Strapless kitesurfing style is getting bigger after the mens semi-final and the final in Mauritius. Straps are banned of the warm up in Pacasmayo, Peru where most of the riders have left their straps into board bags to improve their strapless skills on one of the longest wave in the world.
From KSP Website: http://www.kspworldtour.com/
Following a historical and action-packed first stop of the KSP’s World Championship Kite Surfing Tour — the Mauritius One Eye Pro in Le Morne, Mauritius — the town of Pacasmayo in northern Peru will host the second leg of the KSP’s “Dream Tour.”
During the Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro’s 10-day holding period, which runs from October 19 to 28, the world’s best kite surfers will once again congregate at one of the most mind-blowing kite surfing waves on the planet to compete for valuable points that count towards the 2011 World Championship title.
Featuring side-shore winds and exceptionally long, peeling lefts, the setup at Pacasmayo is the perfect venue to showcase the height of kite surfing’s performance. With the event running within the optimal timeframe to receive long-period, south and southwesterly swells — July to October — the relatively unknown break will likely see tons of strapless riding, lots of aerial and other progressive maneuvers, as well as vertical top-to-bottom surfing.
With a strong possibility of two-minute and longer rides, the competition area will have to be restricted to the prime section of the break in front of the ISA-accredited judges to keep the competitors in plain sight.
The beautiful El Faro Resort will accommodate the competitors, with the world-class wave ending at the hotel’s front doorstep.
Beginning on October 19 at 9 am (PET), the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro will be broadcasted live online at kspworldtour.com/live. If you miss any of the action, the heat-by-heat broadcast will be archived for your on-demand viewing pleasure. And don’t miss the video updates of the action that will be posted at kspworldtour.com, or follow the KSP World Championship Tour on Facebook at facebook.com/KSPworldtour or on Twitter at twitter.com/KSPworldtour.
Designed to give undiscovered talent a chance to compete with kite surfing’s elite, the Local Wild Cards for the KSP Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro were awarded through a local competition. Maria Celina Guardati won the female wild card and Juan Antonio Gordillo and Jacobo Said the male wild cards for the event.
Wind and waves conditions.
A long, long, loooooooong left in side offshore winds. Unbelieveble spot of Pacasmayo check out last run of Felix Pivec…2km.
Some Shots of the warm up with Kirsty Jones, Felix Pivec, Sebastian Ribeiro and Adriana Harlan.
(check out Adriana’s website who left interesting words and pics about the journey to get in Pacasmayo and the local lifetsyle at : http://adrianaharlan.com/
A video on Lobitos earlier in the season by Bia Silveira. And a second one with Sky Solbach.