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Mauritius One Eye Pro, the Inaugural Event on the KSP World Tour

The inaugural event of the KiteSurfPro (KSP) Professional Wave Tour will be the Mauritius One Eye Pro, event that will take place at One Eye, a world-class kitesurfing location directly in front of the Indian Resort and Spa at the base of the Le Morne Mountain. “Mauritius is an incredibly beautiful place and home to one of the world’s best kite surfing waves, so having a world championship event here really is a dream come true!” commented Sky Solbach, KSP founding member and vice president.

The stunning scenery of the location will be matched by the stunning kitesurfing action the top caliber waveriders will deliver. These top caliber riders are the best 24 male and the best 12 female kitesurfers out there. Patrick Desvaux de Marigny, local organizer, puts things in perspective: “We are proud to be able to bring the first ever stop of the KSP world championship tour to One Eye in Le Morne, Mauritius. This event will go down in history, not only for being the launch of an amazing tour with a big future but also for radical wave conditions that give the riders the ability to express their kite surfing styles and techniques to the max.”

The abovementioned riders will get to stay at the Indian Resort and Spa, local sponsor that has agreed to host the event and offer free accommodation for the riders. Nadine Cameleyre, Managing Director of the Apavou group, explains what sort of conditions the resort has to offer: “The Indian Resort and Spa is scattered amidst a succession of lush tropical gardens of 7 hectare, bordered by immense, pristine beaches of white sand just in front of the surfers’ mythical spot One Eye. It is within this exceptional site that the KITE SURF PRO world championship tour event will be held in September 2011. It is with much joy that the Indian Resort is associating in this event as a main sponsor. Through this worldwide event, the Indian Resort shows its implication in the development of this sport in Mauritius and in the promotion of the spot & the destination.”

The Indian Resort and Spa is not the only sponsor for the event. Another sponsor is the Mauritours Ltd. Travel & Tourism Company – it will offer free airport/hotel shuttles for all riders and KSP officials. Another sponsor is Club Mistral Mauritius – it will be the KSP logistics partner for the event.

The Mauritius One Eye Pro event will take place this September, from the 23rd until the 29th of September to be more precise. The event can be extended until the 2nd of October; the organizers will just have to wait and see if the event’s duration needs to be extended or not. Hopefully it won’t need to.