Wednesday, 06 June 2012 16:00
Cascais, Portugal – June 6, 2012: Low cloud cover suppressed the wind today at the EDP Kite Surf Pro Cascais World Championship Tour event, compelling officials to call the third consecutive lay day for the competition in Portugal.
Both the wind and swell have been forecasted to improve significantly tomorrow. The first of four stops on the 2012 KSP World Championship Tour, the competition enjoyed exhilarating action during the third day of the waiting period, and will recommence when conditions become contestable.
A new swell has already begun filling in and is expected to increase into the weekend. Competitors have been taking advantage of the improved wave conditions to surf and practice for their upcoming heats.
While the competition was on hold, children from the International Preparatory School Carcavelos visited the VIP room today to meet the star professional athletes on the KSP World Championship Tour and learn about kite surfing. Marciel “Matchu” Lopes Almeida (CBV/North Kiteboarding), Cameron Biehl (USA), and Mitu Monteiro (CBV/F-One) gave presentations to the group of enthralled kids. Many of the pros signed autographs on the childrens’ arms, hats and shoes, which the students proudly displayed as badges of honor. The drizzle didn’t dampen their enthusiasm – the kids also got a kite surfing demonstration on the beach.
Contest organizers and KSP World Championship Tour riders will reconvene tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. (Portugal time) to assess the conditions. To hear the call live, log on to www.KSPWorldTour.com/live.