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PKRA Germany kicks off

00:00 12th August 2006 by Boardseeker
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Today is the first day of the Germany PKRA event – round 6.  It is being held in the North West at St Peters Ording – Europe\’s largest beach!!!  And what a big beach it is to!  Fortunately the tide is high for most of the day and so the trek to the waters edge is not too bad, but at low tide it is a 2 mile mission to the water\’s edge…   not the easiest if you forget your harness or get the wrong size kite.

Anyhow today there is no wind and it gives the riders a chance to check out the set up.  It looks like a surf version of your local county show.  Tents are everywhere representing kite brands such as Naish, North, Airush and F One.  There are also stands from fitness fun, tv companies, redbull, food stores, dance floors and the main event sposnor is GARD new style (super good hair styling products from Germany) and much much more.

This event is 10 days long starting off with a hangtime event, moving on to freestyle and then super cross to end the contest.  There are literally hundreds of spectators kicking around and tomorrow they expect even more.  Parties are organised for every night, so there isn\’t a dull moment to be had. 

Oh yes and there is free ice cream…   sick!!!

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