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Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 to Take Place 13 - 20 March 2010

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[HD videos below] The recently opened InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is hosting one of Asias first-ever major professional kiteboarding tournaments, and what organisers hope will become an annual event.

The Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort will be officially launched on 13 March 2010 with a speech by Suwat Liptapanlop, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Weera Sriwathanatrakoon, Governor of Prachuap Khirikhan - the province where Hua Hin is located.

The event is not just about intense moves and competition, there will also be after parties every night hosted by well-known DJs such as DJ Montonn Jira, DJ Seeds, DJ Suharit Siamwalla and even DJ Splitloop from the UK.

Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Itinerary

13 March 2010 - Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Official Launch
19 March 2010 - World Kite Surf Award Wining 2010 Photo Contest Award Wining Ceremony
20 March 2010 - Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Result Announcement, Awards and Closing Ceremony

The regional qualifier will be held 11-13 March and from there, those that qualify will register on 14 March in order to pass to the professional round on 15-20 March at Hua Hin beach.

 The competition will have two categories of judgment; free style and speed. The season-opener for the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) will feature freestyle, course-riding and sliders disciplines in a competition which is sure to delight spectators.

HD Videos Related to the 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.

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....

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? TravelNewsAsia.com sat with the Event Manager, Mr Todd Schoenberger to ask him: Why Hua Hin?

In this interview with Mr. Natthaphol Patamampongse, we ask a little more about the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 - What happens if there is no wind? Is it free to watch? What about the after-sport parties? 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.

TravelNewsAsia.com will have a lot more coverage from this event including a lot of the action so do check back!

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