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World competition kite surfing

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts.tropical paradise kitesurfing, windsurfing, competitions, graphic design

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts. As you can see in these kite surfing competition photos, it is a thrilling and adventurous sport.

World competition kite surfing has become very popular and being held all over the world catering to amateur and pro riders. (Link to a page or another website with information about pro-riders).  Large sports companies are sponsoring (Red Bull and Quiksilver) these events and exposing their brand through this exploding sport channel.

The Caribbean has become one of the common world competition kite surfing hot spots and really give optimum riding paradise conditions so that riders can perform to their full potential.

Saint Maarten hosted the world competition kite surfing Quiksilver SXM Challenge in May 2006 and many more past competition events.

The Quiksilver SXM challenge is a windsurf and kitesurfing competition which take place at Orient Bay Beach. (Link to a pop up page with picture of Orient Bay ariel shot) It has been organized each year since 2001, it has now become a traditional kitesurf and windsurf event in the Caribbean.

The level and the reputation of the competition increases each year and we now have Professional Riders coming from all over the world -- France, Argentina, other Carib islands and even Hawaii.

The SXM competition kite has been organized each year since the first year that Club Winds Andventure opened in Saint Martin. There are upcoming events (Link to a page with a form that allows people to ask to be informed when and where the event will take place) that you should know about if you are a kite surfing enthusiast.

The 2006 SXM Quicksilver challenge attracted more than 200 international windsurfers, kitsurfers and sailers that were competing for 3 000 € in prize money per category.

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts.tropical paradise kitesurfing, windsurfing, competitions, graphic design

Another popular competition kite event is the "Red Bull King of the Air."
  

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts.tropical paradise kitesurfing, windsurfing, competitions, graphic design

As the name implies, Red Bull King of the Air is about air. With that in mind, BIG AIR will be the primary focus again for this year's event. In addition, top scorers will need to integrate multiple manoeuvres and technical trick performed in an arena of waves and wind to give the best overall impression.

As kiteboarding grows and evolves, the sport's progression is going in a variety of directions. What distinguishes kiteboarding from other self propelled sports is the incredible height, distance and creative manoeuvres performed in the air. Some kiteboarding events focus on more technical tricks derived from wakeboarding and wakeboard style maneuvers, while other events focus more on wave riding.
  

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts.tropical paradise kitesurfing, windsurfing, competitions, graphic design

The platform for Red Bull King Competition kite of the Air is about proving who can do it all; who can impress the spectators and judges with awe-inspiring height and distance, while at the same time mixing in the most impressive manoeuvres and technical tricks in the wave-rich venue. It's not a wave riding event, nor is it a wakeboarding event, Red Bull King of the Air encompasses all aspects of the sport.

Qualifying for the main event

World competition kite surfing is the fastest growing extreme water sport and has grabbed the attention of pro surfers, windsurfers and other sport enthusiasts.tropical paradise kitesurfing, windsurfing, competitions, graphic design

Only 32 men and 8 women riders will qualify for the main event. This year a series of international qualifiers, aptly named "Fly To… Red Bull King of the Air," has been taking place in such places as Mexico, Italy, New Zealand and Belgium to allow worldwide participation in the Maui event. The winner of each regional event will be given airfare, accommodations and a spot in the Red Bull King of the Air main event this September.

The last "Fly to..." qualifier will be held on Maui days before the main event. Anyone can enter any of these qualifying events. more information, click here.

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