Four European surf spots provide the venues for the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. Kick-off is from 30 May to 2 June 2013 in the Bay of Almanarre on the French peninsula of Giens, before Europe's top kitesurfers measure up against each other on the German North Sea island of Sylt from 3 to 7 July 2013. The third stage (19-22 September) will be held on the beach at Hoek van Holland ? Rotterdam's city beach ? where the extreme athletes will once again pit their waterborne skills. The final event takes place in the Spanish coastal resort of Castelldefels, southwest of Barcelona, from 9 to 13 October 2013.
Participants from more than 20 countries will join the tournament to compete for top placings and total prize money worth 40,000 euros.
MINI will be setting up surfer lounges at all the competition venues and presenting the latest models from the MINI family, which will also be available for test drives. For those interested in a dry kitesurfing run on terra firma, experts will be on hand in the MINI Kite Experience area to give them a first taste of the sport.
The first MINI KTE Event in France/Almanarre starts in 28 days. Registered riders include Mario Rodwald, Tijn van Esch and Luke Whiteside, the brothers Taradin from the Russian Federation, British Champion Dan Sweeney, Dutch Wildcard Rider Louk Timmer and Sander Bos.
Find out more about the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 at: www.kitesurftour.eu