The PKRA World Tour has released the schedule for the 2012 season and will be traveling around the world once again to the most exotic destinations. It’s promising to be an exciting year with 15 destinations on the calendar giving the opportunity to riders from the farthest corners of the hearth to partake in a PKRA event. In addition this year the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour will have at stake, over half a million USD in prize money!
As a new feature of the PKRA World Tour, all the events will be broadcasted live on the PKRA website.
Below is a list of the events that are on the schedule to be part of the 2012 season, with their corresponding confirmation status:
You can also check the current status of the events at: http://www.prokitetour.com/world-contest-shedule.php
Recently added to the calendar is Dakhla, Morocco who will be opening the season after last year’s magic success. The riders loved the atmosphere of the Dahkla Attitude camp and the perfect conditions that the lagoon had to offer.
The PKRA and its riders have decided to change the competition judging. There will be a new scoring system (rules to be posted on the PKRA website by February 20th) counting the seven best tricks of the heat and a maximum of 12 tricks attempts in 7 minutes. We expect to see far better performances and more diversity in the tricks, since the riders will have to land only their best tricks, instead of repeating their easy ones.
This will also allow the spectators, live and online to follow the action and get the live scores directly from the judging tower.
This will be the biggest Course Racing season ever done on a PKRA, with 8 events on 4 different continents. For the first time in the Racing discipline, there will be a tour purse to be distributed to the best riders at the end of the year, like the Freestylers for the past 10 years. IKA/ISAF rules will be used, offering competitors a familiar and standardized racing format. Expect to see your favorite IKA race officials at selected locations.
Essaouira, Morocco will be hosting a unique wave event with substantial prize money in one of the greatest wave of Africa. The event being held during the winter we expect an amazing turn out with big waves and strong winds.
Make sure to check the PKRA website for any updates: www.prokitetour.com
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