PWA Lanzarote scheduled for June 23/28th

The Spanish town of Costa Teguise, on the Canary island of Lanzarote, will welcome the PWA to their coasts for the second encounter of the men's freestyle, and the first clash in women's freestyle discipline.
The dates have been confirmed, and the action will take place between 23 and June 28. Expect to see all the big names of men and women freestyle pull down anything in the light breezes, a 40 knot trade winds and mast high surf. If last year is anything to go, this case will go off.
Tune in to keep up with all the action of this epic freestyle, including impressive photo and video galleries, interviews with sailors, and daily summaries of the contest.
Application forms are available at the PWA office, or if you have any questions regarding this event, e-mail

10.000 athletes to compete in the Asian Beach Games '08

Indonesia will make history from the 18th to October 26, 2008, when it hosts the first games of beach Asia in the world. Bali will become the venue of this international event which will see 45 countries participating with more than 10000 athletes, officials, media and all volunteers who come to the Island of the Gods for this world-class event.
At a press conference held in Puri Santrian Hotel in Sanur, President of The National Olympic Committee of Indonesia (Koni), Ibu Rita Subowo officially announced and informed the press about the ongoing preparations for the 2008 Asia Games beach, marks the largest event ever hosted in Bali.
"Through the Beach Games Asia 2008, Bali will become the focal point of Sporting Tourism in Asia. In addition to strengthen Bali as one of the known tourist destinations in the world, but also the independence of Indonesia as a of the major sporting nations in Asia. "He said the Governor of Bali, Dewa Made Beratha BPK.
IBU Rita Subowo added: "It's a great honor for Indonesia to be selected to host this historic sporting event. Bali is the perfect place for the Games of Asia and beach as this event is the first of its kind in the world, Indonesia is ready to show the world our true hospitality by welcoming all athletes, officials and everyone involved in our great country to witness the spirit of the Beach Games Asia 2008. We are confident that all people attending were impressed and hope to leave a lasting impression in the minds of everyone. "
More than 50000 people are expected to support the countries participating in 13 sports will compete for the first time this case commissioned by the Olympic Council of Asia. The areas of Kuta, Sanur, Serangan Pulau, Tanjung Benoa Jimbaran and have been selected to serve as the headquarters of each sport. Beach Volley Ball, surfing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing, Takraw Beach, Beach Hand Ball, beach football, Para Gliding, Dragon Boat Racing Triathlon, Marathon Swimming, and the new sports are wooden ball sports that will be competed on.
The Beach Games in Asia is a multi-sport event held every two years among athletes representing countries in Asia. The games celebrate cooperation and unity despite differences where athletes from a wide variety of nations are able to travel, meet new people, and bring back memories for the rest of the world to their nations of origin. The Beach Games in Asia forge unity and friendship among its member nations to join the athletes, coaches and officials together.
Many beach international sporting events are organised each year in Bali. But games such as beach games in Asia, requires a specific plan with the participation of concentrated efforts governmental and non-governmental sectors for its success. To address these diversified activities, in Asia Bali Beach Games Organizing Committee (BABGOC) was formed in March 2006.
BABGOC, under the sponsorship of Koni and the city of Bali, in close cooperation with the Government of Indonesia, is working diligently to meet the schedules and expectations of preparation stage and sustainably exploit Beach Games in Asia, leading to a long-term legacy.
"We also hope to raise awareness of youth in Indonesia and sports enthusiasts and those across Asia through improving the quality of life, instill pride and achievement of international prestige and recognition through sports beach. " Said Ibu Rita Subowo, chairman of Koni.

KPWT Tours heads to Paros in Greece

Paros, one the beautiful Cyclades Islands in Greece, will be the theater of the Paros Kiteboard World cup, scheduled in July, 19th to 25th This exciting event is the result of a co-organization agreement between the Paros Kite Pro Center, major actor of the sport in Greece and the KPWT, international circuit of the world cup of kiteboarding since 1999.
This is also the opportunity for the KPWT to come back in Paros, where the team held a stage of the 2001 and 2006 circuit. Located in Pounda at Paros Kite Pro Center, which offers top riding conditions, the event will gather the top pro international kiteboarders's competition board to be further announced - for 6 days of relentless competition with a 30,000 prize money at stake, and points for the freestyle, course racing world title. A Kiteloop super session, Hang Time World record !!
Needless to say, Paros being one of the most attractive european location for summer holidays and KITEBOARDING, the event is sure to attract crowds who will attend the competition show and enjoy with the athletes the various enterntainement activities that will be organized in this leisure and pleasure place.

Sander Lenten (HOL) Abel Lago (SP) Erik Volpe (ITA)
Mitu Monteiro (Cabo Verde) Victor Borsuk (POL)
Antoine Auriol (FR) Giusseppe Esposito (ITA)
Ainhoa Garcia (SP) Kristin Boese (GER) Marine Sudre (AUS)
Hélène Barrière (FR) and many other riders
The winner will gain points, taken into account
in the world overall ranking
€18 000
Course Racing
A speed race from one point to another
€8 500
Best Kite Loop
Riders will loop the kite while in the air on way up or at the highest point
If there is time, there will be Hang Time (KPWT World Record 10"08) and Best Tricks for fun.


Guincho '08 stage postponed due to lack of funding

Regrettably, the PWA, in conjunction with Club Overpower, has been forced to announce the postponement of the Guincho World Cup, previously scheduled for early June.
Due to reorganization of the Portuguese Tourism Authorities, it has been impossible for Club Overpower (the event organizers) to get confirmation of the event funding in time for the event to take place in June as had been planned.
Club Overpower, in collaboration with the PWA, are now looking at possible rescheduling and / or relocation of the Portuguese leg of the tour for dates later in the year. Further details of dates, locations and disciplines will be announced as and when available.
The existing relationship between the PWA and Cub Overpower will continue and the event will be back in the future.