Mondial du Vent From April 12th to April 20th Leucate – La Franqui


Mondial du Vent From April 12th to April 20th Leucate – La Franqui
PRESS RELEASE, February 2008
Mondial du Vent
From April 12th to April 20th
Leucate – La Franqui
Every year since 1996, the Mondial du Vent is THE
meeting for Kitesurf and windsurf addict.
From April 12th to April 20th the best world riders are in
Leucate to make the show.
New in 2008 :
- 9 days of competition
- For the 1st time in France, the Mondial du Vent is part of the PKRA World
Tour with all the best world Kitesurf riders. In 2008, there are 10 stages all
around the world: Mexico; France; Cabarete (Dominican Republic); Tarifa
(Spain); Portugal; Fuerteventura (Spain); Germany, Canada; Brazil and Chile.
- A long Distance Kite Chalenge for amateur and professional: Mass start, 20
- Pros and amateur will wrestle on long distance course between Leucate-La
Franqui cliff and the beach of the “Coussoules”.
The most famous are in Leucate…
This year, the Mondial du Vent focuses on Kitesurf with the French Alexandre
Caizergues, World Speed Champion, the World Freestyle PKRA Champion 2007, Aaron
Hadlow (GB) and the Dutch: Kevin Langeree & Ruben Lenten.
For the women, the World Freestyle Champion 2007 Gisela Pulido (Sp) will be here in
Leucate. The local rider Nicolas Akgazciyan will participate at this year edition in
Beside competitions, the Mondial du Vent proposes the
Salon de l’Essai. Open to the public, it allows to
discover and test, supervised by the biggest
professionals, the latest news of Kitesurf and
windsurf brands.
The brands:, North kiteboarding, Best
kiteboarding Slinghot, Flexifoil, Flysurfer, Sailkart,
Fanatic, Mistral, North Sails, Starboard, Severne,
Exocet, Tabou and Gaastra, The Loft sails, thommen
For the youngest, a lot of shows and activities are at their disposal to enjoy spring
break (Trampoline, inflated games, making up, circus school, skateboard, BMX …)
The Mondial du Vent 2008 partners : Volkswagen Utilitaires, Véolia eau,
Foster’s and Fédération Régionale Travaux Publics .
For any further information, visit our website :
Password :mdv05
Agence Olivia Payerne
Marine Dufour
[email protected]
Leucate Tourism Office
Valérie Salles
[email protected]

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