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Racing Kiteboard World Tour & Freestyle Pro

 
LOCATION : Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
 
REGISTRATION : Online registration fee for this event is $100 and it is due by Mar-15-2011. Late registration or onsite registration will incurr a $25 late fee.

 
New Riders create your logging HERE
 
ORGANIZERS WEBSITE : http://www.photopro-media.com/pkra-racing-kiteboard-world-cup-freestyle-pro
 
ORGANIZERS :

Erika Sastre - Photopro Media Productions

Status:

CONFIRMED

 
SPONSORS :
 
 
 
 

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PRIZE MONEY : $20,000
 
DATES : Mar-23-2011 --- Mar-26-2011
 
MAP :
 
PAST CHAMPIONS :

Men
2008 - Sean Farley - MEX

Women
2008 - Steph Bridge - UK

 
DISCIPLINES : Slalom, Special Event - Freestyle Junior World Championships
 
HOW TO GET THERE :

Fly into Cancun’s International Airport. Most Major Airlines fly into this airport.

VISAS: To check which countries require a visa to enter Mexico please visit: http://www.photopro-media.com/pkra-racing-kiteboard-world-cup-freestyle-pro

USA: These airlines have the best prices: American Airlines Continental Airlines Delta United Airlines

EUROPE: These airlines have the best prices: Continental Airlines Air France American Airlines Aeromexico

Prices: USA Flights start at aprox $500 Dollars
           Europe Flights start at $800 Euros

How to get there from the closest airport: There will be no shuttle for riders.

A) Take an ADO Bus from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen Bus Station (1 hr. ride / $10 USD). For Bus Schedules to/from Cancun Airport visit: http://www.rivierabus.com Once in Playa del Carmen Bus Station take a taxi to your hotel, it will not be more than $10 USD. Another option is for you to walk outside the terminal and there are “bike taxis” that can take you cycling to your hotel - a cheaper and more eco friendly option.

B) Take an Airport Taxi to your hotel in Playa del Carmen. Buy the ticket at you arrival gate. ($150 USD Aprox)

C) Rent a car through Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, Alamo. Exit the Airport and drive south on highway 307 to Playa del Carmen. Before renting a car, have in mind that everything is walking distance so you don’t really need it.

 
ACCOMODATIONS :

Hotel Posada Mariposa

Located 5 minutes walking distance from event site

$75 USD per night  (cash payment), $86 (credit card payment) single/ double room Continental Breakfast included.

 www.posada-mariposa.com

info@posada-mariposa.com

Address: 5th Avenue, between 24th. & 26th. Street

Phone 00 52 984 873 38 86

Fax 00 52 984 803 20 36

Contact: Luis Alberto Sierra

Group code: Kiteboard World Cup

 

Hotel Carmen Inn

Located 5 minutes walking distance from event site

$60 USD per night single/double room.

ventas@carmeninn.com

www.carmeninn.com

Address: Av. Constituyentes #180 & 15th Ave.

Phone 00 52 984 873 15 90

Fax 00 52 984 873 15 92

Contact: Leonardo Martinez

Group code: Kiteboard World Cup


Caribbean Paradise Resort

Located 5 minutes walking distance from event site

$65 USD Single Room breakfast included

$71 USD Double Room breakfast included

www.resortsparadise.com

Info@caribbeanparadisehotel.com

Address: 5th. Avenue  & Constituyentes Ave.

Phone: 0052 984 803 20 32

Fax: 00 52 984 803 30 33

Contact: Jordi González

Group code: Kiteboard World Cup

 
WATER CONDITIONS :

24-26 degrees celcius, choppy

 
WIND CONDITIONS :

10-25 knots NE to SE sideshore to onshore both directions

 
CURRENT WIND :
 
 
 
 
 
EVENT SCHEDULE :

Event Schedule Mexico 2011

 
NOTABLE :

Following its success in 2008, Mexico is back on the 2011 PKRA World Tour Calendar as the second official stop of the 2011 PKRA World Tour Season which will be held from March 22nd through March 26th, 2011! The best-seeded racers in the world will have the chance to compete in Riviera Maya Mexico’s warm turquoise waters. This is an epic kiteboarding destination famous for its consistent winter winds ranging anywhere from 10 to 25 knots, hot, sunny days, endless parties and 100% Mexican hospitality. Playa del Carmen is a fun and exciting venue with thousands of spectators who travel from all around the world to catch a glimpse of all the world-class professional kiteboarding athletes in action. The town of Playa del Carmen is known as the heart of the world famous “Riviera Maya” with its many kilometers of powdery white sandy beaches, and crystal clear Caribbean water.

As an added attraction a Freestyle Pro Competition will be held with a $10,000 USD Prize Purse.

2 Top ranked PKRA riders will be invited, all expenses paid.

3 wildcards will be awarded by the organizer to outstanding Mexican riders.

7 spots left will be granted to the top 7 riders from the trials.

Distribution of $10,000 USD will take place as indicated below.

Mexico Freestyle Pro Men

Place      Money

1            $3,500.00

2            $2,200.00

3            $1,600.00

4            $1,200.00

5            $900.00

6            $600.00

Total       $10,000.00 USD

The Freestyle Pro will be judged taking into consideration both old school and new school tricks, rewarding the rider that can perform both tricks in the most outstanding style and fashion. Basic new school and old school tricks will be expected but not requited. The Freestyle Pro will be run in a Round Robin elimination format described below with 12 participating male riders:

The round robin freestyle elimination format means the 12 riders will be divided into two groups of 6 riders. The 6 riders in each group will compete in men to men heats 5 times. Each heat will be against a different rider of the group. Two judges will be scoring the heats, each giving a winner or a looser. Therefore each rider will get 2 points for winning each heat (both judges giving it to the winner), 1 point for tying (each judge giving the heat to different riders), and 0 points for loosing.

groups

The two riders from each group with the highest scores will advance into a knockout semifinal round, and then into the finals.

final heats

Racing Prize Money Distribution

Men

Rank    Money

1                $3,000.00

2                $1,900.00

3                $1,200.00

4                $700.00

5                $400.00

Women

Rank        Money

1                $1,300.00

2                $900.00

3                $600.00