KSP Sign a New Tour Manager
Just in time for its third season, the KSP (Kite Surf Pro World Championship Tour) announced the signing of their new World Tour Manager Terry McKenna yesterday. McKenna will take his new position with immediate effect, relieving former Tour Manager, Kristin Boese.
KSP President Kristin said: 'We could not be any more excited to welcome Terry on board. With his passion and drive Terry will be an incredible fit to the KSP crew and with his vast expertise will be a great asset to the tour. Having been a mentor to me over the past two years, Terry has already influenced the KSP more than he may realize. Taking over the tour management position I am certain he will now be able to steer the KSP forward even further.'
Having started his career as a competitor on the IPS Surfing World Tour some 30 years ago, McKenna has been involved in wave riding sports ever since. No matter if as a surfing coach, event commentator, team manager, sports administrator or lifestyle reporter, McKenna has shone in every challenge.
Most recently, however, the Australian helmed the IBA (International Bodyboard Tour), resurrecting the sport of bodyboarding by implementing modernistic formats and developing new events around the globe. After steering the IBA (International Bodyboard Association) to new heights during his seven-year rein from 2007 till 2012, McKenna has now signed a contract to become the KSP World Tour manager.
'Tezza says: 'My work with the IBA was a great challenge and the team we assembled was amazing. I am very proud to have been a part of this evolution for the sport of bodyboarding, but I needed a fresh start; something that I could get passionate about again and I have found this with the KSP World Tour. It's an amazing genre of wave riding and I can't wait to work closely with all the crew at the KSP.'
McKenna's expertise in the field of event management and media will immensely help promote the sport of kite surfing to the masses. In 2012 the KSP World Championship Tour traveled to Portugal, Mauritius, Ireland and Maui, following its mission to supply the world's top kite surfers with a series of events in prime locations and to promote kiting surfing to mainstream media and the public.
Stay tuned for the 2013 KSP schedule to be released on February 1, 2013 and sign up for the KSP newsletter at www.kspworldtour.com.
You can see a quick action video round-up of the KSP, PKRA and KTA tours in the news chapter of the latest Kite Show ? Christmas Special. See that chapter below or watch the whole episode at: www.thekiteshow.tv
And you can watch a full review of the 2012 season by the KSP themselves below: