Continuing the journey in Cape Town
The fourth edition of the "Race to Space" event, hosted by SpaceX Kitesurfing in collaboration with the Big Air Kite League, recently took the kitesurfing community by storm in Cape Town, South Africa. Set against the stunning backdrop of Blouberg, this event reached new heights with over 130 competitors from around the globe, showcasing a blend of skill, passion, and high-flying acrobatics.
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An Unforgettable Venue
Blouberg, known for its perfect kitesurfing conditions, provided an ideal stage for this grand event. Competitors and spectators alike were treated to a breathtaking view of Table Mountain, creating a picturesque setting for the adrenaline-fueled competition.
Support from Top-Tier Sponsors
The event was elevated by the support of esteemed sponsors, including Big Air Kite League, Core Kites, Gnars DAO, Ride Engine, Prolimit, Dolphin Beach Hotel, Blowfish Restaurant, Garmin, and Hangeleven. Their contributions added significant value, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Celebrating the Winners and Their Prizes
The competition was fierce across all divisions, with each participant showcasing their best skills. The winners, across various categories, took home an array of impressive prizes:
Division 1 (below 10m)
- Tjeerd: Won a Core Fusion 5 Board
- Sascha: Secured a Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness
- Abdullah: Earned a Prolimit Mercury Impact Vest L
Division 2 (10-15m)
- Dmytro: Triumphed with a Core Fusion 5 Board
- Nick: Bagged a Ride Engine Elite Harness
- Calum: Received a Ride Engine Impact Vest
Division 3 (15-20m)
- Marc Remmerde: Claimed a Core XR7 8m
- James: Took home a Prolimit Vapor Harness M
- Noud: Won a Prolimit Stretch Impact Vest L
- Giel Vlugt: Awarded €2000
- Julian Huyn: Earned €1500
- Joris Herrewijnen: Secured €1250
- Gretha Zijlstra: Won a 3-night stay at Dolphin Beach
- Nora Clement: Secured a Prolimit Fire Wetsuit
- Jasmine Cho: Received a Ride Engine Pali Women's Impact Vest
A Global Kitesurfing Phenomenon
The "Race to Space" event in Cape Town not only highlighted the immense talent in the kitesurfing world but also brought together a community passionate about the sport. It showcased the exhilarating potential of kitesurfing and reinforced the global appeal of this high-adrenaline sport.
Thanks to all our sponsors and until next time!