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Thu

27

Mar

2014

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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Mon

24

Mar

2014

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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Thu

20

Mar

2014

Royal Kiteboarding Industry Partner 2014

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

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Thu

13

Mar

2014

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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Tue

11

Mar

2014

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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Fri

07

Mar

2014

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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Mon

17

Feb

2014

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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Fri

14

Feb

2014

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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Fri

14

Feb

2014

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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Wed

12

Feb

2014

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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Tue

11

Feb

2014

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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Mon

10

Feb

2014

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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Wed

05

Feb

2014

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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Wed

05

Feb

2014

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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Wed

05

Feb

2014

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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Fri

24

Jan

2014

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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Fri

20

Dec

2013

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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Thu

05

Dec

2013

New World Ranking System

The IKA presents the new World Ranking System for 2014.

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Mon

02

Dec

2013

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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Mon

25

Nov

2013

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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Fri

08

Nov

2013

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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Tue

05

Nov

2013

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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Mon

28

Oct

2013

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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Thu

17

Oct

2013

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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Mon

14

Oct

2013

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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Sat

12

Oct

2013

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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Fri

11

Oct

2013

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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Thu

10

Oct

2013

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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Wed

09

Oct

2013

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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Fri

04

Oct

2013

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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Sun

29

Sep

2013

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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Sat

28

Sep

2013

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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Fri

27

Sep

2013

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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Thu

26

Sep

2013

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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Mon

23

Sep

2013

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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Fri

20

Sep

2013

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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Tue

10

Sep

2013

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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Thu

05

Sep

2013

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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Thu

29

Aug

2013

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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Tue

27

Aug

2013

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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Tue

27

Aug

2013

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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Thu

22

Aug

2013

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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Tue

20

Aug

2013

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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Thu

15

Aug

2013

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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Thu

08

Aug

2013

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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Tue

06

Aug

2013

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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Thu

18

Jul

2013

Flysurfer presents new Kite

Flysurfer presents their new inflatable Kite "Cronix".

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Tue

16

Jul

2013

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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Tue

09

Jul

2013

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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Sun

07

Jul

2013

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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Sat

06

Jul

2013

Sunny Saturday

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

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Sat

06

Jul

2013

Late Freestyle action

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

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Thu

04

Jul

2013

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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Wed

03

Jul

2013

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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Wed

26

Jun

2013

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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Tue

25

Jun

2013

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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Thu

13

Jun

2013

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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Thu

13

Jun

2013

Registered Rider for Germany

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

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Fri

07

Jun

2013

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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Sun

02

Jun

2013

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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Sat

01

Jun

2013

What a funny, sunny beach day!

An incredible wakeboarding session prevailed over course racing action


 

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Fri

31

May

2013

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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Thu

30

May

2013

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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Sat

25

May

2013

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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Fri

24

May

2013

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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Mon

13

May

2013

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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Fri

03

May

2013

Our Mediapartner "The Kitesurf Channel"

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

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Tue

30

Apr

2013

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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Sat

20

Apr

2013

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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Sat

20

Apr

2013

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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Thu

18

Apr

2013

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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Thu

11

Apr

2013

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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Thu

11

Apr

2013

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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Tue

09

Apr

2013

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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Thu

28

Mar

2013

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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Wed

27

Mar

2013

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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Mon

11

Mar

2013

Riders Database now online

The Riders Database and the Riders Login are online now. 

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Sun

03

Mar

2013

Welcome Lewis

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

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Wed

27

Feb

2013

Good - better - BEST

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

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Sat

16

Feb

2013

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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Mon

28

Jan

2013

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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Sat

12

Jan

2013

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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Fri

04

Jan

2013

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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Mon

24

Dec

2012

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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Sun

02

Dec

2012

Camilla Ringvold about Snowkiting in Norway

We had norwegian KTE Rider Camilla Ringvold in a small interview about the winterseason and the possibilities of snowkiting in her homecountry Norway. This weekend she went snowkiting with her friends Ingrid Danielsson and Linn Jorstad at - 18 degrees. 

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Tue

20

Nov

2012

Facts and Figures 2012

Nearing the end of the 2012 season, the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe looks back on a momentous European Championship 2012.

The tour was a great occurrence to show the anticipation and competitive spirit of the euroepan kitesurf elite. 

 

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Sun

11

Nov

2012

Kitesurfing will not be at Olympic Games in Rio

Saturday evening in Dublin was an experience. Regarding the decision - so what. We started setting up such a wonderful sport in 2001 and it`s not a problem at all but a corner on our way. The Kitesurf Tour Europe is representing the most important continent in kitesurfing with the European Championship in Freestyle.

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Thu

08

Nov

2012

Thanks to all riders, partners and helping hands for the fabulous MINI KTE 2012

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012, the cream of kite boarding competing around Europe, finished once again. Five stops, five countries with 5 freestyle events, 5 racing events and 1 slalom event are done. Finally, 495 competitors participated on the European Championship Tour Event 2012. Thanks to all riders for that high attendance.

 

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Sun

04

Nov

2012

Rodwald (GER) and Lammerts (NED) are European Champions and crowned the Freestyle title of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012

Four days of spectacular competitions, light and strong wind conditions at the beach of Castelldefels came to a fabulous end, when the European Championship in Kiteboarding Freestyle as well as the winners of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Course Racing were crowned. 97 riders out of 19 nations participated in Spain.

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Sat

03

Nov

2012

Windless third day in Castelldefels

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe carried on today with no wind and a sense of brief relaxation matched with anticipation, as riders prepared for the last windy day of competition on sunday. According to the forecasts for tomorrow, good wind will be present for the last final day.

Considering this, today proved to be a day of mental and logistical preparation. 

 

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Fri

02

Nov

2012

An inspired day of Course Racings at the 2nd day in Castelldefels

The second day in Castelldefels, Spain offered promise as a good racing day, with winds blowing from 8 -12 knots once the competitors arrived to the beach. Before the long anticipated skippers meeting with an announcement of the final 1st day results, all riders took a delicious breakfast at the pool lounge. Especially Mario Rodwald (GER) and Annelous Lammerts (NED), the winners of the single eliminations enjoyed their hot coffee in the sun! What a perfect start into Day 2...

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Thu

01

Nov

2012

MINI KTE Spain succeeded on 1st competition day

With an early start brought on by an 8:00am pool breakfast and a 9:00am rider’s meeting, competitors filtered onto the event site, ready to begin the first day with full motivation, high spirits and enthusiasm. As wind proved to be strong enough for freestyle action, all competitors prepared their material. At this first day, freestyle gained priority, with the possibility of racing later in the day

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Thu

01

Nov

2012

Registration Day - MINI KTE arrives in Spain!

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe arrived in Spain today along with around 56 racers and 38 freestyle competitors, ready to show off their very best on the waters of the Mediterrean Sea.

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Mon

22

Oct

2012

Finale of the MINI KTE is up to great challenges and a memorable end

The MINI KItesurf Tour Europe is up to the 5th tour stop in Spain. The finale annonces great challenges and high tension for riders, spectators and partners. Who will gain the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Title 2012?

 

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Wed

17

Oct

2012

Entry list online - finale in Spain ready for Kick-Off!

The European Championship Tour promises a memorable finale of fantastic action and great challenges for best riders in the world to show the last time in 2012 their kitesurfing skills and to prove who will be the European champion of the MINI Kitesurf Tour 2012. 

 

Check out the entry list and be there 1st - 4th of November 2012/ Castelldefels/ Spain!

 

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Thu

11

Oct

2012

ISAF World Ranking list is online!

The ISAF World Sailing Ranking list has been released. For the first time ever including the discipline Kiteboarding. After the IKA World Champions in Italy and the European Championship in France, La Baule (3rd leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe) you can get an insight of the new World Ranking list.

 

 

 

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Wed

10

Oct

2012

Come on girls – check in for the last stop @MINI KTE Spain !

Are you kitesurfing? Do you stand out in a crowd? Are you more comfortable in the air than on the ground? As one of the fastest growing sports in the world we have a responsibility to influence more women to get involved in kitesurfing. Show the Europe and the World that you are working hard paving your way. Check in and get a ticket for Barcelona's highlight at the final of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012.

 

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Fri

05

Oct

2012

KTE racers are on the best way to gain World Championship title in Cagliari.

After the 4th leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in France, almost all KTE racers went to Italy for the IKA World Champions 2012. The first day picked up with a light Scirocco breeze in the afternoon to get all european favorites right on top. 

 

 



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Tue

02

Oct

2012

Thanks for another great success

Thanks to all riders and followers for another great time @MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe! The 4th tour stop proved to be a giant success, with major wins and amazing on- and off-water battles. After another event in an ideal location of France, and after crowning the winners at the village stage, one might be tempted to ask – who will win the overall MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012 in Freestyle and Course Racing ?

 

Preparation for the last tour stop is running...See u in Barcelona!

 

Castedellfels : 1st - 4th of November

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Sun

30

Sep

2012

Riccardo Leccese (ITA) and Stephanie Bridge (GBR) crowned the European Championship title in Course Racing 2012

The 4th leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe was set up on the popular beach of La Baule, near Nantes, were 117 riders out of 20 nations were ready to show their best on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With an ideal event site and the side-event of the famous french Derby Kite, the four days were an eventful and exciting tour stop, filled with the biggest names in kiteboarding. 

 

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