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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco | The Final Day

Posted: 31st Oktober 2021 by Gemma Hamaini in Allgemein
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Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

It was a long wait, but Dakhla delivered once again and by 4.30pm the wind kicked in, and the remainder of the competition was completed, allowing Airton Cozzolino to win the event here in Dakhla. For the women, both Semi-Finals were completed before the wind unfortunately dropped.

Two of the most powerful riders on tour, Pedro Matos and Airton Cozzolino, went face to face in this potent final in Dakhla, Morocco. The wind was lighter than yesterday afternoon, but the sets were coming through and these experienced athletes were very careful with their wave selection. 

Airton came into this event with incredible energy and positivity. Just after his very first heat, he said he was determined to take the win at this event, and he has been unbeatable during each and every moment on the water. Pedro Matos put up a good battle, managing to match his scores right until the last wave, but Airton had the advantage and his last wave scored 7.73 points proving that here in Dakhla this week, he was unstoppable. Airton Cozzolino takes the much-deserved win of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco.

Everyone today was being negative, saying it wouldn’t be windy, but I just knew it would be good,” said Airton. “I kept the positive energy going, and I just had a feeling it would all work out. I’m so grateful to all of my family, friends and sponsors for supporting me. I couldn’t be happier.”

The Men’s Small Final was next in sequence, where the new World Champion James Carew faced Sebastien Ribeiro, who returned to this event after almost two years of not competing, more motivated than ever. This Small-Final could not have been closer, with James scoring 16.40 points and Sebastian just gaining the advantage with 16.74 points, meaning the Brazilian gains a well-deserved podium here in Dakhla, a great come-back for this season. 

The Women’s Semi-Finals saw a delighted Marcella Witt defeat Catharina Edin in a light wind battle,  locking down her spot in the final. This was then followed by young Capucine Delannoy, who knocked out Peri Roberts during the second Semi-Final, scoring an amazing 8.63 points for her 5th wave. 

An attempt was made to run the Women’s Final between Capucine Delannoy and Marcella Witt, but the sun went down making it extremely hard for both the riders and the judges, meaning the final heat was cancelled.

The final result for the Women here in Dakhla is joint 1st place for Marcella Witt and Capucine Delannoy, and joint 3rd place for Catharina Edin and Peri Roberts.

The prize giving ceremony was held at the Dakhla conference center, and was attended by all of the crew, athletes and local authorities.  

We would like to thank the sponsors, organisers, crew and athletes for this amazing event in Dakhla, Morocco. Year after year, Dakhla provides an amazing location for this World Tour stop, and we look forward to returning in 2022.

 

All of today’s this week’s action was live-streamed on our website, Youtube and Facebook pages.  You can re-watch each day of competition.

Check our Instagram stories for all of the behind-the-scenes updates of the competition.

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Ozone Bindung 2021

Posted: 31st Oktober 2021 by Uwe Schröder in Allgemein
Original Post: http://gleiten.tv

 Hier wie versprochen die Beschreibung der Ozone Bindung

GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco | Day Four

Posted: 30th Oktober 2021 by Gemma Hamaini in Allgemein
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Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

Dakhla surprised us all for Day 4, providing great conditions from the start. The wind was steady, the waves were gradually increasing, and the riders were stoked to be able to head out on the water and get the competition rolling. We completed all of the Men’s Quarter and Semi-Finals, Women’s Quarter-Finals, and even crowned two new World Champions.

We stormed our way through Men’s Round 5. After a long week, the objective to finish the competition and achieve a result was everyone’s main focus.

All eyes were on the water for Heat 30, the moment everyone has been waiting for – James Carew vs Charly Martin. This was the make or break moment for James, as winning this heat would automatically make him 2021 World Champion. Charly put up a good fight, and scored 9.80 points, but James was absolutely on fire, and was loving every moment of this heat. He gained an overall score of 15.13 points, and cruised towards the shore ready for his moment of glory. James Carew claimed his first World Title, and can now switch his focus to winning this event here in Dakhla. 

I don’t know if I believe it yet,” said James “Guys, if you’re watching at home, thank you for everything. I wouldn’t be here without a lot of you. I’m feeling emotional but a few more heats to go in this contest. I’m here to win, I’m not just thinking about the World Title, but it’s a dream come true.” 

The Foum Labouir conditions kept firing throughout the afternoon. We gradually moved through Men’s Round 6, maintaining the 20 minute heats, with the riders going head to head for a spot in the Semi-Finals.

Sebastien Ribeiro continued with his fine form at this event, knocking out Italian rider Francesco Capuzzo. The Brazilian power continued as Pedro Matos stormed through and eliminated Nicola Abadjiev. The live-stream was on fire as Reece Myserscough battled it out in an incredibly close heat against Airton Cozzolino. Airton just managed to dial in to what the judges were really looking for, and his speed, power and style just gave him the edge over Reece, and he locked down his spot in the Semi-Finals.

The last heat of Men’s Round 6 saw our new World Champion James Carew continue on his amazing performance, and he advanced to the Semi-Finals over Anderson Reboucas.

The Men’s Semi-Finals were intense heats, with the riders focused on every second of competition, and seizing every opportunity that came their way. Wave selection was the key element that allowed an athlete to advance over their competitor. Pedro Matos vs Sebastian Ribeiro was a Brazilian showdown, where we watched as Matos, renowned for his confident riding, showed no mercy and knocked his fellow Brazilian out of the competition. 

James Carew vs Airton Cozzolino was yet another fierce heat, and possibly the most epic moment of the day, as both riders remained close in points throughout. It came down to the last moments, but it was Airton who went all in and knocked our new World Champion out of competition. Tomorrow he will face Pedro Matos in our Dakhla finals. 

That was so much fun,” said Airton. “Seriously, one of the best heats I’ve had. I’m stoked for James to be World Champion now, but I’m here to win this event. It’s firing.”

Women’s Rounds 4 and 5

Charlotte Carpentier and Carla Herrera had been waiting several days to be able to complete Heat 11, and today the moment finally arrived. It was extremely close throughout, but Charlotte ended up knocking Carla out of the competition in a very close heat, securing her spot in Round 5.

As the wind continued, so did Women’s Round 5. Here we saw Catharina Edin, Marcella Witt and Capucine Delannoy all advance to the Semi-Finals. For Heat 15, all focus was on Peri Roberts vs Charlotte Carpentier. The conditions were perfect for this essential heat, and Peri put her heart and soul into each wave. Her perseverance paid off and she rode her last wave all the way into shore to claim her new title of World Champion. What a day for our two Aussie competitors, both taking home their World Championship titles.

At 7.30pm the competition concluded for the day, as the sun set over the spot, ending an incredible 8 hour run of competition. Tomorrow is the last day of competition here in Dakhla, and the first possible start has been called for 10 am.

All of today’s action was live-streamed on our website, Youtube and Facebook pages. We will be live for each day of competition here in Dakhla so that you can witness every moment of this final kite-surf event of the season.

Check our Instagram stories for regular behind-the-scenes updates throughout the competition.

Be sure to follow all of the action LIVE right here.

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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco | Day Three

Posted: 29th Oktober 2021 by Gemma Hamaini in Allgemein
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Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

It was a long and complicated day of competition in Dakhla, Morocco, as the inconsistent conditions led to a lot stops and starts. The entire crew and athletes pushed as hard as possible to advance through the heats, finally completing 7 full heats of Men’s Round 4.

Men’s Round 4

The conditions gradually started improving during Men’s Round 4. During each two-man heat, the athletes fought hard as only one person would advance to the next round. The judging criteria remained the same as previous days, 22 minute heats with each rider allowed ten waves, and the top two scores counting. Wave selection was everything, and riders had to choose wisely if they wanted to really make the most out of the difficult conditions. The riders who advanced into Round 5 and remained in the competition were local rider Ali Beqqali, Hendrick Lopes, Gray Foster, Yaris DellomoCamille Delannoy, Airton Cozzolino, Mounim Maji and Charly Martin. 

The highest score of Round 4, and from the entire event so farwent to none other than Airton Cozzolino, who was on a mission and hungry to advance, with a total score of 18.13, the highest score of the event so far. 

“My focus now is really to win this event,” explained Airton. “To get the World Championship title now will be complicated, as James only has to win one heat. But I’m motivated to do my best here, and winning the event would be perfect.”

 

Various attempts were made to advance with the competition, firstly with Women’s Round 4, Heat 11 which was Carla Herrera from Spain vs Charlotte Carpentier from France, and secondly with Men’s Round 5, Heat 23, but both heats were cancelled within minutes due to a deterioration in wind conditions. 

After a long day of waiting and many attempts, the Race Director called it a day at 7pm. There are still two days left of competition, and we are all hoping for enough wind to make it an epic final event of the year. Skippers meeting has been called for tomorrow, with the first possible start at. 

All of today’s action was live-streamed on our website, Youtube and Facebook pages. We will be live for each day of competition here in Dakhla so that you can witness every moment of this final kite-surf event of the season.

Check our Instagram stories for regular behind-the-scenes updates throughout the competition.

Be sure to follow all of the action LIVE right here.

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Duotone Soleil 2022 Product Clip

Posted: 29th Oktober 2021 by DUOTONE Kiteboarding in Allgemein
Original Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCln8MEeAZCNDXBQPq_0THUw

Duotone Soleil SLS 2022 Product Clip

Posted: 29th Oktober 2021 by DUOTONE Kiteboarding in Allgemein
Original Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCln8MEeAZCNDXBQPq_0THUw

Ozone Infinity V2 Test 2021

Posted: 29th Oktober 2021 by Uwe Schröder in Allgemein
Original Post: http://gleiten.tv

 Freeride Freestyle Board für alle Windbereiche incl. Leichtwind und alle Könnenstufen

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Final Preparation

Posted: 29th Oktober 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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After attending a few events and working with Starboard, Nico Prien (Starboard / NeilPryde), has returned to Tarifa ahead of the SOMWR 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam, which takes place in France from November 12th.

Marignane can be an extremely windy location, so Prien and Sebastian Kördel (Starboard / Severne) have been putting their small equipment through the gears to make sure they are fully prepared for the finale. 

You can see Nico Prien and Sebastian Kördel testing in Tarifa @ https://youtu.be/fj29TZqYSjo

GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco | Day Two

Posted: 28th Oktober 2021 by Gemma Hamaini in Allgemein
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Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The traditional Dakhla winds failed to materialise in the early morning, so the competition was on hold until the early afternoon. At 14:00 the green flag went up and we blasted our way through Round 3 of the Women’s Elimination.

Foum Labouir is known as an epic wave spot, and we still hold hope that it will deliver the goods during this week-long competition.

Round 3 Action

The wind and wave conditions were marginal, but with a complicated forecast for the coming days, the race director, Juan Antonio Aragon, decided to start the heats. Considering how our last event in Denmark ended with no result due to lack of wind, the pressure is on to be able to run this final event of the year. Although not ideal, the conditions were deemed suitable to run the competition.

Advancing directly to Round 5 we saw Catharina Edin, Marcella Witt, Capucine Delannoy and Peri Roberts. In tough conditions, they each managed to make the most of the complicated situation. Advancing through in 1st position allowed each of them to rest during Round 4. 

 

Peri Roberts will need to win her next heat in Round 5 if she wants to be crowned World Champion here in Dakhla. This is a huge achievement for her, as she has only been on tour for little more than a year. 

It took 3 days just to arrive in Dakhla and there were many complications for some people, but we all finally made it! It’s a shame that the conditions aren’t providing right now because I know how great this spot can be. I’m a little embarrassed about my performance today, as I wanted to showcase my riding as I know it. My fingers and toes are crossed that we can get the event finished and I’ll be praying to the wind gods tonight!

For now, everyone hopes for a positive forecast in order to complete this event and give an amazing show to end the season. 

All of today’s action was live-streamed on our website, Youtube and Facebook pages. We will be live for each day of competition here in Dakhla so that you can witness every moment of this final kite-surf event of the season.

Check our Instagram stories for regular behind-the-scenes updates throughout the competition.

Be sure to follow all of the action LIVE right here.

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KItesurfing goes Wasserski

Posted: 28th Oktober 2021 by Uwe Schröder in Allgemein
Original Post: http://gleiten.tv

 hier sehen wir den neu Fehmarander Kite Prof, Neu Vater, Trampolin Legendei und Gleiten.TV Tester bei der erforschung einer revolutionäner neuen Schwachwind Kite- technik.

Das Ziel ist es die Gelitleistung der vorhandenen Twin Tip Quiver zu optimieren  und eine orthopädische Fehlhaltung durch dauerhaftes über die Schulterblicken beim Kiten zu verhindern.

Es ist ausserdem eine Kinderleichte Technik um euren Freunden, die den Bodydrag  noch nicht beherrschen, ihre Unfäigkeit deutlich zu zeigen, eure Überlegenhiet zu betonen und ihnen das Brett zu bringen, 

Wir werden natürlich ab jetzt die Kombinationsmöglichkeiten und die synergetische Eignung der Twin Tip Angebote der Hersteller besonders beleuchten. 

Ausserdem fordern wir natürlich eine weitere Schlaufe statt des Boardgriffs.

 

@gerd.kloos @kitemagazin  @oaseforum @1april @suicidesquad2 

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