Kiteboard World Cup 2011 In Playa Del Carmen, near Tulum – March 22th / 26th
Following its success in 2008, Mexico is back on the 2011 PKRA World Tour Calendar as the second official stop of the 2011 PKRA World Tour Season which will be held from March 22nd through March 26th, 2011! The best-seeded racers in the world will have the chance to compete in Riviera Maya Mexico’s warm turquoise waters. This is an epic kiteboarding destination famous for its consistent winter winds ranging anywhere from 10 to 25 knots, hot, sunny days, endless parties and 100% Mexican hospitality.
Playa del Carmen, just 40 miles north of world famous Tulum Beaches, is a fun and exciting venue with thousands of spectators who travel from all around the world to catch a glimpse of all the world-class professional kiteboarding athletes in action.
The town of Playa del Carmen is known as the heart of the world famous “Riviera Maya” with its many kilometers of powdery white sandy beaches, and crystal clear Caribbean water extending south to Tulum and the Sian Ka an Reserve and Sanctuary.
As an added attraction a Freestyle Pro Competition will be held with a $10,000 USD Prize Purse. 2 Top ranked PKRA riders will be invited, all expenses paid. 3 wildcards will be awarded by the organizer to outstanding Mexican riders. 7 spots left will be granted to the top 7 riders from the trials.
The Freestyle Pro will be judged taking into consideration both old school and new school tricks, rewarding the rider that can perform both tricks in the most outstanding style and fashion. Basic new school and old school tricks will be expected but not requited.
The round robin freestyle elimination format means the 12 riders will be divided into two groups of 6 riders. The 6 riders in each group will compete in men to men heats 5 times. Each heat will be against a different rider of the group. Two judges will be scoring the heats, each giving a winner or a looser. Therefore each rider will get 2 points for winning each heat (both judges giving it to the winner), 1 point for tying (each judge giving the heat to different riders), and 0 points for loosing.