&A: Tangles and Redress

The IKA pubslished Questions and Answers for Course Racer about Tangles and Redress and explains when a Tack is completed. 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We wish all our fans, partners, participants, helping hands and organizer Merry Christmas and a happy new year - see you all back in 2014 with some great news about the Tour. 

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New World Ranking System

The IKA presents the new World Ranking System for 2014.

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Christmas Time

Winter arrived a few weeks ago and KTE Riders escaped to warmer and sunnier destinations like Brazil and Cape Town. 

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Florian Gruber - Course Racing World Champion 2013

Florian Gruber (GER) and Erika Heineken (USA) are the new Kiteboard Race World Champions. 

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One month until the Kiteracing Oceanics hits Perth shores

With six top ten international kiteracers in Perth in a month’s time, the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will make a huge splash.

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Facts and figures 2013

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 is done. The crew already works on the Tour for 2014. But till we announce the tour stops and dates you need to be patient for a few more weeks. Meanwhile read yourself through the facts and figures of this year and watch the official wrap-up video 2013. 

 

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IKA has a new president

The IKA 2013 class AGM was held yesterday in London. The agenda comprised class rule issues as well as elections. Mirco Babini is the new president of the IKA. 

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MINI KTE 2013 wrap-up

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 had it's final last weekend in Castelldefels. The European Champions in Freestyle and the Tour Winner of the KTE have been crowned.

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European Champions are crowned

Sabrina Lutz (Germany) and Mario Rodwald (Germany) are the 2013 European Freestyle Champions in kiteboarding. The European Championship titles in Freestyle Kiteboarding and the course racing tour winners have been awarded during the last tour stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Castelldefels (Spain) from October 10th - October 13th. 

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Sunny third day in Castelldefels

The third day at the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe presented by XS Power Drink and supported by Chupa Chups was really sunny, but unfortunately no wind for any competition.

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Freestyle action on day 2

In the morning the unexpected wind was strong enough to run the single elimination in freestyle. We saw some great action from the women and men on the water.

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Windless first day at the KTE

The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe presented by XS Power Drink was a sunny but unfortunatley windless day.

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Registration day Castelldefels

Today was the last registration day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. Skippersmeeting is sheduled for tomorrow morning 10 am. 

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XS Power Drink presents the Best Trick Contest

During the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe the Riders will get an extra competition - the "Best Trick Contest" presented by XS Power Drink. 

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Freestylers Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen

SCHEVENINGEN - German Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the third leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe  Freestyle this week at Scheveningen.

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Very challenging race conditions at day three of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen

SCHEVENINGEN – Supported by the appearance of current World Champion Freestyle Youri Zoon at the beach of Scheveningen the Easterly side-offshore wind turned up before noon. Flat water and clear blue skies formed the stage of an exciting day of action.

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A relaxing second day at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen

SCHEVENINGEN - The second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen was a very laidback, sunny day.

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Wind and sunny skies at the first action-packed day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen!

SCHEVENINGEN- The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe turned out to be an unexpected action packed day at the shores of The Hague’s notorious beach Scheveningen!

 

 

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Facts about the MINI KTE at Scheveningen

Only two days to go for the registration - only three days to go to the fist competition day. During the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 at Scheveningen (NL) the visitors and spectators will expect a really nice set up between the beachclubs.

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MINI KTE Scheveningen

Only a few more days to go for the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at Scheveningen. Don't miss the chance to meet Europe's best Kiteboarder at the third stop of the KTE. 

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Kite Frenzy at Kite-Expo in Castelldefels

Kite Frenzy from Castelldefels will attend like last year the Kite-Expo during the MINI Kitesurf Touu Europe powered by XS Power Drink. 

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Blankforce is partner for the Kite-Expo

Like last year, our Industry Partner Blankforce will be present at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 presented by XS Power Drink. 

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Finals of the Kitesurf-Trophy

This weekend the finals of the German nationals will be hold in Büsum. Can European Champion in Freestyle Mario Rodwald win his 8th season in a row? 

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Wet Watersports first partner for the Kite-Expo in Spain

The company Wet Watersports from Tarifa is the first partner for this year's Kite-Expo at the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 in Spain/Castelldefels. 

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Registration update Scheveningen and Castelldefels

Four more weeks and the KTE Crew is on their way to the Netherlands. Scheveningen will host the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 from September 26th-29th. Two weeks later the finals will be hold near Barcelona, in Castelldefels. For both events you can see the entry list below. 

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Sea Shepherd will attend our events

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

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Our Partner Flysurfer is looking for new staff

Are you dreaming of a career in the kiteboarding sport, then this might be your chance!

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Kite Oceanics Championships

The 2013 KiteOceanics will be a part of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual course racing calendar, held under the auspices of both the IKA and International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

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Notice of Race published for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2013

The Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup serie. Kiteboarding is an invited class for this event. 

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Third event at Scheveningen

In a few weeks Scheveningen will host the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. We look forward to visit the Netherlands again after last year's event at the Brouwersdam. 

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Flysurfer presents new Kite

Flysurfer presents their new inflatable Kite "Cronix".

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Riders list for Scheveningen

The third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Scheveningen is a few weeks away - but we already have a few Riders who want to take part at that event. 

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Little summer break

Two stops are done  - two more to go. The Crew and all Riders will have a short break before we will capture the beach at Scheveningen.

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Final day at the MINI KTE Sylt

Today brought yet another sunny day with record attendance, the MINI Kitesurf Cup Sylt 2013 has come to the end. During the past few days around 110,000 visitors cheered for Europe's best kite surfers and were once again rewarded with an exciting race, on the last day.

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Sunny Saturday

The third day of the KTE on Sylt was windless but sunny.

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Late Freestyle action

The second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe started off with Course Racing.

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Course Race action on the first day

The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at the Kitesurf Cup Sylt was full of Course Race action. 

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On Sylt we were welcomed with sunshine

The Kitesurf Cup Sylt hosts the second leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.

 

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Registered Rider for Germany

The online registration for the MINI KTE in Germany is now closed. If you still want to apply for the competition you need to come to the registration time on the 3rd July from 15:00-17:30.

 

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Last chance to register online

On Wednesday, 26th June 2013 we will close the online registration. After that it is only possible to register during the registration hours at the event. 

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Course Racing Competition after KTE Sylt

Course Racer can register for the competition at the "Kitesurf-Trophy" (german nationals) for an event which is right after the KTE in Germany and gain more Worldranking points.  

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Registered Rider for Germany

First Rider are registered for the second Tourstop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. 

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The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit Dutch Top Spot The Hague / Scheveningen

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit the top spot of The Hague / Scheveningen September 26th.-29th 2013. 

 

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Côte d’Azur conquered by MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013

The neighborhood of St.Tropez welcome the first European Tour stop in Kitesurfing

 


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What a funny, sunny beach day!

An incredible wakeboarding session prevailed over course racing action


 

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2nd competition day with snatchy wind conditions

Mario Rodwald (GER) and Sabrina Lutz (GER) won the Double Elimination and Course Racings continues

 

 

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Start of the MINI KTE 2013 season

Great conditions and action boom on the water!

 

The KTE 2013 season officially started this morning with the 1st skippersmeeting hold by course director Markus Schwendtner and freestyle head judge Bas Koole. 

 

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Online Registration closed

The online Registration for the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at the Almanarre Kite Master is now closed. If you still like to take part at the competition you need to register at the Event (Wednesday 29th May 15:00-17:30).

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Last chance to register online

Tomorrow (Saturday 25th) evening (8pm) we will close the online registration. If you want to compete in Hyeres/Almanarre at the Almanarre Kite Master you need to hurry up. 

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Rider Update

The KTE Crew will leave Hamburg in about 13 days. A few days later the first Rider will fly or drive to Almanarre to compete at the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. See below who will fight for the podium. 

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Our Mediapartner "The Kitesurf Channel"

The Kitesurf Channel continues reporting about the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. 

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First Rider are registered

Only 28 more days until the first MINI KTE Event in France/Almanarre. Here you will find the first registered Rider for that Event. 

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British Champion will compete at the MINI KTE

British Champion 2012 in Freestyle, Dan Sweeney, will participate in all MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Events 2013. For this he will get the 3rd Wildcard from the KTE.

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38 more days until the first Stop

The first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe is only 38 more days away. In France/Almanarre the "Almanarre Kite Masters" will host the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.

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MINI presents the Kitesurf Tour Europe again this year

Munich. 2013 sees MINI partnering the Kitesurf Tour Europe once again and picking up from last year’s shared success. MINI began backing one of Europe’s fastest-growing trend sports in 2012, the world’s first car maker to do so.

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Newcomer Louk Timmer

Louk Timmer from the Netherlands is happy to receive the second Wildcard from the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe for Freestyle Men during the competition in France.

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Season Opening 2013

Higher Jumps and faster Course Racing will be presented on crowded beaches by the European top Kiteboarder attending the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.

 

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First Wildcard for Sander Bos

For every Event the KTE will host 4 Wildcards for new talents - the other 4 Wildcards will be host by the Local Organizer. Sander Bos is the first one in Freestyle Men to receive a Wildcard from the KTE.

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Flysurfer will be again an Industry Partner

Flysurfer will continue the partnership with the Kitesurf Tour Europe and will on top support the Crew with Softshell-Jackets!

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Blankforce will support the KTE

Like last year Blankforce Kiteboarding is an Industry Partner!

In Castelldefels Riders and Visitors had the chance to test their Boards.

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Riders Database now online

The Riders Database and the Riders Login are online now. 

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Welcome Lewis

We are happy to announce that Lewis Crathern will be our Tour Commentator during the KTE 2013. 

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Good - better - BEST

BEST Kiteboarding will continue supporting the Kitesurf Tour Europe as an Industry Partner. 

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What's next?

News about the upcomig season will be out as soon as possible. For this moment we have some news from Rike from the sunny Cape Town! 

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Let the season begin

It's time to share with you our confirmed tour dates for this year's season. We look forward to the action and hope we will see you at all our events. 

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North Kiteboarding first Industry Partner 2013

We are happy to announce our first industry partner for the season 2013 – North Kiteboarding.

 

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About Stefan Spiessberger

Austrian Rider Stefan Spiessberger is the European Vice-Champion in Freestyle 2012. Right now he enjoys the warm and windy conditions in Cape Town. Since a couple of weeks he trains for the upcoming season. 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Crew!

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