FUERTEVENTURA KITEBOARDING PKRA SUPER GRAND SLAM 2010
|LOCATION : Rene Egli, Sotavento.
|REGISTRATION : Online registration fee for this event is €105.00 and it is due by Jul-29-2010. Late registration or onsite registration will incurr a €25.00 late fee.
|New Riders create your logging HERE
|ORGANIZERS WEBSITE : http://www.fuerteventura-worldcup.org/
René Egli and Local Townhall of Pájara
|PRIZE MONEY : €45,000
|DATES : Aug-03-2010 --- Aug-07-2010
|PAST CHAMPIONS :
2009: Aaron Hadlow - UK
2008: Aaron Hadlow - UK
2007: Kevin Langeree - Netherlands
2006: Youri Zoon - Netherlands
2005: Aaron Hadlow - UK
2004: Martin Vari - Argentina
2003: Martin Vari - Argentina
2002: Mark Shinn - UK
2009: Bruna Kajiya - Brazil
2008: Gisela Pulido - Spain
2007: Gisela Pulido - Spain
2006: Gisela Pulido - Spain
2005: Ania Grzelinska - Poland
2004: Kristin Boese - Germany
2003: Cindy Mosey - New Zealand
2002: Cindy Mosey - New Zealand
- IKA Speed World Championships
- Freestyle World Tour
- Course Racing World Tour
|DISCIPLINES : Freestyle, Slalom
|HOW TO GET THERE :
Fuerteventura Airport (closest city: Puerto del Rosario)
Flights from major European cities available. Best connections are almost every day direct flights on cheap charter airfares.
Airfares approx. 250 - 490 Euros per return ticket. Contact airline direct i.e. Condor, LTU, Hapag Lloyd, or ask your travel agency.
Flights through Madrid (one to two direct flight per day, general Fuerte-airport-information-phone: +34-928-860-600) are based on normal airfares since there are no charter flights from Madrid to FUE and the fares are usually more expensive.
Good offers are available at:
Iberia ( www.iberia.com , Fuerte-airport-phone.: +34-928-860-510, 24h-reservation-phone: +34-902-400500)
Spanair (www.spanair.com , Fuerte-airport-phone.: +34-928-860865 +34-928-860-840, 24h-reservation-phone: +34-902-131415)
Air Europe ( www.air-europe.com , 24h-reservation-phone: +34-902-401501)
For direct flights through Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy contact: Sun+Fun, Munich, Tel: +49 89 33 88 33, e-mail: email@example.com or website: www.sportreisen.de
For direct flights through England contact: Sportif, London, Tel: +44 1273 84 49 19 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: www.sportif-uk.com
Airport to location: Transport from airport to location approx. 70km has to be self-organized. Rental cars at airport available - make sure to reserve rental cars in advance since they are usually sold out on this time of the year.
Rental Car Companys:
Top Car Hire
City Car Europe
Taxi Fare (about 65-75€)
Hotel Meliã Gorriones ****
Contact-person: Paco Avila
This hotel we highly recommend for being closest to the spot (200 meters):
Double room for one person incl. halfboard, sea view incl taxes: 70,- €/day
Double room for two persons incl. halfboard, sea view incl taxes: 60,- €/day+pers.
Third person in a double room incl. halfboard, sea view incl taxes: 51,- €/day+pers.
Apartments Playa Paraiso
Contact-person: Eloísa Brome
Tel. +34 928 163 565
Fax. +34 928 163 441
This Apartments are very close to the spot (400 meters).
Studio with sea view for max. 2 persons, meals excluded, incl. taxes: 60,-€ / per day
1 Sleeping-room Apartment with sea-view for max. 3 persons, meals excluded, incl. taxes: 65,- € /per day
Bungalows Esmeralda Maris***
Contact person: Iris Gozalo
Tel. +34 928 876 100
Fax: +34 928 876 095
These Bungalows are situated very close to the spot (500m).
Bungalow with garden view for max. 3 persons, meals excluded, incl. taxes: 46,50€ / per day
Bungalow with sea view for max. 3 persons, meals excluded, incl. taxes: 54,75€ / per day
Supplement Breakfast: 6,-€ / day+pers
Supplement Half Board: 13,-€ / day+pers
Hotel H10 Playa Esmeralda ****
Contact-person: Katja Dewulf
This hotel is very close to the spot (500 meters).
Double room incl. half board and taxes: 40,- €/day+pers.
Single room incl. half board and taxes: 59,- €/day
Third person in a double room incl. half board and taxes: 28,- €/day+pers.
Supplement all inclusive: 15,-€/day+pers.
Hotel R2 Pájara Beach ****
Contact-person: Dennis Weber
Tel.: +34-928-546054 / 928-546055
This hotel is very close to the spot (600 meters).
Double room incl. all inclusive and taxes: 69,- €/day+pers.
Single room incl. all inclusive and taxes: 76,- €/day
Third person in a double room incl. all inclusive and taxes: 48,30 €/day+pers.
The following accommodations are located in the village Costa Calma, about 5 km north of the event site:
Hotel R2 Río Calma ****
Contact-person: Dennis Weber
Tel.: +34-928-546054 / 928-546055
Double room with balcony incl. half board, incl. taxes: 62,- €/day+pers.
Single room with balcony incl. half board, incl. taxes: 76,- €/day+pers.
Third person in a double room incl. all inclusive and taxes: 43,40 €/day+pers.
Club Hotel Drago Park ****
Double room no sea-view, half board, incl. taxes: 26,- €/day+pers.
Single room no sea-view, half board, incl. taxes: 38,- €/day+pers.
3rd person in a double room no sea-view, incl. half board, incl. taxes: 15,- €/day+pers.
Upgrade to All Inclusive: +8,-€/ day+pers.
|WATER CONDITIONS :
From flat water up to 2-3 m waves, temperature
23 to 24 Celsius
|WIND CONDITIONS :
5-9 Beaufort side-offshore
|CURRENT WIND :
|EVENT SCHEDULE :
For Nine years in a row, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the
world’s leading professional kiteboarding organization – is bringing the events back to Fuerteventura
soil. In total the event is counting the 10th year of kiteboarding competition on the Playa Sotavento. The event dubbed “Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Super Grand Slam 2010,” will be a ten-day event of extreme kiteboarding action with the biggest prize money of any kiteboarding event worldwide. The highlights will include the IKA Speed World Championships, which will run from July 29th until August 2nd and the Freestyle and Course Racing Competition, which will start on August 3rd and run through August 7th, and will be participated in by professional riders from more than 18 different countries. Organized by René Egli and the local townhall of Pájara, featuring €55,000 in total prize money, the Fuerteventura event is well-known as the most extreme PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour event because of guaranteed strong winds of this island.
The kick-off games will start on July 28, 2010 with the Inscription & the Welcome Party for the Speed competitors, followed by 5 days of pure high speed runs. Then on August 2nd the Inscription and welcome party for the freestyle will take place and the event will
run until August 7. Expect to see some of the best freestyle kiteboarders live in action performing their
biggest jumps and difficult tricks, pushing themselves in the extreme conditions. In addition to the
freestyle this year will feature the return of the course racing world cup to this high wind location. Course racing in Fuerteventura is considered Extreme Course Racing as is one of the very few places in the planet where where there is a high chance of having races in 35 knots.
The venue will be Playa Sotavento, without a doubt the best beach in Fuerteventura and a paradise
of immense ecological prosperity. The area abounds with sunny weather condition and strong winds
blowing at an average of 18 to 35 knots. These, combined with an average water temperature of 22
degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and a general wind direction of side offshore to side shore
makes the beaches of Sotavento a perfect and spectacular setting for the PKRA Super Grand Slam event.