Between 13 - 20 March 2010 Hua Hin again
celebrated its 100th anniversary with an event that should make
Hua Hin, and Thailand as a whole, very proud. There were problems
with the wind in the middle of the competition, but it all came
together at the end to produce a thrilling final and a great
advertisement for Hua Hin, which at just 2 - 3 hours from Bangkok
is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination for
foreigners and Thai residents alike.
The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort deserves a
mention, as not only is it in our eyes at least, the best hotel in the
centre of Hua Hin, it was also a main sponsor. We will have a lot
more about why this hotel is so very special soon.
Below we have a few HD videos of the world cup
and it must be stressed that more are on the way, including shots
of the prize giving and more competition videos.
HD Videos from Hua Hin
Kiteboarding World Cup 2010
Gisela Pulido is just 16 years old and yet, this
amazing young lady, has already won no fewer than 6 world champion
titles. Her first came when she was just 10, taking the
kiteboarding world by storm. In Hua Hin she was (at the time of
this interview) heading the freestyle leader board.
On the morning of Saturday, 20 March 2010 ASIA
Travel Tips.com had the opportunity to speak with Kristin Boese a
9-time world kiteboarding champion. Listen to how she feels the
Hua Hin Kiteboarding Wolrd Cup 2010 is going and what she thinks
of Hua Hin, Thailand.
Interview with Karolina Winkowska @
Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 on the morning of
the final day, 20 March 2010. The interview was taken on
the beach outside the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
and it should be noted that the buildings in the
background are NOT the InterContinental which is a
luxurious low rise property.
So what has been happening at the Hua Hin
Kiteboarding World Cup? On 19 March 2010 we spoke with Todd
Schoenberger, the event manager, to learn all the latest.
Bruna Kajiya, the current world champion, is
competing in the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010. ASIA Travel
Tips.com speaks with her before the double elimination to see what
she thinks her chances are, who the main competition is and also a
little about what she thinks of the wind in Thailand as well as
the country, food and culture in general.
Hua Hin has long been a popular destination for
travellers living in Bangkok, or for those that prefer to stay
close to the capital city and yet still enjoy perfect beaches,
clean air and a relaxed yet well developed town. But does it have
what it takes to host a successful Kiteboarding World Cup, enough
wind and selling power to ensure that it becomes an annual must
visit event? ASIA Travel Tips.com sat with the Event Manager, Mr
Todd Schoenberger to ask him:
Why Hua Hin?
The conditions in Hua Hin could not be better
for the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at the new and
luxurious InterContinental Hua Hin Resort. As you can see from
this brief teaser video, the wind is blowing, the sun shining and
the boards are out. The first two days on 13 and 14 March 2010 are
the local qualifiers. The main competition begins on Monday, 15
March 2010. We will have a lot more coverage from this exciting
event so do check back.
two world champions in action...
In this interview with Mr. Natthaphol
Patamampongse, we ask a little more about the Hua Hin Kiteboarding
World Cup 2010 which will take place at the InterContinental
Resort Hua Hin between 13 - 20 March 2010 - What
happens if there is no wind? Is it free to watch? Are there
after-sport parties? Which DJs are to play? Which kiteboarding
stars are taking part? and much more....
Kevin Langeree - Freestyle Kiteboarding World
Champion - speaking briefly (and very diplomatically) about
Thailand at the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Press Conference in Bangkok.
On Sunday, 21 March 2010, ASIA Travel Tips.com
sat with Willy Kerr, Event Manager - Kiteboard Asia, to ask him
Kiteboard Tour Asia will differ from the
Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 which took place at the
InterContinental Hua Hin between 13 and 20 March 2010, and what
visitors to Pak Nam Pran beach, and indeed the luxurious Evason
Hua Hin, can expect.
Not too sure what the Kiteboard Tour Asia is all
about? Nor which countries in Asia they visit, or what their
expansion plans are, or when the next season will begin? On Sunday
we posed these questions and others to Neil Godbold Tour Organiser,
Kiteboard Tour Asia. Watch the video below: