Nyali Beach, Kenya

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As Kitesurf events go this event is special. In its third year based in Kenya, the riders attending were from England, Wales, Ireland, France, Kenya and even Russia. They gave everything they had for the event on the water and off. Riding was hard and the legendary parties even harder in 007!

TThe MEAK KITESURF EVENT 2007 was organised and created by the Extreme Sports photographer David Sims, hosted by Prosurf Extreme and assisted by Waveriders.

The idea of the event is to raise awareness and money for the charity MEAK.This is a Kenyan charity dealing with medical and Educational aid to Kenya. Fixing childrens and adults eyes and their hearts amongst other things. The riders actually visited a hospital to watch eye operations first hand and see where the money they had helped raise was spent.

The excellent conditions at the Nyali Beach allowed for a multi-disciplined open event – Race Day, a Kicker/slider Session, Wave Riding, a Pro Expression Session, and an Amateurs section. The event created a buzz that attracted crowds of locals and tourists to the beach, and was brought to a memorable close with a spectacular evening Fire Jumping session.
As well as enjoying the warm hospitality of the Nyali Beach Hotel, during their stay the riders also went on a safari in Tsavo National Park where they enjoyed several unforgettable encounters with wildlife, including being charged by a rogue elephant.

The competition was judged by the riders themselves and the BKSA and the final vote casting took place on the closing evening of the event.  The Overall Winner was 16yr old Pro Rider Sam Light from Hayling Island. Thanks to all the riders who came to the southern hemisphere once again. 

Hakuna Matta

David Sims  

MEAK KENYA KITESURF RESULTS 2007

OVERALL WINNER

Sam Light UK

RACE

1 Denzil Williams UK, 2 Francois Colussi French, 3 Chaka Tsuma Kenyan

KICKER

1 Sam Light UK

2 Dave Ibbertson UK

3 Denzil Williams UK

AMATEUR MEN KICKER AND SLIDER

1 Russ McDonnell UK

2 Andriy RUSSIAN

3 Keenan Perrin UK

EXPRESSION SESSIONS

AMS

1 Russ McDonnell UK

2 Christian Donnet French

3 Piers Wood Kenyan

PRO

1 Sam Light UK

2 Denzil Williams UK

3 Dave Ibbertson UK

FIREJUMPING

1 Dave Ibbertson UK

WAVES

1 Carrie Begg UK

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Naked Man wrestling at the beach party (Russ McDonnell & Ibby)

BEST WIPEOUT

Russell Cosh

Photo Credit: David Sims

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