SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

Closing Ceremony at the PKRA/IKA Jr Worlds

Jul 8, 2013

The final day of the PKRA kiteboarding junior freestyle world championships came to an end with one last heat being run and a beautiful award ceremony.  The wind was building all afternoon but unfortunately only one out of the six heats remaining was run.  The event was a great success with 43 competitors from 17 countries, representing the best junior freestyle kiteboarders in the world.  The level of the young riders throughout the week was absolutely amazing and impressed the PKRA crew and spectators with some great riding and great attitudes on the beach.



The day started with a 10:30 skippers meeting where the riders were oriented for the day and was followed by the last clinic of the event. In this clinic the young riders tested their judging skills by watching 10 tricks in a row and having to give the name of the trick, the score and a reason why they gave that score according to the judging criteria.  Everyone was active in the discussion and was very critical of the top riders in the world having the chance to give them scores. The clinic was done to show them how judging works and how they can adapt their riding to fit the judging criteria.

After a short lunch break everyone was optimistic about the wind picking up at 2 o’clock but for some unknown reason the thermal never got about 12 knots.  The only heat that was run was the superheat tiebreaker between Heras, Martinez and Chen to break the three-way tie they had after the round robin.  It was a very close heat, with Heras landing a good variety of tricks and edging out Martinez and Chen.  At 17: 15 the race director decided to call the competition for the day and the event knowing that the thermal was not going to fill in today.



In the evening the award ceremony was started at the camping La Ballena Alegre that hosted a great event entire week.  For the older boys and girls the competition was not completed due to lack of wind on the last day and some of the boys and girls are tied. 

Girls 8 to 13 years old: 1st Heras (ESP), 2nd Martinez (ESP) and 3rd Chen (CHN).



Girls 14 to 16 years old: Four tied for first: Klabbers (NED), Menardo (ITA), Galliart (NED), Bowcutt(DOM)



Boys 8 to 14 years old: 1st Tom Bridge (GBR), Guy Bridge (GBR), Racca (MEX), Mur Peris (ESP)



Boys 15 to 16 years old: Tied For 1st Font (ESP) and Cloetens (BEL), Tied for 3rd Zurik (POL) and Delmas (FRA)



A special thank you to our sponsors that gave gear to the competitors: F-One Kites, Airush, North, Best, Camping Ballena Alegre and Chupa Chups.  All the competitors were given a certificate of completion for the event and the prizes were given by raffle, with better odds for the winners of the competition.  This made the prize giving very exiting not knowing who was going the get the boards, the bags, the vacations, the Chupa Chups and other prizes.

The 1st PKRA/IKA kiteboarding freestyle world championships at the camping Ballena Alegre, Costa Brava, Spain, was a great success.  All the riders were very happy to participate in the event and the PKRA is convinced that this platform is a great way to educate and discover talented riders from all over the world.  Follow us at our next stop on tour in Germany on Facebook and Twitter.



Video
Flysurfer VIRON2 Deluxe - Designer & Features...
December 17, 2014
Flysurfer recently announced the launch of the successor of the ultimate teaching kite, the...
Video
LF BOARDS TECH TALKS - THE 2015 KITEFISH FOIL
December 17, 2014
LF brand manager Gary Siskar Tech Talking about the 2015 Foil!
Video
Ride Like A Girl
December 16, 2014
Ride Like a Girl Cayman was put together by 3 dedicated kitesurfers wanting to inspire other...
Video
Kitesurf Alex Pastor RAW | Recovery | Episode 1
December 16, 2014
Alex Pastor's road to recovery.
Video
SAUDADE. The Movie.
December 15, 2014
Ten years ago we fell in love with kiteboarding. For us every moment in the water means joy and...
Video
Flyboards RAZOR - Light wind speed sessions
December 15, 2014
During the Flysurfer international sales partner meeting in Egypt last month FLYSURFER riders...
Video
Noè Font - 2014 Reel
December 15, 2014
Compilation video showcasing some of the trips Noè Font was a part of in 2014. "Don't cry...
Video
Fat Lady's Day At The Beach
December 15, 2014
Stop building sand castles and start ripping - light wind days should be just as fun as any...
News Wire
Red Bull Kite Farm to debut in Regina
December 11, 2014
Registration is now open for the first-ever North American endurance snow kite event. Ample...
Video
Morocco
December 11, 2014
No kiting in this video but it's still worth checking out. Some great camera work from one of the...
Video
Like Two Drops Of Water: Gisela Pulido & Paula...
December 11, 2014
Two good friends and professional kitesurfers Gisela Pulido (9 times World Champion) and Paula...
Video
Indo lineup
December 11, 2014
Bertrand Fleury and Tuva Jansen at their home spot in Indonesia. Be sure to check out their surf...
Video
Feel the Echo
December 10, 2014
Brandon Scheid has collaborated with Jimmy Redmond and Liquid Force this year to create his new...
Video
Back to Indo
December 9, 2014
Video produced by Biostyles Studio about the last trip of professional surfer Pedro Henrique at...
Video
BEST CABO 2015
December 9, 2014
Best team rider Pedro Henrique talking about his home spot, and the new 2015 Best Cabo surf kite.
Video
Flying kites and Drones Oregon 2014
December 8, 2014
Hard not to love this video! Flying Kites and Drones Oregon 2014 is a Kitesurfing video filmed by...
Video
Olly Bridge storms home to win the 2014 Red Bull L
December 8, 2014
- and his mom Steph Bridge wins fastest female Here is a video of Olly and Steph Bridge training...
Video
Airton Cozzolino Merimbula
December 4, 2014
Watch this video and you too will have no doubt Airton Cozzolino is amazing! But what the heck is...
News Wire
Worldwide Kite Sales Statistics
December 3, 2014
Have you ever wondered how many kites and boards are sold worldwide? SBC Kiteboard magazine did...
Video
Like a Child - Javi Mena
November 28, 2014
To me kiteboarding is more than just a sport, it is a way of living. Join me in this trip to...
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Flysurfer VIRON2 Deluxe -...
December 17, 2014
Video
LF BOARDS TECH TALKS - THE 2015...
December 17, 2014
Video
Ride Like A Girl
December 16, 2014
Video
Kitesurf Alex Pastor RAW |...
December 16, 2014
Video
SAUDADE. The Movie.
December 15, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

What's Hot!!!

 

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
News Wire
Worldwide Kite Sales Statistics
December 3, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Slingshot Rally
August 29, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Slingshot Rally
August 29, 2014
Travel
Florida Kiteboarding Guide
September 11, 2006
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE