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First Amateur Kitesurf competition in Bahrain: Red Bull Kite The Waj
Amwaj Islands to Host Riders from across the region on June 6th
For the first time in Bahrain, Kitesurfers from across the region are coming to Amwaj Islands to participate in the first regional amateur Kitesurf competition: Red Bull Kite The Waj on the 6th of June 2014.
Ruben Lenten, International Red Bull athlete and renowned free style Kitesurfer who’s made a name for himself with his megaloop signature move, will be overseeing and judging the event.
16 teams of two riders each will compete head to head until the top 2 reach the grand finale.
They will have to use body and mind to impress the judging panel in each of the rounds.
Round 1: Air
Riders will be judged on air time
Round 2: Grab
Riders will be judged on grab tricks
Round 3: Spin
Riders will be judged on rotations
Round 4: Win
In this free-ride round, riders will have to impress the judges with their best tricks
4 rounds, 8 heats each
Each team will choose the best rider for the round he’s most suited for. Each rider will have to complete 2 rounds
Each heat is 12 minutes long
Riders will get points from 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest)
The 2 teams which accumulate the most points over all 4 rounds will proceed to the grand finale.
Riders are expected to arrive on the 3rd of June, and spend a couple of days jamming with Ruben before the competition day on the 6th of June.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the location, the panel and the format, please visit www.redbullkitethewaj.com, and follow the conversation #KiteTheWaj on Social Media: