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Delightful first day at the PKRA wave event in Lanzarote


Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote (Wednesday, April 6, 2011) – A large amount of spectacular wave riders from all around the world made their way to register for an opportunity to compete in the PKRA Lanzarote Santaprokite 2011 wave only event here in the Canary Islands. The wind and wave conditions in Caleta de Famara were very light and small today therefore near noon race director Olaf Van Tol released all riders for the day so that they could enjoy the beautiful weather and take advantage of the average size over-head height waves. The weather forecast for the upcoming days predicts lighter wind conditions, however an extremely amazing swell is building and the wind is set to kick in on Friday. The organization staff is well prepared and the event site is ready for what will be a highly exciting action packed week of wave kitesurfing action.

Famara Beach (Playa de Famara) is situated in the North West of Lanzarote Island reaching seven kilometers long where crowding is never a problem. With its stunning scenery and a small well preserved fishing village, Playa de Famara picks up all available Atlantic swell and often when no low pressure systems are producing waves in the mid or north Atlantic, during summer months, then a north east trade wind produces world-class waves of the highest quality. In beach and wave topography, Playa de Famara is the “Maui” of Europe. Often you will surf alongside a vast range of nationalities.

Tomorrow’s mandatory skipper’s meeting is scheduled for 12:00pm where the wind and waves conditions will be evaluated.

PKRA Press Secretary