The Pro Tour hydrofoil will return to Mauritius for the third stage of the competition, from August 29th to September 1st. The Hydrofoil Pro Tour is an international and professional hydrofoil competition. The competitors practice kitesurfing on hydrofoil also called ‘Kitefoil’: a discipline that has existed for 8 years. This year, the event will be held again at Preskil Island Resort.
Hydrofoil Pro Tour
The Hydrofoil Pro Tour was launched in 2016. The competition is done in 4 stages. The first takes place in Mexico, the second in San Francisco Bay in the United States, the third in Mauritius and the last stage in Perth, Australia. Mauritius is world famous for having the ideal spot for kitesurfing on hydrofoil. The wind and temperature of the country are perfect for the event.
The competition will take place in the beautiful lagoon of Pointe d’Esny. It is one of the largest lagoons in Mauritius, behind Île aux Aigrettes. The racing area is at Pointe d’Esny.
With the participation of 42 professional kitefoilers from 11 different nationalities, the competition was a real success in 2016 and 2017. The 2019 World Champion Nicolas Parlier will be present for the competition. The Frenchman, who is also the winner of the 3rd stage in Mauritius in 2016 and 2017, intends to defend his honor once again.
Hydrofoil, how does it work?
There are also hydrofoils used for surfing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding. The hydrofoil is a profiled wing of about 1 meter which is connected to a board. The speed of movement generates an aeraulic lift on the hydrofoil that lifts the board partially or totally out of the water. The kitefoilers can then move at full speed. The hydrofoils work like airplane wings but in the water.