PKRA 2015 – Première étape: Maroc – Dakhla

 

Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup 2015

 
LOCATION : Dakhla Attitude Hotel, Dakhla , Morocco
 
REGISTRATION : Online registration fee for this event is $100 and it is due by Mar-11-2015. Late registration or onsite registration will incurr a $25 late fee.
 
New Riders create your logging  HERE
 
ORGANIZERS WEBSITE : http://www.dakhla-attitude.ma/EN/
 
SPONSORS : Coming Soon
 
PRIZE MONEY : $90000
 
DATES : Mar-18-2015 — Mar-29-2015
 
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PAST CHAMPIONS : Men
2011 – Youri Zoon
2012 – Youri Zoon
2013 – Alex Pastor
2014 – Marc JacobsWomen
2011 – Gisela Pulido
2012 – Bruna Kajiya
2013 – Karolina Winkowska
2014 – Gisela Pulido
 
TOUR DISCIPLINES : Freestyle, Wave, Big Air
 
HOW TO GET THERE : Dakhla has flights from Casablanca (Monday – Wednesday – Friday and Saturday) operated only by Royal Air Maroc. All mayor cities around the world have flights to Casablanca. It is easy to get a connection flight in Casablanca to Dakhla the same day. The flight back from Dakhla to Casablanca is at night, which obligates the connection to any mayor city on a +1 day.  The closest hotel to Casablanca airport is ATLAS AIRPORT HOTEL which offers a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and back. Detailed information about transport to Dakhla, please CLICK here!.In Dakhla the transport form the airport to Dakhla Attitude Hotel and back to the airport is included in the price for the lodging. For any specific transport or extra services Dakhla Attitude can arrange any special request on demand. For this please contact Klaus Warkentin (pkra2015@dakhla-attitude.ma / +212 661 665 867)There is a free transport service for competitors from Dakhla airport to the Dakhla Attitude camp (competition site)
 
ACCOMODATIONS : Bungalow in double occupancy: 35€ per rider – per day
Bungalow in triple occupancy: 30€ per rider – per day
•    Please be aware that there is a limited number of bungalows for triple occupancy available!This prices are available one day before the PKRA starts, during the event and and 2 days after the event ends. If someone wants to come earlier or stay longer they have to contact Dakhla Attitude for info, availability and prices.For bookings please contact:
Klaus Warkentin
pkra2015@dakhla-attitude.ma
+212 (0)661 665 867
 
WATER CONDITIONS : Around 20 degrees C, perfeclty flat water in the lagoon.
 
WIND CONDITIONS : Side shore, NE, between 16 and 25 knots average at this period of the year.
 
CURRENT WIND : 

 
 
EVENT SCHEDULE : Events Schedule 2015 Dakhla
 
NOTABLE : The first event of the World Tour 2015 will be held in the mystical kiteboarding paradise of Dakla, Morocco. The host venue will be the Dakhla Attitude Hotel as in the previous years of the PKRA World Tour.
It will all start with the official wave and freestyle qualification event, March 18 – 22, followed by the Freestyle, Big Air and Wave official competition March 23 – 29.The Freestyle, the Freestyle qualification event, and the Big Air competition will be held at the Dakhla Attitude Hotel Lagoon, known for its steady strong winds and flat water, which make it a pristine freestyle location. In addition Dakhla will offer the wave qualification and main event at the Foum Labouir wave spot, known for its long perfect right hand brake. The wave event, has the advantage that during this time of the year the probability of getting good waves and wind are extremely high. 2014 saw great conditions throughout the competition.It is a great pleasure to announce the new prize money which Dakhla will offer 2015:Freestyle: US$50.000
Wave: US$20.000
Big Air: US$20.000Freestyle:There will be two Qualifiers events during the 2015 season: one in Dahkla before the first event and another in Tarifa in the middle of the season.2015 Freestyle ladder: 24 men and 12 women.
Pre-qualified riders: top 14 men and top 7 women (from 2014 Freestyle ranking for the first 2015 Freestyle events and from the current 2015 Freestyle ranking before the Tarifa event for the remaining 2015 events after the Tarifa Qualifiers).
Local event organizer’s wildcard: 2 men and 1 women.

For the 2015 Freestyle season, the new Injury Wildcard will be in place and is entitled to any rider ranked top 12 for men and top 6 for women at the time of their injury during 2014. The Technical Committee has to review and approve any Injury Wildcard given before the start of the 2015 season.

Men Freestyle pre-qualified riders:                           Women Freestyle pre-qualified riders:

Christophe Tack

Liam Whaley

Aaron Hadlow

Youri Zoon

Alexandre Neto

Marc Jacobs

Reno Romeu

Eudazio Da Silva

Stefan Spiessberger

David Tonijuan

Robinson Hilario

Felix Antonio Martinez

Michael Schitzhofer

Sergei Borisov

Karolina Winkowska

Gisela Pulido

Bruna Kajiya

Annelous Lammerts

Manuela Jungo

Kristin Oja

Helena Brochocka

There will be Qualifiers at every wave event scheduled during the 2015 season. Please note that Qualifiers for the Dahkla event will take place if conditions allows it during the Qualifiers event the week before the event.

2015 Wave ladder: 24 men and 12 women.
Pre-qualified riders: top 8 men and top 4 women (from 2014 PKRA Wave ranking for the first 2015 Wave event and from the current 2015 Wave ranking for the remaining 2015 events after Dahkla).
Local event organizer’s wildcard: 2 men and 1 women.

Men Wave pre-qualified riders:                                   Women Wave pre-qualified riders:

Keahi De Aboitiz

Pedro Henrique

Mitu Monteiro

Filippe Ferreira

Marciel Lopez

Jose Silva

Sebastian Ribeiro

Kevin Langeree

Moona Whyte

Kirsty Jones

Jalou Langeree

Mila Ferreira

 

Big Air:

There will be Qualifiers at every Big Air event scheduled during the 2015 season. Please note that Qualifiers for the Dahkla event will take place during the event and not the week before and only in case the number of registered riders exceeds 24 men and 12 women.

2015 Big Air ladder: 24 men and 12 women.
Pre-qualified riders: top 14 men and top 7 women  (from the current 2015 Big Air ranking for the remaining 2015 events after Dahkla).
Local event organizer’s wildcard: 2 men and 1 women.

New: Overall Title

There will be an Overall Title for the best rider across all disciplines throughout the year. It will be a highly contested prize and the winner takes it all! A detailed explanation of the system will follow soon.

Registration:

Pre-registration will start on Saturday February 7th, at the pro kite tour website www.prokitetour.com under the Morocco event. Registration for all riders is $100.00 USD with a $25.00 USD late fee if not paid by March 11, 2015.
All pre-qualified riders need to pre-register and pay by March 11, 2015 in order to reserve the pre-qualified spot.  Your paypal email receipt is confirmation of your registration. If you dont get the paypal payment confirmation email or you are having problems with the registration please email to info@prokitetour.com

Mandatory registration for all riders competing in the qualification event is on Tuesday March 17, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs at the Dakhla registration office.
Mandatory registration for pre-qualified riders competing in the main event is on Sunday March 22, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs at the Dakhla registration office.

A proof of personal medical insurance with worldwide coverage for accident and injuries will be required at registration for each competitor. An English translation will be required.

Travel information:

Dakhla has flights from Casablanca (Monday – Wednesday – Friday and Saturday) operated only by Royal Air Maroc. All major cities around the world have flights to Casablanca. It is easy to get a connection flight in Casablanca to Dakhla the same day. The flight back from Dakhla to Casablanca is at night, which obligates the connection to any mayor city on a +1 day.  The closest hotel to Casablanca airport is ATLAS AIRPORT HOTEL which offers a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and back.

In Dakhla the transport form the airport to Dakhla Attitude Hotel and back to the airport is included in the price for the lodging. For any specific transport or extra services Dakhla Attitude can arrange any special request on demand. For this please contact Klaus Warkentin (klaus@dakhla-attitude.com / +212 661 665 867)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MAKE YOUR ACCOMODATION RESERVATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE YOU GET THEM. THE DAKHLA ATTITUDE CAMP WILL BE FULL DURING THE EVENT.

Dakhla Attitude offers many different kind of accommodations – 7 superior bungalows (for up to 3 clients each), 52 Dragon Camp bungalows (for up to 3 clients each), 10 Windhunter Double bungalows (for up to 3 clients each) and 12 Bedouine tents (for up to 2 clients each).

Special Prices for Riders:

Bungalow in double occupancy: 35€ per rider – per day
Bungalow in triple occupancy: 30€ per rider – per day
•    Please be aware that there is a limited number of bungalows for triple occupancy available!

This prices are available one day before the PKRA starts, during the event and and 2 days after the event ends. If someone wants to come earlier or stay longer they have to contact Dakhla Attitude for info, availability and prices.

For bookings please contact:
Klaus Warkentin
pkra2015@dakhla-attitude.ma
+212 (0)661 665 867

Sources: http://www.prokitetour.com

 

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