Registration - PKRA Brazil Barra Do CunhauSep-13-2011
Brazil welcomed the cream of Kiteboarding’s freestylers for the PKRA World Tour this week on the beautiful spot of Barra do Cunhau, Rio Grande do Norte.
At this time of year it is one of the windiest places on earth and promises to produce an exciting week of competition.
Already hosting the national championships the previous week for the Volkswagen Kite Tour, some new talents have been revealed and are looking forward to taking on the top freestyle kitesurfers in the world. These include: Eudázio Da Silva (BRA) actual leader of the Brazilian tour, Carlos Madson (BRA), 2010 Brazilian champion, and Evandro Da Silva (BRA) who came 2nd on the last PKRA Brazilian event 3 years ago.
In total thirty-four riders from over ten different nations registered in this, the sixth freestyle tour stop of the season. It’s been an action packed season with the riders battling for the title all around the world from Thailand to Morocco and most recently in Germany.
Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush), Sebastien Garat (FRA, RRD), Tom Hebert (FRA, North) and Ariel Corniel (DOM, Ozone) have been training here all week and all have commented that the conditions are perfect for competition as the spot offers perfect flat water and steady trade winds.
Recently crowned world champion Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) spent his time training up in the north of Brazil, in Cumbuco, Ceara and stated that the level of the local Brazilian riders was unreal. The Dutch rider hasn’t lost a single heat this year and is looking forward to defend his winning streak.
In the girls division, Bruna Kajiya (BRA, Flexifoil) won the nationals in Barra do Cunhau just last week, Karolina Winkowska (POL, Slingshot) injured her ankle in Cumbuco and won’t be able to compete in this event, leaving her Polish friend Asia Litwin (POL, Nobile) represent their home country.
This tour stop will be the second to last event of the year with 37000 dollars prize money up for grabs.
This is event is organized by Dream Factory with the PKRA. The Kitesurf Wind Riders is sponsored by Volkswagen, co sponsored by the Kitesurf and Surf Association of Rio Grande de Norte (AKSRN), Viva Barra Association, the Ministery of Tourism, the State of Rio Grande do Norte, the secretary of Tourism of Rio Grande do Norte and Emprotur.
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